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Why is there no Fox Sports Detroit Plus HD

TomCat4680
04-12-2009, 04:26 AM
Why is Fox Sports Detroit Plus the only overflow feed on the entire Fox Sports Net system that's NOT in HD? :mad:

isszguy
04-12-2009, 09:35 AM
Hey TomCat. Have you heard about the economy in Detroit? While you watch your big screen HD TV made in Asia, what kind of iron do you have parked in your driveway? Probably a rice burner.

I suspect that DTV is losing customers in the Detroit area who no longer can afford to pay for satellite TV, let alone a new HD receiver.

TomCat4680
04-12-2009, 09:43 AM
Hey TomCat. Have you heard about the economy in Detroit? While you watch your big screen HD TV made in Asia, what kind of iron do you have parked in your driveway? Probably a rice burner.

I suspect that DTV is losing customers in the Detroit area who no longer can afford to pay for satellite TV, let alone a new HD receiver.

WTF is a rice burner?

What does that have to do with being it in Detroit? Its owned by News Corporation, the largest, most successful media conglomerate in the world! By the way, the station's base isn't actually in the city of Detroit, its in Southfield, an upper class suburb, and it serves the entire state of Michigan, not just the Detroit market, and with the right packages, the entire country.

By the way I live in Michigan and I'm on SSDI and I have an HDTV. Go figure...

glennb1
04-13-2009, 10:15 AM
Hey TomCat. Have you heard about the economy in Detroit? While you watch your big screen HD TV made in Asia, what kind of iron do you have parked in your driveway? Probably a rice burner.

I suspect that DTV is losing customers in the Detroit area who no longer can afford to pay for satellite TV, let alone a new HD receiver.

I don't see what having a rice burner has to do with any HD channels.

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 10:21 AM
What's a rice burner glenn? This guy never answered me.

Bigloww
04-13-2009, 10:24 AM
What's a rice burner glenn? This guy never answered me.

Rice burner is slang for a Japanese car.. That is an older term from the 80's and 90's I think..


My guess is that since the Lions went 0-16 last season, Fox Sports got the hell outta there in a hurry...:D

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 10:27 AM
I have an American car. I'd never buy foreign.

Fox Sports Detroit hasn't even covered the Lions since 2007. Its due to the new long term exclusive carriage deal with the Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings they made in March 2008, so too many conflicts can't occur. It has nothing to do with how bad the Lions were last season.

Bigloww
04-13-2009, 10:34 AM
I have an American car. I'd never buy foreign.

Fox Sports Detroit doesn't even cover the Lions any more, they haven't since 2007. Its due to the new long term exclusive carriage deal with the Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings they made in March 2008, so too many conflicts can't occur. It has nothing to do with how bad the Lions were last season.

I know the Cuddly Kittins are carried by the NFL networks and not FOX Sports Detroit. It was just a little messin with ya.. Hence the :D.. If they still carry the Raiders on the NFL networks, I think by law they have to carry the Lions too. :D

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 10:37 AM
I know the Cuddly Kittins are carried by the NFL networks and not FOX Sports Detroit. It was just a little messin with ya.. Hence the :D.. If they still carry the Raiders on the NFL networks, I think by law they have to carry the Lions too. :D

:hithere: Ok. I thought you were one of those people that will never let the Lions live down 0-16. A Raiders fan could understand though. Its not a law, but its in their contract that they have to produce every non-national game in which the visitor is an NFC team...

Actually certain FOX OTA in Michigan stations didn't carry many Lions game last year either, due to the stupid blackout rules. :mad:

isszguy
04-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Today's Tiger's game is being broadcast in HD on Extra Innings by a Detroit Sports channel. Don't know if it's Fox, but it IS in HD.

Hey TomCat...

While I disagree with over 90% of the complaints you rant about daily, I take back the "rice burner" comment. Glad to hear that you are support Detroit Iron.

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 01:54 PM
Today's Tiger's game is being broadcast in HD on Extra Innings.

Hey TomCat...

While I disagree with over 90% of the complaints you rant about daily, I take back the "rice burner" comment. Glad to hear that you are support Detroit Iron.

All 4 of the cars I've owned are GM. I'd never buy anything else.

Its ok to disagree with me, but the personal attacks are uncalled for. I'm not some rich snob. I'm not even employed.

Ironhardt
04-13-2009, 04:24 PM
TomCat, Off topic, but since you're a Tiger fan; any inside news on who might be doing the closer duties in Detroit in the near future? I was reading that Ryan Perry might get the nod.

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 04:25 PM
TomCat, Off topic, but since you're a Tiger fan; any inside news on who might be doing the closer duties in Detroit in the near future? I was reading that Ryan Perry might get the nod.

Fernando Rodney is currently. Perry could get it. Brandon Lyon wants the job too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Detroit_Tigers_season

Ironhardt
04-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Very sad news just hit the wire. This really sucks! He was a rare individual indeed. R.I.P. Mark.


Mark “the Bird” Fidrych dies at 54

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer 3 minutes ago

BOSTON (AP)—Former All-Star pitcher Mark “the Bird” Fidrych was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his farm. He was 54.

Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. saids a family friend found Fidrych about 2:30 p.m. Monday beneath a pickup truck at his Northborough, Mass., farm. He appeared to be working on the truck, Early said.

The colorful right-hander was the American League rookie of the year in 1976 when he went 19-9 with a 2.34 ERA. He spent all five of his major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers, compiling a 29-19 record and a 3.10 ERA.

His career was cut short by injuries.

Fidrych attempted a comeback in 1983 with the Boston Red Sox and went to their Triple A team in Pawtucket, R.I. But he never pitched in the majors after 1980 and retired in 1983.

The Worcester, Mass., native later owned a trucking business.

Fidrych acquired the nickname “the Bird” because of his resemblance to the Big Bird character on the Sesame Street television show. During games, he would bend down and groom the mound with his hands, appear to talk to the baseball and slap high fives with teammates in the middle of the diamond.

He started the 1976 All-Star game after opening the season with seven wins in eight decisions. He finished that season with 24 complete games.

But he tore knee cartilage during spring training the following year and was placed on the disabled list until May 24. He sustained a shoulder injury in July 1977 and ended up pitching in just 58 games during his major league career.

State police detectives are investigating the circumstances of his death, Early said.

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Harry Kalas (Phillies play-by-play announcer since 1971) died today too

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4064793

Ironhardt
04-13-2009, 04:43 PM
Very sad day.

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 04:48 PM
They showed an old Fidrych game on MLB Network back in February. Crazy guy. :crying:

Was great seeing Tiger Stadium again too. My best memories as a kid were there. I got an overhead shot of it during the last game on my wall.

Sykotic
04-13-2009, 06:13 PM
I wonder what kind of cars they drove?

TomCat4680
04-13-2009, 11:34 PM
I have always driven a GM car and I always will. Its kind of a required by law to do so here in Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of GM. Driving a foreign could get you driven out of town by a lynch mob.

Ironhardt
04-14-2009, 01:25 PM
They showed an old Fidrych game on MLB Network back in February. Crazy guy. :crying:

Was great seeing Tiger Stadium again too. My best memories as a kid were there. I got an overhead shot of it during the last game on my wall.

I was 16 in 1976, and can remember the whole neighborhood going in early to watch "The Bird" on national TV. Fidrych was a nationwide phenomena that everyone was talking about that whole season. I know what you mean about memories in the old ball park; mine were at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. Camden Yards is nice, but Memorial was loud and raucous. I miss Tiger Stadium too, and the days when Detroit was in the AL East. Those were some great rivalries in the days of Al Kaline, Norm Cash, Willie Horton, Jim Northrop, Denny McClain, Frank & Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, Paul Blair, Jim Palmer. The list could go on and on. I miss all the old pre 1970 ball parks, and the players who played in them.

TomCat4680
04-14-2009, 03:15 PM
I used to go to games at The Corner 5 times a year but I have yet to attend one at Comerica Park...

glennb1
04-15-2009, 11:15 AM
I guess you could say I drive a rice burner.

It's a Honda Civic Hybrid. No regrets.

The 2 American cars I've had in my lifetime had all kinds of problems.

When I bought my Honda hybrid in 2005 the only hybrids the American car manufacturers had to offer were a few SUV or pick up truck type hybrids. I thought to myself - Why in the hell would I buy a hybrid truck that gets about the same mileage as a normal gas only mid-sized car ?

Maybe if the American car maunfacturers would have concentrated on designing hybrid cars about 10 years ago they'd be in a lot better financial shape right now.

TomCat4680
04-15-2009, 11:19 AM
I guess you could say I drive a rice burner.

It's a Honda Civic Hybrid. No regrets.

The 2 American cars I've had in my lifetime had all kinds of problems.

When I bought my Honda hybrid in 2005 the only hybrids the American car manufacturers had to offer were a few SUV or pick up truck type hybrids. I thought to myself - Why in the hell would I buy a hybrid truck that gets about the same mileage as a normal gas only mid-sized car ?

Maybe if the American car maunfacturers would have concentrated on designing hybrid cars about 10 years ago they'd be in a lot better financial shape right now.


If I could afford it I'd buy a Chevy Volt. I'm sick and tired of my gas guzzling GMC Jimmy SUV.

Sykotic
04-15-2009, 12:10 PM
I live in Texas. We all drive trucks to haul around our horses, even though the horses get better gas mileage. But my truck is a ford and wifes car is a ford suv. And my sport team is Dallas, which hasnt had a blackout game since the 80s.

TomCat4680
04-15-2009, 12:12 PM
And my sport team is Dallas, which hasnt had a blackout game since the 80s.

Yeah cuz the national media has a boner for the Cowboys.

TomCat4680
04-15-2009, 12:17 PM
Yeah cuz the national media has a boner for the Cowboys.

"i have a boner for Tony Romo's girlfriend Jessica Simpson" (saved you the time glenn) :lol:

yankeevert.
04-15-2009, 03:48 PM
I guess you could say I drive a rice burner.

It's a Honda Civic Hybrid. No regrets.

The 2 American cars I've had in my lifetime had all kinds of problems.

When I bought my Honda hybrid in 2005 the only hybrids the American car manufacturers had to offer were a few SUV or pick up truck type hybrids. I thought to myself - Why in the hell would I buy a hybrid truck that gets about the same mileage as a normal gas only mid-sized car ?

Maybe if the American car maunfacturers would have concentrated on designing hybrid cars about 10 years ago they'd be in a lot better financial shape right now.

Do you realy believe this? Hybirds have about 1% of the market, how would that help? You are just repeating what the politicans are feeding you.The big three were building what the American public wanted.The fact that the economy went south with the bank fiasco combined with $4.00 /gallon gas is what did them in. Unless the politicians tax gasoline at $5.00 /gallon the American public is not going to by small cars. If you believe they will I have a bridge in Brooklin I will sell you.

Sykotic
04-15-2009, 05:25 PM
The main reason I would like to see higher mileage per gallon cars is nothing more than to get this country off the dependance of foreign interests. It doesnt matter if your an "r" or a "d"... Since both are sleeping with the rich oil producing countries. But if we stopped buying thier oil, they would have no other way to force the world to kiss thier ass. As far as saving thier envoirment, cow farts produce methane, which is 25x stronger greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. If we killed half the cows on this planet, it would be better than taking ALL the motor vehicles off the road. (according to Science channel HD of course, they are working on enzymes that would help cows reduce the amount of methane in thier farts.. like the cows give a shit)

Sykotic
04-15-2009, 05:29 PM
And I think the last blackout of a dallas cowboys game was in 1985.. If you say the national media has a boner for them.. its because they have the best record overall, and that everyone else hates them. Everyone tunes in to watch in hopes of seeing them lose. Some they do, some they dont.

TomCat4680
04-15-2009, 06:49 PM
And I think the last blackout of a dallas cowboys game was in 1985.. If you say the national media has a boner for them.. its because they have the best record overall, and that everyone else hates them. Everyone tunes in to watch in hopes of seeing them lose. Some they do, some they dont.

The Cowboys stole the Thanksgiving Classic idea from the Lions. We invented in in 1934 and have hosted it consecutively since then (except from 1941-44 for WWII).

Sykotic
04-15-2009, 07:13 PM
And of course the turky bowl.. Dallas hosts it every year. Its of of 1 of 4 National televised games the cowboys get on thier schedule. But its that fact they have one of the best if not best overall record of nationally televised games. Esp when you concider that most playoff games are nationally televised games. Its a combination of the two. And of course everyone watches, why? Many watch hoping to see them win, fans, or other who want to see them lose. Either way the NFL knows this and always pads Dallas's schedule knowing that it will mean more viewers, more viewers = more advertisement = more $$.

TomCat4680
04-15-2009, 07:17 PM
And of course the turky bowl.. Dallas hosts it every year. Its of of 1 of 4 National televised games the cowboys get on thier schedule. But its that fact they have one of the best if not best overall record of nationally televised games. Esp when you concider that most playoff games are nationally televised games. Its a combination of the two. And of course everyone watches, why? Many watch hoping to see them win, fans, or other who want to see them lose. Either way the NFL knows this and always pads Dallas's schedule knowing that it will mean more viewers, more viewers = more advertisement = more $$.

I liked it back when sports were about the fun, the comradery, the male bonding, the family togetherness, the competition, and NOT the money...

Sykotic
04-15-2009, 07:31 PM
Any time you call it "Professional" theres money involved. But it does have all the fuzzy warm things you like too.

TomCat4680
04-15-2009, 07:48 PM
Any time you call it "Professional" theres money involved. But it does have all the fuzzy warm things you like too.

I didn't mean with the players; they have always gotten paid for showcasing their talents and abilities. I mean I wish football was about only the above not because the networks want to make money off beer companies...

back when it was just The Orange Bowl not The FedEx Orange Bowl. Back when it was Tiger Stadium NOT Comerica Park (I know different stadium but there's no place like The Corner...)

Sykotic
04-16-2009, 11:25 AM
Texas Stadium has always been Texas Stadium, Until last year. Now Jerry Jones is getting a new stadium. I hope he doesnt sell the name to a sponsor. But the trend you cite is in everything, nascar, rodeos, fairs, etc.. "Welcome to the "free credit report.com Renaissance Festival"

TomCat4680
04-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Texas Stadium has always been Texas Stadium, Until last year. Now Jerry Jones is getting a new stadium. I hope he doesnt sell the name to a sponsor. But the trend you cite is in everything, nascar, rodeos, fairs, etc.. "Welcome to the "free credit report.com Renaissance Festival"

Exactly, its out of hand. :mad:

Sykotic
04-16-2009, 04:10 PM
What causes it? We do. We have stock in these companies. We want them to be more productive. Squeeze every cent. If there is anyway left to make money on something, someone will stumble on it and it will be used/overused. Sometimes they use smoke and mirrors to make the money, but its there.
Buses have advertisements. Cars have advertisements. these are more ways for the companies to generate money. If you got paid $5 a day to wear some "pay-ola" would you? I love the freecreditreport.com commercials. Would you wear a shirt that advertises them for $5 a day? thats $150 a month. Id do it for $1 a day. at least that would pay for 2 more lvels of paid programming.

Sykotic
04-16-2009, 04:13 PM
Did you know Direct TV has their refferal program right? if you refer a friend you get like $50. They get a reach-a-round of some sort too. Maybe its a few months of freebies, etc. Why not go to the Dish NOTwork forums and troll for people who are not happy with thier server and convert them to Direct tv. Give them your name and referral.

TomCat4680
04-16-2009, 04:36 PM
Did you know Direct TV has their refferal program right? if you refer a friend you get like $50. They get a reach-a-round of some sort too. Maybe its a few months of freebies, etc. Why not go to the Dish NOTwork forums and troll for people who are not happy with thier server and convert them to Direct tv. Give them your name and referral.

They would say I'm spamming.

Sykotic
04-16-2009, 04:57 PM
You dont do it in public, use the private message option. Just click on the users name. in thier posting. Keep an eye in your User CP for return messages.
Never mind, your right, its spam.
Pardon me, Be right back.

TomCat4680
04-17-2009, 06:56 PM
Hey everybody FYI

http://msn.foxsports.com/id/9466288