Orlando TV Station Apologizes For Disappointing Fans by Airing the Jaguars Game

By Connor Muldowney
Jacksonville Jaguars
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Do you live in Florida and dread watching the team that you are unfortunately graced to be in the same state with? The team I am talking about is the Jacksonville Jaguars and one Orlando TV station had to apologize to its viewers on Sunday afternoon for failing to show a solid NFL game.

The game being aired on WKMG TV was the Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders game and we all know how exciting that game sounds. It ended in a 19-9 score and the football fans of the area were not happy with the station deciding to show that game instead of the much-anticipated Manning Bowl between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that aired during the same time in other areas.

The station posted this on the bottom of the screen during the game that was a pretty funny way of apologizing to the fans that had to unfortunately endure the Jaguars-Raiders game instead of the matchup between Peyton Manning and Eli Manning:

via USA Today
via USA Today

This is a bit of a slap to the face of the hometown Jaguars, but at the same time, who wouldn’t rather watch to of the best quarterbacks in the league go at it in a game of sibling rivalry? The Manning Bowl happens just once in a great while — in fact, this was only the second installment of the game ever.

So, the station’s general manager, Skip Valet, told the Associated Press how unfortunate it was that the station had to carry the away game instead of one of the best games of the early station.

WKMG probably suffered, but it gained a ton of attention with the hilarious gesture.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at muldown5@gmail.com.

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