Annual WFSB Giants / Pats issue thread...



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So, the Giants and Pats both play at 1 this week. This usually results in hilarious questions as to "Why can't I watch the Pats?" from everyone on Facebook. It's like festivus!

Pats @ Dolphins
Bills @ Giants

In an especially awesome schedule quirk, the Jets play Monday night, so there will be one open slot in the NY/CT team lock-ins. Doesn't matter.

Given how unwatchable the Giants are, i wonder if there is a snowball's chance of a Pats coup this year.
 

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Patriots are on CBS for Comcast - Middletown region
Cowboys/'Skins are on FOX.
 
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Pats @ Dolphins
Bills @ Giants

Given how unwatchable the Giants are, i wonder if there is a snowball's chance of a Pats coup this year.
The Bills/Giants score should be close most of the game. Pats game will be a snoozer (unless you enjoy watching blowouts).
 
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Patriots are on CBS for Comcast - Middletown region
Cowboys/'Skins are on FOX.
I wouldn't be shocked if this is an assumption / someone not thinking, at this point, rather than what will happen.
 

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I wouldn't be shocked if this is an assumption / someone not thinking, at this point, rather than what will happen.
I would. If the Giants were projected to be better, I think it'd be more of a dilemma, but because AFC broadcast rights are primarily CBS property, and the local AFC franchise is lights out they're probably content to dance with who brought them.

There is a possibility that they change feeds at halftime if the Patriots are blowing out the Dolphins like the Ravens did, but recent history suggests the Dolphins will keep it close. September weather in South Florida can make football brutal.
 
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Should be able to watch both in New Haven area if you have Comcast. Giants Channel 2 CBS New York. Pats 3 WFSB Hartford? Or am I nuts ??
 

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I will be on the road heading to a vacation spot far away for almost two weeks and won't miss it, but I know I can see highlights online which will be better for my blood pressure anyway
 
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I haven’t lived in CT since 1986. Back then, in Fairfield County, we got all of the NYC and CT stations. IIRC, The Giants were on CBS and the Pats were on NBC. We could always see both.

If there is some kind of conflict, Hartford TV stations should go with the Pats. That’s New England, not New York.
 
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If there is some kind of conflict, Hartford TV stations should go with the Pats. That’s New England, not New York.
I think it should be more about the network. Pats get priority over the Gints on CBS, reverse it on Fox. The Jets get priority over the Bills.
 
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Let’s see. Watch a team that is already in disarray after 1 game and will be lucky not to finish in the race for the top draft choice or one that is yet again a Super Bowl contender. Yeah. Tough choice.
 

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I haven’t lived in CT since 1986. Back then, in Fairfield County, we got all of the NYC and CT stations. IIRC, The Giants were on CBS and the Pats were on NBC. We could always see both.

If there is some kind of conflict, Hartford TV stations should go with the Pats. That’s New England, not New York.

The issue is that before the Patriots became winners the past 15 years or so there were more Giant fans throughout New England that Pat fans. Maybe friends in Maine and New Hampshire are still Giant fans but they are older folks, but will root for the Pat's unless they play the Giants.
 

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Could be worse for CT Giants fans. The Cubs are actually good and in the playoff chase.

 
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I have a lot of friends who are Giants fans. It has been a tough few years, feel a little bad for them. But boy were they going crazy after the 4-0 preseason and win over NE in the last preseason game. I told some of them it did not mean much on its own and to temper their expectations and they did not believe it. I think some of the came around after week 1.
 
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I have a lot of friends who are Giants fans. It has been a tough few years, feel a little bad for them. But boy were they going crazy after the 4-0 preseason and win over NE in the last preseason game. I told some of them it did not mean much on its own and to temper their expectations and they did not believe it. I think some of the came around after week 1.
I don’t know a single Giants fan that went crazy after a 4-0 preseason and a win over the Pats. Everyone knew they would suck.
 
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If I heard correctly, there is no wiggle room here. According to the NFL contract with the NFL. with CBS covering the AFC and Fox covering the NFC. The network is required to show the game in it's entirety of the team deemed the local team in that area. In inter-conference games the network is determined by the road team. So as I understand it, channel 3 is required to show the Patriots game in it's entirety. Even if it's 70-0 they can't break away. This caused problems in a couple markets last year where the network had to break away from 1pm overtime games to 4pm local market games.
 

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I don’t know a single Giants fan that went crazy after a 4-0 preseason and a win over the Pats. Everyone knew they would suck.
I know of one who "casually" passed up a regular season UConn game to see if the Giants could complete the perfect fake-season-that-doesn't-count.
 
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