The question, however, is KDFW, Channel 4. Fox says it will deny Time Warner Cable subscribers access to Channel 4 along with all the other Fox channels. If Fox has its way, that means no telecast of the Sunday Cowboys-Eagles game to cable subscribers. Unlike most, that doesn't bother me. What does bother me is the possibility of not seeing two of the only three college bowl games that interest me this year -- the Sugar Bowl (Florida vs. Cincinnati) and the Fiesta Bowl (TCU vs. Boise State) -- both of which are to be carried by Fox. (Fortunately the Texas-Alabama title game is on ABC.)
Time Warner Cable is arguing that a federal rule mandating that cable companies "must carry" all local stations to its subscribers means that Fox can't include KDFW. Fox, however, says a loophole in its contract with Time Warner supersedes the "must carry" rule and it can and will pull the plug on Channel 4.
I may be overly optimistic, but something tells me the rabbit will be pulled before the plug is.