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    • swamp_bats

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco’s-Ravens game instead. Again that’s choosing, this isn’t a blackout issue. This is them saying they’d rather show the game with more “national appeal” than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won’t keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

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    • Anonymous

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco's-Ravens game instead. Again that's choosing, this isn't a blackout issue. This is them saying they'd rather show the game with more "national appeal" than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won't keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

      Here's an idea. Why dont YOU take the easy route 4 route to Tampa and participate with the home crowd for an advantage. Rally your "troops" to get off their bums and drive over. Damn, we're not typing about driving to Atlanta or even Miami and there were days some time ago that fans here did just that.

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    • Anonymous

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      Im a college student that barely makes his rent and I live in Daytona Beach, not the longest of drives but still a lot of gas and money for a ticket. But way to show some support for your fellow Bucs fans. It’s not that easy for struggling  lower middle class fans to just up and go to a game.

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    • Anonymous

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco's-Ravens game instead. Again that's choosing, this isn't a blackout issue. This is them saying they'd rather show the game with more "national appeal" than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won't keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

      Here's an idea. Why dont YOU take the easy route 4 route to Tampa and participate with the home crowd for an advantage. Rally your "troops" to get off their bums and drive over. Damn, we're not typing about driving to Atlanta or even Miami and there were days some time ago that fans here did just that.

      Listen, we all know you're the "#1 SUPER DUPER ALL TIME BUC'S FAN". There are others who may not have the ability, nor the means to make it to the game; even from the Orlando market.

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    • vlagatta

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco's-Ravens game instead. Again that's choosing, this isn't a blackout issue. This is them saying they'd rather show the game with more "national appeal" than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won't keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

      Here's an idea. Why dont YOU take the easy route 4 route to Tampa and participate with the home crowd for an advantage. Rally your "troops" to get off their bums and drive over. Damn, we're not typing about driving to Atlanta or even Miami and there were days some time ago that fans here did just that.

      Listen, we all know you're the "#1 SUPER DUPER ALL TIME BUC'S FAN". There are others who may not have the ability, nor the means to make it to the game; even from the Orlando market.

      ....and others who earned their stripes & paid their dues sitting in the big sombrero since the advent of the team....who now...later in life.... choose to upgrade and build a media room in their home.....and invite friends over for the experience...and the BBQ

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    • Anonymous

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco's-Ravens game instead. Again that's choosing, this isn't a blackout issue. This is them saying they'd rather show the game with more "national appeal" than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won't keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

      Here's an idea. Why dont YOU take the easy route 4 route to Tampa and participate with the home crowd for an advantage. Rally your "troops" to get off their bums and drive over. Damn, we're not typing about driving to Atlanta or even Miami and there were days some time ago that fans here did just that.

      Listen, we all know you're the "#1 SUPER DUPER ALL TIME BUC'S FAN". There are others who may not have the ability, nor the means to make it to the game; even from the Orlando market.

      ....and others who earned their stripes & paid their dues sitting in the big sombrero since the advent of the team....who now...later in life.... choose to upgrade and build a media room in their home.....and invite friends over for the experience...and the BBQ

      Or that...

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    • vlagatta

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      no offense to Aramark..but why stand in line for that garbage food…..or a beer…….or to piss.as I said here somewhere......the future of stadiums will be smaller...and less jerry jones.  more and more people will take in the experience from the comfort of their own multi media homes...

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    • Anonymous

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco's-Ravens game instead. Again that's choosing, this isn't a blackout issue. This is them saying they'd rather show the game with more "national appeal" than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won't keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

      Here's an idea. Why dont YOU take the easy route 4 route to Tampa and participate with the home crowd for an advantage. Rally your "troops" to get off their bums and drive over. Damn, we're not typing about driving to Atlanta or even Miami and there were days some time ago that fans here did just that.

      Listen, we all know you're the "#1 SUPER DUPER ALL TIME BUC'S FAN".

      Lol, what an asshat that dude is.

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    • Anonymous

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      I’m really angry about this, looks like I’m going to B-Dubs tomorrow.

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    • Anonymous

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      Orlando is the most hit or miss city for bucs game. Idiots run that joint. I saw more bucs games in tally.

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    • farzillo

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      Yeah it used to piss me off when I lived there. Now I am stuck in Texas and have to pay for NFL Sunday ticket. I’d take living back in Orlando over Texas any day though.

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    • Anonymous

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      Garv has to be old man trolling the forum at this point.  No one reaches that level of genuine douchebaggery.

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    • Anonymous

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      Was super pissed about this, but sundayticket.tv is $100 for UF students. Now I am extremely happy.

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    • Anonymous

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      That does suck for the op. Best bet find a place close by that has the ticket. When I was his age I was lucky to have my mom buy me season tickets because I couldn’t afford it either.

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    • Anonymous

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      no offense to Aramark..but why stand in line for that garbage food.....or a beer.......or to piss.as I said here somewhere......the future of stadiums will be smaller...and less jerry jones.  more and more people will take in the experience from the comfort of their own multi media homes...

      Might want to tell the sports leagues that...These stadiums they are constructing now easily cost over a billion and have odd amenities and expensive features because every franchise is trying to outdo each other.

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    • Anonymous

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      so since its not a blackout issue i hope we can still get the game at a sports bar right? i live in winter park.  cripes, orlando is allegedly a secondary market for the bucs but locally they talk more about the Jags and Phins on the radio and in the papers.  Now local tv is jamming me too?  arrgg. 

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    • vlagatta

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      no offense to Aramark..but why stand in line for that garbage food.....or a beer.......or to piss.as I said here somewhere......the future of stadiums will be smaller...and less jerry jones.  more and more people will take in the experience from the comfort of their own multi media homes...

      Might want to tell the sports leagues that...These stadiums they are constructing now easily cost over a billion and have odd amenities and expensive features because every franchise is trying to outdo each other.

      they'll learn it on their own.

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    • Anonymous

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      I just emailed them…newstips@wkmg.com

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    • Anonymous

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      ORLANDO, Fla. –The 2015-16 NFL season officially kicked off Thursday night, and News 6 (WKMG-TV) is gearing up for the start of its NFL broadcast schedule this weekend.News 6 will feature a double-header on Sunday, consisting of Miami at Washington followed by Baltimore at Denver.News 6 chose the Ravens-Broncos matchup over Tampa Bay-Tennessee because it was determined to be the most attractive game available.“News 6 has chosen to air the Denver-Baltimore matchup because it will satisfy the majority of our viewers,” News 6 General Manager Jeff Hoffman said. “We make every effort to pick the best matchup, and substantial audience research supports this choice. Our No. 1 consideration is determining what’s going to be the most popular game for our viewers.”Hoffman pointed out that News 6 will air a Bucs game in the near future.“News 6 has two opportunities to air the Buccaneers this season, and we will be showing the Bucs-Jags game on October 11,” Hoffman said.

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    • meadorsp

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      as I said here somewhere......the future of stadiums will be smaller...and less jerry jones.  more and more people will take in the experience from the comfort of their own multi media homes...

      Might want to tell the sports leagues that...These stadiums they are constructing now easily cost over a billion and have odd amenities and expensive features because every franchise is trying to outdo each other.

      they'll learn it on their own.

      They won't need to SBS...  They (owners) hire specialists much more knowledgeable in the area of sports entertainment.  That's why...I disagree Cyberdude.  I believe the "odd amenities and expensive features..." are because it's getting harder and harder to put butts in seats, for numerous inarguable reasons.  Fans get an experience (at home) that the NFL is hard pressed to compete with, while attempting to provide the "fan experience" live.Jerry World will be a rarity.  The population of the DFW/San Antonio area is five-fold that of the Tampa Bay areas population, and... their fans have an owner who at least tries to put a winner on the field every season.  If the Glazerhouses have been trying to - they've failed miserably with their upper echelon hires...As for the OP...  Yeah, Orlando sucks out loud in terms of local support for the team!  The Sentinel barely wastes the ink to print up anything on the Bucs.  The local TV market barely provides the fans the opportunity to see them, yet I see Bucs tags all over the place so I know there are plenty of fans there.

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    • Anonymous

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      I just emailed them...newstips@wkmg.com

      I just did as well.  :)

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    • meadorsp

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      ORLANDO, Fla. -The 2015-16 NFL season officially kicked off Thursday night, and News 6 (WKMG-TV) is gearing up for the start of its NFL broadcast schedule this weekend.News 6 will feature a double-header on Sunday, consisting of Miami at Washington followed by Baltimore at Denver.News 6 chose the Ravens-Broncos matchup over Tampa Bay-Tennessee because it was determined to be the most attractive game available.“News 6 has chosen to air the Denver-Baltimore matchup because it will satisfy the majority of our viewers,” News 6 General Manager Jeff Hoffman said. “We make every effort to pick the best matchup, and substantial audience research supports this choice. Our No. 1 consideration is determining what’s going to be the most popular game for our viewers.”Hoffman pointed out that News 6 will air a Bucs game in the near future.“News 6 has two opportunities to air the Buccaneers this season, and we will be showing the Bucs-Jags game on October 11,” Hoffman said.

      F that.  The real number one consideration is...MoneyRoll.jpgThat's all they care about, and quite frankly...  Who would blame them?

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    • Anonymous

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      ORLANDO, Fla. -The 2015-16 NFL season officially kicked off Thursday night, and News 6 (WKMG-TV) is gearing up for the start of its NFL broadcast schedule this weekend.News 6 will feature a double-header on Sunday, consisting of Miami at Washington followed by Baltimore at Denver.News 6 chose the Ravens-Broncos matchup over Tampa Bay-Tennessee because it was determined to be the most attractive game available.“News 6 has chosen to air the Denver-Baltimore matchup because it will satisfy the majority of our viewers,” News 6 General Manager Jeff Hoffman said. “We make every effort to pick the best matchup, and substantial audience research supports this choice. Our No. 1 consideration is determining what’s going to be the most popular game for our viewers.”Hoffman pointed out that News 6 will air a Bucs game in the near future.“News 6 has two opportunities to air the Buccaneers this season, and we will be showing the Bucs-Jags game on October 11,” Hoffman said.

      What a Micky Mouse statement.  ::)

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    • Anonymous

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      …because it was determined to be the most attractive game available….In Florida?  THIS Game?  Nonsense...  I emailed them again and asked them to forward it to the GM.Also tweeted/tagged Licht and emailed the Bucs Marketing and Community relations departments.I feel better.

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    • meadorsp

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      ...because it was determined to be the most attractive game available....In Florida?  THIS Game?  Nonsense...  I emailed them again and asked them to forward it to the GM.Also tweeted/tagged Licht and emailed the Bucs Marketing and Community relations departments.I feel better.

      C'mon Melon...  I know you're smarter than that.  You are!I know you're business savvy enough to know that the local major affiliate is going to do their homework on which game to air.  You can bet that their paying advertisers pretty much determined who they would show.  Makes sense, doesn't it?

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    • Anonymous

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      Not even a lick of sense. 

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    • meadorsp

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

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    • Anonymous

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      no offense to Aramark..but why stand in line for that garbage food.....or a beer.......or to piss.as I said here somewhere......the future of stadiums will be smaller...and less jerry jones.  more and more people will take in the experience from the comfort of their own multi media homes...

      Might want to tell the sports leagues that...These stadiums they are constructing now easily cost over a billion and have odd amenities and expensive features because every franchise is trying to outdo each other.

      they'll learn it on their own.

      The new Vikes stadium is pretty top shelf. I believe it opens next season. I don't know the price tag on it, but they are not exactly big market as in NYC, Chicago, Dallas.

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    • meadorsp

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      no offense to Aramark..but why stand in line for that garbage food.....or a beer.......or to piss.as I said here somewhere......the future of stadiums will be smaller...and less jerry jones.  more and more people will take in the experience from the comfort of their own multi media homes...

      Might want to tell the sports leagues that...These stadiums they are constructing now easily cost over a billion and have odd amenities and expensive features because every franchise is trying to outdo each other.

      they'll learn it on their own.

      The new Vikes stadium is pretty top shelf. I believe it opens next season. I don't know the price tag on it, but they are not exactly big market as in NYC, Chicago, Dallas.

      Yeah, but having the city cover half of it, and SBL's taking care of a huge chunk of it too...  Makes it a lot easier.That, and being over half a billion (with a "B") cheaper doesn't hurt either.

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    • Anonymous

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

      I appreciate the effort and understand economics.  I believe you may be putting too much stock into the value of an AFC game in Florida not involving a Florida team.  Regardless.That doesn't change my mind about it being a poor decision.  And would hazard a guess that there are other issues.Just means the sports bar gets the $ now.  Good thing I didn't plan a Bucs season kickoff party

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    • meadorsp

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

      I appreciate the effort and understand economics.  I believe you may be putting too much stock into the value of an AFC game in Florida not involving a Florida team.  Regardless.That doesn't change my mind about it being a poor decision.  And would hazard a guess that there are other issues.Just means the sports bar gets the $ now.  Good thing I didn't plan a Bucs season kickoff party

      You're welcome, but, nah...  The only thing I put stock in is a corporations undying greed and the pursuit of the almight advertising dollar.  That is inarguable.

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    • Anonymous

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      REAL fans would be going to the game if they lived that close. Of course that would assume you had a job and given the amount of time some of your spend crying on message boards that's kind of sort of doubtful.

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    • Anonymous

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      REAL fans would be going to the game if they lived that close. Of course that would assume you had a job and given the amount of time some of your spend crying on message boards that's kind of sort of doubtful.

      Just checking...yep...still an old, worthless douche. Carry on.

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    • Anonymous

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      Corporations make terrible choices all the time. Denver and Baltimore aren’t even big relocation cities for Florida or Orlando. It’s a poor choice

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    • Anonymous

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      REAL fans would be going to the game if they lived that close. Of course that would assume you had a job and given the amount of time some of your spend crying on message boards that's kind of sort of doubtful.

      Just checking...yep...still an old, worthless douche. Carry on.

      LOL It hurts, doesn't it? You know, in a different time and place I could help you. We could be special friends.... ;)

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    • Anonymous

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      REAL fans would be going to the game if they lived that close. Of course that would assume you had a job and given the amount of time some of your spend crying on message boards that's kind of sort of doubtful.

      Just checking...yep...still an old, worthless douche. Carry on.

      LOL It hurts, doesn't it? You know, in a different time and place I could help you. We could be special friends.... ;)

      I'll look for you tomorrow. You'll be the old, senile bastard handing out participation trophies after a loss, right?

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    • billym

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      That sucks for you central florida cats.

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    • Anonymous

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

      I appreciate the effort and understand economics.  I believe you may be putting too much stock into the value of an AFC game in Florida not involving a Florida team.  Regardless.That doesn't change my mind about it being a poor decision.  And would hazard a guess that there are other issues.Just means the sports bar gets the $ now.  Good thing I didn't plan a Bucs season kickoff party

      You're welcome, but, nah...  The only thing I put stock in is a corporations undying greed and the pursuit of the almight advertising dollar.  That is inarguable.

      Did they show CBS Bucs games in Orlando from 1999-2003? Maybe winning has something to do with it.

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    • Anonymous

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      REAL fans would be going to the game if they lived that close. Of course that would assume you had a job and given the amount of time some of your spend crying on message boards that's kind of sort of doubtful.

      Just checking...yep...still an old, worthless douche. Carry on.

      LOL It hurts, doesn't it? You know, in a different time and place I could help you. We could be special friends.... ;)

      I'll look for you tomorrow. You'll be the old, senile bastard handing out participation trophies after a loss, right?

      Nah, hopefully the good looking guy slapping high fives after a Buccaneer WIN! Hey, it's game day honey! Lighten up.

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    • Anonymous

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      Its a pretty sad state of affairs… I’ve lived in Orlando for the last 15 years and have been able to watch the Bucs locally as long as there wasn’t a black out.  The  Bucs have no one to blame but themselves.  Their ineptitude has cost them the Orlando market, its hard to blame a tv station for not wanting to show a loser every week.  Heck, they are probably doing me a favor.  Watching the Bucs the last few years hasn’t been much fun.

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    • Anonymous

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      Hey, it's game day honey! Lighten up.

      Then perhaps this is the one day a week you'll stop acting like an arrogant, condescending douche. There are a number of people in Central Florida who, for whatever reason, simply can't make it to home games. And, I can assure you that they are huge Bucs fans. Probably more so than some of those that attend the games.

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    • Anonymous

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      Hey, it's game day honey! Lighten up.

      Then perhaps this is the one day a week you'll stop acting like an arrogant, condescending douche. There are a number of people in Central Florida who, for whatever reason, simply can't make it to home games. And, I can assure you that they are huge Bucs fans. Probably more so than some of those that attend the games.

      Well, though I DO believe those who pony up year after year are more invested and obviously huge Buccaneer fans I also concede there are students and the like who really cannot afford to go. But many can and choose to spend their entertainment dollars elsewhere, bars, clubs the like. They are NOT as invested.From what I'm reading the majority of Central Florida fans wanted the more popular "National" games but I suspect that's because of the many visitors and transplants who root for any team BUT Florida teams. And that sucks. Like the freaking YANKEE Billboard prominantly displayed in Tampa for the fans coming down Dale Mabry from the South get to see........ in TAMPA!So you have made your point. There are a lot of Central Florida Buccaneer fans getting screwed by decisions beyond their control. Hopefully some of them WILL get a chance to drive over for a game or two before the season is over. The more Buccaneer fans at the stadium the better. 

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    • Anonymous

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      ORLANDO, Fla. -The 2015-16 NFL season officially kicked off Thursday night, and News 6 (WKMG-TV) is gearing up for the start of its NFL broadcast schedule this weekend.News 6 will feature a double-header on Sunday, consisting of Miami at Washington followed by Baltimore at Denver.News 6 chose the Ravens-Broncos matchup over Tampa Bay-Tennessee because it was determined to be the most attractive game available.“News 6 has chosen to air the Denver-Baltimore matchup because it will satisfy the majority of our viewers,” News 6 General Manager Jeff Hoffman said. “We make every effort to pick the best matchup, and substantial audience research supports this choice. Our No. 1 consideration is determining what’s going to be the most popular game for our viewers.”Hoffman pointed out that News 6 will air a Bucs game in the near future.“News 6 has two opportunities to air the Buccaneers this season, and we will be showing the Bucs-Jags game on October 11,” Hoffman said.

      F that.  The real number one consideration is...MoneyRoll.jpgThat's all they care about, and quite frankly...  Who would blame them?

      How many accounts do you own man? 

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    • Anonymous

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      Its a pretty sad state of affairs... I've lived in Orlando for the last 15 years and have been able to watch the Bucs locally as long as there wasn't a black out.  The  Bucs have no one to blame but themselves.  Their ineptitude has cost them the Orlando market, its hard to blame a tv station for not wanting to show a loser every week.  Heck, they are probably doing me a favor.  Watching the Bucs the last few years hasn't been much fun.

      Bad call by the Orlando CBS station not to show Bucs-Titans. The top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft head-to-head for the first time ever and also Winston being a FSU hero. The interest is there for this game. Maybe they need to show an MLS game instead as they appear to be a small ball town.

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    • Anonymous

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

      I appreciate the effort and understand economics.  I believe you may be putting too much stock into the value of an AFC game in Florida not involving a Florida team.  Regardless.That doesn't change my mind about it being a poor decision.  And would hazard a guess that there are other issues.Just means the sports bar gets the $ now.  Good thing I didn't plan a Bucs season kickoff party

      You're welcome, but, nah...  The only thing I put stock in is a corporations undying greed and the pursuit of the almight advertising dollar.  That is inarguable.

      While you are right....you and the GM of the station are only seeing a piece of the bigger picture. The station must sell advertising for 7 days in a week, not just 1. The bad publicity this is creating has folks promising to boycott the channel, ALTOGETHER. So riddle me this.....is the additional viewership for 3 hours on a Sunday worth jeopardizing viewership for the rest of the week?

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    • vlagatta

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      really don’t understand the reasoning behind this …….. I know they tilt to the phins & jax…but this one makes no sense.  sorry to all you orlando cats.

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    • Anonymous

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      Corporations make terrible choices all the time. Denver and Baltimore aren't even big relocation cities for Florida or Orlando. It's a poor choice

      agree This is not a smart or wise decision by Orlando.  To even remotely suggest that there are more Denver and Baltimore fans in Orlando than BUCS JAGS or Miami fans is abject stupidity.Being in Maine I just hope I can listen to the radio broadcast at WDAE last week for some strange reason they didn't have a live broadcast of the game. In the same vein but I guess the marketing decision was in fact the case was when the BUCS were an expansion team and Channel 8 showed every Miami game each week to compete with the home town team each week. BUCS were shown for 7 or 8 games a year while the home games were blacked out and Miami was shown 14 or 16 times every year not counting playoffs. I had season tickets and attended every game but for those fans that were unable to attend in the Bay Area.... TOUGH SHEEET!  >:(The late "Doug" Duperrault was the program director for WFLA making the decision. Guess he just didn't consider the home team worthy of a little support as there actually were better AFC games available often during his obsession to show only Dolphin games. I am sure the Dolphins and Miami appreciated his stations support of the Dolphins! >:(

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    • vlagatta

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

      I appreciate the effort and understand economics.  I believe you may be putting too much stock into the value of an AFC game in Florida not involving a Florida team.  Regardless.That doesn't change my mind about it being a poor decision.  And would hazard a guess that there are other issues.Just means the sports bar gets the $ now.  Good thing I didn't plan a Bucs season kickoff party

      You're welcome, but, nah...  The only thing I put stock in is a corporations undying greed and the pursuit of the almight advertising dollar.  That is inarguable.

      While you are right....you and the GM of the station are only seeing a piece of the bigger picture. The station must sell advertising for 7 days in a week, not just 1. The bad publicity this is creating has folks promising to boycott the channel, ALTOGETHER. So riddle me this.....is the additional viewership for 3 hours on a Sunday worth jeopardizing viewership for the rest of the week?

      the ONLY way this would adversely effect the station.....is if the peeps stop calling the station and start calling the station's advertisers.

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      Not even a lick of sense.

      Look at it like this...You own a store that sells cakes.  People buy all the chocolate cake you can put on the shelf, but they don't touch the vanilla.  Which cakes are you gonna make?Same with a television network.  Their going to show the game that makes them the most money.  Hope that clears things up...

      I appreciate the effort and understand economics.  I believe you may be putting too much stock into the value of an AFC game in Florida not involving a Florida team.  Regardless.That doesn't change my mind about it being a poor decision.  And would hazard a guess that there are other issues.Just means the sports bar gets the $ now.  Good thing I didn't plan a Bucs season kickoff party

      You're welcome, but, nah...  The only thing I put stock in is a corporations undying greed and the pursuit of the almight advertising dollar.  That is inarguable.

      While you are right....you and the GM of the station are only seeing a piece of the bigger picture. The station must sell advertising for 7 days in a week, not just 1. The bad publicity this is creating has folks promising to boycott the channel, ALTOGETHER. So riddle me this.....is the additional viewership for 3 hours on a Sunday worth jeopardizing viewership for the rest of the week?

      the ONLY way this would adversely effect the station.....is if the peeps stop calling the station and start calling the station's advertisers.

      If viewership tanks.....homeboy GM will most definitely be looking for another gig.

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    • Anonymous

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      Its a pretty sad state of affairs... I've lived in Orlando for the last 15 years and have been able to watch the Bucs locally as long as there wasn't a black out.  The  Bucs have no one to blame but themselves.  Their ineptitude has cost them the Orlando market, its hard to blame a tv station for not wanting to show a loser every week.  Heck, they are probably doing me a favor.  Watching the Bucs the last few years hasn't been much fun.

      Bad call by the Orlando CBS station not to show Bucs-Titans. The top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft head-to-head for the first time ever and also Winston being a FSU hero. The interest is there for this game. Maybe they need to show an MLS game instead as they appear to be a small ball town.

      Orlando will always rate at the bottom of the list for fans and FOOTBALL... Absolutely cluelessThey should just run Disney Cartoons..Jax Gainesville Tallahasse  Tampa bay area and Miami/Dade all have more interest in football.

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    • vlagatta

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      re-think that for a moment

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      I can’t believe nobody’s getting the bigger picture…Ratings projections.  The people calling the shots are not those in charge of running the local CBS affiliate.  The real people setting the margin are the advertisers themselves.  They pay for air time.  They set the mark.  It's all supply and demand.We all have a personal interest in seeing the Bucs play.  Advertisers don't.  They don't/won't let their fandom determine where they invest their advertising dollars, and nor should they.The owners of ANY business don't sell what they want...  They sell what their customers want.Economics 101

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    • meadorsp

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      ORLANDO, Fla. -The 2015-16 NFL season officially kicked off Thursday night, and News 6 (WKMG-TV) is gearing up for the start of its NFL broadcast schedule this weekend.News 6 will feature a double-header on Sunday, consisting of Miami at Washington followed by Baltimore at Denver.News 6 chose the Ravens-Broncos matchup over Tampa Bay-Tennessee because it was determined to be the most attractive game available.“News 6 has chosen to air the Denver-Baltimore matchup because it will satisfy the majority of our viewers,” News 6 General Manager Jeff Hoffman said. “We make every effort to pick the best matchup, and substantial audience research supports this choice. Our No. 1 consideration is determining what’s going to be the most popular game for our viewers.”Hoffman pointed out that News 6 will air a Bucs game in the near future.“News 6 has two opportunities to air the Buccaneers this season, and we will be showing the Bucs-Jags game on October 11,” Hoffman said.

      F that.  The real number one consideration is...MoneyRoll.jpgThat's all they care about, and quite frankly...  Who would blame them?

      How many accounts do you own man?

      Says the Dave Hester of the PRMB...You keep throwin' shìt against the wall, seeing if it will stick.  SMH

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      Sales staff struggled to fill commercial inventory at set rates. Ad agency planners looked at viewership numbers and bought elsewhere. Local retail advertisers weren’t getting their return on investment so that cash source shriveled. My guess is this decision was likely made sometime before this, either at the GM level or above. Thinking was we’ll try a game with a stronger national appeal and see how it goes. With the understanding it can be easily switched back if local appeal picks up. However, they may have picked a bad week to start.

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    • meadorsp

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      Sales staff struggled to fill commercial inventory at set rates. Ad agency planners looked at viewership numbers and bought elsewhere. Local retail advertisers weren't getting their return on investment so that cash source shriveled. My guess is this decision was likely made sometime before this, either at the GM level or above. Thinking was we'll try a game with a stronger national appeal and see how it goes. With the understanding it can be easily switched back if local appeal picks up. However, they may have picked a bad week to start.

      Somebody gets the macroeconomics involved...It isn't friend business.  It's show business.

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      Just a heads up. I just found out local CBS station WKMG channel 6 is not airing the Buccaneers game and is instead CHOOSING to air the Bronco's-Ravens game instead. Again that's choosing, this isn't a blackout issue. This is them saying they'd rather show the game with more "national appeal" than the game with local interest. We had to fight thru the blackout rule and now our local station is just choosing not to air our game. This is terrible. I am rallying the troops to take to Facebook and Twitter and any other social media to get this word out so they won't keep doing this all season. Please pass this around on your feeds to pressure WKMG to change this way of thinking. ALSO here is the station phone number 1-407-521-1200.

      Here's an idea. Why dont YOU take the easy route 4 route to Tampa and participate with the home crowd for an advantage. Rally your "troops" to get off their bums and drive over. Damn, we're not typing about driving to Atlanta or even Miami and there were days some time ago that fans here did just that.

      How's about my wife is out of town and I need to stay and look after the kids??I sympathize somewhat with your point Garv but there are legitimate reasons why people may not be able to attend - outside of cost which in and of itself is very legitimate for some.

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    • Anonymous

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      Sales staff struggled to fill commercial inventory at set rates. Ad agency planners looked at viewership numbers and bought elsewhere. Local retail advertisers weren't getting their return on investment so that cash source shriveled. My guess is this decision was likely made sometime before this, either at the GM level or above. Thinking was we'll try a game with a stronger national appeal and see how it goes. With the understanding it can be easily switched back if local appeal picks up. However, they may have picked a bad week to start.

      Somebody gets the macroeconomics involved...It isn't friend business.  It's show business.

      There's more details and variables involved but it gives a basic 101 sketch on how broadcast advertising works in situations like this. Feel badly about the OP's dilemma. Would recommend he does some enterprising of his own and look into a streaming option.

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    • meadorsp

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      Sales staff struggled to fill commercial inventory at set rates. Ad agency planners looked at viewership numbers and bought elsewhere. Local retail advertisers weren't getting their return on investment so that cash source shriveled. My guess is this decision was likely made sometime before this, either at the GM level or above. Thinking was we'll try a game with a stronger national appeal and see how it goes. With the understanding it can be easily switched back if local appeal picks up. However, they may have picked a bad week to start.

      Somebody gets the macroeconomics involved...It isn't friend business.  It's show business.

      There's more details and variables involved but it gives a basic 101 sketch on how broadcast advertising works in situations like this.

      Covers the big picture pretty much...

      Feel badly about the OP's dilemma. Would recommend he does some enterprising of his own and look into a streaming option.

      Feel bad for the guy...  You'd think he might just type "first row sports" into a Google search bar, and viola...!  Boom.

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      Feel badly about the OP's dilemma. Would recommend he does some enterprising of his own and look into a streaming option.

      Feel bad for the guy...  You'd think he might just type "first row sports" into a Google search bar, and viola...!  Boom.

      Lol. Of course there is THAT option too.  ;)

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    • Anonymous

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      This decision is being made by bean counters who have no clue why this game would get good ratings.    They totally miss what is going on.  First, it’s the first game of the year when hope is the highest and fans are optimistic.  Second, it features the number one and number two draft picks who are both quarterbacks, and whom enormous amount of hype and discussion has been generated for almost a year.  Third, Winston has been in the national sports news for far longer than that over his off field issues whether justified or not generating more interest on both sides of his success.  Fourth, Winston is arguably the best quarterback in FSU history and there are lots of FSU fans in the Orlando market area.  Lots.  The blind stupidity of the number cruncher’s who only look at last year’s viewership is amazing and will cost the station money – which they well deserve.  With luck, they will all be fired.

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    • Anonymous

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      I was listening to 740 AM — the Bucs’ Orlando affiliate — one morning and they were talking about what little cooperation they were getting from the Bucs in booking players and coaches for interviews.  Seems like Tampa Bay gave up on Orlando before Orlando gave up on Tampa Bay.Me, I'm plopped down at an Ale House.  Since it's not a blackout issue, it'll be on Sunday ticket.

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    • Anonymous

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      I was listening to 580 AM -- the Bucs' Orlando affiliate -- one morning and they were talking about what little cooperation they were getting from the Bucs in booking players and coaches for interviews.  Seems like Tampa Bay gave up on Orlando before Orlando gave up on Tampa Bay.Me, I'm plopped down at an Ale House.  Since it's not a blackout issue, it'll be on Sunday ticket.

      Not an Orlando thing. It's the same here in Tampa on 620. I have not heard many player interviews during camp. Just some coaches for the most part. Maybe things will change with the season starting.

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      Mercy…

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    • Anonymous

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      I wish I lived in Orlando after this game.

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    • Anonymous

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      Yeah, WKMG chose wisely.

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    • Anonymous

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      Anyone who missed this awful game should count their blessings. Disgraceful answer to last year’s 2-14 team. A totally outclassed and out coached team BOMBS in front of the biggest pro Buccaneer crowd in some time. Awful.

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      Anyone who missed this awful game should count their blessings. Disgraceful answer to last year's 2-14 team. A totally outclassed and out coached team BOMBS in front of the biggest pro Buccaneer crowd in some time. Awful.

      Not going to have any pro-Buccaneer crowds the rest of the year.

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