CBS is the worst.

Posted by: gulfjay

CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 11:11 AM

We in the southeast get to see the Florida Tennessee game at 1 PM on Sunday. When CBS owns a game they hog it totally. No ESPN full court, no alternate channel feeds, no ESPN 360, nothing. Does anybody have any advice on high speed internet feed.

We are getting the Fairfield-Ryder game on three channels. Some big deal.

Same thing happens in the tournament. We get little quarter screen shots in the early rounds, and cuts to Davidson, etc. after about 10 minutes. I do hope the NCAA rebids with come stipulations next time. The ESPN ABC group would give us everything.
Posted by: horton_hombre

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 11:23 AM

Has the coverage map been posted here yet?
Posted by: KUFANINMINNY

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 11:54 AM

I'm assuming we'll get the game up here in Minny but who knows I guess.
Posted by: DCJayhawk0208

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 11:58 AM

The only other 2pm CBS game is the Florida-Tennessee game, so odds are good up in MN you'll get the KU game. Unless, of course, the Michigan State-Illinois game (which according to ESPN is still TBA) runs at 2pm.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/schedules?date=20090301
Posted by: ross52066

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 11:58 AM

I could never move from here...for that reason alone!
Posted by: horton_hombre

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:00 PM

Oh crap. Watch them put on Mich. State opposite KU here in Big 10 country.
Posted by: KUFANINMINNY

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:01 PM

CRAP! Illinois/MSU is gonna kill me. I hate watching the big 10...it's like enjoying a root canal without anesthesia.
Posted by: larryb

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:04 PM

Folks - It may be as simple as going to your local CBS affiliate and checking the TV schedule. Example.... I went to WBBM (Chicago CBS affiliate) http://cbs2chicago.com/programming.

DC - The Illinois-MSU game is on CBS in Chicago right after the the KU - MU game.
Posted by: KUFANINMINNY

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:05 PM

Gutter, I'm not nearly as intelligent as you. Good call.
Posted by: larryb

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:06 PM

A bar of soap is as intelligent as I am. Give yourself some credit. I just looked on WCCO's web site and it's looks as if my suggestion was worthless. I don't see a program guide. Assume you get the game anyways.
Posted by: MICHHAWK

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:09 PM

The msu-illinois game is at 4:00pm eastern time.
Posted by: KUFANINMINNY

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:10 PM

Nope....WCCO does have a program guide. It's on the website but you have to scroll downward a ways. Looks like I will be watching my beloved 'hawks!
Posted by: jayhawk1996

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:12 PM

I've yet to find any coverage maps. Only this schedule of games:
http://www.cbssports.com/cbssports/schedules/page/collegebasketball
If you have DIRECTV and the Sports Pak, the other regional game is shown. Not sure what channels. Look in the 700s.
Posted by: dnvrhawk

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:12 PM

I've watched a lot of the Arizona games on the justin tv website. I don't think it's HD, but if you're desperate someone will probably have a feed.
Posted by: larryb

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:13 PM

Quote:

Nope....WCCO does have a program guide. It's on the website but you have to scroll downward a ways. Looks like I will be watching my beloved 'hawks!




See, I told you a bar of soap is as intelligent as I am. I didn't see it. Now I do.


http://wcco.com/programming?siteId=51188&stationId=1982&psipId=0&source=TonightOn
Posted by: MICHHAWK

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:13 PM

Where are located? I am in Michigan. So if the only other game the same time is florida, I assume that I will get the KU game.
Posted by: jayhawks14

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:16 PM

Why the hell is our game not nationally televised? Man CBS has some major issues with their love for the SEC
Posted by: KUFANINMINNY

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:17 PM

MICHHAWK, pretty sure you will get the game. If I am getting the game, I can't imagine you'd be seeing the Florida game....but I've been wrong before.
Posted by: MICHHAWK

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:19 PM

Quote:

Why the hell is our game not nationally televised? Man CBS has some major issues with their love for the SEC




Why would the KU-mu game be shown down south if there is an SEC game at the same time? Do you think the folks south of the Mason Dixon line care about the Big 12.
Posted by: hasbeen

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:20 PM

Yes.
Posted by: jayhawk1996

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:28 PM

Quote:

Why the hell is our game not nationally televised? Man CBS has some major issues with their love for the SEC




The KU-Texas game (March 7, CBS) is a national broadcast. I'm thinking CBS looked at both games at the start of the year and thought that KU-MU wouldn't have as big of an impact on the conference standings as KU-Texas.
Many of us would have said the same thing.
Posted by: DCJayhawk0208

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:37 PM

Gutter, I was just too lazy to check with CBS since espn.com is regularly accessed on my computer.

And, well, I'm used to regularly being screwed by CBS. If it says CBS, I plan to watch it at a bar.
Posted by: 3ballboschee

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:50 PM

http://onair.cstv.com/

Here in Southern Indiana, CBS is carrying Tenn-Florida. You gotta be kidding me. If this game isn't somehow on DTV, I will blow a f***ing gasket.
Posted by: gulfjay

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 12:52 PM

I would agree that the Florida game is more important than the KU game in Florida. My problem is with CBS. The other networks end up giving a feed on high interest sports to either an affilated channel or pay per view. CBS just hogs the whole thing, with no alternative feeds. I have watched a lot of KU games on Versus, FSN, or other comcast channel when local interest games bump us off the primary network. CBS never does that.
Posted by: MICHHAWK

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 01:03 PM

I have never seen KU on Versus. The only time I have seen KU on Fox is when they play a Pac-10 team.

Directv has the CBS alternate feeds if you subscribe to the upgraded sports package.
Posted by: 13Hawk

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 02:51 PM

That's because CBS DOES have an alternate feed up... It's own.

CBS affiliates ALWAYS have more than one IRD receiver. Most always they are configured in a "Net A" and "Net B" arrangement - Net A being the local game and Net B being the "other" regional game. If there are more than 2 games going on, each receiver can be tuned to alternate backup feeds as well. It is under the discretion of the General Manager of the affiliate to choose which game he carries.

A lot of the time this depends on whether or not the sales and traffic department has sold spots in the game that are specific to a local game. If no spots were sold to be specifically aired in that game, a GM is more likely to be receptive to switching over or back and forth.

The Master Controller can monitor his BAS (broadcast alert system) and get a warning when CBS is going to switch over to the other game. If he is paying attention, he can simply switch to the opposite Net and avoid switching over entirely. This is what I would routinely do when I was at the station (whether or not the GM wanted to... what he didn't know wouldn't hurt him).

You could give them a call and see what they say.
Posted by: kozlovesjayhawks

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 03:06 PM

well here in the wonderful state of new york... we get no basketball... rather... the st judes childrens hopsital telethon for 6 hours sunday afternoon...
Posted by: gulfjay

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/26/09 07:33 PM

After online research and visiting local sports bars I found the game on Direct TV Channel 728. That is CBSW. Lotok for a sports bar with that channel.
Posted by: DrPepper

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 08:07 AM

Just a thought, but for those of you watching at home/online and outside of KS, Sunday might be a good day to try and get in on the online RADIO feeds so that you can hear the halftime festivities live.
Posted by: MarineHawk

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 08:48 AM

Whew! I didn't even realize that Sunday's games was on c-BS until I saw this thread. Fortunately, as worthless as c-BS is, they are televising the KU game here on Sunday.
Posted by: larryb

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 09:14 AM

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well here in the wonderful state of new york... we get no basketball... rather... the st judes childrens hopsital telethon for 6 hours sunday afternoon...




I did a little research for you. Not true if you get the "local" NYC CBS feed. I called WCBS and they said they will be broadcasting the KU/MU game. Unless of course they are mistaken. The number I called was 212 975 5867 and then ask to speak to the main operator. Ask him/her to transfer you to programing.
Posted by: CosmoC

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 09:17 AM

Why because during the tourny they switch feeds every ten seconds...have the worst background noise...and have crap for announcers that know anything (BILLY P!)...I love em!
Posted by: kozlovesjayhawks

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 09:31 AM

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I did a little research for you. Not true if you get the "local" NYC CBS feed. I called WCBS and they said they will be broadcasting the KU/MU game. Unless of course they are mistaken. The number I called was 212 975 5867 and then ask to speak to the main operator. Ask him/her to transfer you to programing.




appreciate it... unfortunately im in the greater captial region up in albany... not nyc... cbs 6... our local affliate is broadcasting the st judes telethon... time warner here has another channel where they occassional bump sports to when theres a conflict... but it looks like that channel is going to be broadcasting the florida tennessee game instead... still looking around though... sometimes its really a pain trying to track down ku games here... but yes (the yankees channel) has been real good at picking up big xii network games this year...

although i will note our (what i assume to be) regional directv ncaa tournament banners feature syracuses johnny flynn... as well as tyshawn taylor... which i found very nice...
Posted by: oreadical

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 09:38 AM

Whatever. CBS = JAG. Allsome.
Posted by: DrPepper

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 09:52 AM

try zap2it.com for tv listings.

I searched all over for my local CBS affiliate's website for a schedule and they must not provide one.
Posted by: larryb

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 11:48 AM

Quote:

try zap2it.com for tv listings.

I searched all over for my local CBS affiliate's website for a schedule and they must not provide one.




I am assuming your affiliate is WIVB/WNLO. Here is their phone number. 716 874 4410. Give them a call.
Posted by: t_jayhawk

Re: CBS is the worst. - 02/27/09 07:17 PM

sweet. uconn vs. notre dame. like i give two shits about either team.