I don't recall that tournament. How long ago was that? How many subs are there now for YTTV, Hulu, and AT&T TV? A lot of the problems of the "Internet' in regards to streaming have long been solved. I watch DirecTV and it rain, I get nothing. So there are problems there too. Again, you make these statements. How do you know? Are you an insider? Do you have links to support your statement, and sorry someone posting something in Reddit is not a viable link. Show me from reputable article. The NFL recognizes the landscape has changed or they have their head in the sand. But again, they can easily take money from multiple sources and go non-exlcusive. The only reason why they've kept exclusivity is because they got paid a lot to do it. If DirecTV balks at paying that, they will take what they can get, wherever they can get it. Like you said, the NFL won't take less, but they also won't be stupid and hold out for something that's just no longer viable. They've done this with the networks for years. They sell "smaller" packages to each network so they have a piece of the pie. You don't think if NBC decided they wanted it all and paid more than what all the networks combined now pay they wouldn't do it? Of course they would. But they know, their best deal is to spread it out. And if DirecTV won't pay, that's probably what they will do. I have no inside information either, but I have read some articles, like the one posted a bit earlier in this thread that back that up. Again, you might be right and DirecTV is blowing smoke up the NFL's butt to try and get exclusivity for cheaper, but, then again, they might not be.