Apr 28, 2007
I’m not sure how many of you good people have the NFL Sunday Ticket, but I’m here to tell you the DirectTV moguls have become increasingly hostile toward it’s subscribers and I have to vent.
I’ve been a subscriber since Year Two (1995) and had the NFL Channel as part of my yearly, Sunday Ticket ala carte subscription. In fact, I bought my dish solely to watch the games. Well, this morning the NFL Network is gone and I’m told it won’t come back until the games kick-off in September.
This is latest tactic of the DirectTV jackboots at stong-arming the fans of the NFL into buying one of their bogus packages of “wonderful programming” at the low, low base price of $49.95. But the REAL kicker is, if I agree to buy a package they’ll never allow me to go back to the Sunday Ticket as an ala carte item. Total BS.
But this is nothing new to you more recent purchasers of the Sunday Ticket. They’ve never given you the option to take the Ticket as an ala carte item. They’re holding you hostage at $50 a month, plus the cost of the Ticket – about $500 for the season.
And if you turn off the dish after the games are over, you’ll get drilled for all the re-activation fees and receive no discount as a repeat Sunday Ticket subscriber.
Eventually the day will come when these corporate thugs lose their monopoly on the NFL and when they do they’ll get a short and sweet, “Stick it!” outta me. I encourage anyone who has had a similar experience to let DirectTV know how you feel.
BTW, until then I’ll post every possible way I know to extort money back from them by pitting them against the cable companies. There are lots of success stories where people have greatly reduced their bills with this strategy. Look for it here down the road.
Enough venting. Onto the draft.