Monosyllabic Pedantry

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Where's my dress?


I emailed Fox, and they responded:


Subject: Don't mess with the Sunday night lineup

Fire whoever decided to show the SeaHawks game in place of The Simpsons and Family Guy.


Fox Broadcasting has a contract with the National Football League, and last evening's championship game had been on the schedule since April.
Fox, along with the other three major networks, will usually preempt their regular line-up at some point during the season. With most programs only producing 18 to 22 episodes per year, you'd see each program almost three times, and the networks won't dilute their shows that way.
We appreciate your comments, and thank you for watching Fox5 Atlanta.

Valencya Jones Tucker
Programming Services

What a load of crap. They're doing me a favor, by not diluting their shows?

Fox has decided to play the stupid SeaHawks game rather than their regular sunday light lineup of The Simpsons and Family Guy. I'm pissed. There's nothing but crap on tv.

I have no interest in watching sports. I know, I might as well wear a dress, blah, blah. Now, I enjoy playing sports. I have no interest in watching it, except the occasional boxing or kickboxing match.

I have no idea how some guys' lives revolve around whatever sport. They know all the trivia; who was the QB in 1982 and how many completions he made that year. Sorry, but that's just wasting good brain matter.


  • Does this mean we're finally going to get to see you in a dress?

    By Blogger Aunt B, at 7:33 PM  

  • personally i've never met a sports-stats junkie guy who wasn't living vicariously through the sport. Either they haven't the physical ability to play or the only year of their life (11th grade) that was worthwhile to them was spent playing some amateur version.

    Each of the Welfare Five owns several paranetworks, last time I checked. (Okay, maybe not pbs.) The days of preempting entertainment programming for weather, news, sports, etc. should be over. You want sports? Watch ESPN. I wanna see Family Guy at the time when Family Guy is supposed to air.

    By Blogger Kat Coble, at 7:33 AM  

  • Those fine shows weren't scheduled to air last night, so what's your beef?

    As both playoff games turned into routs, I pulled the trigger with Comcast OnDemand.

    They have all the Firefly episodes in three episode blocs for $2.99. So for about a buck an episode I bought into the adventures of Serenity and crew. But cut it off in time to see The Boondocks.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 9:32 AM  

  • And that's exactly my beef. Fox did their Fox Sports special rather than the good stuff.

    By Blogger Exador, at 9:56 AM  

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    By Blogger Exador, at 9:56 AM  

  • I love that you're the young version of the cranky old man who sits around writing letters to the editor.

    By Blogger Aunt B, at 10:17 AM  

  • You are such a crybaby.

    Family Guy reruns were available on Cartoon Network Sunday night. It was the one where Stewie shrunk himself and his awesome ship down to go into Peter's testicles (hehehe Peter's testicles) and kill all the sperm save Wallace Shawn.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 4:14 PM  

  • Let me add insult to your cartoon deprived injury. FOX pays big money to air NFL games. The preseason games demand a pretty penny from advertisers wishing to cash in on all the eyeballs watching said games. So there is that.
    Then there is your whining about watching a cartoon that has previously been canceled on said network for lack of viewers, hence lack of advertising revenue.
    As one who appreciates the free market and the right of a company to make a profit, you would think that maybe appreciating their strategy would be appropriate. But no, you want to rail against the unfairness that your particular titty was unavailable for sucking that particular evening.

    Boo-hoo. How about a bottle of formula instead, you dirty Commie.

    By Anonymous Sarcastro, at 4:57 PM  

  • You're just mad about the jabs I took at you over turning 40.

    Your posts practically drip with it.

    As for my love of the free market, maybe if more Family Guy -ophiles had emailed Fox, they wouldn't have cancelled it to begin with. As a customer, I am providing feedback.

    By Blogger Exador, at 5:39 PM  

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