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Biased TV networks

How do TV networks get away with being so biased?   Although I am not talking about the recent American election coverage, that was pretty bad too.  This time I am referring to the sports channels….

Last evening (Saturday, Jan 21) I had plans so had to PVR the Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leaf hockey game.  As soon as I arrived home we started watching the game, but much to our chagrin I had forgotten to allow time for a shootout.  When the overtime session ended with the score still tied, we did not know who won.  We waited patiently to see the game recap on Sportscenter. (TSN and ESPN)  As time went on and we heard nothing about that game, yet every detail about the other games played, we figured the Ottawa Senators had won.  Obviously, if the Toronto Maple Leafs had won we would have heard instantly, not to mention over and over again.

When the overtime session ended with the score still tied, we did not know who won.  We waited patiently to see the game recap on Sportscenter. Or at least the final score amongst all the other scored displayed scrolling across the bottom of the screen.  NOTHING!  As time went on and we heard nothing about that game, yet every detail about the other games played, we figured the Ottawa Senators had won.  Obviously, if the Toronto Maple Leafs had won we would have heard instantly, not to mention over and over again, on TV and social media.

This morning I tuned into Sportcenter on the TV again, thinking they would have to show the details, including the final score.  Still nothing.  I finally got proof positive that the Senators won when I googled the result on my computer.  By noon, they finally conceded the Maple Leaf loss.

The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs are bitter rivals here in Ontario.  Part of the reason I dislike the Maple Leafs is the fact that their fans are so obnoxious.  In fact, when these two teams play here in Ottawa, many Senators fans do like going to the games because of the Toronto fans.  The only time Leaf fans brag about their team is when they are winning or after they win.  When they lose all you hear is the silence.

That’s my rant for the day.  Did I mention the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs?  Just clarifying, you probably wouldn’t have heard it anywhere else!

Final Score…