13 Comments

  1. Cable TV broadcasts nudity. If they really wanted attention, they could put more effort into it.

  2. To some people, cable TV is like the minor leagues. What’s the use of antics if it’s only going to get you on cable?

  3. I think Arthur’s answer is the intended (or “correct”) interpretation, but I like billybob’s idea a whole lot better.

  4. Janis remembers her younger days when she’d flash the girls for attention. She is disappointed by the sad state of the kids today.

  5. I seem to remember that Once Upon A Time and In The Beginning, cable companies had to provide access for local groups to make their own programs . . . that was MY take on this, altho that may also be a geezer alert.

  6. It is a fact that people who REALLY want attention streak football games.

    In the states, the TV producers intentionally don’t put it on the air. (Not because of the nudity, but to avoid encouraging copycats.) In Europe, it varies, and some streakers do get on TV.

  7. A lot of over-the-air networks would love to draw the viewers that ESPN gets for College Gameday.

  8. “A lot of over-the-air networks would love to draw the viewers that ESPN gets for College Gameday.”

    If that were true, they would. The reason that ESPN has so much college football is because the numbers didn’t pencil out for over-the-air networks any more. Pro football is still a top ratings draw, but its numbers are receding, as well.

    The morning-news-and-chat shows have outdoor segments, as well, with people trying to get on television and I know of at least one flasher. There’s also the case of the Toronto baseball stadium hotel, although it is unknown whether or not they were TRYING to get on TV.

  9. “Once again, apparently, I forgot what strip this was.”

    Heh, heh, “strip”, heh, heh, heh!

  10. James Pollock: ESPN has a lion’s share of college football content because they have paid record amounts of money to get it over other networks. All four major over-the-air networks have college football television contracts of some sort. The future may well change things, but College Gameday rates very well for Saturday morning programming, over-the-air or cable, and I would be surprised if its numbers were unwelcome at any network.

  11. James Pollock: ESPN has a lion’s share of college football content because they have paid record amounts of money to get it over other networks”

    Neither claim in this sentence is true.
    ESPN has a lion’s share of college football because they have an audience that is looking for college football. Broadcast networks don’t (few college programs have a national following, so most games are broadcast regionally if at all.)
    The big money is in the cable channels dedicated to specific leagues, which are mostly regional in scope.

    “I would be surprised if its numbers were unwelcome at any network.”
    Surprise!

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