It is Sunday afternoon, 1:30pm Eastern time. This is as prime as it gets for watching NFL Football. There are 9 games in progress. We have cable, Suddenlink, with the “Sports and Information” package.
I can find three channels purporting to show football right now. Two of them are Fox affiliates, WVNS-FOX and WVAH-FOX. A third is CBS, WVNS-CBS. Two just say “NFL Football” in the guide. The third, WVNS-CBS, says “NFL Football – Ravens at Eagles”, which is the game that I want to watch.
In the real world, the game I want to see has been replaced by the Bengals vs the Browns. Of the other two, WVAH-FOX is showing Tampa Bay vs the Giants, and WVNS-FOX is showing a rerun of “Two and a Half Men”.
So that’s two games of nine available to me, neither of remote interest.
Last week, we really wanted to watch San Francisco vs Green Bay. Our guide said it was on WVNS-FOX. What was really on was the Tampa Bay game. The other Fox channel had a color bar test pattern. Ironically, when Tampa Bay had a weather delay, they actually showed the game we wanted for about 5 minutes.
NCAA College Football has come a long way in terms of what I have available to watch. NFL Football has receded into the dark ages. At least when we only had three channels, you didn’t expect to be able to watch more than two games.