WRGB changes mind, will show Bills-Jaguars
I just received the NFL games WRGB (Ch. 6) will air over the next two weeks, and there is good news for Buffalo Bills fans this morning – their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars WILL be shown here at 1 p.m. Sunday.
On Wednesday, the station said that it was going to televise the Indianapolis-Minnesota game instead of the Bills-Jaguars.
“I made the call, whether you agree with it or not, to carry the Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings,” WRGB general manager Bob Furlong said in a statement Wednesday night. “It’s never an easy decision, but I have to look out for all football fans in the Capital Region. It’s early in the season, and the Bills will be at the top of my list when the opportunity arises to air a game. Thank you.”
Furlong just e-mailed a new comment.
"This is a retraction of yesterday's e-mail," Furlong said. "Fred Lass, CBS6's chief engineer and huge Bills fan, who was born and raised in Niagara Falls, was in my office late yesterday crying. I and CBS cannot stand to see a grown man cry. So, CBS6 is going to carry the Bills game on Sunday 9/14 instead of the Indianapolis game. Please thank CBS for agreeing to make this last-minute change, and if you see Fred on Sunday, high-five him."
I would also bet the house that Bills fans made phone calls and sent e-mails to the station Thursday morning to get it changed.
WRGB will have the Patriots-Jets at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Next Sunday, the station will have the Bengals-Giants at 1 p.m., and the Steelers-Eagles at 4:15 p.m.