Cowboys versus Packers / Cable versus Satellite

The bars were packed Thursday Night as Time Warner Cable’s lack of the NFL Network resulted in hundreds of fans leaving their homes to go where they could watch the 10-1 Packers play the 10-1 Cowboys. The demand for the game eventually convinced the NFL to stream the game via the Internet; although, it appears to be over-loaded when I wrote this.

This is the future of professional sports. 70% of the country could not see this game because the way television is changing.

New networks are locking up as many sports as possible. Even Time Warner is in the mix as they have exclusive rights to North Carolina High School athletic championships. You are not going to be able to watch FREE sports in the future. You are going to pay – either at home, in a restaurant or in a bar. Enjoy, but drive home safely.