Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Superbowl parties

I heard a story that the NFL somehow is cracking down on the hotel Superbowl parties in Saipan, so we won't be seeing much of that this year. I don't know 100 percent that this is the case, but the person who told me said many people told him that was the case. I don't quite get that or how that is different from a sport's bar, but whatever. Doug Stanhope does a bit on how this is the most boring generation ever with everyone following the safe and responsible mantra awash in the corporate landscape. I tend to agree. Even this giant corporation, the NFL, is cutting down on people's fun -- needlessly.

I've only watched the game at a hotel once, and that was for the lousy game last year. I do know for sure that the NFL wouldn't let people purchase the online video system to watch the games. I have one for MLB, and it costs like $100 for virtually all the games for all the teams. I have had that service for years. I will look forward to not getting up at 4 am to watch football when I leave this place. The internet makes it a lot easier to be an expat with a 15 hour time difference and still waste incredible amounts of time watching sports.

7 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Why would the NFL want to cut down on people watching the game in a hotel. Please explain.

Jeff said...

That was what I was wondering. It has something to do with Beer companies sponsoring the parties and the "Super Bowl" association. I don't really get it, either. This is what I was told.

Tamara said...

I heard something similar...and that it has something to do with making money off the event without having to pay any of the profits to the Superbowl..or whomever owns the Superbowl..or yeah, something like that...but the story I got is that if your a bonafide sports bar, you can promote and show the event...but as far as hotels and venues that don't normally play sporting events..they can't...least thats what I heard...we shall soon find out.

Anonymous said...

I don't usually read the Variety, especially on Wednesdays. Came across this article on Superbowl broadcast guidelines while I was wrapping up some fish.

bigsoxfan said...

no commercials with the hotel mass feed is my quess

Jeff said...

Thanks for reading the Variety on a Wednesday and stopping by the blog of its Wednesday columnist. This must be a lunar eclipse. Enjoy the tuna and thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Sorenson on Saipan is not a Fox affiliate, it's ABC. Therefore there is no Fox market here to protect. All but one hotel is confused with the rules, PIC is a go.......All Guam venues get the feed through Sorenson Fox affiliate.