PPR's Paul Rudy gets it exactly right about the size of the San Diego market being a sweet spot for pulling this off:
He said he thought San Diego was the perfect-sized market for a show like “PPR” because it's “big enough where you can make money and small enough where you can do the entire county and make a town of 3 million feel like Mayberry on a Friday night.”The county is about 2.5 million, but the sentiment is still right. A while back, I said this was a pretty neat thing, but it would never work the same back home in Chicago. There's too many games, you'd only have the manpower to show highlights from a fraction of them. While I was at Illinois, I was intrigued that the local TV stations would cover the high school games and show clips from a couple of them. But down there, they're way too spread out to get everybody, even if you had the staff. Right here, it works.