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ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

To be honest, I used to think that USA did a better job than ESPN2 in covering a Slam. But honestly, USA has the advantage of covering a Slam in an American time zone.

Cutting off the Agassi vs. Blake match during the 5th set to show the last 20 minutes of Law & Order was an unpardonable sin. I can't believe I'll never get to see the end of one of this year's greatest US Open comebacks.

I hate the USA channel, and I will never forgive them for this.
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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

They didn't cut it off, it when on cbs.

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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

No, it didn't. Not where I live.

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No, it didn't. Not where I live.

ASSHOLE.
Where do you live?

BTW, they are showing the last few games on USA now.
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No, it didn't. Not where I live.

ASSHOLE.
Yea well you must live in EATCRAP Ville...

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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

Where I live, USA said to switch to CBS, which I did, but after about 3 minutes, they put on Extra! - had to wait until I got a full hollywood update before I could see the end of the match... at least I got to see it, though. If I had gone to bed and just recorded extra time on USA, that would have sucked.
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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

Some satellite companies carry both east and west coast CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox networks, I know when I had DirectTV they did this.

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Fumus is pretty stupid.

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Fumus is pretty stupid.
Stupid like a croat.

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Stupid like a croat.
yeah , good thing im not croatian jackass.

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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

okay boys, can we get back to the topic? thanks.

USA was contractually obligated to cede coverage to CBS at a certain time (12:35 am EDT). Those in that timezone had to switch (and I think the Central time zone too). The West Coast continued to get coverage from USA, but west coast viewers who had a satellite dish that used an East Coast feed lost their coverage. I have cable, I saw the whole match. Sucks, but it was a contract/broadcast rights thing, so not really USA's fault, this time.

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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

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To be honest, I used to think that USA did a better job than ESPN2 in covering a Slam. But honestly, USA has the advantage of covering a Slam in an American time zone.

Cutting off the Agassi vs. Blake match during the 5th set to show the last 20 minutes of Law & Order was an unpardonable sin. I can't believe I'll never get to see the end of one of this year's greatest US Open comebacks.

I hate the USA channel, and I will never forgive them for this.

USA HAS DONE A GREAT JOB.



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yeah , good thing im not croatian jackass.
Neither is Llubo he's actually an Alien from another planet you'de think everyone would have figured it out by now with the way he looks and all.

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They didn't cut it off, it when on cbs.

FOOL.
when USA stopped showing the match it got cut off
even though it went to cbs, USA still cut the match off...
because it didnt show the rest of the match on their channel
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Re: ESPN2 isn't as bad as I thought ... USA sucks!

USA is usually pretty fantastic compared to other stations. I know someone that had their match cut off, and that royally sucks. Still, if you're a fanatic and want to see the remainder of the match sometime, it's not like they'll never show it again. All in all, they do a pretty good job of sticking with matches, so I'd cut them some slack - certainly much rather have USA than ESPN.
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