mayday56 wrote:Lt. Dish....sounds military....I'm a retired Navy chief. I saw the popcorn emoticon I was just playing also trying to impress everyone with my knowledge .as you can see from my posts I joined this board in early 2008 and I only have 17 posts and I think out of those 4 were today in this thread. I usually come here just to read but today I was just venting my frustration toward the powers at be. the black-out rules are antiquated and need to be redone. they were put in place prior to the internet and god knows how that has changed things. I'm trying to do things right and not succeeding. I don't even know who to complain to or where. I guess I came here maybe looking for a solution even if it isn't legal. I think they said the Pens are going to be on the NHL network a **** of times this shortened season so that means I will have no legal way of watching them when they are.....Take care....
Well, the name is military, sort of, but there's no back story of honorable service. Lt. Dish was a nurse and very minor character in "M*A*S*H," one of my favorite shows of all time.
My beloved late grandfather was in the Navy in WWII (So. Pacific theater). Thanks for serving. I hope you didn't have to call "mayday" too often.
Yes, there was a major uproar on other hockey fan boards about the blackout issues this past Saturday. The Pens fans weren't the only ones affected. I also think blackout rules are ridiculous. Honestly, I have no idea what I'd do other than writing to the NHL.
If you have time, check out the Business of Hockey forum on Hockey's Future (HF) Boards. There's a good bit of discussion about issues involving the league's TV contracts: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/forumdisplay.php?f=124
. Maybe you'll find something about it there or in this past Saturday's game-day threads on the Pens fans' board: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=23
I wish you the best in the fight!