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Monday, November 06, 2006

Feeling KMSS' pain

There are some jobs that fall into the thankless category. Working at KMSS in the fall must certainly be one of those kinds of jobs.

KMSS is the Fox affiliate here in Shreveport. Fox carries NFC games. Thus, KMSS is thrust into the middle of the Great Saints-Cowboys debate from September to December.

No matter what happens on a conflict Sunday, the station can't win. Show the Cowboys, and Saints fans are mad. Show the Saints, and Cowboys fans are mad.

Even when KMSS thinks it has avoided the situation, the way it appeared this coming Sunday, the NFL sticks its head into the matter. The league moved the Saints-Steelers game from noon to 3:15 p.m.

Uh oh, that's when the Cowboys and Cardinals are showing. Had the Saints game been left alone, the station would have carried both and everyone would be happy.

They aren't now.

Station manager Doug Ginn says the breakdown is 7 Cowboys and 9 Saints games this year to be shown on KMSS.

You'd think that would satisfy most.

It doesn't.

So fans of the team not shown will gripe and then go to a sports bar to watch the game.

Me, I've got DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package.

That's one way to avoid the whole mess.

3 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Netherton, Demon Sports Network said...

Seriously, KMSS thinks the Cowboys-Arizona game is a better matchup than the Saints and the defending Super Bowl champions?

The Saints are THE BEST STORY in the NFL right now. The Cowboys are mediocre at best, with a horribly overpaid receiver who can't catch a simple fly pattern.

Let's not even discuss Arizona after their epic collapse against Chicago on Monday night and mailing it since then. Pittsburgh's not great, but at least they are the ones in possession of the ultimate trophy.

Clearly another stupid move by a station that seems to have a propensity for them (and when the Saints were terrible, I would've advocated showing the Cowboys).

In the immortal words of Dennis Green (here to discribe KMSS): "They are what we thought they were!"

In this case, poor decision makers.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Saints Fan said...

Here's a copy of the email I sent to KMSS-
So you're going to show a 4-4 team playing a 1-7 team this Sunday? Oh, that sounds exciting. Have you lost your mind? Oh, I've heard the excuses-it's all about the almighty dollar, and how many commercials you can sell. Well why don't you ask ESPN what their highest rated program has been this season? It was on Monday, September 25, when the Saints returned to the Superdome. The New Orleans Saints are America's team this year, and you are afraid to admit it, because your famous cowboy fans might get mad at you. Yes, there is something special going on with the boys in black and gold this year, and you better wake up and smell the cafe-au-lait!

8:43 AM  
Blogger Saints Fan said...

Here's a copy of the email I sent to KMSS. All of you Saints fans need to do the same.

So you're going to show a 4-4 team playing a 1-7 team this Sunday? Oh, that sounds exciting. Have you lost your mind? Oh, I've heard the excuses-it's all about the almighty dollar, and how many commercials you can sell. Well why don't you ask ESPN what their highest rated program has been this season? It was on Monday, September 25, when the Saints returned to the Superdome. The New Orleans Saints are America's team this year, and you are afraid to admit it, because your famous cowboy fans might get mad at you. Yes, there is something special going on with the boys in black and gold this year, and you better wake up and smell the cafe-au-lait!

8:44 AM  

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