It is the start of a new season in the NFL this weekend and time for our yearly review of how games are determined to be shown by CBS on WSEE. It's been this way for decades, you should know the routine by now but it's worth reviewing and refreshing. First of all, Erie TV market is considered a Bills market. State lines have nothing to do with it, it is determined by how close Erie, Pa. is to Buffalo, closer than to Pittsburgh and Cleveland and it's been that way, like I said, for decades. What it means is that we MUST SHOW all Bills AWAY games PERIOD. Doesn't matter when or where...we must show them. So, with that being said, we must show the Bills games at Kansas City Sunday and not the Steelers-Ravens or Browns-Bengals. No choice, it is made for us. When the Bills are playing at home, we can REQUEST a Steelers or Browns game but again, we don't make the final determination...that is up to CBS regional decisions that involve more that just the Erie TV market.
So, no matter how much screaming and yelling you want to do about it to us, the bottom line is that it is up the NFL to make the changes, meaning the NFL teams that you follow. We just follow the guidelines as a CBS affiliate. Hope that gives you some insight into the selection of games each Sunday. No matter what, enjoy the season ahead !!!