NBC Makes Lame Decision to Ruin Pens Fans Fun
April 17, 2009 4 Comments
From the Penguins Website:
The Penguins will not show Sunday’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs on the outdoor screen in front of Mellon Arena because of a decision by NBC Sports.
Sunday’s game will be televised nationally by NBC. As a policy, NBC Sports does not allow teams to show their broadcasts on arena screens.
The Penguins will show Game 2 tonight on the outdoor screen, and will resume the screen for Game 4 Tuesday night. Both of those games will be broadcast locally by FSN Pittsburgh.
What is the point of this? To get a few hundred more Penguins fans to go home and turn on their TV instead of watching it on a big screen with all the fans? Pointlessly dumb decision by a network that doesn’t really care that much about hockey.