Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hey WPIAL/Root Sports; We have a problem
There will be much, much more flexibility to televise these 4 games if you had the 1A and 3A on Friday and 2A and 4A on Saturday.
Think about this, if there is a Penguins game on at Noon, you could start the 1A or 2A game at 4 and still start the 3A or 4A game at 7/7:30. Its far easier to schedule around the Pens game this way.
All this scheduling games between 9 and 10 AM is doing no good at all. You're forcing kids to wake up between 5 and 6 AM to go to their schools to get on a bus to travel downtown and then prepare for the game.
Now if you really want to keep the games at Heinz, isn't it time to go to a different media outlet to broadcast the games. Whats wrong with CW, PCNC, and hell what about WTAE 4-2 on the digital side?
The fact that this years games will be 2A at 9:30, 3A at Noon and 4A at 3:30/4PM with the 1A game at 8PM with 0 live TV coverage is a problem with me. So what are you telling me WPIAL/Root that 1A games aren't "important" enough to be on live TV.
I do understand that the 2A and 4A games was effected by Penguins games in the past. And just maybe it is 1A's turn to be effected by it.
The only benefit I see with an 8PM start time is Class A will be "under the lights" and its closer to the normal start time of 7:30 for the 2 1A schools involved in the game.
Is it really fair to the kids to be constantly changing around the start times for these games, and 9-10AM start times even if the WPIAL went to another Network. And personally, its really time to start thinking about another venue!