I have the Sports Pack on Directv and was flipping through the other day and saw that WNBA games are subject to blackouts. I don't think I've watched a combined 5 minutes of WNBA action since it began, but it seems kind of stupid for a league that needs to grow and which offers no out-of-market TV package to have such a restrictive blackout policy. So I googled this issue, and it turns out that the head coach of one of the WNBA teams has experienced this problem. From http://www.theday.com/article/20130612/SPORT01/306129949 : Turns out it's not just Joe Average Customer that's vexed. Mystics coach Mike Thibault has spoken to the league office on the matter. Thibault hasn't been able to record a single game on DirecTV for scouting purposes this season because of blackout restrictions. Except that greater Washington, DC crosses into no other WNBA market, thus making blackout rules irrelevant. Or not. The WNBA offers "Live Access," an ability to watch all games on the computer (when it's actually working). But as Levin writes, "I didn't want to watch the game on an IPad or computer when I have a 60-inch TV."