View Full Version : Help! CBS is showing Florida football but what about Tennis?

Dawn Marie
Sep 8th, 2002, 12:15 AM
The game is in the third quarter, and will not be finished by 8:30 pm. Will they cut this crap away and show tennis?


Sep 8th, 2002, 12:23 AM
i was going to post about the same thing
it is 8:17 and they are about to start the 4th quarter
so we will probably miss all the festivities and entree of the sisters

Sep 8th, 2002, 12:23 AM
I think Becker and Mc Enroe will be playing first
so we won't miss anything by 8:30 .

Sep 8th, 2002, 12:23 AM
I'm sure the Women's final will be shown live... Right now I'm watching the Mcenroe vs Becker match on AOL and he is just pathetic.. It's like Old men on the court out there... Get lost Mcenroe.

Sep 8th, 2002, 12:28 AM
becker just won.... Mcenroe looks like an idiot as always.. hopefully CBS will cut away with this Footballgame because it's a blowout.

Dawn Marie
Sep 8th, 2002, 01:07 AM
OMG THERE IS A GODDESS, thank you my goddess!:)

the cat
Sep 8th, 2002, 03:09 AM
I'm with you Dawn! It was ridiculous! CBS should have left that blowout at 8:30pm EST and gone to the U.S. Open. To make the players and fans who traveled from far away wait another hour was preposterous! :fiery:

And venusfan, why you talk about John Patrick Mcenroe, the most talented tennis player ever and the best tennis commentator ever, in such a derogatory manner! :mad:

Sep 8th, 2002, 04:12 AM
The Heidi Bowl

One of the most exciting finishes in sports history was not seen on television. This football game became known as the Heidi Bowl (or Heidi Game). On November 17, 1968, the New York Jets led the Oakland Raiders 32-29, with 50 seconds to go. It was the end of the hour, and even though the score was close, NBC switched over to the cartoon movie Heidi. In the next 42 seconds, Oakland scored two touchdowns to win 43-32.

What happened was a torrent of angry calls from East Coast couch potatoes, who asked, in colorful terms, why a spunky little girl had replaced their football game. They flooded the switchboard at Manhattan's Rockefeller Plaza and crashed the phone exchange.

Evermore, TV networks would stay with football games until their conclusion. The program to follow would then "slide," rather than being joined in progress.

Although it was a blow out, no TV exec will ever cut away from a football game again.