That is the saddest sentence I've ever written.
For a time, the rumored AppleTV with apps was the white knight that was going to save me from the evil, cold, grasp of the cable providers. Well, those dreams were quickly flushed down the toilet yesterday. Then it clogged.
Now, this may not mean the same thing to you. I watch sports. I'm a die-hard Philadelphia Flyers fan. If I get rid of Cable TV, I'd be forced to head to the local pub to watch every game. You're probably saying that's not exactly a bad thing. And for the most part, you're right. I love a good beer or 12, but it's not exactly going to save me any monies in the long run. In fact, my liver would be taking a mean pounding.
My hope, however delusional, was that the AppleTV would have a brand new App Store with channels being represented. Maybe even sports, too. An NHL app that streamed games would make me lose my last 3 lunches.
So what's next for my hopes and dreams?
Microsoft. I think I just spilled my pudding. I use my XBOX 360 to watch Netflix and stream movies. ESPN3 is going to be a part of their next update and will include live streaming sports. Their ESPN3 page on their website is super slick. Millions of people used it to watch the recent World Cup. Crazy, right? Who knew people watched soccer?
My last depressing hope is that the historically idiotic NHL will sign with ESPN for programming once their contract is up. Streaming NHL games on my 360? I'd pay a hefty yearly sum for that, NHL.
Ah forget it, I'll have Cable TV forever.