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The Stanley Cup play-offs. If you like hockey this is a major thing that happens every year and to watch your team go for the cup is a blessing of modern times and technology. Well modern times at NBC has finally gotten to the point of not caring about the fans and caring more about their TV ratings.

The usual procedure for out of town games, is to let the fans come down to the empty stadium and with our advanced broadcasting technology, watch the game on the big screens with our fellow fans and friends, while the game is being played at the other location. The times are rough in Michigan and especially around Detroit. Doesn’t NBC watch their own news programs, if they did then they would know that.

So why, when the world looks so bleak to millions, would they stop the fans from coming to Joe Louis Arena to watch the broadcast just because they want to increase their TV ratings.  They must not realize what is truly going on out here in the real world and that is nothing more than sad and driven simply by GREED.

There are businesses every day in America stepping up to the plate and helping people out any way they can and because of NBC’s ratings they go and pull that bull.

What they don’t realize is a little compassion for people who are having rough times would have gone a long way to help their ratings overall, had they advertised their options and stated they would still show the game for the fans, but it looks like they actually cared more about no one but themselves.

There are a lot of fans who had to stay home or go to the pub to see the game and I hope it caused their ratings to go way up, because when the series is done, there will be a large area of Southeastern Michigan blocking NBC from their favorite channel lists, thanks to their concern for the viewer count, rather than the actual million viewers who make up that count, and who attend the Stanley Cup Parade, the fans.

Lets see what NBC’s lack of human kindness and compassion for an area that is hurting, will do to their ratings in the long run. Someone who calls those shots for NBC should be fired for blocking the Joe Louis Arena from showing the game to a bunch of people who have nothing else to route for in their lives, because they are loosing their jobs and homes.

It’s sad that greed over TV ratings, could cause a major American broadcasting company like NBC, to do something as unkind as that in this day and age. That out of the whole group of NBC decision makers on that issue, not a soul would have the backbone to stand up and say, “For Christ Sakes, it’s so rough there that Leno went and did free shows there, before the car companies went bankrupt, and now we are going to stop the fans from being able to view at the arena, the possible final play- off game of the Stanley Cup Series, over a few damn rating points! I Think Not”.

But they didn’t have backbone or stand up with even an ounce of human kindness or compassion and the arena was dark and empty. The fans went elsewhere. Like their choice of favorite channels will, when the series is finished.

The Wings lost to the Penguins and NBC lost to it’s viewers.  (The last game will be in Jeo Louis Arena either on Thursday the 11th or Friday the 12th. We have received conflicting information on that.).

I wonder if NBC will be any kinder and let the Penguin fans watch that game in their arena. Probably not, were talking about NBC, Remember! But if they do allow it, it would appear NBC is prejudice against the Detroit Red Wings, now wouldn’t it.

This modern attitude that if you loose ratings or a customer there will be another, is becoming more the norm. It is not the way to do business if you want to truly be an example of success. Go back to the old way of  “the customer is always right” and where businesses made you happy to keep you their customer. Everyone would be a lot happier and businesses and their owners would return to being American Icons, that when mentioned would not just be a name, but would actually mean something to people again like companies used to.


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