Saturday, March 07, 2009

Raptors & TSN2: And you thought they took half-measures on D

The idiocy that's been perpetrated on Raptors fans is hardly worth updating with only 19 games left in the season and the team 23-40, but here's a note from The Star's estimable Doug Smith:
"Oh yeah, we were reminded last night that Raptors TV will be showing the games at Philly and against Detroit this week – yeah, they’re both TSN2 special – in their entirety.

"Nice patting of self on backs, Raptors, but if you think that’s going to make anyone feel good, you’re more foolish than I expected.

"Not only have they, Rogers and TSN screwed fans royally all year, this self-serving stuff only underscores the fact they should have been doing this all season.

"The TV situation has been a mess from Day 1 and this isn’t going to make it feel any better.

"What they should have been doing is simulcasting them from the start of the season."
Even stranger, a highly unscientific straw poll of the Ottawa Sun sports desk found that several Rogers subscribers get Raptors NBA TV without ever having requested, every one except the guy who actually follows the Raps and has seen his fantasy team suffer as a result of these shenanigans.

1 comment:

Dennis Prouse said...

Bell is using TSN2, which of course it owns, as a marketing tool to keep subscribers on ExpressVu and away from Rogers. Eventually the Federal Competition Bureau will have to step in, because there is no way that Bell will voluntarily make a reasonable deal with Rogers for carriage of TSN2.