Kings fans are understandably upset that they don’t get to listen to Bob Miller and Jim Fox call the rest of the Kings’ playoff games. And everyone is upset on behalf of Bob and Jim themselves, who are of course fans. Bob has frequently voiced his fear that the Kings will win their first cup only after he retires. Presumably, if he retired he would still have a television, so his real issue is not whether he gets to see it or not, but whether he gets to call the game.
If NBC does not relent to the grass-roots movement to get Bob and Jim instated as announcers for (if if if if if) any potential Kings SCF games, here is my suggestion:
For away games, have a watch party at Staples, with Bob and Jim calling the game live. For home games, have the watch party somewhere else — or at multiple somewhere elses — with Bob and Jim calling the game live. Release all the private broadcasts as a special DVD set for the fans. Make it a charity event. Get NBC to donate its broadcast rights (for the video feed) in the name of charity. Or else, pitch it to NBC as a special project, and give them all the money.
We don’t care who gets the money. We just want our team to be the whole team.