Big 2 has outdone themselves. The World Cup Finals, scheduled for live broadcast at 6:00am on Sunday morning...a show expected to be watched by 1.5 Bbbbbbbbbillion people worldwide...was pre-empted by a show on bass fishing.
Now I understand that this is West Texas and that football is King, but a couple of trips out to Windlands Park and/or Butler during any Saturday in the Fall or Spring and you will see soccer field after soccer field loaded with players of all ages along with their parents. I am not saying that the Championship Game of the biggest tournament in the world of the world's most popular sport should be broadcast in favor of something of more local interest like, say, yet another Bob Knight interview or even the Spike Dykes Celebrity Roast. But surely we could forego a lame-ass bass fishing show for just one Sunday...couldn't we?
Perhaps the MR-T will award a "Laurel" to the Spanish language station Univision who did broadcast the game live on channel 18.
For more info on local soccer go to the Midland Soccer Association website. For more information on bass fishing stay tuned to Big 2.
UPDATE: Here is the link.