This is to clarify an earlier blog...
On Friday, I wrote about how the Nationals, Wizards and Capitals all were playing within 60 minutes of one another, and how I had a choice of where to watch them. Seems I was partially right--the Nats were on MASN (except it was blacked out, because the game was on the My Network station in Washington...just as I said), and the "overflow" channel Comcast uses for situations like this was running the Wizards.
Problem was, I couldn't see it. They were running the frickin' Orioles on there.
I better explain.
What Comcast does for sports fans, is provide a channel for handling situations like what happened Friday night. (Here in the Shenandoah Valley, they have to pre-empt C-SPAN2 for this.) The problem became, the Orioles were playing 1/2 hour before the Nats...so, the "overflow" channel ran the O's.
Oh, and the Wizards?? Comcast put that on CN8, which you can find on some cable systems around Baltimore and the metro D.C. area. It's not on here in the Valley...or, so I thought.
Found out yesterday morning, while lying in bed and flipping through the dial...and coming across the advisory channel for digital cable customers (like me)...that CN8 was indeed on my system. Would've helped me out ENORMOUSLY if I had only known this Friday night, but...
"The power of cable", once went the ad. Who are we trying to b.s., people??
I'm paying $80/ month for this, and Comcast doesn't even bother to give its customers (regular and digital) a bleeping heads-up?? And they wonder WHY they have an image problem??