2011 Update: Owners approve new plan: NFL Sunday Ticket Lockout Plan

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  1. Feb 16, 2011 #21 of 437
    la24philly

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    ok so they started charging you in june, are you on the monthly or do you do a 1 shot charge?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 #22 of 437
    hilmar2k

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    Ummm...

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  3. Feb 16, 2011 #23 of 437
    la24philly

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    august is like the last month to take advantage of the early bird usually right im just trying to find a way, where if someone cancelled they could resign by the last week of the early bird.

    This way your money isnt tied up from june wondering if a season will be or not be
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 #24 of 437
    mws192

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    http://community.nasdaq.com/News/20...out-would-mean-for-directv.aspx?storyid=57958

     
  5. Feb 21, 2011 #25 of 437
    la24philly

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    i wonder how many people plan to keep nfl ST with it going up to 350-400 eventually once the deal gets done lol.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 #26 of 437
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    Assuming we have a season Ill probably keep it but the closer it gets to $400. I really would have to reconsider. I love having it but an extra $400 out of my pocket is a little tough.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 #27 of 437
    cjrleimer

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    I think it will increase to that level if we get 18 games on the schedule. And yes there are people out there that would pay for it e.g. hardcore gamblers in my state of Nevada.
     
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    la24philly

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    i'd probably pay for it too, or it wouldnt be a bad idea if people have friends and have the 1 spot they all can meet and all chip in for it.

    thats what we do every sunday meet a 1 buddy's house he has like 4 tv's all setup for ST about 12 of us all chip in for the 330 for the St.
     
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    Even though I can afford to pay $400 I have to agree with you. They're going to price themselves out of a lot of customers if they don't cap the subscription fee.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2011 #31 of 437
    la24philly

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    mystery i agree, only way see the ST is at a bar or meeting with friends and all chipping in.

    I know not everyone has those options but im trying to think from a economical standpoint for those that choose to continue with it.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2011 #32 of 437
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    Steve Czaban, on Sporting News Radio, is asking listeners to boycott Sunday Ticket and when telling DirecTV why they are canceling, to tell them that it is due to the NFL Lockout. This way both the NFL and DirecTV know why we are canceling. I am, for one, am not paying for something I may or may not get. I can use the interest that both DirecTV and the NFL would get sitting on my money for something else.
     
  13. Feb 21, 2011 #33 of 437
    Tom Robertson

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    Since the season isn't in jeopardy for several months, I think all this is way too premature.

    I'm sure DIRECTV is planning on many contingencies based upon what exactly happens, when it happens. Between now and then, I don't expect any word from DIRECTV. Too much in the air.

    On another point, I've read and heard that yes the TV contracts do allow payments to the NFL even if there is a lockout--but with some pretty severe interest credits if the games are not played. While the NFL gets money, it is not cheap money.

    I surely don't know if any of that is true. I'm hoping I never have to find out--because I hope they settle this silliness in time. :)

    Cheers,
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  14. Feb 21, 2011 #34 of 437
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    If I had a way to communicate with Steve Czaban...I'd call him him a name in reference to his level of intelligence. If there is no season, there is no Sunday Ticket. If there is no Sunday Ticket, there is no Sunday Ticket charge. DirecTV has to pay the NFL regardless...you do not. Worrying about it in February is pointless.

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  15. Feb 21, 2011 #35 of 437
    trh

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    +1

    With CI during the NHL lockout, we never paid anything.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2011 #36 of 437
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    Whatever the price is, it's too overpriced to begin. I've enjoyed it, but $350-400 can be used elsewhere...I'm canceling.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2011 #37 of 437
    dcowboy7

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    We just went thru this earlier in the thread....

    For 2011 its about $200 for a renewing sub with the $120 credit again as every year.

    We know you use $400 to make your argument but thats like quoting the list price for a tv as $2699 while best buy really sells it for $1299.
     
  18. Feb 22, 2011 #38 of 437
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    No kidding! It's still February and the season starts in September.
     
  19. Feb 22, 2011 #39 of 437
    Stuart Sweet

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    I agree with Tom here... and I'm sure DIRECTV has a contigency plan.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2011 #40 of 437
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    It may be, but there are a number of things I've heard on this end (we are the official Atlanta Falcons station, so while I'm hearing probably a little bit more than the average bear, I still take a bit of what I hear with a grain of salt) --

    First, the "deadline" is next Friday. If we get there with no agreement on the table, the lockout effectively begins. What that means right now is that management (including coaches) cannot talk with players.

    Second, what it also means (more visibly) is that we likely will NOT see an NFL Draft in April. The Scouting Combine is this week in Indianapolis, and as things stand now, this will likely be the last "real" thing we see for awhile.

    Third, training camps generally start opening in May. I don't know what kind of turn-around timeframe we will be looking at if an agreement hits the table at that point, but I would think that if there is nothing in ink by Memorial Day, the Preseason will likely be in jeopardy.

    Fourth, word I hear is that if an agreement can't be put in place by Week Two (i.e., mid September), the season is done.
     

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