In case you needed any further proof that things aren't quite what they used to be in the world of sports, consider this short paragraph from Wiki on the Super Bowl:
The first Super Bowl was simultaneously broadcast by CBS and NBC, with each network using the same video feed but providing its own commentary teams for the audio portion. Super Bowls I–VI were blacked out in the television markets of the host cities, due to league restrictions then in place.
We're not sure if this is something we knew at one point and forgot or rather something we've never known (kind of like world capitals, the law of cosines in trigonometry and how to get all those extra lives on Super Mario Bros.).
But we'd like you to imagine for a minute that the purple finally make it back to the Super Bowl after roughly 33 years of not even playing in the big game, let alone winning it. Imagine if you couldn't watch THE SUPER BOWL on TV because of where you lived (even if tickets were only $12). Conversely, imagine Super Bowl I. You could watch the Packers on not one but two channels from the comfort of your Twin Cities home.
Every time you complain about your DVR or something not being in high-definition, please think about how it used to be.