No matter how bad your day is…

…at least you probably don’t work for Turner Broadcasting, who managed tonight to screw up only the single biggest broadcast they have had to do in 2008.

Coverage of tonight’s Boston-Tampa Bay American League Championship Series Game 6 was scheduled to air at 7:30 PM Eastern tonight on TBS.  It did, briefly.

However, at 7:55 PM Eastern, abruptly and with no explanation, you would have seen part of Dick Clark’s Bloopers.

At 8:00 PM Eastern, you would have seen The Steve Harvey Show.

Baseball was joined, in progress, at 8:28 PM Eastern.

TBS blamed “a router problem” in Atlanta.

With all the resources (financial and otherwise) available to a unit of Time-Warner… how could they screw up like this?

It was probably cost-cutting due to the weakened economy, of course.  That’s getting the blame for everything lately, it can take the blame for this, too… 🙂

Edited to correct the timeline.


Author: Rob Hoffmann

Occasional blogger, slightly less occasional improv player/ref/tech, full-time computer techie, radio producer (basketball, mostly), generally nice person (if you ask me).

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