IT'S AMUSING to see the hissy fit between the NFL and Comcast, two billion-dollar entities both claiming to be in the consumer's corner. But the only reason they're there is to pick the consumers' pockets.

The NFL is leading the charge to get the NFL Network on basic cable so their loyal fans, whom the NFL values so much, can see more games.

In fact, the NFL values their fans so much that they reschedule day games to night with little notice (sorry if you had plans, you'll have to cancel them or not go to a game you paid for), promote the drunken idiots like those so prevalent at Eagles games and pull games from free TV and put them on their own network for their own greedy, self-serving purposes.

Then there is Comcast and the other cable companies, who aren't willing to put the NFL on basic and raise everyone's bill because not all their customers want the channel.

They say fans should have the right to choose to raise their bill by adding this channel. This would be believable had Comcast not shoved stations like the Golf Channel down people's throats. (Could it be because Comcast owns the Golf Channel?)

Neither the NFL nor Comcast and the other cable companies care one iota about the fans. Only their wallets.

Todd S. Cohen

Philadelphia

Happy 92nd, Frank!

World-renowned singer, actor, entertainer Frank Sinatra was born Dec. 12, 1915.

Let's take a moment to remember this remarkable man as we mark his upcoming 92nd birthday. Although he's no longer with us, his music and acting talents will be with us forever thanks to modern technology and performers who showcase their talents by including songs by Sinatra in their repertoire.

Thank you, Frank, and a very happy birthday in heaven!

Herb Stark

Massapequa, N.Y.