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05/22/2004: Watching the commercials....

which Fox is showing for their upcoming shows in-between innings of the Cards-Cubs game today, I'm coming to the conclusion that but for their sports programming, The Simpsons, and King of the Hill, Fox would be a complete and utter waste of their share of the electromagnetic spectrum. I can't think of one show that they've promoted during the ball game this afternoon that I would be in the least interested in watching.

That they're still in business strikes me as a sad commentary on the tastes of the American public.

Len on 05.22.04 @ 02:42 PM CST


Replies: 4 comments

on Saturday, May 22nd, 2004 at 5:48 PM CST, Gooseneck said

Weird, Len. I was thinking the exact same thing today. It was bad enough playing "dueling televisions" with my wife today... Me with the Cubs/Cards game, and her with the Lifetime for Women.

I kept comparing Fox to lifetime.

on Sunday, May 23rd, 2004 at 7:16 AM CST, BSTommy said

What bugs me is that you can hardly see the baseball game during a Fox broadcast for all the banners that pop up, back ground ads and all the mentions by announcers of Fox TV programming

on Sunday, May 23rd, 2004 at 9:25 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Tell me about it. And frankly (and somewhat surprisingly, considering that he got his start broadcasting Cardinals games and who his father was) I'm getting real close to thinking that Joe Buck should be hung in effigy--except that it'd be a waste of a perfectly good effigy.

on Sunday, May 23rd, 2004 at 11:51 AM CST, Gooseneck said

I say we hang Joe Buck period. Forget about effigy.

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