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Old 02-17-2013, 10:18 PM
PaleHoser PaleHoser is offline
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Default Tribune: Cubs May Dump WGN After 2014 Season


I don't believe a word of this.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by PaleHoser View Post
I don't believe a word of this.
I really don't see why you wouldn't.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:40 AM
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"Spreading the gospel of Cubs baseball" - Ain't that the truth!

Amazing how they continue to market their legendary franchise.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:03 AM
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The reason TribCo bought the Cubs from the Wrigley family in 1981 was so that it could keep the Cubs on WGN Television and WGN Radio. If they left WGN, where would their terrestrial television games (those not on CSN) go?

Do we know the current status of the Sox TV rights?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:13 AM
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Where else are they going to go? Sure, they could start their own cable network but filling 24 hours all year long with programs is a tall order.

My guess is that they end up working out a deal for more money from WGN radio and WGN-TV. Ricketts already owns a chunk of the CSN channel and the other partners (like the White Sox) aren't likely to sell out to give the Cubs a bigger share.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:29 AM
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It's how they negotiate.
First they threatened Daley, then Mesa, then Emanual, now WGN.
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