News Corp's Fox 5 and Cablevision still have not settled their dispute over a new contract and News Corp continues to hold their programming, including the MLB World Series, hostage. The Dolans and Cablevision continue to play hardball and now some 3 million Cablevision subscribers across New York and Philadelphia are left to scramble to watch the Fall Classic, including yours truly.
I received an email from Cablevision last night, at around 6:30 PM, an hour before Fox 5's TV coverage of Game 1 started across the country, informing me that if I registered at MLB.com and paid $9.99 Cablevision would refund me the money by crediting my bill. I could watch the World Series right on MLB.com. Sounded good to me at the time, and so I immediately registered and paid the ten bucks. It was a no brainer! Unfortunately there were a few drawbacks. First of all; it turns out that MLB.com is partially owned by Fox. So the money I paid, which Cablevision promised to return to me, is going to News Corp anyway! The other major problem, for me, is that watching the game streamed on MLB.com sucks! They give you many camera angles to choose from, but you don't get any stats on the screen, nor any pitch count, and the picture keeps freezing up. So I wound up paying more attention to the Knicks game on my TV (broadcast on MSG Network) than the World Series freezing up on my laptop. What a bummer! At least the Knicks won. Oh well. I guess I don't have the right to see the Fall Classic this year. I only hand over close to $140.00 per month to Cablevision; why should I be able to watch what I pay for? I long for the time that things were simpler, when televisions were hooked up to rabbit ears and analog signals came over the air waves. It's the price we pay (or don't pay if you're Cablevision) for living a digital life! I don't know what I'm gonna do for the Jet's game on Sunday against Green Bay. Maybe I'll just go to my neighborhood bar and watch the game with all the other low lives who don't have Verizon Fios. Play ball!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
After Brett Favre got sacked trying to go fourth-and-inches with gorgeous former NY Jets intern Jenn Sterger last week, he and his Minnesota Vikings lost to the Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on Monday Night Football last night. After leading the Vikings the whole game, the Jets were up against the ropes with a 22-20 lead with four and a half minutes left in the game and the dangerous Favre with the ball in crunch time. But the future Hall Of Famer has not been too dangerous (unless you're the 5'2" cutie Sterger) lately. Dwight Lowery sealed the game with a Pick Six on a 23-yard touchdown on an interception of Favre with 1:30 left in the game.
Typically, the New York Jets Prime Time game was surrounded by controversy, distractions, and big time side stories. This time, though, the dirt was in someone else' eyes. After Brett Favre was busted sending "salacious" photos to Sterger back in 2008, he was left crying to his teammates before the big MNF game, and likely crying after. His teary apology to his team for the distractions leading up to the game can only be read as an admission to his accusations; sending Jennifer Sterger crotch shots of himself and voice messages which are quite incriminating. It's quite sad to think that Favre would do such a thing and risk his squeaky clean reputation, not to mention his marriage. You would think he would know better than that! So now the NY Jets go on to meet the Broncos (2-3) in Denver next week and Brett Favre goes on to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to explain what he was thinking back in 2008. No wonder why he went 1-4 those last five games with the Jets. He had other things on his mind. Good Luck Brett. See you in the tabloids.