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ESPN is it important to you?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Ken S, Aug 26, 2008.

If DirecTV dropped the ESPN channels would you...

  1. Drop DirecTV and switch to whoever carried ESPN.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Drop DirecTV and only switch to Dish if they had ESPN.

    330 vote(s)
    72.1%
  3. Keep DirecTV and get a service that carries ESPN as well.

    73 vote(s)
    15.9%
  4. Keep DirecTV and live without ESPN

    55 vote(s)
    12.0%
  1. Aug 27, 2008 #61 of 143
    usmcbob55

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    I think I'm on your side now. I finally agree that I need ESPN. I just wish they weren't so smarmy.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2008 #62 of 143
    Swheat

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    Rarely ever watch ESPN. That said, I would be fine without it,but lots of other people would not. So, I'm against it'e being dropped.

    Now, if you would allow me not to have it, while still making it availible to others, that would be fine. As long as my bill goes down.:)
     
  3. Aug 27, 2008 #63 of 143
    fluffybear

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    Not an issue around our house, about the only time we have ESPN on is for NASCAR.
     
  4. Aug 27, 2008 #64 of 143
    commodore_dude

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    This.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2008 #65 of 143
    Ken S

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    Thanks for your thoughts...there were helpful.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2008 #66 of 143
    braven

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    Drop it like a bad habit. I needs my ESPN.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2008 #67 of 143
    bonscott87

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    The only thing I watch on ESPN is Monday Night Football and even that rarely since the matchups are usually terrible. I'd survive just fine without ESPN. Now if ESPN got NFL hockey again then my answer would be different.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2008 #68 of 143
    dhhaines

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    They're "handpicked" as long as one of the teams is from NY, Boston or LA you mean?? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Aug 27, 2008 #69 of 143
    dhhaines

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    What is this NFL hockey of which you speak? :confused: That may be interesting. :D
     
  10. Aug 27, 2008 #70 of 143
    bryanw3535

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    Good point. It's the worst with baseball. They're not bad with the NBA though. And the NFL Monday night games are decided before the season (which can come back to hurt ESPN sometimes when it's a battle of 3-8 teams, for example).

    But as for the NBA, just think... when's the last time you saw the Clippers or Knicks on an ESPN Wednesday or Friday night NBA game?
     
  11. Aug 27, 2008 #71 of 143
    tcusta00

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    Only watch it for football games. Analysis and talk I get from the internet or other channels - I can't stand some of those guys.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2008 #72 of 143
    islesfan

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    Since they don't carry the NHL anymore, I only watch the channel a couple of times in the summer for Major League Lacrosse. Otherwise, I don't even notice it exists. Now if they were to drop Versus, then we'd have a problem...
     
  13. Aug 27, 2008 #73 of 143
    Redlinetire

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    Good point, but to me diagramming video of REAL players doing REAL plays is imparting information and appropriate...

    'Has-bins' walking around on a painted floor is goofiness on the level of a "Friday Night Lights" - with worse acting! :lol:
     
  14. Aug 27, 2008 #74 of 143
    BudShark

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    touchee... :)
     
  15. Aug 27, 2008 #75 of 143
    bidger

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    The MLB Network debuts next year and I have to wonder how it will affect ESPNs MLB coverage. I do watch some out-of-market games with them, but MNF is my main concern and, as others have stated, it depends on the match-up and I watch it while listening to music. Ten or twenty years ago ESPN was a fave channel, now I rarely watch it for scores and the like because I find the personalities and approach unbearable. I get my Sports News elsewhere.

    As far as the premise of the poll, I don't see that happening and since there's no option like that, I didn't vote.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2008 #76 of 143
    ehilbert1

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    I couldn't agree more. You are 100% right about everything. ESPN is a must in our household. ESPN helped make college football as big as it is. You might not agree with some of the reporters,but they did help make it huge. Yes I know not everyone is a college football fan. New York City is one of those places that don't have any ratings for college football along with Nascar. What they fail to realize is that hundreds of thousands of people are in stadiums every saturday and thats the same for a race track on sunday. Dtv would lose millions and millions of subscribers.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2008 #77 of 143
    mpar1

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    ESPN does one thing really well. That just happens to be my favorite sport, college football. Thus, I must have the ESPN networks every fall.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2008 #78 of 143
    Ken S

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    If it was Friday Night Lights they were trying to mimic they would have cheerleaders walking around for most of the show.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2008 #79 of 143
    dbmaven

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    Didn't vote - not really sure what I would do if ESPN weren't available on DirecTV.

    My question is this - what prompted this poll/question? I haven't seen anything about ESPN being dropped by DirecTV - am I missing something ?
     
  20. Aug 27, 2008 #80 of 143
    lovswr

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    This is my reasoning, as well, exactly.
     

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