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#1 CaptainScotty

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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:00 PM

This has nothing to do with the playoffs, but I was just trying to reason why NJ gets screwed over so royally with the coverage of hockey on ESPN. We dont even get mentioned in the intermission report these days, very disheartening.

Well, as we all know, the NHL is sponsored by Southwest Airlines, and of course their ads are all over the place. We also know that the Devils play at Continental Airlines Arena, and they are sponsored by Continental. I'm willing to bet that the Devils signed some sort of deal saying their telecasts have to include at least X number of Continental ads, and, obviously, this clashes with the interests of the NHL.

It could also explain why we see so few game from the American Airlines Arena (is that Washington?) as well....

It sounds just like the kind of contract the Devils would sign... enough to keep the team afloat, but no further.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:05 PM

Conspiracy theory indeed, but I do believe the AA Arena is in Dallas, where one out of every two NHL broadcasts originates from.

I don't think the Devils don't get mentioned on intermission reports, I haven't seen this happen.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:06 PM

And isn't united airlines in Chicago?
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:07 PM

theory squashed.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:08 PM

American Airlines CENTER is in Dallas and American Airlines ARENA is in Florida.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:11 PM

er, you can delete this post then, Im feeling pretty stupid.

But I thought I was onto something.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:12 PM

Captain Scott Stevens would be embarrassed with this thread.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:14 PM

I wouldn't say it has anything to do with a conspiracy, ESPN simply hates everything about the Devils.
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Posted 29 April 2003 - 09:15 PM

In Dallas there can not be any kind of advertisting from Southwest airlines inside the buliding. It was an agreement when AA got the naming rights to the buliding. My dad works for a certain airline coughswacough and I would love the arena here to be named Southwest Airlines Arena, but if it means paying all the money AA is paying forget it. But there's still alot of advertistments outside the arena and on tv. I don't think that nhl has a problem with this but who knows.
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 12:21 PM

American Airlines tried like hell to keep SW from operating in Texas, that I know for sure. I'm not surprised if AA keeps their ads out of their named house.
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 12:24 PM

Actually the arena in FL is the Office Depot center. Unless its changed again this year.


Whoops forgot that the heat play inthe triple A... American Airlines Arena, damn local slang.
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 01:04 PM

Teams, like the devils who have basically no fans, are nightmares to the media. They have to broadcast the games on ESPN every so often as to not look totally biased, but quite simply the Devils are very bad for business. God have they even sold out one God damn playoff game, its the second round people thats extremely sad. Why would ESPN want to broadcast the games nationally if people from NJ dont even care. They had to have taken a rating hit on game 3 which was a national broadcast. If you were ESPN would you want to waste air time on games that noone, barring the few fans we have, care about.

And when they do eventaully grant us some pitty air time there not gonna do it with a happy face and it it there all.

Its there money, its there staition, its there choice.

If you dont like it do what i do mute the TV and turn on the trust radio.
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 05:42 PM

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Posted 30 April 2003 - 07:49 PM

what happened to that guy?
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 07:51 PM

He tripped and fell of off njdevs.com.
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 07:51 PM

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Posted 30 April 2003 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 30 April 2003 - 08:30 PM

Censorship ):
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 08:34 PM

Is it really that hard to figure out?

It's not. I shut this game off because it was so boring. I don't enjoy watching teams play to hold on.


The Devils will probably win the Cup and not many people will care.


I know what people will say. "Derek, you'd gladly take more wins for your Rangers if they played better D and backchecked effectively."

I would be happier if they won more games but it wouldn't be that enjoyable to watch if their style was totally defensive. It would still be dull hockey.

I hope my team hires a tough coach who preaches attacking, aggressive hockey with hitting and solid D because that's the most exciting brand of hockey a team can play. Play to win.


Why should ESPN be excited about a team that takes the fun out of the game???
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Posted 30 April 2003 - 08:38 PM

Don't post then, Derek. We were waiting for this win and worrying about Stevens.
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