Both games of Men's college cup semis will air on a ONE day delay on ESPN 2

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by Julius, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Julius

    Julius New Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Can someone explain to me why is BOTH semifinals of the Men's College Cup will be airing on a one day delay. Saturday 12/11 Noon ET ESPN2 1 day tape delay Div. I Men's Soccer SF # 1. Sat 12/11 11:00 PM ET ESPN2 1 day tape delay Div. I Men's Soccer SF # 2. I don't get why ESPN 2 is airing both Semifinals of the Women's College Cup LIVE for the second year in a row and they can't do the same for the Men by airing both men's semis live. If you want to chew ESPN out about this: http://sports.espn.go.com/sitetools/s/contact/espntv.html
     
  2. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Will ESPN offer a live webcast of the games like they did last year.
     
  3. Beakmon FC

    Beakmon FC Member+

    LA Galaxy
    United States
    Jan 10, 2002
    The OC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Times of day, perhaps? I know the start times are something like 5 & 7.30 Pacific times....toally prime time on the East Coast. Maybe they don't want to cut into some other coverage...like the World's Stroongest Man or Outdoor Games!!!
     
  4. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I blame Title IX. :mad:
     
  5. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Thanks, Mr. Flanagan. Please don't hack onto Andy's account anymore.
     
  6. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Will they be airing the full length game?

    I'd rather watch two full length games a day later than condensced crap where they skip ahead for you.
     
  7. BigRedFootie

    BigRedFootie Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    B-town
    Nope - if there are any overtimes, they'll edit them down. Gotta get in celebrity billiards!

    BRF
     
  8. dtailsrsketchy

    dtailsrsketchy New Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Princeton, NJ

    Title IX is partly to blame..that is where the money is going...

    Also, the women's side has done a better job of placing their championship in small markets and promoting it well...

    the men's championship committe is to blame for moving the championships from Davidson....
     
  9. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Title IX is to blame for the Mens College Cup being a Friday that conflicts with other programming on espn2?

    WTF?
     
  10. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    It was doing great in Richmond.
     
  11. Julius

    Julius New Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is true, but you need to remember that UVA usually played in the Final Four which is right down the road.

    I think the biggest mistake was playing at Ericksson Field. That more than anything sent a negative message about college soccer. A huge stadium, and the final had a team from Indiana and Santa Clara, not two teams from the area.

    That being said, any coverage of NCAA soccer is good coverage.
     
  13. dtailsrsketchy

    dtailsrsketchy New Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Princeton, NJ
    Wow.Easy!!! Don't get so fired up and start tearing down those Julie Foudy poster's on the wall.

    So tell me wise one??? The Women's final four doesn't conflict with any other programming????? Is it not on Friday????... Are there not other shows on Dec. 3rd???? I seem to change the channels and find other programs on. Is Dec. 10th a big night??? Please share some of your infinite wisdom with me. If you are so smart, you tell me why the men's final four is tape delayed. Let me on in why more women's games are broadcast throughout the year then men’s on CSTV. The list could go on.

    Make no mistake about it. Title IX has taken a major toll on men's soccer and other non-revenue sports. It may not be the deciding factor in why the final four is tape delayed, but you could share a little information to the contrary in your response before you start spouting of obscenities
     
  14. gsterp

    gsterp Member+

    Jul 16, 2003
    College Park
    They only made it twice when the Final Four was in Richmond, 1995 and 1997. The attendance wasn't any better those years because of UVA, but more because of novelty. The overall attendance gradually diminished through the years as it became less of a unique event to the area.
     

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