I object to both sports channel fees in Chicagoland. Between the "Chicago Sports Network" and now thats it's winter "The Marquee Channel" there isn't one team on either channel I want to watch. It's $14.45 a month and I have no interest whatsoever in The Cubs, White Sox, Bulls or Blackhawks. The Bulls dynasty was 22 years ago and since they have not been contenders. The Blackhawks were exciting over 6 years but that ended in 2015. For six years they were exciting but that pretty much ended when they got rid of Quenneville. Toews and Kane arent 21 anymore and the Hawks are pretty much done. Basically strike that channel because I never was a big White Sox fan. As for "The Marquee Channel" I was a Cub fan and it was fun to watch them win a world series in 2016 but like the White Sox in 2005, they are both one and done baseball teams. I pay $14.45 for two channels that I will never watch. I have seen every Chicago sports team win at least one championship in my lifetime so I have no interest in watching any Chicago sports team say getting to the first round of the playoffs and getting swept. That isn't worth my time or $15 a month or to put it in context $180 a year. Thats almost $200 a year for something I will never use and it's beyond wrong to force me to pay it. As somebody that has cable for 36 years it has just been a cashgrab. My first cable bill when I was 18 in 1984 was $21 a month. That included HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. I don't get any movie channels now and I'm paying $15 a month for content I dont watch. Tack on $12 a month for the "Broadcast TV Fee" and that's $27 a month. These fees came out of nowhere, were like a buck or two at first (10 years ago) and just go up every year. How is this not a monopoly like "Ma Bell"?
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