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December 05, 2007

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Susan Helene Gottfried

Wait. The NFL network is even worse.

Our cable company signed a deal with them a number of years ago, before games were going to be broadcast. The cable company told us last week that the deal included games, should they be added.

When the NFL network decided to broadcast games, they went back to my cable company -- a small local one -- and demanded more money. Even though they had a signed contract already that should have included the games.

Our cable company's not paying the new fee. I'm sad I'll have to miss a Steelers game or two, but I'm glad the cable folk aren't bowing to what's essentially extortion.

Nettie Hartsock

Joe!

Bravo on weaning yourself and reading great books. We're a bit addicted to the Jon Stewart show in our household too, but in the summer our family puts the TV in the garage for a month and all we do is read. I order all these comics from a comics site that are ones I read as a child "Scrooge McDuck", "Richie Rich", Archies and my kids and I read those along with long chapter books. (Or we simply stare at our navels) Either way it reminds us that TV does not need to take over our lives. Even Sponge Bob.:>)

Joe Wikert

Susan, I didn't realize you are a Steelers fan. Me too. I grew up in Pittsburgh and miss watching them every Sunday afternoon. I'm in the middle of Colts country here and it's just not the same!

Nettie, I have to admit that every so often I still manage to catch the occasional Sponge Bob episode with my youngest daughter. In all honesty, both of us are too old for it but we always get a kick out of him...

jim

I am DONE with these MONEY HUNGRY CROOKS, I am BOYCOTTING everything they do!!!!!!
I hope MANY more follow!!!!

Online TV

Conan and Leno are coming back in the beginning of January WITHOUT writers. They wholeheartedly support their writers but are coming back on instead of laying off all the other show employees (Leno has about 200 I believe).

Daniel Mcgonagle

I totally agree with you in that. Don't let it get in the way with your reading. It's still the best time spent as always.

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