For all of the problems that the Big Ten Network has had getting on cable TV systems over the past year, there is something that we have not figured out yet. Why would anyone have cable TV or DirecTV? There is story out by a NBC TV station in Columbus, Ohio about the continuing stalemate between the Big Ten Network and Time Warner Cable, which forces us to ask the question: Why would anyone NOT have DirecTV if they loved sports? If you are a sports fan and you have a clear view of the southern sky, then there is no reason in the world for you to not have DirecTV. DirecTV gives the sports fan every sports channel one could possibly want, and when it comes to premium packages, college football, baseball, NASCAR, NFL, etc., DirecTV simply cannot be beat. This past week, DirecTV partnered with The Masters to televise different sections of the golf course and Masters highlights on several different channels, all for free! Here at Coaches Hot Seat Central over the weekend we just cranked up 5 of our 10 TVs, all connected to DirecTV, and watched The Masters from several different vantage points. As Jim Nantz would say, “MAGICAL.”
We have read various columns/articles over the past year about the struggle that members of the media have had over whether they should switch to DirecTV and abandon cable. This is a no-brainer argument, because DirecTV by far provides the largest number of opportunities to watch sports of all kinds in America. Anyone that is still bothering with cable TV service is just missing the boat. For all those Big Ten fans out there that still have cable TV, please tell the cable companies to go stuff their service where the Sun doesn’t shine, and join the rest of us DirecTV subscribers in the nirvana that is watching sports in America on DirecTV. Hmmmm, now let’s see out of the 30 sports channels with stuff be televised tonight on DirecTV, what do we want to watch? Okay, the San Francisco Giants vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks on Channel 654. The Giants aren’t very good this year, but it is mighty nice to watch them on DirecTV with a cold beer and a can of Planters Mixed Nuts nearby!
Note: No one paid us for this endorsement of DirecTV, but Coaches Hot Seat would be open to a long-term advertising agreement with DirecTV! I guess we will find out soon if John Malone or Greg Maffei read the Coaches Hot Seat Blog!
The Story of the Day is: Big Ten Network – Time Warner Stalemate Continues