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Re: Patriots

Well, there may be blackout issues at play, and I don't know what CBS's
policy is, but a lot of the other networks allow their affiliates to carry
a different game if the local management feels it will better serve the
audience. For example: ABC let WCVB carry Avalanche games last spring,
rather than the pre-ordained east-coast game (which was usually the

My (unsolicited) advice: call channel 3, talk to the programming
department, and find out the policy. If that answer doesn't seem quite
right, call CBS Sports in NY, talk to someone in affiliate relations, and
see if they let local stations switch their games. If the answer is yes,
call Channel 3 again and get as many Patriots fans as you can to do the


On Sun, 11 Nov 2001 Patriotsrule417@prodigy.net wrote:

> Well, Channel 3, You've done it again. When will you realize you are part of
> New England and not New York? Most Jets fans in Connecticut live in
> Fairfield and New Haven Counties, which both get WCBS from New York. I live
> in Chicopee, MA and our newspaper gives us your excuse that the ratings are
> higher in Connecticut for the Jets. Do you realize that the Patriots are a
> team that could go places this year, while the Jets can not? Do you realize
> you cover Western Massachusetts, and hundreds of thousands of DIE HARD NEW
> ENGLAND PATRIOTS FANS? Do you realize that our cable companies don't give us
> WBZ from Boston or WPRI from Providence? There is no reason why the Jets
> should be televised in Connecticut and Massachusetts, where more than half
> of the fans are for the Patriots. Do you realize that there are enough
> Patriots fans to warrant a radio station, WCCC 106.9, in Hartford for the
> Patriots radio network when people can easily get WLZX 99.3's Patriots Radio
> Network coverage from Springfield? Your channel continues to disappoint New
> England Patriot fans by unjustifiably televising Jets games in Western
> Massachusetts. New York Jets sports fans are not in Western Massachusetts or
> Northern Connecticut. Get your priorities straight, Channel 3, or you'll be
> a station on the downturn. I suggest you change your decision or we Patriots
> fans will be taking it to a higher authority.
> ~Adam
> http://adamskewlsite.freeservers.com