A TV station in Orlando has issued an on-air explanation for why it aired the Jacksonville-Oakland game Sunday.
Other games on the slate included the Manning Bowl, in which Peyton’s Broncos whipped little brother Eli’s Giants 41-23.
WKMG TV, the local CBS affiliate, issued a scrolled message on TV screens yesterday.
It read. “In accordance with NFL policy, WKMG must carry all Jacksonville Jaguars away games. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Viewers then reacted on Twitter, blasting the station.
But station vice president and general manager Skip Valet — yes, that’s his name — said, “I know it’s frustrating, but as a CBS station in this market you have to carry the away games.”
Can you believe that?
Apologizing for showing an in-state game!
By the way, Jacksonville lost 19-9 to the Raiders.
The Jags went more than 36 minutes without a 1st down, but hey, they did score their first touchdown of the season after managing just 2 points last week.
The Jags are coming off their worst season in history at 2-and-14 and have made the playoffs just twice since 1999.
Oh, to be a Jags fan these days.
But hey, at least they can watch their team on TV.