NASCAR trumps end of Sox-Yanks
Sat Apr 12 21:49:37 EDT 2008

In all fairness to us NASCAR fans - Joe Buck announced on numerous occasions during the simulcast on FOX and FX (as well as on screen graphics) that they would be bringing the start of the race at 8:53 and once that happens, the game would be switched over to it wasn't as sudden as you make it out to be (I'll agree it was might have been an abrupt cut, but it wasn't "suddenly" as in without warning...)

Just goes to support the stat: NASCAR is the second most watched sport on television that FOX gave precedence to the race rather than to baseball...and it didn't hurt that Pap was 1 out away from wrapping it up for the hometown team.   Then again - there's always the Fenway connection in NASCAR with Roush/Fenway Racing...

...rubbin's racin'!

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Bob Nelson" <>
> After a two hour rain delay, Jonathan Papelbon comes on to shut down the 
> Yankees. There are two outs in
> the top of the ninth, Sox up by one--and suddenly the picture on Fox switches to 
> NASCAR auto racing.
> The announcer informs viewers after a minute or two that the end of the Red 
> Sox-Yankees game is
> on "our sister network, FX". Viewers fumble for their remotes (apparently Fox 
> didn't consider a
> split screen?) and try to figure out where the heck FX is. Those without cable 
> realize they
> are missing the end of an exciting game and where the heck is that radio 
> (assuming they live
> within range of a Red Sox or Yankees radio network station)
> Forget that football game--we now proudly present "Heidi":
> ("But millions of American football fans were unable to see Oakland's 
> comeback.")

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