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04-09-2013, 07:27 AM
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Blues Primary, Cards secondary?

Who would have thunk it?

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainmen...9c4c4edf4.html

The Cardinals will take a back seat to the Blues on Fox Sports Midwest for a regular-season game tonight, the first time hockey will have priority over baseball on that channel for a regular-season game other than a Blues home finale.

In the St. Louis market, FSM will send the Cardinals-Cincinnati game, at 7:15 p.m., to Fox Sports Midwest Plus — the secondary channel it uses when it has two live events at the same time. The Blues-Nashville game, at 7:05 p.m., will be carried on the normal FSM outlet.

(Outside the St. Louis market and on Fidelity cable in Sullivan, Mo., the Cards will be on the main FSM channel, the Blues on the alternate one.)

Baseball far out performs hockey in the ratings on a regular basis, but the Cardinals are in the early stages of their season and the Blues are in a tight race for a playoff spot with their season winding down and are playing a key rival.

“It’s a good challenge to have — every game being on TV,” Fox Sports Midwest spokesman Geoff Goldman said Monday. “We work with our video provider partners to make both games available to fans in St. Louis, in standard definition and HD. Both teams are playing big games, and we try to achieve a balance in the number of games the Blues and Cardinals play on Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports Midwest Plus.”

The next overlap comes Friday night, when the Cardinals are in Milwaukee and the Blues are in Columbus, Ohio. Baseball then will be on FSM’s main channel, hockey on FSM Plus.

After that, there are four more times when the teams are head-to-head before the Blues are done for the regular season. Both teams will appear on the primary outlet twice and on the secondary channel twice in that span.

On radio, KMOX (1120 AM) sends the Blues to KYKY (98.1 FM) for all remaining times when the clubs play simultaneously during hockey’s regular season.

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Good. Blues hockey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cardinals baseball

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I heart our Cardinals but not nearly to the extent I do with the Blues. I don't really care about the Cards having tv priority for the most part, I get it that they bring in the higher ratings, St. Louis is mostly a baseball town. As long as the game is being televised is what matters, if not I'm off to find a stream somewhere! So I will take one of these rare occurences and enjoy it!

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Can't blame them after the disgrace of an opening day performance.

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Can't blame them after the disgrace of an opening day performance.
What do you mean? The Cards were winning 4-2 when I fell asleep, and that is how I imagine the game ended....

Seriously, I woke up and heard the score and was like, "WTF?!?" At least the pre-game ceremonies were nice.

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You go to a Blues game to watch the Blues. You go to a Cardinals game to relax and drink beer. Therefore, Blues win.

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Kinda surprising, but this Blues game just means so much more while the Cards are just getting started so its not a total shocker

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Hey good for you guys. I was so happy the other night when the Hawks were on CSN and the Bulls were on CSN +

Obviously we all wish it was like this all the time but we'll take whatever small victories we can get!

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What do you mean? The Cards were winning 4-2 when I fell asleep, and that is how I imagine the game ended....

Seriously, I woke up and heard the score and was like, "WTF?!?" At least the pre-game ceremonies were nice.
Hey a starting shortstop will solve all of this

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Kinda surprising, but this Blues game just means so much more while the Cards are just getting started so its not a total shocker
Importance of the game or time of season is irrelevant if the team isn't a draw.

But Blues fans continue to bring it in the ratings game. Top 5 all season long in the NHL in terms of regional viewers with some audiences comparable to Cards games. This wouldn't happen if the ratings weren't really strong. Which they are. And FSMW is also probably looking down the road to try and grab some casual fans and further drive up interest in the two series they get during the playoffs.

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I'm glad to see as many games on FSMW because our Comcast doesn't give us the + versions. Given the option tonight between watching my Cincy Reds or my Blues, I'd rather watch the Blues right now.

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Can't blame them after the disgrace of an opening day performance.

Came here to post this

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In their defense, the Cardinals did well; it was one player, Boggs, who was terrible, and Rzepczynski didn't help any.

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Good. Blues hockey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cardinals baseball
This

Its hard to support a team that wears Detroit red

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Its hard to support a team that wears Detroit red
Detroit actually wears Cardinals red. If my belief that the Cards came before the Wings holds water.

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Good. Blues hockey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cardinals baseball
As someone who has a soft spot for the Blues, and doesn't like the Cardinals (Brewers fan), I approve

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Not in Champaign, IL, sadly. Stupid Cardinals.

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Detroit actually wears Cardinals red. If my belief that the Cards came before the Wings holds water.
You are actually correct, as I had this conversation with my brother in law the other day

My logic here is hockey is a better sport so no matter who came first, all team colors are based on hockey teams

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Not in Champaign, IL, sadly. Stupid Cardinals.
Same for Decatur. Hi neighbor!

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This made me happy. I understand it's all about ratings, but the network should be focused on quality of the ratings over quantity. People turn on a hockey game to watch a hockey game, people turn on the baseball game for background noise. I don't follow the Cardinal message boards, but I doubt they ***** about the commercials as much as we do (Pitbull...).

Seriously, I have no idea how somebody could possibly turn on a baseball game and watch it on the TV for 3 straight hours!

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This made me happy. I understand it's all about ratings, but the network should be focused on quality of the ratings over quantity. People turn on a hockey game to watch a hockey game, people turn on the baseball game for background noise. I don't follow the Cardinal message boards, but I doubt they ***** about the commercials as much as we do (Pitbull...).

Seriously, I have no idea how somebody could possibly turn on a baseball game and watch it on the TV for 3 straight hours!
It's not that hard. I live outside of Little Rock, AR now, so I don't get the Blues. I'll watch all their games online, still, but I'll also watch the Stars now, as that's who I get. For baseball, however, I get the Rangers, Blues, Royals, and Astros. I'll watch any of those games when they're on. I just like baseball.

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It's not that hard. I live outside of Little Rock, AR now, so I don't get the Blues. I'll watch all their games online, still, but I'll also watch the Stars now, as that's who I get. For baseball, however, I get the Rangers, Blues, Royals, and Astros. I'll watch any of those games when they're on. I just like baseball.
What's appealing about baseball. No offense to the sport, but to me there is absolutely nothing exciting about watching a baseball game.

-Only sport where the defense has control of the ball/puck
-Only sport where "everyone gets a turn"
-No contact (c'mon you can't call running the catcher once every 100 games contact)
-Unnecessary diving for balls
-Major exaggeration in almost anything they do
-Too slow, one at bat can last 15 minutes
-You don't do much but stand around and wait
-You really don't have to be in good physical condition to play baseball. strength is the most important attribute to have in the game. Hell you can even have people run for you lol.

I don't know. I grew up watching Cardinals games but as I got older it started to bore me more and more. Now I've gotten to the point asking "how can anyone honestly enjoy watching this?"

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This made me happy. I understand it's all about ratings, but the network should be focused on quality of the ratings over quantity. People turn on a hockey game to watch a hockey game, people turn on the baseball game for background noise. I don't follow the Cardinal message boards, but I doubt they ***** about the commercials as much as we do (Pitbull...).

Seriously, I have no idea how somebody could possibly turn on a baseball game and watch it on the TV for 3 straight hours!
That commercial and the amount of times they played it almost drove me to insanity

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What's appealing about baseball. No offense to the sport, but to me there is absolutely nothing exciting about watching a baseball game.

-Only sport where the defense has control of the ball/puck
-Only sport where "everyone gets a turn"
-No contact (c'mon you can't call running the catcher once every 100 games contact)
-Unnecessary diving for balls
-Major exaggeration in almost anything they do
-Too slow, one at bat can last 15 minutes
-You don't do much but stand around and wait
-You really don't have to be in good physical condition to play baseball. strength is the most important attribute to have in the game. Hell you can even have people run for you lol.

I don't know. I grew up watching Cardinals games but as I got older it started to bore me more and more. Now I've gotten to the point asking "how can anyone honestly enjoy watching this?"
Once to get under my roommates skin, I made the assertion that being a Nascar driver took more physical endurance than to be a baseball player The QQ was epic lol

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