Thanks, Comcast

Being one of the many Comcast customers in Michigan, I wasn’t able to see today’s game as it happened. For seemingly no reason, Comcast decided to air infomercials on the channels that had previously been (and still are) advertised as belonging to FSN+, which the game was broadcast on.

I was going to watch the replay on standard FSN Detroit, but I’ve already had one extra-late game this week so I’ll let the DVR get this one and catch the highlights in the morning.

I’m interested in seeing if a reason for this “outage” is ever made available. I didn’t call Comcast because I know the CSRs have no idea what’s going on and I didn’t want to have to fight the urge to yell at someone and take it out on them.

What I expect to see is Comcast blaming FSN and FSN blaming Comcast. The way I see it, there are three things that could be what went wrong.

#1 – FSN+ was actually supposed to be another station.

#2 – FSN somehow didn’t transmit the feed to Comcast properly or Comcast couldn’t get the feed in some way.

#3 – Comcast didn’t prepare properly in general.

I’m leaning towards the last one. If it was the first one, the game would have shown up somewhere on my digital guide and if it was the second one it would have been dead air rather than an infomercial. We’ll see if we ever find out.

Even with the lost game, I’m having trouble calling today a bad day. Bruce MacLeod is running with my suggestion of “Tsar of Takeaways” as a nickname for Pavel Datsyuk and since I’m usually not all that quoteable, that’s cool for me. And that missed game was a win, which is also a good thing.

Missing Game: The Morning After

The morning after, there are still no answers as to what happened with FSN+ last night. I don’t expect any at this point, which really disappoints me.

Red Wings fans weren’t the only ones confused by the mess, it turns out that Penguins fans in State College, PA, missed out on the Pittsburgh – New Jersey matchup and instead got the Detroit – Columbus game. If I had to miss the Wings, I would have preferred to get the Pens and Devils instead of infomercials, but that’s just me.

I didn’t stay up for the replay on “normal” FSN Detroit last night. Went through and caught the highlights this morning, some of which have been added to the multimedia section.

Nice to see that FSN didn’t even know there was a problem, as this graphic came up early in the game…


I don’t know who to blame anymore and I hate that I probably won’t find out.

Good Luck Finding the Game

For anyone else like me with Comcast, the game doesn’t appear to be on at all.

This game is on FSN+ anyway, but the channel that Fox Sports says Comcast uses for FSN+ is showing infomercials.

I don’t have any answers, I’m giving up after almost an hour. The game is scheduled to be replayed on FSN at 11:00 tonight.

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