and you expected DIRECTV to do everything right? How long is your directv screwup logbook now?
If DIRECTV reads this thread, you might have given them an idea for 2010. Sell EI by the season, month, or even game - or even sell individual teams games if eligible if you have one that is a diehard fan of one team and lives out of market. i.e. If you wanted to watch the Dodgers chance to clinch the NL West tonight (of which they did when the game ended), offer it on PPV if you are eligible (out of market) for say $10.00 for the game.