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07-12-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Blown Away View Post
What your "local" sports team for TV purposes is usually a rights issue determined by the league. This is why you still hear Redskins fans cry about getting Panthers games in Eastern NC.
That's a slightly different issue, though.

There are a lot of Redskins fans in Eastern NC because it used to be the closest team and part of their territory. When the Panthers came into being it then took over the territory rights for the TV market here as the 'local' team.

The difference is that you'd think Elizabeth City and that area of the state would be part of the Canes local territory since it is the closest team, but they are part of the Norfolk TV market. Thus they get Caps games on TV. If they were included in the Greenville/New Bern/Jacksonville TV market then they'd be getting Canes games instead.

I'd guess that in the same respect they probably get Redskins games in Elizabeth City still, as well.

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