Rejoice, football fans! Did you catch the news here?!

In its on-going dispute with cable companies about access to the NFL Network, the National Football League finally decided (after some pressure from Congress, it sounds like) to work out a deal that will also broadcast the Patriot's historic final game against the Giants on CBS and NBC so that everyone will be able to watch --- not just the lucky few who get the NFL Network.

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For those who don't know, cable companies think the NFL charges them too much for the NFL Network and they want to pass the cost of adding that channel onto subscribers. The NFL thinks cable is being too greedy and should just add the NFL Network onto basic cable. Me, I think they're both too greedy and need to work this thing out permanently so that fans aren't the ones who end up losing.

Regular readers of this space know I've griped about this before when I missed Green Bay's Favrelous play against the Cowboys.

My brother, my mother, my brother-in-law and my cousin (all cable subscribers) have been royally ticked about the whole dispute since they refuse to pay more to the cable company to watch the games, but I'm sure they're looking forward to Saturday now.

I'm glad to hear everyone won't miss the Patriots, but this ruins my evil plan to charge my family $5 each to come to my house where satellite TV includes the NFL Network. Rest assured, lots of people are going to be watching the Patriots' quest to be the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season. I'm no Pats fan, but hey, I hate missing history happen and I do love football. Yay fans!

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