Monday, October 30, 2006

stupid flames

So we just settled in for a few hours of Calgary hockey on Rogers Sportsnet west and BAM...the service went out. Apparently, the Flames haven't sold enough tickets and have blacked out the game. Now, if I COULD...I would buy tickets to said game and go to see it (well, maybe I would...but I can't so really it doesn't matter). But I am in OTTAWA...the only way I can see the team is on TELEVISION and when you black them out, we can't watch them. According to Rogers (oh yes, I called the cable company), it is a decision made by the Flames organization, not by the cable company (not the government...). So as I raise my middle finger in the general direction of Ken King and his cronies...I urge you to buy some tickets so that I can watch the game on TV.
Seriously...go now, buy a ticket...maybe they will change their minds and start broadcasting it.

12 comments:

kristen said...

i suppose winning games would help sell tickets...

--Nathan-- said...

Yeah they are sucking pretty hard right now... although the last two seasons they got off to bad starts as well. There is something about flames "fans" or maybe calgarians in general wont support their team when the chips are down. Kristen im glad to hear your support for the team all the way from Ottawa... calgary needs more true fans like yourself and Jordan.

Evey said...

If you guys really want Flames games the NHL Centre Ice Package is totally worth it. 150 bucks for the whole season.

Devo said...

I too hate not getting to see Flames games. I listen to them online on www.fan960.com. It would be alot easier to put up with not seeing them if they were at least winning.

Anonymous said...

I think that I watched that game on sportsnet...in Calgary....wouldn't it make sense to black it out here if the reason is that there weren't enough tickets sold?? That's silly.

Dee

jordan said...

The Flames actually did sell out even though they suck. I don't know why we didn't get the game but they announced it as a set up. They may be horrible but they'll always be my team.

p.s. I thought you were the king bandwagon jumper Nathan. I love Calgary, no I love Edmonton...Who's winning now?

Devo said...

My guess is that you didn't get to see the game because it was on sportsnet west and not broadcast on sportsnet ontario. I didn't get the game either.

jordan said...

We actually get all the Sportsnet channels from across Canada so we were watching Sportsnet West. The weird thing is they didn't show the Edmonton game last night either. So it either wasn't a sell-out or they are just blacking it out for fun. Hopefully Calgary at Columbus will be on tomorrow.
I love hockey. Especially Flames hockey.....sob

--Nathan-- said...

bandwagon jumper?? I have always maintained that i like the oilers, and have also said that i like the flames... just not as much as the oilers. Im not too worried about calgary they will get things in gear they always do. And iginla is getting hot these days and he always has a slow start.

Jordan said...

I know you always liked the oilers Nathan (why is another question), i'm just trying to stir things up. I think I miss the hockey pool banter. Sigh....You guys still owe me dinner!

I also think the Flames will get it together. I just worry that they are putting themselves in too big of a hole. Have you watched them? They don't look good.

--Nathan-- said...

oh you! trying to pick fights. oh, we invited you out for dinner for your hockey pool "victory" but you didnt show.. something about being in ottawa.

when do you guys get into town in december?

The Postman said...

Jordan, you'll have to hit up Russell for that dinner. I contributed my share and as far as I know he's the man with the $$$ for the dinner you need. Call him up and demand a cheque or gift card.

P.S. Hi Kristen

Miss you guys.