Sep 24, 2009

the cruelest blackout

In my swine flu funk, I'm sitting on the sofa, watching ESPN360, as USC (the other USC) takes on Ole Miss. During commercial, the site jumps over to ESPN radio, displaying a list of upcoming games and TV blackout maps.

This one cracked me up:

For the upcoming, certain-to-be-a-barnstormer contest between Idaho's Vandals and the Northern Illinois Huskies, ESPN360 has blacked out the roughly eight counties that might care about the game. (And not one is in Idaho.)

Nice work, ESPN.


stidmatt said...

that is so bad in such a funny way....

TeacherRefPoet said...

Might that just mean that a local Illinois station has rights to it in that part of the country?

ps get well.