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Postby stumpak » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:20 pm

It is all about TV. 7:07 instead of 7:05 allows time for a commerical block between the announcers opening and the start of the game. It really is no-brainer, free money for the local team.
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Postby jjigglers » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:27 pm

Arlo wrote:
bdrotoronto wrote:every blue jay home game this year has been scheduled to start x:07 or x:37.

Must be a metric thing... :-D


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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:01 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:the shows that start at xx:05 or xx:35 is a result of Ted Turner's brain.... he started his shows 5 minutes after the other shows due to one main reason,,,, so if a viewer was a channel flipper at say 8:00 then with TBS show coming on at 8:05, then the channel flipper would not miss any of the TBS show due to the show starting 5 minutes after all the other shows did..... this is why the braves games always started at 7:35 and not 7:30,,,, gave u a chance to flip through some channels and not miss none of the braves....

That's interesting. I've never heard that before.
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