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Omoplata
11-01-2007, 09:27 PM
I love the Texans... more than most... but this really... really sucks!!!

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/sports/5256379.html

By DAVID BARRON
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

It's the Game of the Century, Super Bowl 41.5, Patriots versus Colts, and CBS will pipe it into 93 percent of the nation's television households Sunday.

Alas, Houston is part of the other 7 percent.

Because New England-Indianapolis conflicts with the Texans-Raiders game Sunday afternoon, Houston CBS affiliate KHOU (Channel 11) will not air Patriots-Colts.

Houston and San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, as mandatory NFL home-team markets, will receive the Texans and Raiders. CBS stations in Beaumont-Port Arthur and Bryan-College Station in Texas and Monterey, Chico, Eureka and Fresno in California also will be required to carry Houston-Oakland.

Larry Beaulieu, station manager of KFDM in Beaumont, expects the station's switchboard to start lighting up this week.

"Friday is when they generally start snapping to on these things," he said. "There's nothing we can do about it under league rules."

The Texans did everything but inspire loyalty among fans Sunday with their 35-10 blowout loss to San Diego. That game registered a 12.6 Nielsen rating with a 27 share on Channel 11, one of the lowest ratings for a Texans game since the team's debut season of 2002.

david.barron@chron.com