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FOX Affiliate in Norfolk Drops Washington Redskins Game Because "They Are Unwatchable"

Saturday, January 2, 2010 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 4:31 PM, under , , , ,

According to Virginian-Pilot sports columnist Bob Molinaro reports that Norfolk (VA) FOX affiliate WVBT has dropped tomorrow's game between the Washington Redskins (4-11) and the San Diego Chargers (12-3). Instead, they will air the Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) - Dallas Cowboys (10-5) game.

This is the first time in memory that the Redskins have been pre-empted on TV in Hampton Roads. Bruce Rader, sports director at Fox 43, said he suggested the change when Fox switched the Eagles-Cowboys game from 1 p.m. to 4:15.

At the Old Dominion men's basketball game Wednesday night, Rader explained his reasoning.

"Honestly," he said, "the Redskins are just unwatchable."

One would think that they would keep the 'Skins - Chargers game because San Diego, like Norfolk, is a huge Navy town and there may be many Chargers fans there. But who knows in the end.

The full story is over at the Virginian-Pilot. Thanks to reader Rob Hoffman for pointing us to for the link to this story.

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