Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Everyone knows that ESPN basically has all Saturday Morning to hype up whichever ESPN Game they have at 3:30 or night game they are airing on ABC. They head to Oregon, Nebraska, etc. to get the buzz going about their televised games early. Rarely does ESPN travel to a site where a CBS game is to take place, but they'll be doing so this Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Now if I were CBS I'd be pissed because ESPN will have all morning to let people know about Ohio State-Purdue that evening on ESPN while CBS waits until 3pm to remind people about Florida-LSU. So how does CBS plan to counteract this publicity for ESPN? How about sending their national morning show crew there on Friday......
Although the ESPN College GameDay crew is going to be at LSU all day Saturday, network television is getting a jumpstart on Friday.That's right ESPN! CBS will send their regular news staff a full day ahead of you to get press for their game! What are you going to do about it? Not a damn thing. Everyone's going to be watching FLA-LSU over OSU-PUR anyway, but I still thought this was an interesting and sneaky tactic by CBS. Bravo Eye!
CBS and “The Early Show” will be reporting from LSU starting at 6 a.m. Friday to soak in some of the pre-game activities and tailgating. Dave Price, “The Early Show” weather anchorman and features reporter, is appearing live at LSU.
Big game lures TV networks (2TheAdvocate.com)
(Thanks to reader JP for the tip)