For those that read my blog it is no secret that I am a die hard San Antonio Spurs fan. After I dumped Time Warner Cable, I resorted to listening to the games on the radio...but that did not cut it. My mechanic is a friend of the owner of the local DISH store so he hooked me up. Both my mechanic and I made it clear that the only reason I was signing up was so I could watch the Spurs games.
At first I got a lot of channels that later went away (after three months) and since we were eliminated in the first round, it didn't really matter. Fast forward to this season...I was not able to see a single home game unless they were on national television. Every time I selected the game a banner came up that I needed to have an NBA League Pass.
Last Thursday I chatted with one of their customer service people (a woman) and again I told her that my main interest was to be able to watch ALL the Spurs games. Oh yes, she said...with a NBA League Pass you will be able to watch them among others. So I happily paid $199.00 for the privilege.
Friday the game was on national TV and we lost. Since it ended early decided to watch my second favorite team....the Dallas Mavericks. It did not let me! Said it was blacked out in my area....grrrrr!!!
Saturday I sat down to watch a Spurs game and got the same message. I was hot under the collar and I called and gave them a piece of my mind. Why would I pay for an NBA League Pass if I could not watch my favorite team and I specifically asked and was told I would be able to see it. The woman I got was very hard to understand, she had a terrible accent and it was not a Hispanic accent.
I am not being sexist but I would have liked to have spoken to a man. I asked her point blank if she was in Texas and she said she was not...obviously...I don't think she had any idea who the Spurs were. Told her I did not want the NBA League Pass as it was worthless. She offered me another package so I could watch the game on Fox Southwest for an additional five bucks for three months.
We will see if they keep their word as my monthly bill already went up an additional $10 since the six months perks have ended.
Sorry about the rant but I am so tired about being deceived by cable and satellite companies. I do not go out to eat, I do not go to the movies, I do not go dancing, I do not go to bars...my only form of entertainment is television and rooting for my Spurs.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.