Monday (Not even presumed Jaguars fans want to watch the Jaguars) edition: Wha' Happened?
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- September 16, 2013 - 11:40 AM
An Orlando television station has issued an on-air explanation for why it aired the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars while many NFL fans probably would have preferred seeing the Denver Broncos-New York Giants game, a possible Super Bowl preview featuring Peyton and Eli Manning.
WKMG TV issued the scrolled message on Sunday. It read that NFL policy states the station must carry all Jags away games. The end of the message said: "We apologize for any inconvenience.''
Viewers then took to Twitter to remark on what many saw as an apology from the station.
But WKMG vice president and general manager Skip Valet says the arrangement is nothing new. He says for nearly two decades Orlando has been designated the secondary Jaguars market and has carried all the away games. As he put it: "I know it's frustrating, but as a CBS station in this market you have to carry the away games.''
In other words, we know NOBODY wants to watch this game, but a rule is a rule. Poor Jacksonville. (The Jags lost 19-9, by the way, and are now 0-2).
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