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DiehardChris
10-23-2009, 03:42 PM
Er, I should add to that title - "In Austin"

Story (http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/sports/102309_fox_7_to_air_49ers_vs_texans)

The Cowboys games starts at 315, so as long as the Texans game is over by then, we'll be fine. But remember - Fox WILL SWITCH THE FEED at 315 regardless of what's going on.

Good job everyone!

Thanks to all that emailed and called!!!

HTown2ATX
10-23-2009, 04:02 PM
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

:chickendance:

Showtime100
10-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Holy Crap!! I guess Fox 7 really doesn't want to be another KEYE. Awesome news, I just called my dad and made his day. Together we decided Jerry Jones had something to do with the Texans getting snubbed on "his" NFL channel.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm e-mailing Fox 7 and thanking them for actually listening and making a change in order to do the right thing.

Thanks for posting this and making my dad's day DieHard!

Hardcore Texan
10-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Er, I should add to that title - "In Austin"

Story (http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/sports/102309_fox_7_to_air_49ers_vs_texans)

The Cowboys games starts at 315, so as long as the Texans game is over by then, we'll be fine. But remember - Fox WILL SWITCH THE FEED at 315 regardless of what's going on.

Good job everyone!

Thanks to all that emailed and called!!!

Great job Chris! Great job everybody that emailed and called!!! Thank you so much!!!!! I feel like I won the lottery! :texflag:

DiehardChris
10-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Holy Crap!! I guess Fox 7 really doesn't want to be another KEYE. Awesome news, I just called my dad and made his day. Together we decided Jerry Jones had something to do with the Texans getting snubbed on "his" NFL channel.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm e-mailing Fox 7 and thanking them for actually listening and making a change in order to do the right thing.

Thanks for posting this and making my dad's day DieHard!

F'sho. And thanks to you and all the others who sent emails and/or made phone calls!

Texan_Bill
10-23-2009, 04:20 PM
Congrats! Good job!

Hardcore Texan
10-23-2009, 04:24 PM
Holy Crap!! I guess Fox 7 really doesn't want to be another KEYE. Awesome news, I just called my dad and made his day. Together we decided Jerry Jones had something to do with the Texans getting snubbed on "his" NFL channel.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm e-mailing Fox 7 and thanking them for actually listening and making a change in order to do the right thing.

Thanks for posting this and making my dad's day DieHard!

Me too. Let's let them hear our appreciation:

I copied both sports@fox7.com; programming@fox7.com and I thank them. I also forwarded out the link to all that helped me and asked them too as well!!!

Spike
10-23-2009, 04:42 PM
Awesome job...

stevn8r
10-23-2009, 04:44 PM
I started a email/ phone campaign here amongst my friends and "THE KICK IS UP AND IT'S GOOD!!!"

:spin:

stevn8r
10-23-2009, 04:46 PM
THANK YOU!!!!
From all Austin Texan’s Fans!!!

From: Fox7 Sports [mailto:sports@fox7.com]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:05 PM
To: Steve Owen
Subject: Re: Texans Game

fox 7 is airing texans-49ers
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Owen
To: sports@fox7.com
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:24 AM
Subject: Texans Game

Good morning,

Why on earth would y’all show the Vikings/Steelers game on Sunday? The Texans are playing!!!
I am a diehard Texans fan and I know a ton of fans here in Austin and I am confused as to the reasoning behind your decision! I am sure you realize that we live in TEXAS not Minnesota nor Pennsylvania! The Texans are in the hunt for a playoff berth and this is a game that is a must win!
Matt Schaub is the #1 rated QB in the league right now, Andre Johnson is the best receiver in the NFL, over the last 3 games the Defense is ranked #3!
On the other side of the ball, Michael Crabtree is starting his first game as a rookie after a LONG holdout (he played for a Texas college team you may remember)!
You don’t have to worry about what you are going up against on KEYE, they are showing Patriots/Bucs (yuck…that is a 60-0 blowout waiting to happen! And they are not even playing in the USA!!!) You are going to win the ratings battle no matter what you show! So, stay loyal to your LOCAL viewers! We are counting on you!!!
Please rectify this situation!

I await your response,

Steve Owen

Rasputin
10-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Excellent!! Thanks to everyone who let FOX7 know we are out here!!

Nice to know our efforts can make a difference

Showtime100
10-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Excellent!! Thanks to everyone who let FOX7 know we are out here!!

Nice to know our efforts can make a difference

If only KEYE were so human-like...lol.

valleytexfan
10-23-2009, 05:01 PM
Awesome guys! Fantastic job!:fans:

Texans_Chick
10-23-2009, 05:26 PM
That is cool!!

This is what we need to do next. Contact the RGV Fox station and tell them what the Austin station did. Tell them that a Texas station supports Texas teams. Use all those good arguments about Schaub and Crabtree.

Keep the fire brewing. Even if we don't get our way THIS time, it will make them think twice for next time.


:roast::roast::roast:

rollinstone18
10-23-2009, 05:46 PM
must have missed this whole thing. i didn't realize fox was considering showing a different game.

rep for all.

DiehardChris
10-23-2009, 05:50 PM
That is cool!!

This is what we need to do next. Contact the RGV Fox station and tell them what the Austin station did. Tell them that a Texas station supports Texas teams. Use all those good arguments about Schaub and Crabtree.

Keep the fire brewing. Even if we don't get our way THIS time, it will make them think twice for next time.


:roast::roast::roast:

Absolutely! Let's get on it!

(And I told you a respectable blogger such as yourself would make a big difference :wink )

Showtime100
10-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Hell I'm in. Valleytexfan, what staion is it? I just pulled this http://www.foxrio2.com/ and they are showing the game. Wrong one?

http://www.foxrio2.com/programming/

ATXtexanfan
10-23-2009, 07:37 PM
wow, i'm impressed. way to go fellas.

dinkatoid
10-23-2009, 07:45 PM
"Since FOX 7 switched the games we will not be part of the mandatory kickoff for the Cowboys 3:15pm game."

So now we do not have to worry about losing the end of the game

SheTexan
10-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Way to go guys!!!!!!!! That bit of news just made my day! I have so much respect for ALL our OOT fans, and know how I would feel if I was in the same situation! You all ROCK!!! Enjoy the game, and let's hope our Texans show Fox that they made the right decision.

GOOOO TEXANS!!!!!!!

gary
10-23-2009, 08:14 PM
A job well done. Congratulations.

SAMURAITEXAN
10-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Excellent job!

Now, can you guys do that in Japan as well? (I know, it is near impossible but just asking)

Go Austin Texans' fan!!!

Go Texans!!!

brakos82
10-23-2009, 08:54 PM
Excellent job!

Now, can you guys do that in Japan as well? (I know, it is near impossible but just asking)

Go Austin Texans' fan!!!

Go Texans!!!

Do they even show that many NFL games over there?

Vinnie
10-23-2009, 09:06 PM
I'm not an Austin local but I went ahead and thanked them anyway. Here's what I wrote:

Thank you for switching the broadcasting, I'm not an Austin local but I have lot's of friends there that are Houston fans, many of whom spent a great deal of their childhood here. It means a lot to all of us that support our local Texas teams that you made this choice. Thanks again!

Vinnie


Maybe it will be good for them to hear from Houston locals, maybe it won't. Didn't figure it could hurt. :fans:

Mailman
10-24-2009, 05:24 AM
This is welcome news after a long, arduous work week. Here's hoping our Texans put the game away before 3:15 PM Sunday.

SAMURAITEXAN
10-24-2009, 05:39 AM
Do they even show that many NFL games over there?

Yes! Pay per view kind of thing and Public TV on cable. They show teams like Cowboys, 49ers, East coast teams and rarely shows Texans!

There's many Japanese lived in the states for business or education purpose and got to know NFL and like myself, hooked on NFL. Sadly, the most Japanese business people work in N.Y. West Coast and some in Chicago and Atlanta and very little in Houston. Cowboys got famous in Japan along with Cowboy's cheerleaders way back in 80's so this is why they still show Cowboys as well. (EHHHH)

Go Texans!!!

BigWig
10-24-2009, 10:00 AM
I just checked the listing and was shocked, congrats to all of you this is big deal fro Austin, now lets get a win. Its also a good thing I checked this thread I was setting my dvr as I will be present for this win!