The thing is that if soccer got 20 spots promoting the BBC,s coverage and Union got 15, then league should get around 10 but the fact is we get zero. When RL is a game that the BBC have rights to and are televising live to the UK, then it defies logic that they do not broadcast promotion spots for their coverage.
There is a bit of north/south bias, a bit of institutionalised classism from the public schoolboys who run the show at the very least.
Given the incestuous relationship between this BBC elite and the boys who run RU, I am inclined to believe that there is either an arrangement to undercut the game either implicit or implied. To shoot their own organisation ( the BBC ) in the foot by not promoting their organisation's programming shows the depths to which these historic predjudices are ingrained in the psyche of this class of people.
As for soccer, it's just too damned big for them to ignore and there is no history of rebellion, class warfare, active collusion to repress the game for fear of it taking RU's turf by being the better handling code or institionalised apartheid for over 100 years to feed these biases that are active against RL.
Keighley this is a really good summing up, it happened in the past and continues in the present. There is no secretive committee, no secret goings on! This is simply based on a group of accepted notions that have become so commonly part of the make up of certain groups I doubt they are even aware they are there, any more than anyone recognises the level and extent of their prejudices. It's more like a screen saver than a cabal but no less effective for that. What I really object to is them using my money each year to be prejudiced against me!
But I see you have attracted a fair bit of the vitriol that pervades this forum at times. You should know you are not allowed opinions, should never use the evidence of your experience and come to a conclusion that rocks the boat.........
"It's like that french film Jules et Jim .............. but it was not allowed!"
Still amazed the thread is still here but then as Rod Serling used to say " Anything can happen in the next half hour!" TGG
- keighley likes this