1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[NFL]Why are the fans getting the shaft?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ethics, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    In the US, American football fans are limited to what their local affiliates choose to show... that is, unless they have the US$199/yr 'NFL Sunday Ticket. The NFL has decided to renew its agreement with the satellite folks.

    Unfortunately, many Americans are unable to get satellite where they live, and are now forced to watch the local sports team instead of a decent matchup.

    To add insult to injury, Sunday Ticket is available in Canada cable TV. ESPN pundit Gregg Easterbrook has been complaining about this in <a href="In the US, American football fans are limited to what their local affiliates choose to show... that is, unless they have the US$199/yr 'NFL Sunday Ticket,'" quips diogenes00. "The NFL has decided to renew its agreementwith the satellite folks. Unfortunately, many Americans are unable to get satellite where they live, and are now forced to watch the local sports teaminstead of a decent matchup. To add insult to injury, Sunday Ticket is available in Canada cable TV. ESPN pundit Gregg Easterbrook has been complaining about this in his own column: Only the NFL could come up with a master plan in which viewer's choice for its games is for all intents and purposes forbidden to most Americans, but subsidized in Canada and free in Mexico and Panama.
    Is the NFL depriving Americans of the majority of their games or are they just getting what the market can bear?">his own column:</a>

    <blockquote> Only the NFL could come up with a master plan in which viewer's choice for its games is for all intents and purposes forbidden to most Americans, but subsidized in Canada and free in Mexico and Panama.</blockquote>

    Is the NFL depriving Americans of the majority of their games or are they just getting what the market can bear? I will also add that this is not just a case for Football but Hockey as well. Not sure about Baseball.
     
  2. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    Prior to this year you could listen to baseball over the internet for free. MLB made a deal so you can only listen to games over MLB site useing Real Player (sign of the cross). For this they charge 15 per annum if I remember correctly. One hell of a price for your choice of all ball games but can't beat free. Ya, the American past time.
     

Share This Page