Thursday, May 17, 2007

An Open Letter To Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic

Dear Sirs:

Now that you're no longer obligated to broadcast mediocre-at-best Baltimore Angelos Orioles baseball, may I respectfully suggest that you acquire the rights to and show the American Hockey League's Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Hershey Bears (as you did for one game last year).

Not only would the games be more entertaining than, say, the Clemson/N.C. State and Florida State/Georgia Tech baseball games you have scheduled in those time slots this weekend, but as the Bears are the AHL affiliate of one of your marquee broadcast partners - the Washington Capitals - you would be both investing in that product and rewarding your loyal viewers.

In closing, showing the Calder Cup playoffs would be a win for everyone - Comcast SportsNet and Mid-Atlantic region sports fans who have no interest in regular season college baseball (which is everyone).



cc: Ted Leonsis

P.S. If you're looking for late night filler programming, I hear Mike Vick's Ultimate Dog Fighting Championship is a hot ticket.


Tyler said...

P.P.S. When you show hockey, be it the NHL or the AHL, SHOW THE DAMN FACEOFFS!!!!!!

chanuck said...


maruk said...

I'd love to know what kind of ratings college baseball gets as opposed to Caps' games.

There are few things more unholy than the sound of an aluminium bat.

JP said...
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Anonymous said...


Did you see the leaked jerseys? What's your take?

JP said...

Those are apparently fakes - they've been debunked in a couple of places.

That said, I could imagine something a lot worse looking than that.

bill ball said...

Sharp (and amusing) letter. Perhaps you could make it a form letter and post it on various message boards to incite the support of the masses. I dunno how Comcast would respond to inundation, or if they would respond at all, but any self-proclaimed Caps fan should get behind Hershey's finals being aired.

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