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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    ESPN+ is $5/month for 100 times the content.
    I watch Maine sports all the time on Watch ESPN, and it's "free" if you are already buying ESPN on cable or satellite.

    Are you saying that ESPN+ is a stand-alone service for 5 bucks a month? Sounds too good to be true.

    I've read that the ESPN "family" of networks is the single biggest expense in one's TV bill, and that Disney strong-arms all the providers to include that programming, even if the subscribers of same never watch a minute of it.

    EDIT: AMC had it right. Watch ESPN is no longer free to subscribers of the Mother Ship, as it was in the past football season. So they can go pound sand. They'll not get another dime from me, just as a matter of principle.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    That was a clinic. Awesome to see. I can remember a few years they opened with brutal losses to like Monmouth to Bryant after playoffs so while Sacred Heart stinks Iím still encouraged. They did exaxtly what they were supposes to.

    Maybe 2 crap fbs games pay more than 1 real good one? They havent played a power 5 team since 2016 and havent played a legit top 25 one (sorry BC and Uconn dont count) since 2013

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Watch ESPN (ESPN3) is still free. I use it to watch tennis and the college hockey tournament without all the announcer bluster.

    ESPN+ is where you'll find almost all non-live content now, including all the 30 for 30 docs. It also features international football, MLB and a ton of college sports. It does cost $5/month. When Disney+ starts in November there will be a package of that, ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99/month.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSox3066 View Post
    That was a clinic. Awesome to see. I can remember a few years they opened with brutal losses to like Monmouth to Bryant after playoffs so while Sacred Heart stinks Iím still encouraged. They did exaxtly what they were supposes to.

    Maybe 2 crap fbs games pay more than 1 real good one? They havent played a power 5 team since 2016 and havent played a legit top 25 one (sorry BC and Uconn dont count) since 2013
    Ferguson was WICKED sharp and he looked healthy and in the zone...no matter who he played Friday he was on top of his game...wide outs played well...running game will also be needed to take some pressure off Ferguson....D played well...BUT AGAIN...too many DUMB penalty's...especially after the play(personal fouls/and over 130 yards penalized). Big worry with injury on #6 Stevens...I didn't like the way it looked and how he looked when going off the field...he's a special player and a key cog for Maine...hoping just something that a little time off will be the answer. Next Weeks opponent Georgia Southern took a PAY-DAY beating at the hands of SEC power LSU, 55-3. Should be interesting down @ GSU...IIRC they are a option play offensive team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma#1ne Hky View Post
    Ferguson was WICKED sharp and he looked healthy and in the zone...no matter who he played Friday he was on top of his game...wide outs played well...running game will also be needed to take some pressure off Ferguson....D played well...BUT AGAIN...too many DUMB penalty's...especially after the play(personal fouls/and over 130 yards penalized). Big worry with injury on #6 Stevens...I didn't like the way it looked and how he looked when going off the field...he's a special player and a key cog for Maine...hoping just something that a little time off will be the answer. Next Weeks opponent Georgia Southern took a PAY-DAY beating at the hands of SEC power LSU, 55-3. Should be interesting down @ GSU...IIRC they are a option play offensive team.
    Im no football expert, but isnt option the scheme EWU ran when they drubbed Maine in the semifinals last year? They had no answers for that dual threat QB out of the backfield. Sounds like potentially a bad matchup if I'm right, which I may not be, but still.

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    Im no football expert, but isnt option the scheme EWU ran when they drubbed Maine in the semifinals last year? They had no answers for that dual threat QB out of the backfield. Sounds like potentially a bad matchup if I'm right, which I may not be, but still.
    Yes the option could be frustrating for Maine...hopefully they learned some from last year and make adjustments to hold off GSU...could be a head ache, but ALSO if Ferguson is in the zone he could spell trouble for GSU...either way could be both teams put up points on each other.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    Watch ESPN (ESPN3) is still free. I use it to watch tennis and the college hockey tournament without all the announcer bluster.

    ESPN+ is where you'll find almost all non-live content now, including all the 30 for 30 docs. It also features international football, MLB and a ton of college sports. It does cost $5/month. When Disney+ starts in November there will be a package of that, ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99/month.
    I was searching ESPN3 on The Warden's phone, which appears to push Googlers as far away from anything free as is possible. I did discover that 3 still exists today on my Chromebook, but only while employing somewhat less effort and searching like 5 pages deep.

    Two questions: is there a truly objective search engine to be had anymore, and did ESPN 3 show the Maine game yesterday? Thanks.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by amkirby10 View Post
    Im no football expert, but isnt option the scheme EWU ran when they drubbed Maine in the semifinals last year? They had no answers for that dual threat QB out of the backfield. Sounds like potentially a bad matchup if I'm right, which I may not be, but still.
    Could be wrong, but I don't recall EWU running a triple-option, I just remember a bunch of designed runs (draws, etc.) for their very fast QB.

    Also, Maine had a disastrous start with a couple of early turnovers. Wasn't their day, for sure.
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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    I was searching ESPN3 on The Warden's phone, which appears to push Googlers as far away from anything free as is possible. I did discover that 3 still exists today on my Chromebook, but only while employing somewhat less effort and searching like 5 pages deep.

    Two questions: is there a truly objective search engine to be had anymore, and did ESPN 3 show the Maine game yesterday? Thanks.
    I use duckduckgo.com for searches
    I have no idea if Maine was on ESPN3.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    Could be wrong, but I don't recall EWU running a triple-option, I just remember a bunch of designed runs (draws, etc.) for their very fast QB.

    Also, Maine had a disastrous start with a couple of early turnovers. Wasn't their day, for sure.
    Your right, and the Kid at QB was a threat running/passing the ball...and to think he was NOT the starting QB at the start of the season...their #1 got injured and he by all accounts was elite type QB also. And as you said it wasn't Maine's day...once they turned the ball over and got behind early and by a lot the day was done.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Possible Bad NEWS for the Maine FB team that #6 Stevens may have torn his achilles tendon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    I was searching ESPN3 on The Warden's phone, which appears to push Googlers as far away from anything free as is possible. I did discover that 3 still exists today on my Chromebook, but only while employing somewhat less effort and searching like 5 pages deep.

    Two questions: is there a truly objective search engine to be had anymore, and did ESPN 3 show the Maine game yesterday? Thanks.
    It will only get worse as the loss of net neutrality keeps kicking in.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    I use duckduckgo.com for searches
    I have no idea if Maine was on ESPN3.
    Thanks, I'll try it.

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    It will only get worse as the loss of net neutrality keeps kicking in.
    I have to think the same thing lately.

    Misinformation, bought and paid-for, is the American way now, as is all the other BS that's lawfully spoon-fed to you via the same calculus... Bing sucked from the get-go, as did Yahoo Search, and now even Google is whoring us out.

    I'd be more than willing to pay a reasonable fee to have access to a neutral search engine; that's how bad it's gotten.

    EDIT: tipcap's advice is already working out. Chrome even saved my cookies there, but I'm sure they'll rectify that error soon.
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    So ESPN3 is free if you have ESPN/ESPN2. At this point it is mainly extended coverage of ESPN events, like the secondary courts at the US Open or a dedicated feed to Ashe that doesn't jump over to show you what's happening elsewhere like the primetime US Open coverage would.

    ESPN+ gives you some MLB, NHL, and MLS, plus a whole host of European soccer and smaller college games. America East has pretty much all basketball games on ESPN+. ESPN+ is $4.99 a month, but does not include the ability to watch ESPN3 programming, or whats on ESPN/ESPN2/ABC.

    In any regard, Maine football is on Flo, not ESPN3 or ESPN+. My complaint was that my ESPN+ subscription, at $4.99 a month, gives me live sports constantly. Multiple options at any given time. FloSports has like six events for $7.99/month. That is a horrible deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    So ESPN3 is free if you have ESPN/ESPN2. At this point it is mainly extended coverage of ESPN events, like the secondary courts at the US Open or a dedicated feed to Ashe that doesn't jump over to show you what's happening elsewhere like the primetime US Open coverage would.

    ESPN+ gives you some MLB, NHL, and MLS, plus a whole host of European soccer and smaller college games. America East has pretty much all basketball games on ESPN+. ESPN+ is $4.99 a month, but does not include the ability to watch ESPN3 programming, or whats on ESPN/ESPN2/ABC.

    In any regard, Maine football is on Flo, not ESPN3 or ESPN+. My complaint was that my ESPN+ subscription, at $4.99 a month, gives me live sports constantly. Multiple options at any given time. FloSports has like six events for $7.99/month. That is a horrible deal.
    Thatís good to know ESPN3 is still around. I honestly thought it went away when ESPN+ came out. Do you know if Maine hockey home games will still be free to watch online this year?

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

    Quote Originally Posted by AMC View Post
    So ESPN3 is free if you have ESPN/ESPN2. At this point it is mainly extended coverage of ESPN events, like the secondary courts at the US Open or a dedicated feed to Ashe that doesn't jump over to show you what's happening elsewhere like the primetime US Open coverage would.

    ESPN+ gives you some MLB, NHL, and MLS, plus a whole host of European soccer and smaller college games. America East has pretty much all basketball games on ESPN+. ESPN+ is $4.99 a month, but does not include the ability to watch ESPN3 programming, or whats on ESPN/ESPN2/ABC.

    In any regard, Maine football is on Flo, not ESPN3 or ESPN+. My complaint was that my ESPN+ subscription, at $4.99 a month, gives me live sports constantly. Multiple options at any given time. FloSports has like six events for $7.99/month. That is a horrible deal.
    (Dedicated feed to Ashe was pretty good tonight. What a clinic Serena held there. Vintage stuff.)

    Anyway, Maine @ GA Southern is actually on ESPN+ this Saturday, and three more RS games are on local Maine TV outlets, which are somewhat amazingly picked-up by DISH here on a regular basis... Which leaves the rest up to Flo.

    I bought a few Flo hockey games some years back, and the stream was like watching radio, but worse. If they've improved the product, $7.99 for a game doesn't sound exorbitant to me, but that's a big "if".

    If you or anyone else watched the opener on Flo, I'd like to hear your take(s) on that product these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman'81 View Post
    (Dedicated feed to Ashe was pretty good tonight. What a clinic Serena held there. Vintage stuff.)

    Anyway, Maine @ GA Southern is actually on ESPN+ this Saturday, and three more RS games are on local Maine TV outlets, which are somewhat amazingly picked-up by DISH here on a regular basis... Which leaves the rest up to Flo.

    I bought a few Flo hockey games some years back, and the stream was like watching radio, but worse. If they've improved the product, $7.99 for a game doesn't sound exorbitant to me, but that's a big "if".

    If you or anyone else watched the opener on Flo, I'd like to hear your take(s) on that product these days.
    Lol. This is rich. 😂

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    Re: Maine Black Bears 2019: Offseason Approaching

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    Ok, well if this is what people really believe then I donít wanna hear any of this... hey jets suck. Pats rule and others drool. J. E. T. S. Jets just suck. Oh and btw UNH football are ferries.

    Ya know this type of stuff. Iím sure you get the idea. If anyone else can remind us of other insults directly aimed at the Jets and UNH we should post it hear so that we have a clear list to avoid.

    Like this saying from the most interesting man in the world... I donít always hate others, but when I do it is F the Jets
    UNH football are ships that carry people and goods between 2 ports?? Do you know the difference between "hear" and "here"? They actually mean pretty different things. Way to feed the myth that Mainers are uneducated boobs.
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    So it appears a former North Dakota Asst AD took Lynn Coombs place in the Athletic Dept. Hmmm

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