An Orlando television station explained to viewers that it had no choice but show a thrilling Jaguars-Raiders game instead of the Manning Bowl, and apologized to fans for doing so.
For the record, the Raiders are up 7-3.
According to the Associated Press, WKMG in Orlando put a message on the ticker at the bottom of the screen which explained it was league policy that they had to show the Jaguars and the Raiders, adding “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Orlando is designated as a secondary market for the Jaguars, and WKMG vice president Skip Valet said: “I know it’s frustrating, but as a CBS station in this market you have to carry the away games.”
That’s an embarrassing admission for the station, but it’s even uglier for the Jaguars. Granted, they’re bad, but we knew that was likely to be the case going in. By all indications, owner Shad Khan and a new administration are trying to point the franchise in the right direction.
Obviously, they have more work to do, on and off the field.