I've been bitter about many things over the past few years, but one of those things is the Direct TV/Sunday Ticket monopoly. I've been ranting about it for years. I would love to get Direct TV and Sunday Ticket, but I don't have reception where I live. But things are going to change.
It won't happen until 2012, but the monopoly will be lifted:
The agreement also significantly broadens the reach of NFL Sunday Ticket by enabling NFL fans that can't receive DirecTV satellite service to get NFL Sunday Ticket via broadband. This service will begin no later than 2012.
Unbelievable. Although there are some weasel words that Direct TV will have exclusive television rights to air Sunday afternoon games until 2014. Do I have to wait until 2012 or 2014? Either way, the clouds have parted for me.