Best way to tell CBS they are Morons? Should we email Les Moonves?

Submitted by rayfrom19 on March 4th, 2011 at 7:43 AM

Anyone have an email (personal or general) or twitter account for someone at CBS who has influence over the coverage map on Sat?  Someone there must be rational and possess a modicum of common logic - you think?  I'll even take the case to Les Moonves! 

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wlubd

March 4th, 2011 at 8:35 AM ^

If I remember correctly, South Florida will have the game. North Florida and you're stuck with Arizona's meaningless win over Oregon.

Alas, I will be on a plane to Texas during the game. But hey, if I bolt out of the airport to a TV, I can catch the ending of the Arizona game!!! *high five*

MLAWyer

March 4th, 2011 at 8:55 AM ^

Damn, I'm in NYC and won't be getting the game on CBS.  Is there any other way to get the game on TV? Does anyone know whether the UM Club will be organizing a watching party or is there someplace else people will be going that has the game?

For anyone looking, here is the link of the coverage map: http://the506.com/sports/?p=1975

Michigasling

March 4th, 2011 at 10:01 AM ^

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Check out the Maize and Blue as their young team looks to light up the hardwood and scoreboard in the hopes of clinching a berth in the 2011 NCAA tournament. Follow all action at The Hill, located at 416 3rd Avenue (between 29th and 30th Streets).

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March 5 at 2:00 p.m. (vs. Michigan State)*

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michgoblue

March 4th, 2011 at 9:59 AM ^

I get that you can still watch it on the computer.  But personally, I would rather watch it on my 60" HD LED with surround sound than hunched over my stupid laptop. 

So, I am ok with his complaining.  I hate when big games are "regionally" telivised without any rollover chanels.  It fails to recognize that college sports are national - i.e. the alumni and fan bases of most large scale colleges are not confined tothe immediate geographic region around the university (think of the huge NY contingent of M alum).  Say what you want about the B10 network, but on most cable plans, they have 3-4 rollover chanels, so you can always get the game. 

Blue_Sox

March 4th, 2011 at 10:36 AM ^

I just don't get the New York thing at all. There are certainly more Michigan alums in NY than Arizona or Oregon combined. I get that Arizona is ranked and neither Mich or MSU are, but they should be trying to appeal to the largest amount of viewers possible. Given that we have the largest Alumni base in the world, I don't see why we shouldn't voice our opinions. They will hear us. Just like the ESPN guy who kept getting bombarded with questions of why we weren't in his Bracket. Strength in numbers, my friends.

King Douche Ornery

March 4th, 2011 at 1:31 PM ^

Where have you been, dolt? I'm in charge and for a mere $6000.00 I'll send you a piece of ceiling tile from the old place we demolished, and a new blue rock from the new place (emblazoned with the Block M).

And you'll have a floor board named after yourself (We're doing mahogany laminate), and you'll have a guaranteed seat for every game if you get to the bar early enough.

Don't forget to send me SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS to get in on this great opportunity!

 

 

Clarence Beeks

March 4th, 2011 at 1:50 PM ^

"I hate when big games are "regionally" telivised without any rollover chanels.  It fails to recognize that college sports are national - i.e. the alumni and fan bases of most large scale colleges are not confined tothe immediate geographic region around the university (think of the huge NY contingent of M alum)."

The fact that alumni (and other fans) are spread out across the country doesn't necessarily mean that interest in the game is "national".  Almost certainly, anywhere you go that is not in the general vicinity of the university (or, at least the state), the number of non-fans will outnumber the number of alumni and fans.  Even in the cities (like NYC) with heavy alumni concentrations.  The fact that the game is a big game to Michigan fans, and means a lot for the tournament in general, does not mean that most people will care about this game.

Steve in PA

March 4th, 2011 at 9:41 AM ^

I'm safe here in PA.  I would suggest to all the NYC fans to take their girlfriend/wife on a ski trip to the poconos this weekend.  Points with wife/girl & M vs MSU.  To quote Charlie, "Winning".

scparksDPT

March 4th, 2011 at 10:52 AM ^

CBS just sucks in general. Their announcers are awful and they are so far removed from the game and the kids who play it. I'm sick and tired of Verne's huge head with no neck!

ixcuincle

March 4th, 2011 at 11:59 AM ^

The oddest thing is how multiple markets are getting a PAC-10 game that is thousands of miles away instead of a Michigan MSU game. Even Baltimore is being pre-empted. It makes no sense at all.

Luckily the DC market is showing the game on CBS.

brose

March 4th, 2011 at 12:17 PM ^

You can call directv and ask to get the Sports Pack subscription added to your plan.  As long as you cancel it 31 days after you order it, it will only cost you between $5 and $11...why 31 days?  if you cancel before a month you get charged an early cancellation fee ON TOP of the monthly fee.

Once you have that, you can watch the game in HD on channel 728 or 758 or something like that...basically all CBS regional games (like the ESP2/ABC mirror) are on this channel if your coverage map gives you the game you dont want, but only if you have sportspack.

I hope that made sense...order in next 90 minutes to be gauranteed game on by 2pm tomorrow. Only gaurantee 24 hour turnaround to activate.