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    Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Report: Oprah Taping Could Bump Potential Bulls-Heat Matchup CBS Chicago

    Give me a break. What a load of crap! Looks like the almighty dollar wins out again.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    She did bump them. The game was supposed to be played on Monday night, and they bumped it up to Sunday because Oprah had the UC booked for Monday night.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Report: Oprah Taping Could Bump Potential Bulls-Heat Matchup CBS Chicago

    Give me a break. What a load of crap! Looks like the almighty dollar wins out again.
    Not may, has.

    And if the Chicago Bulls didn't put a "protection" on this date, and Oprah has had this date booked at the United Center for months, and is willing to pay a premium to stay on this date, why shouldn't the Bulls have to accommodate it?

    Not to mention the "bump" could be beneficial to the Bulls - you would think playing on a Sunday night would bring in higher ratings than playing on a Monday night.


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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Finally something I can be happy about with Oprah. I don't want to wait till Monday to watch this series anyway.


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    Rulzzz 3:16 says I just liked your post!

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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    I get it.... but... 22,000+ people attending Oprah's last shows? Why not Allstate Arena? That place is real big too.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Not may, has.

    And if the Chicago Bulls didn't put a "protection" on this date, and Oprah has had this date booked at the United Center for months, and is willing to pay a premium to stay on this date, why shouldn't the Bulls have to accommodate it?

    Not to mention the "bump" could be beneficial to the Bulls - you would think playing on a Sunday night would bring in higher ratings than playing on a Monday night.
    This. Its a complete win-win for the UC and fans. A Sunday night game 1 is going to be better for all fans, and the UC is going to sell out no matter what night the game is played. The only losers are the players, who get one less day of rest.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    I get it.... but... 22,000+ people attending Oprah's last shows? Why not Allstate Arena? That place is real big too.
    Really? You think Allstate Arena = United Center?

    First, capacity. "Concert" capacity for Allstate Arena is only 18,500. Yeah, that is big - but United Center's "concert" capacity is 23,500. Second, prestige of the venue. United Center is located in downtown Chicago (which is where Oprah's show is aired), while Allstate Arena is located in a suburb out by the really big airport. Not to mention everybody in North America knows where the United Center is - it's where the Bulls and Blackhawks play. Same can't be said of the Allstate Arena - sure, regionally people know it's in Rosemont, but you can't tell me that it's got the same "prestige" when it's most popular tenant is a fight between the Chicago Rush, Chicago Wolves, and DePaul Blue Demons.

    Basically, when Oprah is hosting one of her last shows, she's not going to "settle" for the Allstate Arena when the United Center is an option to her.

    Let me put this in even greater perspective for you - if you were holding an event in New York, would you rather hold it at Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan or the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY?


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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    This. Its a complete win-win for the UC and fans. A Sunday night game 1 is going to be better for all fans, and the UC is going to sell out no matter what night the game is played. The only losers are the players, who get one less day of rest.



    Which is better for Chicago, IMO. Deeper bench.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Opera had it scheduled 10 months ago. Not a big deal in my opinion.


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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    I cant believe that they dont have the bulls/heat on abc now that it's on sunday. I dropped cable, so i only get to watch game 7 of memphis/okc because tnt gets that game.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Opera had it scheduled 10 months ago. Not a big deal in my opinion.
    Exactly. Forcing Oprah out of a date she has had reserved for nearly a year so an NBA playoff game can be played more screams "they only care about the money" than upholding a contractual agreement does...


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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    I wish the series would be on ABC.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Report: Oprah Taping Could Bump Potential Bulls-Heat Matchup CBS Chicago

    Give me a break. What a load of crap! Looks like the almighty dollar wins out again.
    Why should the Chicago Bulls (also NBA's and ABC's) pursuit of the "all mighty dollar" trump Oprah's pursuit of the "all mighty dollar"? She had the place booked first.



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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Report: Oprah Taping Could Bump Potential Bulls-Heat Matchup CBS Chicago

    Give me a break. What a load of crap! Looks like the almighty dollar wins out again.
    Don't call out Oprah and her monopoly she will have you killed. She has more power then the president.


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    Re: Oprah may bump Bulls/Heat conference finals

    reminds me of the onion: Oprah fans patiently waiting for instructions.



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