Saturday, September 6, 2008

Football TV Coverage Maps

College football has been under way for a week, and NFL football started on Thursday night. All is as it should be in the universe... except that sometimes, you cannot watch your game of choice... Which college or NFL game is going to be shown in your market?

ESPN offers coverage maps of the games their channels and partner network ABC offer:

The Map Room has alerted me to the excellent NFL TV coverage maps on that now make use of Google Maps technology:

I am often frustrated by the choices that the networks make, to decide which games I get to see in my town. Naturally, being very close to Cincinnati, we always get the Bengals games, however, there are a great many Cleveland Browns fans in this area. Their families have been Browns fans since long before the Bengals were in Ohio. So, not too surprisingly, we will get Browns games, when they don't conflict with a Bengals game. The next nearest football markets are Indianapolis, Detroit and Pittsburgh. So why do they keep showing us Dallas Cowboys games? I hate the Cowboys. They call themselves "America's Team" but they have never been my team. The networks like to assume everyone in Ohio gives a flying frak. In my opinion, Dallas Cowboys fans that don't live, or have some connection to the Southwest, are all just a bunch of bandwagoners. Even Adolph Hitler was a Cowboys fan!

End of football rant.

This division of the United States by perceived interest in a specific football team only reminds me of my own United Countries of Football map (shameless plug):

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At Saturday, September 13, 2008 , Blogger Michael5000 said...


At Monday, December 29, 2008 , Anonymous Steve said...

You should do one that has the separate divisions, with who's in each. That one could then evolve into the different stages of the play-offs, to have an eventual new conqueror. Otherwise, REALLY nice maps. Bag fan of the population distributed one, and the hand-drawn one, as well.

At Sunday, October 16, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carolina Panther fans are pretty much all of NC/SC with the exception of far NE NC closer to Hampton Roads. Western NC is Falcons territory (west of US 441).

I would add state lines to your map instead of taking them off. It's hard to tell where everything is...


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