Fox Sports disrespecting fans with World Cup dishonesty

What time would you like to meet for lunch? Be there at 1pm, but don’t come until 2pm to eat.

This is how Fox Sports dishonestly advertises World Cup prime times. Although not unexpected, it is disrespectful.

Fox’s graphic continues to say, “Coverage starts at 1,” as the U.S. vs. Wales look forward to Monday’s eight-year tie.

A problem? Kickoff 2 was on.

When others do, it’s too bad when the event is held across the world in Qatar, making the start time awkward for fans.

For Tuesday morning’s Argentina game, Fox Sports has announced that its coverage will begin at 4:00 a.m., even though kick-off is at 5:00 a.m.

Who needs an extra hour of sleep? Also, subjecting fans to Alessi Lalas in the pre-game is cruel and unusual punishment at any time.

With England thrashing Iran on Monday morning, Ian Darke is 68 and has the chops to do whatever he wants, adding that the USA game will start at exactly 2pm. The rule. We haven’t heard from another Fox Sports announcer in two days of coverage.

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Of all the problems with the World Cup, this is not at the top of the list. Qatar paid bribes to organize the event, which resulted in the games being moved from summer to winter, beer not being sold to fans in stadiums, and recent players banned from wearing the rainbow captain’s “One Love” jersey. A bias arm with the risk of assuming a yellow card, if you do.

A television camera is seen inside the Al Thumama Stadium during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on November 14, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Hector Vivas - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Fox Sports isn’t getting close to fans when it comes to World Cup kickoffs.
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Unlike NBC and the Olympics, Fox doesn’t choose the host of the Cup, but dictates how it will be covered. It is known that they are present to show the game. But you have to be there before the fire starts, so the issues surrounding these games should be part of the coverage, because in the end it can be a very big issue.

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First, maybe Fox Sports can tell fans the perfect time to show up for lunch.

Iger’s influence on ESPN

Bob Iger’s return to Disney will have an impact on ESPN. Iger may be a positive for ESPN, as he was a fan during Disney’s early reign. (How could it not be that his income allowed him to buy more things?) Iger chose Jimmy Pitaro as the head of ESPN so he wants to keep him on the same path. Iger also has a strong relationship with the NBA, which probably means a continuation of the relationship with the Disney / ABC / ESPN league when the new television rights agreements are renewed in 2025. That said, Iger did not. Disney stock jumped with its return because it was unwilling to change course. … A very interesting question is, “What if?” If Iger had returned as head of Disney a year ago, would Al Michaels, who is friends with Iger, have returned to “Monday Night Football”? That would have changed the entire landscape of the crazy NFL TV free agency we just witnessed.

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Clicker Book Club

World Cup Reading: Papa Click looks at the 2022 World Cup, author Clement A. Lisi writes, “The FIFA World Cup, the history of the planet’s biggest sporting event,” detailing each year’s key matches, changes. Events over the years (eg the introduction of red and yellow cards and more recently the use of Video Assistant Referee or VAR) and biographies of some of the game’s scapegoats from the 1930s to the present day. This book is a fun read and a handy reference. Papa Clicker, Herb Marchand, gives 4.5 out of 5 clickers as very strong.


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