It's unfortunate that a backward network like Fox

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  1. Irwin H. Zack

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    has the rights to both the World Series of Baseball and the NFL Super Bowl. The fact that these people can't even provide us with true HDTV for the premier events is a crying shame. The useless 480p and worse broadcasting they provide shows the true disdain these people have for the viewing public. Too bad a more 'advanced' network doesn't have the rights to these things. It should't be allowed to happen but, I don't see how we can have any say in the matter, at least nothing that can help in the short term. BUMMER [​IMG]
     
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    Let me snap my fingers and *POOF*

    The Superbowl will be on ABC in January 2003... and it will be in HDTV... along with some NBA, some hockey, and Monday Night Football in 2003.

    Because I said so.
     
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    (I guess you didn't see the ABC and ESPN press releases about two weeks ago.)
     
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    This is ironic because it was after the super bowl two years ago that I decided that I would never, ever going to watch another super bowl in standard def. Not long after the game, I spent almost two thousand dollars for a new HDTV receiver, antennae, installation, etc., when they switched to Fox and I had to settle for 480p (which technically isn't standard def, but it was quit a let down). Anyway, this year I will finally watch it in hi def.
     
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    By all means, boycott all Fox sports broadcasts!
     
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    I'd like ABC to get naseball and football rights too! There's nothing I watch on that POS network that I would care about getting preempted!
     
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    Careful dude, I think there's a disproportionate number of Alias fans among us.
     
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    I therefore nominate that ABC trade Alias to Fox for sports
    Now everyone is happy [​IMG]
     
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    Except it wouldn't get pre-empted, but delayed, which is hell on setting the VCRs and Replays (especially on Sunday night, when there's umpty-dozen things I want to see).
     
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    Yeah, send baseball and all sports over to ABC, ever since 9/11 my reception on ABC which used to be on the WTC has been crappy but except for Alias, I don't watch anything on ABC. When baseball goes over to ABC, the Simpsons wont have an excuse to be delayed til November. I want my Simpsons!!!
    When football is on Fox, Futurama is 90% preempted on the east coast and the Simpsons would most always be delayed til November. (including this year's halloween special). [​IMG]
    I can live watching football in not-so-perfect reception and I don't watch baseball at all.
    Jay
     
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    Well, not 100%. I'm pretty sure my family members in Portland, ME will get to see "Futurama" every week, but that's more due to them getting "FOXNET" on cable as opposed to having an actual Fox station in the area.
     

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