Kerry Fights For Giants-Patriots Game

Being a Giants fan who has Time Warner, I say, I hope the NFL listens

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry (he also was in Vietnam) has appealed to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to take action to ensure that all Patriots fans in New England, and across the country, will have the chance to view the team’s season finale against the Giants.

The game is scheduled to be broadcast on NFL Network. WCVB in Boston (Channel 5) will also carry the game, but that still means parts of New England won’t be able to see it.

What Kerry is pushing for is to make sure that most of New England will be able to see it, but, since he is pushing for it to be on NBC, hopefully the rest of the country will gain access.

Go Monsiuer Kerry!

Of course, not sure how much it made a difference, as the NFL has now stated that the game will be simulcast on NBC and CBS around the country. Maybe Kerry had an effect, maybe the NFL realized that most people do not give a rats ass about petty bickering between the NFL Network and cable providers. They just want to see the games. I’ll give Kerry props for trying.

But, you know that liberals had to have a hissy fit, right?

  • Well, as long as he’s doing something important…
  • Yeah, well the majority of households can go cry boo hoo into their Christmas gruel.I suppose Kerry wants the tickets to the game to be free as well.What a waste of time and energy by a person who has turned out to be a waste of time and energy.
  • While there are legitimate anti-trust issues here, dontcha think there are more important targets, Senator?
  • Don’t tase me bro!
  • Can he/WE also fight for our Constitution?
  • Well if Bushco and the BFEE and KKKarl Rove and the GOOPERS hadn’t stolen the election Kerry would have solved this problem years ago.
  • “John Kerry fights for patriots” I assume that means he loads his Super Soaker with ketchup.
  • So football, a game, take priority over making sure the Law and Constitution is adhered to by the Bush Administration and getting us out of Iraq?Damn, I am glad we have our priorities straight.
  • So, we can have Senate hearings on whether or not the NFL is free to contract with broadcast companies who cater to those willing to pay the price for watching football, but we cannot have hearings on IMPEACHMENT.Nice to know what is really important to the Democrats in the Senate these days.
  • Where was he during the wiping of the prez’s azz with the constitution?
  • This is ridiculous! Whether or not the game is broadcast on a pay channel or not is not somthing that is covered in enforcement of our constitution. Kerry has MORE important things to do, as does the rest of congress. NFL is entertainment, and is profit driven. It is NOT guarenteed you will watch it on tv for free.
  • If he would have fought as much as he’s fighting for the Patriots, perhaps this criminal administration would not be in the White House today…
  • Uh, Johnny boy, there’s a war to be stopped, and lots of more important damned stuff going on for you to worry about the televising of a football game.

How quickly they turn on him. Plus, some good BDS, stolen elections, our Constitution is gone. All that is missing is some anti-Israel rhetoric and that global warming is harming the game. Almost sounds like Ron Paul, eh?

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3 Responses to “Kerry Fights For Giants-Patriots Game”

  1. dr WNC says:

    Must say I will side with the liberals on this one,but for different reasons:
    He and the goverment should not be involved, Jimmie at Sundries shack pointed out the truly egregious part of kerry’s letter.

    “For a game of this significance to be used as a bargaining chip or point of leverage between corporations locked in a dispute would say a great deal about the esteem in which America’s football fans are held by the big interests. Under the unfortunate circumstance that this matter remains unresolved, leaving 60 percent of households across the country – including thousands in Massachusetts – without access to Saturday’s game, I will ask the Senate Commerce Committee to hold hearings on how the emergence of premium sports channels are impacting the consumer, and I will consider what legislative measures may be necessary to ensure that consumers are more than bystanders in this process.”

    Sorry, folks, but this is just wrong. John Kerry is simply blackmailing the NFL to get what he wants and if he doesn’t, he’ll tie it up in hearings and bind it with the power of our government. He’s a bully and this, to me, is a simple and obvious abuse of his power.

    Trust in free enterprise to work and have the right thing accomplished, which with the simulcast maybe it would have but we’ll never know for sure. We do know no matter what KERRY will take credit for making it happen.
    Large goverment does not work for any reason, even beloved football teams.

  2. Scrapiron says:

    Since Hanoi John has been involved I’ll assume the game is fixed and will not watch if it’s on every channel.

  3. dr WNC, I’m not going to say you are wrong, as Kerry was pretty much just trying to get his voter base to be able to watch the game, which is a pretty big one, through some good old fashioned intimidation.

    However, on the flip side, he does have a small point. The NFL is a monopoly, and is given an anti-trust exemption by the Feds, so, they can hold hearings. This is an important issue to a lot of folks. Except for the Charlotte area, no one got to see the Panthers game, and people were pissed.

    Besides, the more time Congress spends on small things, the less time they spend doing things that really f*ck up our lives 😉

    Scrapiron, I hope he got it fixed in the Giants favor! 🙂

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