The Maven and his lovely dinning companion were nestled comfortably in a cozy booth at a favorite restaurant/bar eagerly anticipating the Saints/Packers game Sunday afternoon.
All was going swimmingly until the barmaid had difficulty finding the game on TV. A quick scan of MyFox Fort Wayne's usual hiding places on Comcast cable revealed a Bare Minerals infomercial on both Comcast 18 and 252. But the screen guide indicated the Saints/Packers game on the Fox network. Hmm.
As time passed, the audio from the infomercial went up, then down, then away, then back to full volume. The video remained on the infomercial.
Then, with a minute or two left in the first quarter, and the game tied at 7, viola! The NFL on Fox appeared and the disgusting Bare Minerals infomercial was vanquished to annoy us on another day!
One has to wonder if the error would have been corrected earlier if the station personnel (probably just the one person in the building at the time) had not taken time to Tweet about the screw up, rather than fix it immediately. Hey, at least they acknowledged the error (whether it was, in deed technical, or just someone busy doing something else and neglecting something as unimportant as a measly football game, we will never know). A screen crawl might have been a nice touch....but it that might have been asking too much of the poor flunky running multiple TV stations in multiple cities from the Butler Road bunker.
It's clear that INC, the current Fox affiliate, does not take their affiliation seriously and only holds the affiliation so that another Fort Wayne station can not get their grubby little hands on it. And brickbats also to Comcast for moving MyFox Fort Wayne around on their line up. With MyFox Fort Wayne on Comcast 18, where the hell did the put the Weather Channel? Well, that's a search for another day.....