Sorry, but the a la carte pipe dream that you (and many others) hoped would
Happen . . . Isn´t going to happen . . . Especially live sports. If ESPN plus expands its offering and gets better live games you can bet the farm that it won´t stay at $5 per month. Even if it doesn´t get the top tier content it still won´t stay at $5 per month.
It´s just business. As long as people continue watching live sports, there will be a relatively high price to pay.
I am still waiting for the day when these streaming platforms can eliminate the sharing of passwords and such so that maybe it can keep the prices from going up and up and up. I´m hoping and thinking that they´re just trying to build up an audience and then when they can make it hard to share accounts, those that are left crying will be so attached that they´ll pony up.