Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | By: Dusty Taylor

Well..we are going back to cable. So long NFL Network..

Not before I get to watch the inaugural launching of the NFL Network's 3rd game of the Thanksgiving day extravaganza. I love this channel. I sleep with it freaking on. I want a baseball channel like this. For those of you, which is apparently millions upon millions, that don't get the NFL Network, here is a great writeup about what your missing. I too will miss it after next Tuesday..thats when the damn cable gets reconnected.

I do have to admit, I really don't like the DishNetwork. The remote and subsequent programming of said instrument is NOT user friendly. It should be noted that I am not a retard when it comes to programming things, I have driven far and wide to provide such services for many friends and family members. When I buy things that have technology-driven insides..I can usually fuck with it for a minute or two, without reading the 50 page manual, and set it to however I want it to work, load 40 favorites and schedule all my tivo activity for at least 6 months.

This was not the case with the remote for DishNetwork. If I have to read a fucking book to figure out how to do the most innane things..fuck you charlie, your going back to the company in a box real quick.

But I sure will miss the NFL Network..perhaps I can call my cable company daily in my "screaming mimi" voice and they will get it..in time for NEXT friggin season.

10 people gave us their .02 cents:

Bruce said...

Rich Eisen was on with Dan Patrick today and gave some convoluted reason why the channel isn't on more cable systems. Basically, it boils down to the fact that companies like Time-Warner and Comcast feel that it's in the same vein as the Golf Channel, OLN, networks like that; too specialized for them to put it on their systems w/o charging extra. We have it here, but it only comes with the digital package.

dusty said...

They don't put it on because not enough people are bitching for it.

Bruce said...

Um, isn't that what I kinda said? :p

dusty said...

No, not really. :)

Anonymous said...

You are right. I just got a new TV & I the tech. genius can't manage to program the remote to adjust the volume on the TV with the DISH remote.

dusty said...

THANK YOU my friend with the degree in High-tech, I rest my case. If you can't do something that freaking simple without pulling out the manual,and still scratch your head..its ridiculous.

Al Swearengen said...

It's a sign of too much consolidation in the market when the NFL NETWORK OF ALL FUCKING CHANNELS isn't given out, yet there are 40 channels dedicated to idiot models battling other idiot models over who can walk best in between endless bullshit "how to remodel your house using items from your trash and backyard" programs...my wife is addicted to these channels, so when we're "watching TV together" and HBO isn't on, I'm reading...my ADD kicks in at times and I'll point out that the artsy low-budget wreath they just made looks like a poophole...

dusty said...

Sweet Jesus in a speedo Al..you just made me scream in delight..you poor man. I will know your pain starting Tuesday..as far as the loss of the NFL Network. As for your wife's taste in TV..my god, get that woman on some medications!

Jill said...

I have Directv...which has the NFL network. It is the most watched channel on my tv and I love Directv....
Sorry you are losing THE channel. I will mourn for you.

Peace
Jill

dusty said...

I am weeping over the loss Jill..but I will get over it.. :)