April 20, 2008

Fuck The NHL

I really love watching Hockey and I love watching the Sharks most of all. Sure they tend to get up by 2 or 3 games in the playoffs and then slack off because they only need to win 1 or 2 more games and then proceed to lose the series, but still I love them. Of course, because I don't live in San Jose anymore I hardly ever get to see them unless it's the play-offs. So I checked the NHL website and it tells me their game is on a 5pm on a cable channel I actually get. Woo! So I tune in at 5 and what do I see? Fucking cowboys on fucking bulls. The schedule on the cable box say I am watching the pre-game show for the Ducks game. So I check the newspaper and it says the game is on at 7pm on another station I think I get. Ten minutes of searching through 1000 channels only to discover the game is on yetanother channel that I don't get. Or I could pay the NHL $90 or whatever so I could watch it on their overpriced pay-per-view whatever network.

Now, theoretically, the NHL is run by very smart people. Here's a tip: The solution to lower ratings isn't to make it impossible for people who WANT to watch the game to actually watch the game.

Posted by thom at April 20, 2008 06:11 PM
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