Football in England

A real football game, depending on what part of the world you live in, is being held at Wembley Stadium in the UK, and I’m sure that lots of folks are getting to watch it. It’s the first regular season NFL game held outside the US. However, if you’re in St. Louis, you’d better like infomercials, ’cause that’s all that’s on Fox.

See, the Rams can’t seem to sell out their home games, which means we don’t to see them. Not a big deal — with no wins on the season, there’s not much to watch most Sundays. But apparently, that means we are also excluded from seeing any of the games Fox is showing in the early timeslot. Which means that St. Louis gets to miss out on watching a history-making NFL game.

I don’t get the politics of broadcasting and sports. It’s almost as though the NFL is saying, “St. Louis, since you can’t sell out your own game, we’ll show you and not let you see any game during that slot. Bwaaaah-haaa-haa-haa.”

Good thing there’s a NASCAR race today! 🙂