ESPN, far-and-away the most expensive channel on everyone's cable package, is under fire. From The Morning Bridge:
Angry college football fans are bashing ESPN for locking up all five BCS bowls. Noted a piece in yesterday's Denver Post, "Anyone who doesn't have cable had better have a friend who has it or live near a sports bar" if they want to watch the Bowl games. Said ESPN's Burke Magnus in response to a question on the subject, "A sports fan's existence now pretty much requires cable or satellite."
That gets points for honesty. But given the grim economic realities for many fans these days, it could get points for callous too.