Yesterday I was watching the Titans destroy the Texans. After the game was finally over, I figured CBS would switch us to the final few minutes of the Atlanta/New England game since the Falcons had tied it up with less than five minutes to go. But nooooooooooo! Greg Gumble comes on and says due to NFL restrictions, we can only see the plays after they've happened and have he and the rest of the CBS crew tell us what happened.
After the Titans' game, the only game we got in our was the wretched Cowboys vs Eagles game (who cares?), but I left it on while I did other things like clean out the drawers and closet. (Between that and flipping over to see if the Braves had blown it yet....amazingly, it took the length of two baseball games for this to happen). Anyway, later in the evening, I flipped back over to FOX to hear reports of my beloved Redskins driving down, scoring a late touchdown and missing a two-point converstion to potentially send the game into overtime. Again, FOX couldn't take us there but instead would relay what had happened and then show us the footage 30-seconds later.
All I can ask is--what the heck?!? OK, every other weekend, we cut out to competitive games when one game ends early--most of the time, games no one cares two figs about. But yet, this week when there are two game going down to the wire--one for a team that is looking to remain undefeated no less and you can't cut to it! What in the world kind of insane NFL restrictions are these? Can anyone give me any clue here?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/10/2005 12:14:00 PM