As the NFL Network-Cable dispute goes forward (or backward), there is only one real loser... the fans. Because of the NFL's tough stance against cable and the pending kickoff between the Cowboys and Packers, many fans (most fans) will be unable to see the game. That is especially true around here where die-hard Cowboys fans make up most of the Texoma landscape.
If you do not have NFL Network, and live in Grayson County, or anywhere in Oklahoma, you will not be able to see the game. KDFI will carry the game in the Dallas television market, which still includes Fannin and Cooke County. But the game will be blacked out on KDFI in Grayson County, even though it shows up on channel 2 on Cable One every other day of the week and hour of the day.
This dispute has become ridiculous. At this point it doesn't matter whose side you're on. Because this is a lose-lose situation. I think the NFL needs to lighten up on it's demands from cable. Not everyone wants to anti-up for a higher cable bill just to see the Cowboys or any other team once or twice a year. The league needs to realize that the fans are the one's suffering, not the cable providers. The NFL seems to have forgotten who made their game even worthy of putting on television, let alone their own network. Let me remind them, it's you, the fan.