Fox Sports disrespecting fans with World Cup dishonesty

What time would you like to meet for lunch? Be there at 1:00pm, but I won’t be back until 2:00pm to eat.

That’s how Fox Sports makes excuses for the start of the World Cup. It’s not unexpected, it’s disrespectful.

During the United States’ match against Wales on Monday, Fox’s eight-year-waiting graphic said “coverage starts at 1”.

One problem? It started at 2.

While others have done it, the event will be held in Qatar across the world, making the time difference unusual for fans.

For Tuesday morning’s Argentina game, Fox Sports has announced that coverage will start at 4am, even though kick-off is at 5am.

Who needs an extra hour of sleep? Furthermore, subjecting fans to Alexi Lalas before a game is cruel and unusual punishment.

In the height of honesty on Monday morning, Ian Darke, England’s thrashing of Iran, added that he was 68 years old and that the United States game would actually start at 2 p.m. if he wanted to do what he wanted. But this is not so. norm. We haven’t heard another Fox Sports announcer do that in two days.

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Of all the World Cup problems, this one is not at the top of the list. Qatar bribed the event, which resulted in games being moved from summer to winter, the sale of beer to fans in the stadium banned and the latter banning players from wearing the captain’s rainbow ‘OneLove’ anti-wear. – a discriminatory belt with the risk of being assessed with a yellow card.

A television camera is seen inside the Al Thumama Stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on November 14, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Hector Vivas - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Fox Sports won’t talk to fans about the World Cup’s start time.
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See more of the 2022 World Cup action from the New York Post

As with NBC and the Olympics, Fox doesn’t pick the Cup winner, but decides how to cover it. It is clear that they are there to show the games. But you have to be there before the fire starts, so the issues surrounding these games should be part of the coverage, because ultimately they can be a pretty big deal.

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First, Fox Sports can tell fans the right time to come to lunch.

Iger’s impact on ESPN

Bob Iger’s return to Disney will have consequences at ESPN. This is probably a positive for ESPN, as Iger was a supporter during his first tenure at Disney. (How could it not be that his income allows him to buy many other things?) If Jimmy chose Pitaro to be the head of ESPN, he wants to keep him that way. Iger has a strong relationship with the NBA, which bodes well for the potential continuation of Disney/ABC/ESPN’s relationship with the league when new television rights deals are renewed in 2025. So Iger’s Disney stock jumped on his return because he didn’t want to change course. … A really interesting question is, “What if?” If Iger had returned as head of Disney a year ago, would Iger’s friend Al Michaels have returned to “Monday Night Football”? It would completely change the landscape of the crazy NFL TV free agency we’ve been witnessing.

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Clicker Book Club

World Cup Reading: As the world watches the 2022 World Cup, as Pope Clicker writes, writer Clemente A. Lisi’s “FIFA World Cup, the History of the Planet’s Biggest Sports Event” details each year’s key matches and changes. over the years (such as the introduction of red and yellow cards and the recent use of Video Assistant Referee or VAR) and biographies of some of the GOATS of the game from the 1930s to the present day. This book is an interesting read and useful information. Papa Clicker, Herb Marchand, gives it a really powerful 4.5 5 clicker.


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