How I cut cable (spoiler: I don't watch sports and it wasn't cheap)

There have been various write-ups on Gizmodo and Lifehacker about the evils, or at least super inconveniences and dickery, of cable and some alternatives. So here's my specific story of how I cut cable and what alternatives I'm using. Since most articles with someone describing how they saved money or made some… » 9/02/13 4:05pm 9/02/13 4:05pm