Originally Posted by ND Bronco Fan
2) Contact Altitude to find out if they ever are going to cover anything Broncos related, maybe drop the Mammoth in favor of the Broncos? Yeah I know that seems to be a stretch cuz you will lose the tens of fans that watch the Mammoth but they may want to be cutting edge.
How could Altitude drop the Mammoth in favor of the Broncos? They play at different times of the year and the Broncos are on much, much, much, much larger stations CBS, Fox, ABC, and ESPN. The Mammoth are drawing more fans to the Pepsi Center than the Nuggets did since the building opened in 1999. They're a pretty big success story for a team in an unknown league.
I don't know if you know this, but Stan Kroenke owns Altitude Sports and Entertainment along with the Avalanche, Nuggets, Mammoth, and Rapids. Of course he's going to show his teams on his channel. The NHL strike has killed the first year of his new station.
On the other hand, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain just bought part of the Rockies and it's already evident how much more they've been promoting the Rockies upcoming season than they did in years past. The stupid "GenR" logo has been on the upper right hand corner of the screen on FSRM for the past month.
As far as I know, the only Bronco programming on FSRM is on the Rocky Mountain Sports Report. I don't know if Altitude is planning their own local show to compete with Fox's, though you think they would. Anything would be better than Bill Owens' show and the awful Irv and Joe Radio show on TV.
So the Broncos are the only team in the region that isn't at least partly owned by a Denver cable station. The Broncos do have a contract with CBS KCNC 4 as the "official" Broncos station that airs the Mike Shanahan Show and other stuff.
Your beef shouldn't be with Kroenke, it should be with DirecTv for their stupid decision to take FSRM off the air in your area. Isn't that the point of having a satellite and the sports package, watching stuff from different areas than your own?