Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by blunt_probe:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by NatralBrnThrila:
I usually laugh at this guy's east coast bias/stupidity, but he's gone too damn far this time.
When asked by Wilbon today if this World Series is "a great match-up for baseball", ol' Korny replies "not if they want ratings". Don't worry, this talking pile of pig sh*t goes on to elaborate. He goes on to say this match-up "cuts out 2/3 of the country east of the Mississippi. They don't know the Giants, they don't know the Rangers.....if you cut out 2/3 of the country; because these are western teams
That's pretty accurate i live in DC and nobody cares about either team east of the Mississippi. You gotta realize by the time a giants baseball games comes on here it's usually 10pm we never see them play. The games should be good but ratings will be crappy b/c the most populated part of the country could really careless. That isn't a bias it's just the facts. It would be bias if he said the games will stink b/c west coast teams aren't good. He's just stating that nobody really cares. Just like if the Wizards got the the NBA championship against the Rockets folks in La would careless.
I don't buy into the whole "your games come too late" argument. I can say their games come way too early for us, but of course we're shoved nonstop coverage about those teams through the media. This natural bias stems into other sports too like football where time plays no factor. Unless it's an LA team, east coasters don't give a s**t. I wish it was just apparent to them we don't give a s**t about 95% of their teams either.
It's a factor. I can't ever get a relationship and get to know the players on the giants if I never see them play. With kids and running around when 10pm comes I'm not turning in to worry about a baseball game. Why do you think MLB moved the times of there playoff games up? It was b/c the most populated area in the country isn't up at 12 am watching baseball. I can barely make it up for Lakers games b/c they come on so late. But the Lakers get coverage b/c they are the most famous and popular basketball team in the world and they are good and they are winners. Just like USC was getting coverage b/c they were winning. Now that they aren't Oregon is getting that coverage. We give a s**t about good teams. Niners, Chargers, Raiders, Warriors, Clippers, UCLA, CAL over the last decade have either stunk or under achieved almost every year(i have no clue about hockey). And you think they gonna get national coverage? When UCLA and Arizona had great basketball programs they got a lot of coverage like every other college team. Now that both programs have fallen off, so has there coverage. Name me an east coast team that is constantly covered in the national media and they aren't any good? If there is one it's b/c they are a disaster or have a controversy going on. Minnesota and Dallas get the majority of NFL coverage and they aren't on the east coast. Lakers are the most covered basketball team they aren't on the east coast. Of course the Yanks and Red Sox dominate baseball but they have both been great teams for the last decade. Nobody talks about the Wizards, Knicks, Nets, Panthers, and Nationals b/c they are terrible. Thus nobody cares. There isn't even a good college football team on the east coast. Are you telling me they forcing UCONN football down your throat? I'm sure there is some bias involved coming from certain people and certain networks pertaining to a certain situations. But what was said is true it isn't a bias we just don't care about either team. What you might see as east coast bias these directors and producers of tv shows are seeing money, ratings and advertising. I'm sure it isn't fair but you have to say that there aren't a lot of great west coast sports teams right now that garner the national attention. Trust nobody is setting around saying oh they on the west coast ok we not gonna watch them b/c of that. Good sports entertainment is good sports entertainment no matter where it is.
Of course, it's a factor, but you are kidding me if you think the bias is inconsequential. If all east coasters cared about good teams then why was the NLCS game 3 moved to 1:00 out here? No one gives a s**t about the giants even if it is their home game. As long as east coasters get to see their hyped up teams, that's all that matters. Who cares if the giants fans don't get to see their GOOD team?
Again, none of us out here can capture a little bond with those teams out there. Know why? It's because all of those games are played while we're all at work or school. So while you complain that you have to go to sleep, it isn't much different out here. Still, that doesn't stop the coverage of those teams flooding our networks out here. It doesn't matter if the AL/NL East, NFC/AFC East sucks, or what have you, but you damn better be sure we'll know about every single detail revolving them. Can't say the same thing even if the west coast teams are good. The NL West was the most competitive division in the MLB this year, but how much national coverage did it really get in comparison to say the meaningless battle for first in the AL East?
I understand your points, but it is not about the quality of play or time. Eastcoasters don't give a s**t about teams outside of LA, and that is the truth. Don''t believe me? Ask yourself without thinking about the quality of the teams: What would you rather see? Dodgers vs. Rangers, or Giants vs. Rangers. 'nuff said.
[ Edited by blunt_probe on Oct 26, 2010 at 1:04 PM ]