Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Rant Against SNY

It was a game for the history books, if you're Ryan Nassib. Before we get too into the game I want to start out by saying SNY really did Syracuse and their fans dirty this week. Syracuse just signed a big network deal with SNY to increase their programing and exposure just days ago, yet on game-day (the biggest day of the week for Cuse) SNY felt it necessary to show the Mets post-game show in its entirety. I get it. The Mets own SNY and it's their channel. But geeeez how about showing an abbreviated post-game show and getting us out to the Carrier Dome in time for kickoff? How about a split screen? Do we Really need to see Jerry Manuel and Jose Reyes's post-game remarks about being 14 games out of first place and 11 back in the wild card? Their season is over and Syracuse's is just beginning. I am curious what the ratings for a Mets post-game show are especially on a night when the game was broadcast on FOX and not SNY. I think they could have done something to accommodate us loyal Syracuse fans is all. Hopefully going forward this kind of issue can be handled a little more fairly. Not just for cuse fans but for every team in the big east.

4 comments:

SyracuseIsGodsTeam said...

As someone who likes the Mets, I was still very annoyed by this. The Mets season has been over from quite some time now and their place in my personal sports hierarchy is far below the 'Cuse anyway so I was fuming mad after about 5 minutes. Certainly more people wanted to see the football game than were going to watch the Mets post-game. Bad form on the part of SNY. Too bad Cuse couldn't have gotten an exclusive deal on YES or MSG broadcasting every game in HD. Kind of like our own cable version of what ND has at NBC.

Either way, this was a heinous act and I hope it never happens again

Michael Isserlis said...

well said. msg broadcasts a lot of college football not all of it in HD. it would be nice if there was some kind of overflow channel for when something like that happens especially when the mets KNEW there would be a time conflict!

Eli said...

At least you guys stand a chance of catching ANY of the games. I have to put up with Longhorn fever down here...damn it.

Michael Isserlis said...

eli, there are websites that stream the games live on the internet. if you check nunesmagician.com on gameday in the game thread people have links to where you can watch online. Also most sports bars with direct TV carry sny. come bball season at least we will have a lot of nationally televised games!