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A 19 year old game blackout? Really!


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#26 OFFLINE   AntAltMike

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:00 AM

Sorry you couldn't watch it. Just in case you were wondering, the final score was the same as it was 19 years ago. ;) ...


I remember watching the taped broadcast of the 1980 USA/Russia Olympic semi-final hockey game after having listened to it live on the radio earlier. I was sick to my stomach through the whole game, worried that we couldn't beat them twice in one day.

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#27 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

What games! We beat them by the exact same score both times.....
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#28 OFFLINE   trainman

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

I'm sure I'll regret posting this after reading through some of these replys, but again tonight a "classic game" on 693 is blacked out? Not blaming D*, just would like to get a clear answer. D* CSR I just talked to had no answer except the ol geographic / boundary blackout bs. Maybe it does apply to 19 year old games! Oh well, if someone does find out what the f.... I'd like to know! Thanks.


Wait, is "San Berdoo"/San Bernardino your correct current location? If so, nothing on 692 or 693 should ever be blacked out for you, since they're your local RSNs, and you're in the Los Angeles DMA and the territories of all the teams involved.

I would suggest getting in touch with the executive customer service department at ellen.filipiak@directv.com to try to track down this problem -- my guess is that your ZIP code may be listed incorrectly in some of the databases DirecTV uses to determine blackouts.
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