Breaking News!?! Sorry WCVB, I don't think so....
Tue Dec 10 00:06:16 EST 2013
If put up against each other in TV ratings, the Patriots bear out the Sox every time, unless the Sox was a playoff game. As Kevin said, it's probably because of there only being 16 games vs 162.
Also, this list is probably not a fair sample for whether sports should be considered breaking news or not. I've long noticed that there may be no other group of men that are less interested in sports than radio hobbyists/techies (ham radio, engineers, etc). There certainly are exceptions, myself and others on this list included, but as a whole, I'd say that we're well below average when it comes to sports fans. Someone I know used to be an engineer for NESN, and they knew he would be reliable and pay attention to the behind the scenes aspects of the broadcast because he had absolutely zero interest in the Red Sox.
I get the alerts about Pats/Sox stories on my phone, and don't think it's strange at all.
> On Dec 9, 2013, at 10:10 PM, Kevin Vahey <email@example.com> wrote:
> Gary - The Red Sox are #1 BUT
> Pats only play 16 games plus playoffs so their games are 'events' - Red Sox
> are daily for 6 months.
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:05 PM, Gary's Ice Cream <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
>> I disagree Sean....everyone I know is much more interested in the Red Sox
>> than the Patriots.....
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Sean Smyth
>> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 8:47 PM
>> To: Kevin Vahey; Rob Landry
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>> Subject: Re: Breaking News!?! Sorry WCVB, I don't think so....
>>> On Monday, December 9, 2013 8:09 PM, Kevin Vahey <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> The game had a 34.1/62 rating on channel 4 which translates to 807,000
>>> households so a lot of people were interested.
>>> Many others were Christmas shopping yesterday so that alert may have
>>> brought them a smile. Now if they had sent out an alert that BC lost
>>> its basketball game I would agree but the Patriots are huge.
>> And let's reflect for a bit how big the Patriots have gotten. Before
>> Parcells/Bledsoe, they were a non-entity around here and went through a few
>> year spell of rarely having games on TV. An entire generation is now rabid
>> for the team, thanks to the Pats' prolonged success. Had someone said to me
>> in 1992 that the Patriots could one day arguably be the No. 1 pro sports
>> team, I would've laughed. Hard. For an extended period of time.
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