Could not agree more. We cut the cord over 8 years ago and time shift every program we take off air to delete the commercials. Only thing we have is internet, not even basic cable. It is via legal streaming services like Netflix and Amazon prime as well as off air that we partake of any entertainment. No Hulu since they expect that we pay for the service and endure commercials to boot, What a racket that one is! Off air programming in HD is far and away better than that delivered by the cable companies too. Sports, never watch them unless you consider F1 cars and bikes a sport, which I don't. More of a Nerd VS. Nerd competition with backing by really wealthy companies. Point is this, when I can choose the channels, AND ONLY THE CHANNELS, I want for a reasonable price then I may be enticed back. Now we all know this is not really going to happen from the cable and satellite companies. Sooner or later though the content providers will figure it out and simply bypass the cable and satellite companies completely by having the likes of Netflix or others host and serve up the content. The NFL, the NBA, the NHL, are all milking everyone for all they can get right now and this includes ESPN who in turn does that same the cable/satellite providers who in turn do the same to the average stupid subscriber to their crappy sub par service. In the end it is likely that if those that actually watch the sports now have to fit the vast majority of bill for the service at the ridiculously elevated rates charged right now, the viewership would fall very quickly indeed. If more were to cut the cord, really more of a paring down as it were, they all would have to adapt to the desires of the consumer.