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Yet ANOTHER reason to hate ESPN

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member


    Boise State Says "No" To ESPN

    When ESPN threatened to pull the plug on this week's San Jose State game if Boise State would not agree to change the date of the Nevada game, the network was hoping the Broncos would blink. They didn't.

    ESPN has been a good tool to promote Boise State football, with the Broncos featured on the sports network giant numerous times over the last seven years. In return for the national exposure, the university has bent over backwards time and time again for ESPN. They've allowed their games to be moved to Friday night, Thursday night, Wednesday night, Sunday night and even 8 A.M. on a Saturday morning. They had agreed to move this Saturday's game with San Jose State from its originally scheduled time of 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

    This time, when ESPN wanted Boise State to move its Nevada game to Friday night of Thanksgiving weekend with just two weeks notice, Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier refused. After all, this was a holiday weekend meant for families. Many Bronco fans planned their holiday celebration around the football game already, and had made air and hotel reservations months ago. The Nevada game typically draws 5-7,000 Bronco fans. ESPN tried to run roughshod on the Bronco fans and was hoping Boise State would care more about exposure than they did about their fans. The fans would have to change those reservations and tell their visiting relatives that they would have to leave the house on Thanksgiving night because they needed to leave the next morning on very short notice. But there's more to the story. ESPN then pulled a "power play" by telling Bleymaier that if he did not agree to move the Nevada game, they would not show the San Jose State game either. So Bleymaier calmly told the network "Fine."

    Since ESPN reverted on their promise to televise the San Jose State game, KTVB-TV of Boise has stepped forward and will televise the game to its viewing area. The game has been moved back to its original kickoff time of 4 p.m. Mountain Time.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Go BSU! Way to stick it to the man.
  3. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    This is like that movie, where the crackwhore finally says no to her pimp. Good she has some dignity, but she's still a crackwhore.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yet ANOTHER thread by Poindexter about how he hates ESPN

    (I keed, I keed. What's that BLOG!!! about Darin Erstad again?)
  5. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    that's no joke.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That, in and of itself, should be good for a spot or two bump in this week's AP and coaches poll for voters -- even Whitlock.

    Fuck ESPN... about time some team said football is for the fans, not TV
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Good for BSU...
  8. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    I'm sure Virginia Tech will be happy to switch to Friday.
  9. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's hard to fault Boise State for chasing the television exposure in the first place, and it's good that the school told ESPN to pound sand.
  10. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Right. Because no fans watch games on TV.
  11. Are you ever non-confrontational?
  12. cubs

    cubs Member

    I guess they will just play some more world series of poker reruns!!!! Maybe The Junction Boys will be on again.
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