Steelers fans in Argentina, and presumptively the rest of the Cone of South America woke up Sunday to a rude surprise.
No, the Steelers did not suffer another off-the field injury or other scandal, but instead we learned that Direct TV is not showing the Steelers-Falcons game today!
During the 2008 season Steel Curtain Rising complained vocally that Direct TV was screwing its South American NFL Sunday Ticket customers by providing 6 games a week on their Sunday Ticket. In 2009, largely thanks to the efforts of the Argentine American Football Association, Direct TV restored the full ticket, or something close to it.
Alas, it is not the full ticket. They have seven channels reserved for the 1 o’clock games, but there are nine 1 o’clock games this week.
So they’re not showing the Steelers vs. the Falcons or the Browns vs. Tampa.
Detroit Lions fans living in Buenos Aires, can of course see their team play the Chicago Bears….