On Saturday, August 10, 2002, I started watching the Arizona Cardinals vs the San Diego Chargers on Channel 653 Fox Sports Net West 2 at 10:00 pm. At approximately 10:20pm the screen went blank and the message at the bottom of the screen said "This program is not available in your area. Look for alternative programming." I am on the east coast and this game was played on the west coast. Can someone tell me why the game was blacked out in my area? I could have understood the blackout if the Buffalo Bills were playing, my home team, but they weren't. I called Directv and talked to some guy named Rick a Customer Service Rep. who snickered and said, "Well it just blacked out. Do you have the NFL Sunday package? I said yes. (I know that had no affect on preseason games, but he didn't.) I don't know why and I don't care." I got so fed up with his attitude I hung up on him!! Thanks for any information.