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gopher wes
09-08-2014, 03:23 PM
I wouldn't pay $20 a game to stream. No way in hell. I can't imagine most people would either.
Yeah, that is approximately 1/3 of what I pay for my entire DirecTV package which should include these games. No way I'm dropping $20/game...

D2D
09-08-2014, 03:29 PM
I agree that $20 is too much for streaming - should be $10 tops. For most home games you can buy a single outside the door for less than $20 (but parking is additional unless you're willing to walk about a mile). :mad:

dxmnkd316
09-08-2014, 03:31 PM
F that. I was thinking $5 tops. Hell, even then I wouldn't buy it. This is something that should be on FSN or BTN.

Bonin21
09-08-2014, 03:41 PM
I wouldn't pay $20 a game to stream. No way in hell. I can't imagine most people would either.
I want to see every game my favorite team plays. I don't care if I have to pay way too much. This is why I'm frustrated about missing games more than most people.

Slap Shot
09-08-2014, 05:02 PM
I'll gladly pay $5/game to stream once I'm in Manila. :) :(

JoeGopher
09-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Something to keep in mind...

We are spoiled in that the majority of Gopher games have been on TV for many years, thus we have gotten used to it. We all knew that the BiG (Mistake) was going to change this and we are seeing the result of that.

dxmnkd316
09-08-2014, 09:23 PM
F()ck that. Who gives a **** if we have had excellent coverage in the past. That doesn't make us spoiled, it speaks to the importance this sport holds within this community.

We SHOULD be upset about this. We should be pressuring the media to maintain the excellent coverage we've had to this point. I remember when people said we should count our blessings that we had a couple games on tv or when we had a game or two in HD. If anything we should be asking questions as to why the coverage is decreasing and explain how this is going to be improved in the future.

Why is it that when we see a lapse in coverage some are apt to just throw up their hands and say "c'est la vie"? Screw that. We're Minnesota. We're tArrogance. We deserve better than cut rate coverage. We should be doing everything we can to grow the sport not stand by and watch it whither on the side of the road.

4four4
09-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Before I get mad I am going to wait until the tv schedule is released.

The Rube
09-08-2014, 11:03 PM
Before I get mad I am going to wait until the tv schedule is released.

It kind of has, if you've been reading. About 25 games will be on tv. The rabble-rousing (I'm as guilty as the rest of the crowd) was premature.

5mn_Major
09-09-2014, 07:51 AM
I'm not going as far as saying we deserve to have full TV coverage when its beyond their ability to influence that.

But the U should have free/cheap streaming options for games that are not televised. Many other schools do...and in hockey, MN is not just any other school.

D2D
09-10-2014, 01:05 PM
A UND fan/friend of mine sent me this announcement:

http://www.undsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209643301&DB_OEM_ID=13500

Bonin21
09-10-2014, 01:08 PM
With the BTN2Go infrastructure, you'd think that'd be a no brainer. Unfortunately, there aren't that many conference games and I think the U should take it into their own hands to make every game available via streaming.

D2D
09-13-2014, 08:05 PM
...I think the U should take it into their own hands to make every game available via streaming.

I could be wrong but when it comes to broadcast rights I doubt the U (or any other individual school) has the authority to make changes. My guess is that their hands are pretty much tied, with BTN having the final say. It seems like they get the first right of refusal, and FSN's influence is diminishing every year.

Shifting gears, what's the delay in getting the game times up on the schedule as shown on GopherSports.com? By now I usually have all start times on my calendar, so I don't inadvertently assume conflicts with other "less important" events. ;)

The Rube
09-13-2014, 09:29 PM
I could be wrong but when it comes to broadcast rights I doubt the U (or any other individual school) has the authority to make changes. My guess is that their hands are pretty much tied, with BTN having the final say. It seems like they get the first right of refusal, and FSN's influence is diminishing every year.

Shifting gears, what's the delay in getting the game times up on the schedule as shown on GopherSports.com? By now I usually have all start times on my calendar, so I don't inadvertently assume conflicts with other "less important" events. ;)

IIRC: FSN owns 51% of the BTN.

D2D
09-13-2014, 10:11 PM
IIRC: FSN owns 51% of the BTN.

Actually 21st Century Fox and its subsidiary Fox Entertainment Group, operated by Fox Sports. Who knows what all goes on between Fox and its various subsidiaries, the Big Ten Conference (which owns the other 49%) and our regional network, Fox Sports North (FSN). :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ten_Network

Koho
09-18-2014, 09:41 PM
It kind of has, if you've been reading. About 25 games will be on tv. The rabble-rousing (I'm as guilty as the rest of the crowd) was premature.

25 of 37 is not enough! Rabble Rous away!!! I want to see all games, especially this year!!!!! (Ok, I can skip the exhibitions like in past and maybe a classic game.) I don't live near the Cities where I can attend home games.

If the stations won't do it, there should be streaming. (How much to stream a Woman's game?)

The Rube
09-18-2014, 09:49 PM
25 of 37 is not enough! Rabble Rous away!!! I want to see all games, especially this year!!!!! (Ok, I can skip the exhibitions like in past and maybe a classic game.) I don't live near the Cities where I can attend home games.

If the stations won't do it, there should be streaming. (How much to stream a Woman's game?)
The MN Womans' games are free, and decent quality.

And for the price of a men's ticket (plus parking, etc)...I'll listen on the radio.

D2D
09-18-2014, 10:27 PM
The MN Womans' games are free, and decent quality.

And for the price of a men's ticket (plus parking, etc)...I'll listen on the radio.

I know of some fans who became fans of the women's team, because for them it was so much more affordable. Tickets are just $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (compared to $35 for the men's games!). You can usually sit wherever you want at Ridder, as it's typically only about half full (exceptions are for Wisconsin, UND and MN-Duluth, in that order - and playoff games. For NCAA Regionals you'll likely be relegated to a general admission bench seat, and to get a good one you'll need to get there a little early. They've sold out on a few occasions in the past...

I go to as many of the women's home games as I can, but unless there's a death or marriage in the family I also go to ALL of the men's games! Can't beat the atmosphere at Mariucci and seeing the games live...so much better than TV and WAY better than internet streaming, even with a super fast connection.

The Rube
09-18-2014, 10:34 PM
My work hours prevent me from any Friday men's games. And paying $50/game (for one person) doesn't help either. I admit, The Streak made me a women's hockey fan, but I'll still watch the games now. Good program. Frost is a stand-up guy, and good coach.

5mn_Major
09-18-2014, 10:48 PM
Some folks seemed to see some posters as jumping off a cliff and others that were as cool as a cucumber. I just see a bunch of solid fans who always want to see Gopher hockey.