Texas TV station cuts away from Texans win before it was over

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Call it a modern twist on the Heidi game.

A Houston television station cut away from last night’s Texans-Bengals game early, missing the last two seconds.

Those two seconds included the Bengals’ wild lateral, as they tried to do whatever they could to avoid the 13-9 loss.

But according to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle, KPRC viewers missed the ending, when the station went to the news. Local affiliates get a simulcast the NFL Network feed of Thursday games.

When the clock his 11:30 ET, the station rolled their graphics for News 2 Houston. Anchor Bill Balleza said: “Well, second or no second added, we begin tonight with that Texans’ victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.”

“You saw it right here on Channel 2 just moments ago,” added anchor Dominique Sachse.

Of course, if the Bengals had made a miracle happen, they wouldn’t have. And many fans in Houston watching the game had to be wondering by that point why KPRC waited so long.

7 responses to “Texas TV station cuts away from Texans win before it was over

  1. New to the Houston area, but it didn’t take me long to figure out why this country has a Northeast bias. It seems the Midwest is still trying to figure out things that we in the Northeast figured out decades ago.

  2. Forgetting that you are able to throw a forward pass for half the game when you have one of the league’s top receivers contributed more to the Bengals loss than anything else.

  3. I had to explain the Heidi bowl to the people watching the game with me.
    The news guy would not shut up about how 1 second or not they had already won.

  4. fballguy says:
    September 15, 2017 at 8:18 am
    New to the Houston area, but it didn’t take me long to figure out why this country has a Northeast bias. It seems the Midwest is still trying to figure out things that we in the Northeast figured out decades ago.
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    Yet you still haven’t figured out that Houston is in the Southwest, not the Midwest.

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