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Yes, that's correct. The alternative may be inferior to the original product desired, but that doesn't mean it's not an alternative.

Okay, I tell you what.

Here's how you know your so called "viable alternative" doesn't exist.

1. Every Sunday, the NFL broadcasts four games (minimum) on three of the largest broadcast networks in the United States. (CBS, FOX, NBC) One of those games is held in the primetime slot. (8pm)

2. ESPN, a subsidiary of Disney and ABC, broadcasts a game (sometimes two) on Monday Nights, during one of the most peak television hours. (9pm)

3. Two-Three NFL games are broadcast on major networks during Thanksgiving, and at primetime.

4. To my knowledge, the UFL has only broadcast games on VS., and that's the only place. So, people without satellite can't even watch the games, unless they illegally stream them to their computers. (Yes, justin.tv is illegal. gtf over it.)

5. I can purchase NFL Merchandise at Wal-Mart (America's #1 retail store), Hibbett Sports, Footlocker, or any other number of department stores, and yet I've never even SEEN a UFL logo, much less jersey.

So, tell me again, where does the alternative to the NFL lie?

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That's like saying fictional water company Monopoly Water isn't a monopoly because you can buy liquid feces from this other company.

Actually utility companies in many cases can be considered a monopoly, or oligopoly at minimum because if you don't buy power from say Duke Power and they are the only power company in town, you have no alternative. If you don't want to pay the price TWC charges for cable, then don't buy it. You cannot compare something that is required for survival to something that strictly provides entertainment, they are not the same. Again, I'm not on either side of this debate, I don't give a crap about any of these mega rich people, I only want my football next year. I'm simply saying there are good points on both sides.

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You do realise there are more NHL teams in the US than in Canada right? Plus if you never been to a game you are missing out.

lol duhhh, and if I really wanted to go to a thrashers game I would but I don't. I'm just saying just because of a lockout for the nfl and nba doesnt mean all of a sudden we will all be going to hockey games, I know I wouldnt.

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The nfl is a whole of all the teams together...what are u getting at man? there would be no carolina panthers without the nfl..

The NFL is an oligopoly. It's the equivalent of a cartel who gets together and does price fixing by agreeing to either not sale or sale at certain prices.

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Why should the fans side with the Players? Are the players for lowering the cost for the fans?

Just two rich groups of people trying to get your money and they want you to care about how much more they get of your money...:lol:

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Okay, I tell you what.

Here's how you know your so called "viable alternative" doesn't exist.

1. Every Sunday, the NFL broadcasts four games (minimum) on three of the largest broadcast networks in the United States. (CBS, FOX, NBC) One of those games is held in the primetime slot. (8pm)

2. ESPN, a subsidiary of Disney and ABC, broadcasts a game (sometimes two) on Monday Nights, during one of the most peak television hours. (9pm)

3. Two-Three NFL games are broadcast on major networks during Thanksgiving, and at primetime.

4. To my knowledge, the UFL has only broadcast games on VS., and that's the only place. So, people without satellite can't even watch the games, unless they illegally stream them to their computers. (Yes, justin.tv is illegal. gtf over it.)

5. I can purchase NFL Merchandise at Wal-Mart (America's #1 retail store), Hibbett Sports, Footlocker, or any other number of department stores, and yet I've never even SEEN a UFL logo, much less jersey.

So, tell me again, where does the alternative to the NFL lie?

College football.

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BTW MLB is considered a Monopoly by the US Congress.

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College football.

They are not professionals.

They fall under the category of student athlete.

We are asking about the alternative to professional football.

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Ruff, how about this. All alternatives are not equal, nor are they always the same. If I can't watch a football game this Sunday because it's blacked out. I could:

1. Play with my kids.

2. Watch NBA (if it's on).

3. Read a book

4. Go jogging for better health.

5. Go play football with some friends.

6. Clean up the house.

There are always alternatives when what's being substituted is not required for existence. No one said you have to like any or all of the alternatives, but they are still there. I know people love football, but you guys are arguing it's a monopoly when it is in fact not.

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They are not professionals.

They fall under the category of student athlete.

We are asking about the alternative to professional football.

You are talking about businesses which College Football is.

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The other teams. The NFL is not a commodity. Each team is. Just because you don't like the other teams doesn't mean that there is a monopoly.

Crispy Creme has a Donut monopoly!!!! I just hate Dunkin Donuts...MONOPOLY I TELL YOU!@!

Is this fictional Crispy Creme company subsidized by the government giving them better infrastructure that readily contributes to their profits?

If so, this comparison is a good one.

If not, it's tripe.

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