Well, they've screwed a lot of us this year. I want to give them money, but they won't let me.
I was a DirecTV subscriber for 11 years, and paid for NFL Sunday Ticket each of those 11 years.
Starting in 2011, my reception started getting spotty. There was a large tree, owned by the city, across the street, and it was starting to block my line of site. By 2012, reception was pretty much gone. So, I had to drop DirecTV. It's no longer available at my address due to lack of line of site.
It was at that time, in 2012, that I learned of NFL Sunday Ticket through the PS3, which was available for non-DirecTV subscribers. Yeah! I signed up, paid my money, and enjoyed my out of market team for another year (albeit without the benefits of a DVR).
Then, in 2013, they made it even better: it was expanded from just the PS3 to any mobile device (iPad, iPhone, laptop). Even better! So, once again, without a DirecTV subscription, I forked over my money and enjoyed another year of football.
This year, however, it's all changed. The non-subscriber subscriptions are limited to a VERY narrow selection of people. From the website (nflsundayticket.tv):
Now you can stream live, out-of-market NFL games on your favorite device without a DIRECTV satellite TV subscription if you live in a select apartment building, attend one of these universities, or live in the following metro areas: New York City, Philadelphia, or San Francisco.
List of Universities:
University of Washington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Southern California
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
University of Florida
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
Ohio State University
Well, I don't live in NYC, Philly, or SF, I don't attend a University (already graduated...), and don't live in a "select" apartment building (or any apartment building, for that matter).
I've been on the phone with three different departments, and got my answer straight from the source: "Sorry, but NFL Sunday Ticket is no longer available to non-subscribers, except in certain circumstances listed on the website."
Such BS. I want to give them money. They don't want it.
Screw 'em. It'll be liberating, I suppose, to leave the NFL behind for good. It'll certainly free up a lot of Sundays.