Originally Posted by Rammitinski
Yeah, I guess we're kinda lucky in that we're both situated fairly well for receiving that channel.
I just feel a little guilty, because I'm not an especially huge NHL fan myself (I can kinda take it or leave it), and I will usually choose to watch a standard definition MLB game before I watch any NHL game. The strike didn't do much for my enthusiasm, either, that's for sure. Maybe when it gets down to the semi's, I'll tune in - IF it's an interesting enough matchup. If it comes down to a Cubs' game or that, it certainly won't be a difficult decision
Now, if I had Comcrap, and access to the Wolves' games, it'd be a whole different story. I really miss them since I switched to E* over 2 years back. They're the most consistently competitive and exciting sports team's this town's ever had (one point out of 1st with one game left - dig it!). As far as the Hawks -well, maybe if Wirtz ever decides to sell the team so that they can finally have a real chance on getting out of their perpetual state of mediocrity
I do miss the Wolves myself, but then again, our local Comcast tech had to manually throw a switch to show them...and quite a few times, they didn't do it. So he had to come out on his night off after I called. Let's just say Comcast techies don't like me that much out here. Of course, had they thrown the switch...
Nice way of summarizing the Hawks situation. I was thinking, if new owners take over...heck, if I bought them out, I would:
1) Give a written apology to the fans
2) Put half the games on Comcast, the rest on OTA, preferably WGN/WGN Superstation for maximum exposure (all home games in HD)...and ALL of the games would be televised. Since WGN has an agreement with The CW, I'd probably have to put the games on WCIU. And then pay hvstrk a hefty union overtime salary so he can fund his 500' backyard antenna/cell phone tower project.
3) Keep good talent instead of letting them move on
4) Bring back Pat Foley (duh!)
OK, wayyyy of topic now. We'll enjoy the rest of the games in widescreen, or in your case, HD.