Comments on: NFL Sunday Ticket Monopoly News and commentary on the world of sports. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:33:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: sharon sharon Mon, 10 Sep 2007 04:10:44 +0000 “Iâ??m not sure Congress has any business getting involved, as there is no fundamental public policy right to watch NFL games”

There is a law against any monopoly and DirecTV and NFL onlying selling to ONE distributor is a monopoly and is against the law. What if other broadcasts decided to do the same thing? Like the Major networks NBC/CBS/Fox/ABC all get together and decide they are only going to sell to Dishnet so if you don’t get dishnet you’ll never see you’re favorite TV shows again. Or all the Movie channels HBO/Cinnamax/Showtime all get together and decide they will only allow Cable to broadcast their movies. So now what, do we all have to have three different suppliers to be able to watch our favorite shows. Also the DirecTV/NFL deal FORCES people to either get directv or stay with directv even if they don’t like it or want it “IF” they want Sunday ticket, that is NOT FAIR business practice and it is ILLEGAL it is a monopoly, it is against the anit-trust laws. I think it is more NFL’s fault for encouraging bidding on something that should be allowed on cable, all satelite’s and available to anyone who wishes to pay for it. I think NFL should be fined and DirecTV should also be fined and Sunday Ticket should be open to ALL, just like MBA and Major League Baseball packages are available to all. It would also lower the price for all, a thing called competition..

By: Craig Craig Sat, 13 Jan 2007 18:20:11 +0000 I just got off the phone with a DirecTV customer service representative who after telling me that next year EVERYONE who orders sunday ticket is going to be required to order Superfan as well. If she actually knows what she’s talking about that is pretty insane. Oh, and once I started complaining about how this seems the direction DirecTV is going, as far as away from thinking of the customer first, she hung up on me. And before any of you blame me for that, I didn’t even raise my voice, let alone yell, the most offensive thing I said was that she was giving me textbook responses to my issues and I wondered if she’d say the same thing if she wasn’t being recorded by her boss. Has anyone else heard anything about this….I can’t wait for the day when the DirecTV sunday ticket reign is over.

By: Sean Sean Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:25:24 +0000 I had Sunday Ticket in 2003 and ’04. I got to see all the games in ’03, but they implemented their insane blackout rule in my coverage area in ’04.
How can it be legal to black out a game you are PAYING to see?!
Direct TV does not offer local stations in my area. If my team, the Steelers, were on locally, I needed rabbit ears.
I live just outside the city, so the local small-town CBS affiliate is grainy, Fox is nearly non-existent.
Even with Sunday Ticket, I was not assured of catching every Steelers game, which is all I wanted.
Sunday Ticket – which advertises that you will get to see every NFL game – was not worth the money for me.