Today’s match up between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Oklahoma Sooners in Norman was originally delayed for an hour due to weather, which meant that the game would run over it’s originally slated time slot.
Since FOX, who was airing the game, has rights to the World Series, Major League Baseball’s championship created a conflict.
Of course, FOX chose to go with the bigger, more important game, which meant they needed to switch Texas Tech at Oklahoma to a different network.
Where did they move the football game? Your answer: FOX News.
From Erin Andrews:
The Texas Tech/OU game on FOX will switch to FOX News Channel at 7:30 ET. #WORLDSERIES Game 3 airs on FOX as scheduled.
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) October 26, 2013
Apparently, the move upset plenty of fans.
What everyone needs to realize is that FOX News is the FOX channel that has the biggest audience after FOX. If they would have moved the game to FOX Sports 1 or FOX Sports 2, there are plenty of television providers that don’t carry those channels and many people wouldn’t be able to watch.
Instead, they were looking out for everyone to ensure the biggest audience possible could keep their eyes on the game.