*Okay, that's not really fair. I have watched my fair share of America's Funniest (Home) Videos over the years, and Tom does a solid job of hosting given the material.
The problem, I'm told, is DirecTV carries WGN America. You are probably aware WGN, like TBS used to be, is a superstation. That means WGN America is the national feed, whereas WGN is the local feed. Apparently, the only time that makes a difference is when the Blackhawks play. For some reason, due to some sort of non-compete clause with NBC and Versus (which is now owned by NBC), the national feed can't show NHL games. Chicago Sports Net can, though. I'm assuming that's because you have to be in the Chicago region to see CSN, or subscribe to Center Ice, which obviously the NHL is cool with.
I suppose what I don't understand is why I can't be shown the local WGN feed when DirecTV knows I live in the Chicago region. It's very disappointing. But, after getting this off my chest, I can feel better knowing the World Series starts tonight. It may be sacrilege, but I'm pulling for the Cardinals, even though I've picked the Rangers. I'm all for NL Central solidarity.