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RANT: U.S. Soccer Fans - 2nd class treatment

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jaywdetroit, Mar 1, 2007.

Should D* add FSC to the full channel package?

  1. I Love Soccer: Yes - D* should add Fox Soccer Channel to its normal channel lineup

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  2. I Love Soccer: But I don't care if D* adds FSC to its normal channel lineup

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  1. Mar 1, 2007 #1 of 163
    jaywdetroit

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    Okay - I know this thread is a perfect place for you to express just how much you hate soccer, and how wrong the rest of the world is for thinking its the greatest sport known to man. I encourage you to resist the urge to rip the sport apart in this thread. We all know we Americans have been slow to embrace that which the rest of world realized 50 years ago. Now that that is out of the way...

    This rant is short and to the point. Why is it that U.S. soccer fans can't find a good match without forking over the dough?

    If I want to watch the Champions League - I have to fork over 15 bux a month.
    I have to fork over 12 a month to watch the Premiership.

    And to top it all off - we only get ONE game a week from our OWN BLEEPIN' Pro League.

    D* - it's time to get with the program. Add Fox Soccer Channel to our XTRA, or Gold, or whatever you are calling it package! For 60-70 bucks a month - I ought to have that channel as part of my lineup.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2007 #2 of 163
    HDTVsportsfan

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    Real football is played in the U.S. ;) :p

    Serioulsy, I didn't vote. I respect your desire to have content you enjoy though.
    I hope it gets added for you in the future.
     
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    Coffey77

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    After playing soccer for almost 15 years until a torn ACL, I would still love to play the sport. Now watching it - that's another story. Batata was my coach for a few years and his son went to school with me.

    I'll vote but I'm not gonna watch! :D
     
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    HDTVsportsfan

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    lol....Who's Batata...Seriously, I don't know.
     
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    Coffey77

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    Oh, sorry. Long time player for the Chicago Sting among other teams. I was just surfing around for some old pictures and info and ran across this -->Batata Page
     
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    HDTVsportsfan

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    :( I didn't recognize him. Sorry guys, just never got into soceer. I guess I'm no a true sports fan.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2007 #7 of 163
    Coffey77

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    I didn't expect you to :) and I am wondering if JayW knows. It might spark a few memories. ;) You're a fine Sports fan! :righton:
     
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    jaywdetroit

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    Nope - Don't know any of the Sting Players-

    The Express players are our local dudes...

    Gus Moffit, Brian Tinian

    I would love to stay and watch this thread blossom :sure:
    but I am off to play soccer - Full Field - Indoors - Pray I stay healthy.

    Sorry you can't play anymore - but watching should be the next best thing!!!
     
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    Coffey77

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    See, now I have no idea who those guys are. :)

    I no longer play soccer, I play a much less violent sport - Hockey. :D Atleast there you have pads.
     
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    I am a soccer fan and one of the reason that I have the sport package is the soccer channels, but even if they move FSC into regular lineups, I will still get the sport package for Goal TV as I am first a Barcelona fan.

    But still I voted yes.

    Thanks for the poll
     
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    lwilli201

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    naijai

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    Well i love soccer but guess what channels are placed according to what the networks charge so dont blame Directv and the Premier League also good but the price too much.The World cup coverage looked good especially in nice lovely HD on ABC and ESPN but if you wanna rant let rant at Fox
     
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    ProfLonghair

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    As opposed to $20/month for Sunday Ticket?
     
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    BJM

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    I like soccer, but I don't care if they add FSC. I usually only follow the US National team during World Cup and the qualifiers. I suppose I may get drawn into the Beckham hysteria and watch Galaxy games later in the year.
     
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    Peter305

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    Adding FSC would be great...but I'm not holding my breath.... DirecTV knows that Soccer fans will pay so why throw it in to a basic package?
     
  16. Mar 1, 2007 #16 of 163
    Tony1097

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    I hear ya.. there is a high price on sports these days.. but wit that said:

    I think the people in the UK pay a high price to watch the Premiership these days too. with Sky Sports and Setanta,and Pay Per View Premiership still exists there. And even with that said, there is an underlying little known fact that the US gets more Live EPL matches on TV than the UK does And they have to pay for a license just to own a tv!
     
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    jaywdetroit

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    Ahhh-

    But with the NFL you can watch from the time you wake up on Sunday until the time you go to bed. Not true with Soccer.

    (My game got cancelled - so here I am watching this thread)
     
  18. Mar 1, 2007 #18 of 163
    HDTVsportsfan

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    JayW, who won?
     
  19. Mar 1, 2007 #19 of 163
    Tony1097

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    speaking of waking up.. I hope I can get up by 7:30 AM Saturday to watch that Liverpool/Man U game! (on Setanta)
     
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    Chandu

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    Addressed to original poster :

    Your thread title is reactionary and almost over the top.

    USA is one of the few places on this planet with so much choice of soccer to watch from so many leagues. Now whether you can get to watch it at prices you can dictate is based on economic laws of supply and demand. As someone else appropriately stated, it is becoming incredibly more expensive to follow English Premiership even in England. And to watch Sky Sports HD coverage, it will cost even more with the HD receiver boxes. Even in China where it used to be a lot cheaper to watch soccer like dirt, it is going to become more expensive, with Guangdong Sports acquiring control of more and more leagues and wanting to charge loads of money. What is going on on US TV is not so out of line.
     
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