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    Re: Still Complaining About ESPN...

    Got an email from Verizon today that they are in a pizzing contest with Di$ney and on 12/31 they could pull the plug on on the Di$ney owned channels.

    Thank God my sister has Comcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Got an email from Verizon today that they are in a pizzing contest with Di$ney and on 12/31 they could pull the plug on on the Di$ney owned channels.

    Thank God my sister has Comcast.
    Im cutting the cord that same day. Done dealing with that BS all the time and rates going up. Even if it means not seeing sports. **** it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam_Krug#1 View Post
    Im cutting the cord that same day. Done dealing with that BS all the time and rates going up. Even if it means not seeing sports. **** it
    From what I hear, PS Vue (can use Amazon Firestick) is the shizzle for sports. Something like $35/month gets you a LOT, including every FoxSports channel in the nation, which would obv cover all MN sports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    From what I hear, PS Vue (can use Amazon Firestick) is the shizzle for sports. Something like $35/month gets you a LOT, including every FoxSports channel in the nation, which would obv cover all MN sports.
    Except pro sports(?). You have to buy the subscription from MLB, NHL, NBA, etc., wouldn't you? Then you'd need a VPN to get around blackouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Except pro sports(?). You have to buy the subscription from MLB, NHL, NBA, etc., wouldn't you? Then you'd need a VPN to get around blackouts.
    I figure if FSN carries it, you're good (in my area, the Twins or Wild). I haven't looked too hard into it, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Except pro sports(?). You have to buy the subscription from MLB, NHL, NBA, etc., wouldn't you? Then you'd need a VPN to get around blackouts.
    It's $49.99 per month and you would get pro sports because you'd get ESPN and ESPN 2 as well as NBCSN and the local FSN. IDK how it works in regions with none FSN local networks.

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    Hulu Live TV is what I use and I get all the ESPNs and FSNs. Way more sports than I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Got an email from Verizon today that they are in a pizzing contest with Di$ney and on 12/31 they could pull the plug on on the Di$ney owned channels.

    Thank God my sister has Comcast.
    In this case, Verizon is actually looking out for its consumers, trying to keep costs down from what Disney wants to charge. So they'll only increase prices $15/month, not $15.50.
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    I'm not sure ESPN has ever irritated me more than they did last night. They showed a match between Sharapova and Barty over a match between Tiafoe and Dimitrov. For those who don't know, which is probably just about everyone who isn't a tennis fan, Tiafoe is a very promising young prospect from Maryland who is in the middle of his first deep run in a grand slam. It's been over 15 years since we have had a prospect as promising Tiafoe and ESPN completely blew him off last night. It's not like Dimitrov isn't a fairly big name as well. The Sharapova match wasn't bad by any means, but this is the United States and they should be highlighting Americans. The only thing I can think of is that with Nadal and Fed playing later on maybe ESPN has some kind of policy about giving men and women equal coverage or something, but they really blew it last night.

    Tiafoe wound up winning in four tight sets and is now in the quarters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    I'm not sure ESPN has ever irritated me more than they did last night. They showed a match between Sharapova and Barty over a match between Tiafoe and Dimitrov. For those who don't know, which is probably just about everyone who isn't a tennis fan, Tiafoe is a very promising young prospect from Maryland who is in the middle of his first deep run in a grand slam. It's been over 15 years since we have had a prospect as promising Tiafoe and ESPN completely blew him off last night. It's not like Dimitrov isn't a fairly big name as well. The Sharapova match wasn't bad by any means, but this is the United States and they should be highlighting Americans. The only thing I can think of is that with Nadal and Fed playing later on maybe ESPN has some kind of policy about giving men and women equal coverage or something, but they really blew it last night.

    Tiafoe wound up winning in four tight sets and is now in the quarters.
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    The contracts for coverage were drawn up long beforehand, so they might have been unable to change the coverage, not allowing for a potential star on the rise/etc. Cameras, announcers, etc, all the setup comes into play, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    The contracts for coverage were drawn up long beforehand, so they might have been unable to change the coverage, not allowing for a potential star on the rise/etc. Cameras, announcers, etc, all the setup comes into play, also.
    None of that was an issue. They broadcasted the entire match and had their best commentator on it(BG) they just chose not to show it. They also said a million times that if you were willing to splash the cash you could watch it on your computer, which was even more irritating considering how much we pay for cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    None of that was an issue. They broadcasted the entire match and had their best commentator on it(BG) they just chose not to show it. They also said a million times that if you were willing to splash the cash you could watch it on your computer, which was even more irritating considering how much we pay for cable.
    Thank you for the clarification and info. Many times, that is not the case.
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