VICTORY IS OURS!! Our email campaign worked! FOX will show Texans vs. 49ers!

Discussion in 'Texan Tailgate' started by DiehardChris, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Er, I should add to that title - "In Austin"

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    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!!!
     
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  2. HTown2ATX

    HTown2ATX TexansMetalhead

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    THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

    :chickendance:
     
  3. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    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!
     
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  4. Hardcore Texan

    Hardcore Texan Magnet Man

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

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Congrats! Good job!
     
  7. Hardcore Texan

    Hardcore Texan Magnet Man

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    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!!!
     
  8. Spike

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    Awesome job...
     


  9. stevn8r

    stevn8r Zombie

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    I started a email/ phone campaign here amongst my friends and "THE KICK IS UP AND IT'S GOOD!!!"

    :spin:
     
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  10. stevn8r

    stevn8r Zombie

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    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
     
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  11. Rasputin

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    Excellent!! Thanks to everyone who let FOX7 know we are out here!!

    Nice to know our efforts can make a difference
     
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  12. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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

    valleytexfan Hall of Fame

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    Awesome guys! Fantastic job!:fans:
     
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  14. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    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:
     
  15. rollinstone18

    rollinstone18 let it bleed

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    must have missed this whole thing. i didn't realize fox was considering showing a different game.

    rep for all.
     
  16. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Absolutely! Let's get on it!

    (And I told you a respectable blogger such as yourself would make a big difference :wink )
     
  17. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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  18. ATXtexanfan

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    wow, i'm impressed. way to go fellas.
     
  19. dinkatoid

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    "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
     
  20. SheTexan

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    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!!!!!!!
     

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