KEYE no longer 'official home of the Texans'

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  1. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    ...for preseason or otherwise. Below where the red arrow is is where they used to have 'official preseason home of the Houston Texans (which last year before we all started raising hell actually said 'official home of the Houston Texans'.)

    Here's a screencap I just pulled from www.keyetv.com/sports
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    I can say with 100% certainty that this is a result of THIS BOARD bombarding them with emails, and attention getting back to the Texans front office who placed a phone call to KEYE and came down on them for it.

    However - now I'm starting to worry that the Texans might threaten KEYE with 'show all our games or none of them at all', which would be bad for us in Austin, and continue to stunt the growth of the fan base. Hopefully the two sides (three sides if you count us fans) can come up with something that is in the best interest of Texan fans... let's keep up the pressure and post any updates as they come!
     
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    sept8-1910 Rookie

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    One of the problems we have is that Allison Smith works for the Cowboys, they have an obvious conflict of interest.

    I live in Austin and have DirecTV, but I do support the cause of getting KEYE straightened out. It is hard to build fan support in a community if the community can't watch the games.


    Go Texans
     
  3. BeerTastesLikeVictory

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    Isn't keye a CBS affiliate, and if so, I thought CBS affiliates had to show AFC games, and FOX for NFC? If thats the case I would think the Titans would pose more of a threat than the Cowboys. At least I believe that was the case last year.
     
  4. Specnatz

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    Not for preseason games. They can show what ever they want.
     
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    sept8-1910 Rookie

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    You are correct, they will show Titans games in the regular season, Cowboys games in the preseason. But with a Cowboys bias in the Sports department, don't expect them to hype or follow the Texans anytime soon. Cowboy fans don't like us much.
     
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    Music to my ears cause I HATE those SonsOBs!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Specnatz

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    Does ABC in houston show the pre-season games?
     
  8. Koolaid Time

    Koolaid Time Drink Up!

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    You might want to call the NFL in New York City. How did KEYE get out of the NFL Territorial Restrictions and get to show Titans games?

    This is unusual to say the least.
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Here is what I have found, I guess they can do what they want unless we find a way to change their mind:


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_on_television
     
  11. Specnatz

    Specnatz Site Contributor

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    Just got a wild hair and sent an email to the local ABC affiliate about having them as home of the Texans pre-season for next year. This has done be done far in advance so I thought why the hell not start the ball rolling in that direction.
     
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    I did some more web crawling and found this email from Gary Vinson (KEYE Programming and Research Director) from last year:

    http://longhornlaw.net/blog/archives/2006/11/12/1128/

    It seems like the best thing we can do is show KEYE that Texans fans exist in Austin by emailing them, having watch parties at local bars and showing Texans pride in the Austin area.
     
  13. Specnatz

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    Never mind it is working. By the way that is a canned response, Mr Vinson has sent that exact same letter to everyone.


    We will be at thirdbase for KC come loud and proud.

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  14. rickyb

    rickyb Scarlet is hot.

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    Here is the response I got from KEYE today...seems they are not even responding any more?
    QUOTE
    This is the Postfix program at host ns2.zope.com.

    I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
    below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.

    For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>

    If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
    delete your own text from the message returned below.

    The Postfix program

    <keyetv@keyetv.com>: host mi8.com.mail5.psmtp.com[64.18.5.10] said: 550 5.1.1
    User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO command)
    Sent by Rick at Aug 29, 2007 6.51 pm

    Phone:
    City: Austin
    Why does your station continue to show Titan games instead of Texan games? Please do not bother showing me the viewer stats from last year, I have seen them. It surprises me that your Programming Director fails to appreciate how his NFL programming choices served to exacerbate the very statistics which he uses to justify his programming choices.

    Please, please, please support your local NFL team. It is downright despicable for a Texas TV station to support Bud Adams and the Titans INSTEAD OF a local Texas team.

    Sincerely,
    Rick

    PS: Vince Young is no longer a shiny novelty, and the Texans now have a viable product on the field with the arrival of Matt Schaub at QB. I say again: please support your Texas NFL team.
    /QUOTE
     
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    The hell with that email Gary Vinson Directly

    "Vinson, Gary A" gavinson@keyetv.com

    But I am seriously working on other things.


    Please be sure to show up on the 9th. I need everyone to show up.
     
  16. rollinstone18

    rollinstone18 let it bleed

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    I'll happily participate in flooding telephone lines/e-mail inboxes of KEYE and/or sponsors. And I can try my best not to be belligerent but I'll make no promises. Not broadcasting our season and home opener is unforgivable.

    :pirate:
     
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    UPDATE:

    I spoke with Missy Rentz yesterday on the phone. She is sorta new to the Texans has only been with them for about 6 months, but she is working hard at getting things worked out with radio and TV stations. San Antonio does have a radio station that broadcast the games but Austin does not as of yet. She said she is also working on doing some promotions in the area at some point but does not have anything specific as of yet. All they can do is put pressure on a station to show the games but it does look like we are on our own on that because of contracts of CBS having the AFC and since we are not with-in 75 miles of Reliant. But Ms Rentz said she will continue to work hard for us here in the Austin area.

    This is the most I have ever gotten out of anyone that works with the Texans. I do not have any pull or know anyone with in the organization or anyone that could help put pressure on KEYE. Hopefully I can get past the stupid operators of Time Warner and get to someone besides some phone jockey. I swear customer service is dead and so is actual personel contact. It is if companies could careless if you are happy or not.

    Oh by the way, the contract with KEYE to show pre-season games ends this year.
     
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    Thanks Bill, I appreciate the help.

    Oh and the press "1" thing is freakin lame.
     
  20. HuttoKarl

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    Gee, Gary.



    Thanks again for dashing the hopes of all Austin-area Houston Texans fans who hoped to actually
    get to see their favorite team turn around and have a great season for a change. Instead, we get
    a Cowboys preseason game and a bunch of Vince Young running around trying to avoid sacks as
    he looks for his non-existent Wide Receivers and Running Backs and Offensive Line. At what point
    will you realize that Vince Young is no longer a Longhorn and that the Titans aren’t the Oilers anymore?



    When Vince gets injured for the season, will you finally play Houston Texans games (the team actually
    residing in Texas) or do I have to wait for the two games per year that Houston gets to humiliate the
    Flaming Thumbtacks to get my Texans fix? I will remind you that this is the new Houston Texans team.

    We just manhandled the Cowboys (yet you show Dallas tonight) and have the reigning Defensive Rookie
    of the Year, DeMeco Ryans ready to tee off on the competition again.



    You’re going to respond with the same generic response you’ve sent everyone else. If you don’t televise
    Texans games, you’re never going to generate a local fan base and eventually, you’ll have to show Titans
    games in a future in which Vince Young is no longer a Titan. If the UT honks want their Longhorn fix, that’s
    what Saturdays are for. If they absolutely NEED a Longhorn on Sunday, I suggest they DVR the game from
    Saturday OR check out Kasey Studdard, former Longhorn, current Texan…blocking for Matt Schaub, the Cowboy
    Killer.



    I know this will fall on blind eyes and I don’t expect you to change a thing because that would just lead to
    disappointment when you don’t change anything. I just want you to know that Houston Texan fans do exist
    in Austin and the surrounding area and we don’t all have those Nielson boxes on our TV’s.



    Karl A. Meyer
     
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