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Friday, March 09, 2007

Go get 'em, Tiger

Bud Selig drove the final stake through the heart of every red-blooded American's heart today, announcing his unholy pact with DirecTV was official and that I was officially hosed.

Thanks for nothing, you jackass used car selling, SuperCut spokesman. I really needed that. Ass.

For those prone to stupid acts that mean nothing, but make you feel better, you can contact the two heavy-hitters in the Senate who will be addressing the deal - Sen. John Kerry can be e-mailed here and Sen. Arlen Specter has a page here.

Specter's office issued this statement yesterday:

Washington, D.C. - Senator Arlen Specter, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following comment today concerning the “Extra Innings” deal between DirecTV and Major League Baseball (MLB):

“I welcome MLB’s announcement that MLB and DirecTV have agreed to allow MLB extra innings to be offered to, as they put it, “other incumbents.”

I believe that other satellite and cable companies should have access to MLB extra innings, and I will be analyzing the commitment to see if the term “other incumbents” goes far enough and if the conditions for other carriers are satisfactory.

“This arrangement should motivate the NFL to reconsider broader coverage on its Sunday ticket and Thursday/Saturday programming to make such games available to other carriers beyond DirecTV.

“It may be necessary for the Senate Judiciary Committee to have further hearings on the antitrust implications of the NFL and MLB tv programming and whether it is in the public interest to allow the anti-trust exemptions of the NFL and MLB to continue.”

I'm sure that'll go a long way.

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