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Get ready for some exciting Senate testimony!
2007-03-26 18:07
by Bob Timmermann

At 10 am ET/7 am PT (and don't bring up Arizona or Hawai'i), it will be time to be glued to your computer so you can listen to the streaming audio from the hearings from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

The hearing is titled: Exclusive Sports Programming: Examining Competition and Consumer Choice and it will be held in the Russell Senate Office Building room 253. That's where I testified about the New York Times' excessive use of periods in the spelling of UCLA. Strangely, there were no Senators present at that time.

Scheduled to testify in front of likely just two senators, John Kerry and Arlen Specter, will be:

The end result of this will likely be nothing. But if you want to listen, you can stop by for streaming audio.

Kerry is making claims that 60 million people could lose access to their favorite team, although that would assume that there are 60 million people who really want the ability to be able to listen to the dulcet tones of Michael Kay telling how you aren't as smart as he is or Keith Hernandez telling you that he was a really great player or Mark Grace saying something that would get him fired if he worked for a team that people knew existed or Jim Palmer trying to make us believe the Orioles are a relevant team. Some people might even miss watching the Devil Rays on TV.



2007-03-26 18:59:35
1.   Chyll Will
Couldn't we just lock them all in and throw away the key? Then we can distribute the channels among the hungry... with salsa!
2007-03-26 19:11:47
2.   Philip Michaels
Chase Carey's mustache is not here to talk about the past.
2007-03-26 19:42:23
3.   Eric Enders
It seems Stephen Ross is something of an anti-antitrust exemption activist.

2007-03-26 20:16:58
4.   rfessenden
They should also be webcasting on the Senate Commerce Committee website -- the link to it usually doesn't go live until right before the hearing.

2007-03-26 20:43:28
5.   Bob Timmermann
I thought you could only get the webcast if you had DirecTV.
2007-03-26 20:50:14
6.   El Lay Dave
I might rather subject myself to infinite loop replays of UNC choking away their final four appearance (and my bracket's last gasp) than torturing myself with a Chase Carey appearance.

Now if Arlen Specter would play the Ryan Stiles role and make jokes at Carey's expense....

2007-03-26 21:07:14
7.   das411

(yes, already)

2007-03-27 10:25:33
8.   Trojan Ron
When I was a kid, (after walking back and forth uphill to school) we didn't have more than one baseball game a day on TV ... AND WE LIKED IT!

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