Turn the channel to something you ask for?
Seriously, it's like pulling teeth more times than not.
You'd think that a bartender or manager would be aware of sporting events that are on and tune in their TV's to Orioles games, the draft, the NBA playoffs, etc without anyone even asking. I mean, it's kind of their job. People don't go to the Greene Turtle for the shitty food, they come for beer specials and to watch sports. Last night, we get to a GT and they have the O's game on, great, but we had to wait 20 mins for someone to wake up and put the draft on after we asked. What did they have on instead? Soccer. On NFL Draft Night. It was like someone was trolling us from Europe.
It's not just the GT either. I've been to a zillion places where asking for the Oriole game -- in local establishments no less -- is like asking someone to scientifically explain a black hole. They can't find the channel, or they'll put on a non-Orioles game, like the Nationals. I once asked for the Orioles game and the bartender put on the Yankees/Red Sox game on ESPN. Baseball is baseball, I guess.
Anyone else have this problem? Or is it just me? I feel like it happens every time, like choosing the wrong line, every single time.