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DirecTV vs. Comcast vs. AT&T U-Verse

So a couple of days ago I'm flipping channels and I noticed that my ESPN Classic channel on my DirecTV set-up wasn't working. It had gone off just like the Versus channel back in early September. When I clicked on it for more info, DirecTV prompted me to do a series of actions including resetting the system as if this was just a temporary glitch. So I complied and followed their instructions but still no ESPN Classic.

Finally I called them and went through the whole process again only to finally be transferred to a live person who told me that they'd simply stopped offering ESPN Classic on my package, but that I could have it back if I was willing to pay $11 more a month for their "Sports Package." 

WTF? On the Versus channel, they have a nice explanation about Comcast being greedy as the reason that channel is no longer offered. But on ESPN Classic, their only explanation is it might be a glitch. 

Well I've had it. I'm DONE with DirecTV...or maybe I'm not. My problem is I don't know where to go from here. Nobody in the pay TV game seems to be legit. 

So I'd like to hear from various members of this forum on what the best provider and package is for someone like me who's just looking to watch a bunch of college football. I'd love to hear the pros and cons on all three providers so I can make an honest, intelligent, fiscally sound decision on who to subscribe to and hopefully help other members on this forum as well. 

May not be the best place to have this conversation, but it's a bye-week so I figure we've got some time. 

Thank you in advance.

54b

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