HERE’S TO YOU, MR. DALLAS COWBOYS OWNER GUY
Here’s to you, Mr. Dallas Cowboys owner guy.
Ed Sherman today points out the efforts of Mr. Jerry Jones as he promulgates the sham that Comcast is laying on its customers. We’ve been over the Big Ten dilemma. But the NFL? A totally different beast.
“We have some critical games coming up [on the NFL Network],” Jones said in a phone interview Wednesday between meetings in New York. “We’re trying to point out to our fans that [the major cable companies] have no intention of making a deal with us. They need to do something else if they want to watch these games.”
“If you’re in the content business, it is too tempting not to favor and put on your own programming,” Jones said. “The fact is, if they had an [ownership stake] in the NFL Network, we wouldn’t be having this conversation.”
“Ultimately, we have to resolve to build the network through arbitration or the marketplace to get the subscribers we need,” Jones said. “[The cable companies] have to be shown for what they are.”
Amen! Sherman adds: “Comcast will be a part owner of the upcoming MLB Channel, which surprise, surprise, will make its debut on basic, perhaps in 2009.” It’s also reiterated that Comcast owns Versus and the Golf Channel, both on the basic tier. According to their ‘policy’, both of those channels should be on the “Sports Tier”.
Hypocrites. Plain and simp.
Time for a little informal poll. Do you have dish or cable? If you have Comcast, as sports fans, does this do enough to make you want to switch?