20 Oct 2005
Great news for my fellow Sunday Ticket subscribers: Beginning in 2006, DirecTV will be permitted to show games carried by the local affiliate on its Sunday Ticket channels. That means if your local affiliate switches away from the game you were watching, you'll still be able to see it on Sunday Ticket. It should also solve problems like the one I had in Chicago on Sunday: Patriots-Broncos was on the local CBS affiliate, which means Sunday Ticket should have blacked out Patriots-Broncos and given us Raiders-Chargers and Jets-Bills. Instead, it blacked out Raiders-Chargers. So I had Patriots-Broncos on two channels and Raiders-Chargers on zero. I called DirecTV multiple times but couldn't get anyone on the phone who understood the problem. Did anyone else in Chicago notice this?
Dr. Z also discusses coaches who overuse their running backs, his problem with ABC's coverage of Colts-Rams, and the college basketball player who wants the right to choose his own shoes.
14 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2005, 3:12pm by Captain Killjoy
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?