No way to watch game 7 of the Ducks-Flames series in San Diego

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  1. Goallum

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    I live in San Diego and have Cox cable. Today OLN has blacked out the Ducks-Flames 7th game because I'm supposedly in the Ducks' local zone and it's being shown locally (NHL regulations). Well, it's shown on a local channel in LA, which I don't get in San Diego. In other words, I have no way to watch the game, at all!!! Now, this happens during regular season a lot, where I can't watch Anaheim games because they are blacked out on Center Ice, and my cable company doesn't carry FSN Prime Ticket, where they are usually shown. Silly me thinking that the same idiocy would not repeat itself during the playoffs (for game 7, no less).

    Great job marketing the game, you morons!
     
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    Yahoo isn't webcasting this game.

    Oh and KingFan, at least you get OLN.... :help:
     
  4. edmontonoilers89

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    I guess I can ask this question here, and hopefully someone who knows will respond.

    I'll be in Vegas from the 12th-19th. Does anyone know if basic cable in Vegas has OLN, so I'll be able to catch the Oilers games?

    Or better yet, does anyone know of any sports bars in Vegas that would be showing the game?

    Thanks.
     
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    Back in '03 when the Ducks were playing the Wings in the first round I was in Vegas for the first two games. Now, it was different then since the games were on ESPN, but several bars in the Luxor and Treasure Island were playing the game...that probably will change now since ESPN no longer carries games.

    And no, the hotels Ive stayed at dont carry OLN, at least not when I went last year.
     
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    You won't have any problems in Vegas. Every major hotel casino has a sports book, where you'll have your pick of all available games to watch on many of its screens.
     
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    Yeah, as long as you put 50 bucks on a team... ;)
     
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    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    dude, you are in Vegas......Sports book......I'm sure in all those Casinos you can find ONE.
     
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    Well hindsight 20/20...you're a Kings fan, and the Ducks won...you didn't miss much
     
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    I live in LA and noticed that OLN had it blacked out also. I remembered watching a couple of games on DOCE or something like that so I checked the listings. It said Magnum PI was on. I thought, what the hell, maybe its wrong and sure enough they were showing game 7! I had really wanted to kick something up to that point. Saved my dogs life that did.....(kidding)
     
  12. I would contact OLN about that, because that is a mistake on their part
     
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    Yeah, ended up driving to about 3 sports bars trying to find anybody who had it. One bartender was kind enough to call DirecTV to get the lowdown, and the woman who answered said that she was getting a ton of calls about it, but that there was nothing she could do.

    Not that it'll change much, but I did let my friend who works for the Ducks know about it.
     
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    The sportsbooks might not be keen on showing Oilers hockey if there are huge basketball or baseball games going on. Your best bet is to try ESPN Zone in the NY NY hotel. Call ahead and make sure they get the game and reserve your own private booth with TV/sound.

    H.
     
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    It is not OLN's fault the game was blacked out in San Diego. It was the decision of the Ducks to black the game out in their television market. The NHL determined that San Diego (et. al.) is in the Ducks television market. Therefore, the Ducks can determine the blackout policy. For obviou$ reasons, the Ducks are going to want as many people possible watching the game on FSN/KDOC.

    There are at least three different avenues to address this:

    1) Contact the NHL and ask that they take San Diego out of the Ducks television market.

    2) Contact the Ducks, and ask them to lift the playoff blackouts.

    3) Contact the local cable companies, and keep asking them for FSN Prime Ticket and KDOC. If enough people ask, they MIGHT carry them. I do not know if KDOC is even offered to North San Diego County, so KDOC may need to contacted as well.

    p.s. OLN's exclusive coverage of the playoffs does not begin until the Conference Finals.
     
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    Actually, I called OLN during the game, and they told me what the deal was (as explained in No One's post).
     
  17. Thanks for the clarification...
     
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    Do you have to bet to be able to watch in the sports books in Vegas? Or can I just find a seat and catch a game like in any sports bar?
     
  19. It helps to make a bet in most places, but it depends on the facility.
     
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    I'll probably try to catch the game at the Ceasar's sports book, as I've heard it's pretty good. I'm not against betting at all, just wondering if I'm allowed access if I decide not to.
     

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