Yeah, it's not ideal to have when there's a Nor'easter wrecking shit outside your window, but the ability to have afforable and practical premium television trasmitted to your crib via satellite was kind of a big deal when it hit our shores in '94. That's not so great, you say? Well, you probably had cable available in your area. For those living in the sticks or in a locale where Comcast or Time Warner weren't available, satellite TV was your only option. Plus, with its plethora of exclusive sports packages (word to Season Ticket), DirecTV became the must-have for fans (and degenerate gamblers) nationwide.