Friday, November 23, 2007

Jerry Jones, the Fool

Sadly, I am not talented enough a writer to one-up Kissing Suzy Kolber's fantastic Wade and Jerry series. But I am cognizant enough of bullshit to recognize a load of hot air when I see it. Regarding the NFL Network contretemps with cable TV, Messr. Jones had the following to say:

"I am frustrated that we've got literally several million fans that won't get to see that game because Time Warner won't be carrying it," Jones said in the locker room after the Cowboys' 34-3 victory over the New York Jets. "I'm hot about that. I hope those fans will go to AT&T satellite or go over to a competing cable company."

That sounds just dandy Jerry.....until you look at the facts realistically. That game and 7 others (including last night's snoozer between Indy and Atlanta) are on the NFL Network because you and your compatriots' greedy asses decided to reach for a non-existant pot of gold in a new TV station. And you tried to quintuple your revenues by putting these games on this stupid station by using it as leverage not only against cable carriers, but also ESPN, CBS, NBC and Fox. The system worked perfectly fine beforehand with few or no extra games on Thursday or Saturday night. And something tells me you could have sold the extra 8 games to ESPN or some other carrier for a hefty ransom if you hadn't been so indignant on promoting a station that has zero programming of interest outside of the NFL Draft, and frankly, never will. (I mean seriously--have you ever tried to watch programming on any station specific to one sport or league? The best one is TVG simply because you can bet on everything on its station 24/7.)

In other words, you have precisely thirty-two people to be frustrated with: yourself and your fellow owners. So shut the fuck up.

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