CBC "Heidi's" The Canadian Football League

Monday, August 20, 2007

Obviously it's not on the same level as the time NBC cut away from a Jets-Raiders game in 1968, but this was pretty bad in its own right....

Football fans and CBC staffers were furious on Saturday night over the network cutting short its Canadian Football League telecast to air a movie. Yesterday, Scott Moore, the head of CBC Sports, met with CFL commissioner Mark Cohon to assure him the mistake would not happen again.

"He understood the problem and understood these things don't happen very often," Moore said. "When you're hit with a unique situation, sometimes decisions are made that you regret."
So what was the movie you ask? Could it possibly be worse than Heidi??? Oh it can, and it was...
Given that CFL fans felt ripped off, the movie, starring Nick Nolte, was appropriately titled The Good Thief.
Nick Nolte?!?!?! Nice. I bet if it was Blue Chips no one would have even cared.


CBC fumbles coverage of Roughriders game (Globe and Mail)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 4:10 PM

10 Comments:

They still had it online. Plus the Roughriders won anyway. They didn't miss a dramatic ending.

Mookie said...
Aug 20, 2007, 4:55:00 PM  

In addition to that, they aired the final hour of the game at a midnight slot.

Mookie said...
Aug 20, 2007, 4:58:00 PM  

NBC cut out of a game, between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, to show the movie "Heidi" in it's entirety. Not the Super Bowl.

a pain-in-the-ass know-it-all said...
Aug 20, 2007, 5:34:00 PM  

Nick Nolte is still the president of the Hilarious Mugshot Hall of Fame.

GMoney said...
Aug 20, 2007, 5:39:00 PM  

Aaaah...who cares. It's just Canada, right?

I heard a rumor that, just to mess with them, a bunch of Americans are going to buy all of the CFL clubs and relocate them to Arizona, Texas, and Florida...just like the NHL!

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2007, 8:04:00 PM  

Neon Badeau, eh?

Radioman said...
Aug 20, 2007, 8:41:00 PM  

Aaaah...who cares. It's just Canada, right?

I heard a rumor that, just to mess with them, a bunch of Americans are going to buy all of the CFL clubs and relocate them to Arizona, Texas, and Florida...just like the NHL!


Don't be an ass. I was legitimately pissed, but not surprised, that our GOVERNMENT-run TV network did not return to the game.

J.R. Hippe said...
Aug 20, 2007, 8:41:00 PM  

Sorry aboot the game, hoser.

Viva Canadaland!

Anonymous said...
Aug 20, 2007, 9:18:00 PM  

J.R, don't complain. You get NFL and CFL games through the roof. Plus, there is no regional coverage crap for the CFL.

Mookie said...
Aug 20, 2007, 9:41:00 PM  

I still love the opening scene of Blue Chips.

Anyway, CFL (usually shown on Comcast Philly the day after the actual game, anyway) was somehow replaced by a competitive fishing show this past weekend. Total bullshit.

Why can't I get reliable Aussie Rules and CFL coverage? How much fishing, poker, and Magic Bullet informercials am I supposed to watch?

Aug 21, 2007, 10:59:00 AM  

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