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I realize that there is a lot of football today...

But...Where is everyone? How many of you bought the Gameplan? If not, do you plan on watching and where? Does anyone know of a decent joint in Lauderdale showing the game? ( Never hurts to ask ;D )
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I realize that there is a lot of football today...

I don't think anyplace will plan on showing the game with us going against UF vs Tenn and FSU vs BC. I'd just pick a place with a lot of TVs and see if they'd put the game on for you. The place I like outside of Ft. Lauderdale is Champps…just west of I-95 on Cypress Creek??(in between Atlantic and Commercial).
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I realize that there is a lot of football today...

I cannot properly express the frustration I endure trying to watch Owls games on TV.

Last night, it was nowhere on my DirecTV system.

Off to the closest local sports bar we went. After 20 minutes of trying to explain to the channel captain how to find the game, I discovered it was only on Adelphia Cable Channel 15. That bar didn't have cable.

Same with the next stop, but this bar was more interested in keeping the Florida game on 27 TV sets. Off we went.

Finally, we found a new place (almost at halftime) - a family-run bar and restaurant that cared and went out of its way to find the game (had Adelphia). The place is The Brass Ring (formerly J.J. Muggs) on Okeechobee Blvd. (west of State Road 7) in Royal Palm Beach. They set up a TV for my FAU daughter and I and we enjoyed at least the opportunity to see the game (and one TD for the Owls).

This place is suposedly a landmark restaurant in North Palm Beach and is now expanding to the RPB area. I encourage all Owl fans to stop by and thank the owners for supporting FAU. I'm sure they would welcome FAU groups from the Palms West area.

But, back to the problem, why can't we get WTCN on DirecTV? We're supposed to get local channels, but not that one? Channel 15 claims to be the WB station, yet I get the WB on WTVX-Channel 34 (4 on cable).

I'm a long-time Troy fan who has now (thanks to my daughter) chosen to follow FAU as my second (local) team. Troy used to have these growing pains (lack of merchandize in local stores, lack of visibility in a state covered with other teams' rabid fans, lack of media coverage and TV showings). Troy still has some of those problems, but I would hope FAU - with its much larger size, political clout and major market status - could get on the stick and imp[rove its marketing.

I guess it's up to us to demand coverage, TV time, merchandise at sports and retail stores, and the like. We should really get a grassroots movement going.


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