The Oakland Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 19-9 on Sunday. Unless you gambled on the game, there is probably very little that could have made you care about the outcome. WKMG Channel 6 in Orlando is clearly aware of this.
As the Orlando Sentinel pointed out, the NFL considers Orlando to be a secondary television market for the Jaguars. Therefore, the league requires WKMG to air all of Jacksonville’s road games during the season. On Sunday, that meant the CBS affiliate’s viewers had to watch Terrelle Pryor and Chad Henne battle it out instead of enjoying a duel between the Manning brothers.
During the early game between the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins, WKMG decided to apologize in advance for the game they were going to be showing later that afternoon.
“In accordance with NFL policy, WKMG must carry all Jacksonville Jaguars away games,” a message across the bottom of the screen read. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Honesty is the best policy. Almost all NFL fans wanted to watch the New York Giants and Denver Broncos, but there was nothing WKMG could do about it. Just as there is nothing they will be able to do about the other seven away games the Jags play this season. Football fans living in the Orlando area may want to consider switching to DirecTV.
H/T LBS tipster David
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