Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Notre Dame football.

Tuesday, November 7

Get Angry America -- Irish Not On Major TV

You need to get angry. You need to get your priorities together. Call your congressman. Call the governor. Call the President. Yes, today might be a little busy with elections and the future of city, state and country, but it's time to do something about what really matters:

Notre Dame is not on major television this Saturday.

That's right. If you want to see the Irish stomp all over Air Force, you'll have to tune into something called CSTV. What's that? It's a college sports network looking to make a big splash onto the national scene, and what better way to do it than with Notre Dame football.

So instead of turning to NBC, ABC, CBS or ESPN, you have to go to CSTV, which, conveniently, is being offered free this weekend at a cable operator near you. The problem -- not all cable operators are accepting it. You can also watch the game on your computer -- for a fee, which seems, well, un-American.

So this is where you have to call somebody with clout, power and the ability to change lives. Somebody like Larry the Cable Guy. Or Bob Costas. Or, if all else fails, the guy that owns the local bar. Surely he can get access to CSTV.

In the meantime, take comfort in the fact the game that really matters -- USC -- is on ABC.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

THAT SUCKS! ND not being on espn, abc, nbc, or cbs is like sleeping through Christmas! IF espn wants another game with the irish before southern cal, they should buy out the Mountain west's tv deal with cstv and get the irish on tv

November 07, 2006 10:18 AM

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November 07, 2006 10:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked with my local cable operator in Naples,
Fl, and they are showing the game. Give your cable operator a call.

November 07, 2006 10:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The biggest college football draw on tv and the major networks donot want the business! ugh!

Nd should start its own nationwide spots tv station --another ESPN only broadcasting ND Sports!!

I'd bet in a couple of years they would out draw all of the networks!!

November 07, 2006 11:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the major networks would love to air the game, but CSTV has a deal with the Mountain West Conference and would never sell their biggest draw. This is how CSTV gets people to buy its service.

November 07, 2006 11:24 AM


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