Dear CBS, when you broke into the last 6:20 of the first half of the Oregon State-Missouri Sun Bowl game a little while ago, I was worried that World War III had broken out.
After all, it’d have to be something really important to warrant broadcasting a CBS News Special Report in the middle of an exciting live football game. I was reassured when I saw that you were merely informing us that the six day funeral of Gerald Ford had gotten under way.
Are you insane? I found the photos of black limousines interesting for about two seconds, after which I wanted the damn Sun Bowl back. I can catch up on the funeral sometime during the next six days, thank you. Or, not.
But those six minutes of the last half…they’re gone forever. When the game returned, it was halftime. The brief highlights you showed of what I, and everyone else in the country, missed revealed that some interesting plays transpired.
A lot more interesting than slowly moving black limousines. May I suggest that whoever came up with this crazy idea of a Special Report on a six day funeral in the midst of a bowl game be demoted to CBS janitor.
Though even that may be a more responsible position than he or she deserves.
Brian, one of many frustrated football fans