It's looking more and more like this deal will be finished, and soon. Last we heard, the deal may allow for a switch in programming to FSS as early as THIS season. I think we all feel that this deal is of paramount importance to selling the brand (just above firing the coach - which I'm sure they'll get to once this is done), and from Bonnell's article, it seems like it could happen within the week.
Anyways, here's the article for those who don't read the observer:
This is great news even for those of us that have Time Warner Cable. I can barely stomach the horrible production value that they put on during those telecasts. It'll be nice to have things on FSS again.