I gotta tell you, I don’t really care who wins the pissing match between the Big 10 network and Comcast, but Comcast’s latest commercials are driving me nuts. Stop telling me how many games you are showing ‘for free’. First off, they aren’t free if I pay for cable. Secondly, it’s demeaning to say, “you don’t really need those IU games, because we are playing all the NFL Playoffs!”. I’m not saying that they should cave to the Big 10, I’m just saying they shouldn’t treat us like idiots. They accuse the Big 10 Network of being misleading, but so are they. Those commercials make it sound like they are doing us a favor by playing so many games, and how dare anyone not be grateful to them for serving us so faithfully. Plus, the voice of the guy doing the commercials is condescending. I hate being talked down to, and really hope Comcast takes it in the shorts with people switching to DirectTV, for no other reason than they are annoying.
Demond Sanders: This has been bothering me for months. Of course, they are pulling this stunt right in the middle of the only Hoosier football season worth watching in 20 years. They have until the start of the basketball season to get it settled or I’m switching to DirectTV. I already have one good reason to switch: NFL Sunday Ticket. If they give me two good reasons it’s over.
I hate Comcast’s moronic commercials, too. Listen to how they word it, “We already show the best of these games.” They are referring to the best of college football in general, but in context they make it sound like the B10 Network is re-airing games Comcast already shows. Jerks.