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    Black, gold -- and blacked out

    I'm not sure how many of you live in central PA, but if you planned to watch the game (Steelers vs Bengals) at home, better start making other arrangements unless of course you want to watch the Browns and Ravens??? BTW... you can thank the NFL for this one!

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    The sight of the archrival Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field is enough to get the Terrible Towel-toting Steelers faithful foaming at the mouth.

    Midstate Steelers fans expecting to catch their beloved black and gold on TV, however, are going to be seeing red.

    Sunday's National Football League game between the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals will not air on local television.

    "It is the NFL's decision," said Lou Castriotta, director of operations and programming at WHP, Channel 21.

    "The NFL designated the Harrisburg area as a secondary Baltimore Ravens market. Since Baltimore is the visiting team on Sunday, we're mandated by the NFL to air the Ravens [at Cleveland Browns] game."

    The Baltimore-Cleveland game will air at 4 p.m. The Bengals-Steelers game has a 1 p.m. kickoff, but CBS isn't designated for a doubleheader Sunday.

    "It's an unfortunate circumstance," Castriotta said. "If CBS had a doubleheader Sunday, this wouldn't be a problem. We would definitely air both games."

    Fans who subscribe to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket or who wish to visit local establishments with satellites will be able to watch the game.

    Those who don't can listen to Steelers-Bengals coverage on radio station WTPA, 93.5 FM. The pregame show begins at 11 a.m., and the game is followed by postgame coverage as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ_Steeler View Post
    I'm not sure how many of you live in central PA, but if you planned to watch the game (Steelers vs Bengals) at home, better start making other arrangements unless of course you want to watch the Browns and Ravens??? BTW... you can thank the NFL for this one!

    http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews

    That's my area! This has been a problem for a while in HBG because the NFL has some stupid idea that because Baltimore is closer to Harrisburg than Pittsburgh the city is part of the raven fanbase. That couldn't be farther from the truth! I would put the breakdown at 60% Steelers, 35% Eagles, and 5% Ravens. Amazing that me bein in DE right now actually helps me see the game! I know my dad is goin to be mad about this! Did someone tell TG? It pisses me off that the NFL does this and prevents the Capital Area from seein the BlackNGold! I'll feel lucky for now but ASAP as I can afford and install it I'm gettin DirecTV!

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    This has been going on for years. So anyone up for some mass emailing?


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    We're used to this in central PA. Ive know the program director of WHP CBS, and I have some connections there too from working with the cable company. Trust me, WHP knows there's more Steeler fans here and everytime the Steelers aren't on, we raise hell with the league. I've got the NFL's number that you can call to complain too if anybody wants it. It's at my desk at work !

    Thank GOD !! 93.5 WTPA is Steelers radio network station so I'll be listening on the radio and following along here on SA on sunday!

    If there was ever yet another reason to hate Baltimore, this is it !! Those bat rastard purple wearing jailbirds !!!!

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    We aren't getting the game here in Cleveland either. I feel for you guys. I absolutely hate it.

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    If I didn't work for the cable company I'd get direct TV just for the sunday ticket !

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    I found my rabbit ears, I am going to see if I can get WKBN 27 in from Youngstown since we are only 50 miles from there. I am also going to try KDKA, but that is going to become impossible since it is going to rain and it will interfere with the rabbit ears abilities. I've a few times been lucky to get KDKA on bright, blue clear sky day. I even got Toledo and Detroit in once. It has a range frequency of 135 miles so I can only wish. LOL. Wish me luck.

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    If the wife wasn't working on sunday I'd be my favorite hangout watching the game with all the Steeler fans...but me and 4 yr old will wave our towels right here..and you can bet your last dollar Im not tuning into WHP for the ratbirds !

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    I sure wouldn't, that game is on at 4 15 here in Cleveland. That is the last game I want to watch. Can you get the Philadelphia station from where your at, Matt? May I suggest rabbit ears since you aren't that far from there?

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    Fox is the NFC affiliate here, Fox 43, they carry all the Eagle games every week so yeah they are always on unfortunately. WJZ13 out of balitmore will be carrying the ratbirds too so Im outta luck.

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