Friday, April 4, 2008

Ask a blackhawk

I was always intending on attending all home playoff games... that was never in question. I have only missed 6 games all year and that was mostly because I had no choice but to miss the games. I also knew about the "blackout" that the Mooseheads had put on Eastlink for televising our playoff home games here in Halifax...but it is really starting to piss me off. Does Bobby Smith really think that by having a blackout he will be selling more tickets. The team should be attempting to get as much exposure as possible, and one of those ways is by broadcasting games on TV - live. People who were not planning on going are just not going to go...nobody is going to stay home and watch the game on TV because they prefer TV over the live game. It just doesn't work that way.
"With tonight's game being under the blackout mark of 9000 tickets 24 hrs before gametime, Game 1 will not be shown live on Eastlink in the HRM. The game is expected to be live in all other areas outside of the HRM that Eastlink broadcasts. "

Why doesn't Bobby ask Cam Russell how well a blackout worked out for the Chicago Blackhawks franchise?

News links:

Mooseheads vs Eagles:
Talent will see Herd through
Moose need to be disciplined to win
Battle of Nova Scotia (with a hockey picture that has nothing to do with this series)
Hard working Eagles vs Enigmatic Mooseheads
Plenty of History in this clash

Sea Dogs vs Titan:
Sea Dogs handling playoff pressure


Anonymous said...

don't forget the telus webcasts are always available though. not a great quality by any stretch of the imagination but they are better than missing a game completely. just turn the volume down so you don't hear what the sound of johnny moore's larynx hitting the microphone sounds like.

really enjoy your blog. thanks for writing!


Q-girl said...

Oh. I am well aware of the Telus feeds, Moore's ability to eat the mic in a fit of excitement, our excessive use of advertising, and the shoddy camera work in Moncton. I get my Sea Dogs fix via Telus. However, the only people who are going to watch these are the crazy devoted fans (eg. me, and apparently you, because you read my blog). Some people may actually see the game on TV by chance...and I feel it is the chance factor the organizations should be playing up to. How else do we inform people (who are not currently big fans) of the on ice product? The newspaper articles just do not cut it.