Tonight's Game, Can't Watch It.

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Fanfrom1960, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Fanfrom1960

    Fanfrom1960 In the Starting Line-Up

    The NFL has taken a step backward as far as I'm concerned. The Saturday Pro games, after the college regular season ended, used to be always on regular network (free) TV. Now they're on the NFL network, which you can't even get in some areas. What's next, the Sunday games, or the playoffs? Could say this is what killed boxing, i.e., putting more and more on a pay as you go basis. There are no Patriots games in this category for the rest of this year.
     
  2. edgecy

    edgecy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I am boycotting the NFL Network. I am fine with keeping the score on Gamecast. NFL is getting ridiculous with this NFL Network crap.
     
  3. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Even though I am not older than dirt or NEM, I went to games at Fenway. Brought my not-then wife there on dates. She was a keeper, interested in the Patriots. Great times. Broken bottle fights in the grandstands on $5 Friday night games.
     
  4. shirtsleeve

    shirtsleeve In the Starting Line-Up

    I agree that putting games on the NFL network at this point stinks. To be fair though, the NFL is trying to negotiate with the cable providers to carry its network with their basic packages. I dont know about the monies involved, but if in line with the other mainstream sports networks, its the cable companies who are at fault. I dont know which is the culprit, but I cannot watch them either!:mad:
     
  5. patsacolachick

    patsacolachick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I got sick of cable companies deciding for me which channels I could get so I got Directv and it was the best thing I ever did. NFL Network is awesome, and there is such a variety of channels you can get. Don't be mad at the NFL, be pissed at your cable providers. BTW, ATlanta just scored, 14-7 'boys.
    Although they have Dick Vermeil subbing for Chris Collinsworth and the man can't talk!! I'm serious, he has laryngitis and is croaking out as best he can, but geez there wasn't anybody else available who maybe has a voice???????
     
  6. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Most peeople can get DirecTV - I realize some can't - just take the step and the problem is over.
     
  7. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I'm watching it right now. Vermeil can barely talk, losing his voice due to a cold.
     
  8. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    It's a shame because Vermeil is a great commentator but he sounds awful tonight.
     
  9. QuiGon

    QuiGon Banned

    Translation: You don't have the NFL Network.
     
  10. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    agreed..his hoarse voice is getting on my nerves :(
     
  11. carolinatony

    carolinatony In the Starting Line-Up

    I have TW/Cable here in Carolina and No NFL network. I'm switching next year to Direct TV.
    If Chris Collinsworth is on I turn off the volume. The worst announcer I have ever hear. I didn't like him as a player and don't like him now.
     
  12. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    you kidding? Collinsworth is the best! no joke..
     
  13. patsacolachick

    patsacolachick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Yeah he is my favorite announcer by far.
     
  14. 420jim

    420jim On the Game Day Roster

    So how much does Direct TV cost per month?

    How many tv's can I hook up?

    Do I need to buy one box per tv?

    Can I get internet with direct tv, or do I need DSL?
     
  15. Fanfrom1960

    Fanfrom1960 In the Starting Line-Up

    I like Collinsworth too. Really knows the game, pulls no punches.
     
  16. Fanfrom1960

    Fanfrom1960 In the Starting Line-Up

    Not in 1960, but I did go to some games at Fenway Park. Like watching a football game in the funhouse at Nantasket with all the weird angles. :p
     
  17. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    But the way he talks it seems like he thinks he's better than everyone and always smirking about something.

    I think he sucks as an announcer, and as a person.

    thanks for your time.:singing:
     
  18. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    $45 for one recv;r and 5 for each addt'l

    hd is extra

    one tv per box

    i have dsl, you can get internet but i don't becuase if there is a real bad bad storm the satellite goes out temporarily
     
  19. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    lol, I forgot there was a game. Nice marketing, NFL.
     
  20. harveyw

    harveyw Practice Squad Player

    Direct TV is HORRIBLE. I had when I lived in Mass and will never get it again. If it rains hard or there is snow you lose picture. Also, flipping through channels will take you all day. Everyone without Direct TV, just wait, a real cable provider will win the rights to the games when the current contract expires (hopefully it will end up being something like the baseball package offered by Time Warner).
     

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