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Why must you blackout playoff games, Mr. Snider?

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Why must you blackout playoff games, Mr. Snider?

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Dear Mr. Snider and Comcast associates: Thanks so much for a comprehensive Flyers playoff schedule on Versus and NBC I will not be able to watch, since my rural area is not served by cable for less than a setup cost of $2600 per household. Satellite dish is our only option.

Can you please explain to me what the point is of blacking out playoff games on Versus?

I can understand your cable-proprietary wish to stick it to dish customers during the season, but can you not extend some consideration to diehard Flyers fans during the most important time of the year?

Your playoff games will be sold out, your cable advertisers will reach their promised demographic, and I am stuck driving 45 minutes to grub a game at a friend's house or huddle around the radio for three hours.

Oh joy.

So much for goodwill and growing the game.

Carolyn Greene, Zionsville, Pa.

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Why must you blackout playoff games, Mr. Snider?