Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Basketball on TV? How un-Canadian

Writing in his always fun Raptors Blog, Doug Smith has a warning for the bouncy-bouncy fans: expect a return to the bad old days of playing the where-the-hell-is-the-Raps-game-on-TV-tonight game.

Everybody ready to go nuts. I’m hearing the broadcast schedule should be out any day now and there’s going to be some grumbling.

I’m not sure how many, but at least some games are going to be shown on TSN2, which is allegedly some secondary network that a million or so of us cannot see. Pretty sure some of you might be irked by that.

Now you’re prepared.
Considering that Rogers and Shaw aren't carrying the network yet, it's difficult to see how this arrangement helps anyone. You could have a situation where the majority of fans in Toronto , where Rogers is king, can't watch the game on TV.

Fans may want to send a polite request to get this figured out.

Update: The Score will have the Oct. 29 season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oct. 31 home opener against the Golden State Warriors.

The Score's November slate also includes:
  • Wed., Nov. 12, vs. the Sixers
  • Tues., Nov. 18, at Orlando
  • Wed., Nov. 19, vs. Miami
  • Wed., Nov. 26 vs. Charlotte
  • Sun., Nov. 30 at L.A. Lakers


Jordie Dwyer said...

Anyone with a Star Choice dish can get TSN2. It was worked out when the fiasco began over the Eskimos game in Montreal that was set for that channel. And essentially, TSN2 isn't like ESPN2 at all...the Canadianized version is simply a place for repeated TSN programming alongside the odd original live program...

Robert C. said...

Wash, rinse, repeat. That's TSN2 98% of the time. Ooooh, the Monday Night Football pregame 3 hours after it aired.