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  1. Aug 22, 2012 #841 of 1671
    WebTraveler

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    Then many of us will be exiting Directv. Once the next two weeks passes and if there is no deal it's time to move on....
     
  2. Aug 22, 2012 #842 of 1671
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    As sad as it is to say. Comcast here in Portland does offer everything DirecTV does with the exception of Sunday Ticket (more and more games on regular cable to make it less worthwile, NBC,FOX,ESPN,NFL,TBS,) and it has CSN-NW (Blazers) and Pac-12 (Beavers -in my case)

    Plus I can probably get a better price with a bundle and similar quality DVR's (just don't let my wife know)

    Problem is, I really like DirecTV - fanboi?
     
  3. Aug 22, 2012 #843 of 1671
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    It is a tough choice. For me, directv has too much out of market sports to leave but you do what you have to do.

    Look into the bundles. In my case, I get tv with fios for free since my bundle includes phone and Internet. In fact, it would cost me more if I didn't have tv with fios.

    Check out all your choices.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012 #844 of 1671
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    Is there any area that has six major league teams and two major colleges in one market? Oh, and more than 75% of those playing at the same time?
     
  5. Aug 22, 2012 #845 of 1671
    inkahauts

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    You can't compare what Comcast does to DIRECTV. I can't see DIRECTV carrying any of these channels without them all being in Hi Definition. Maybe not the first week due to logistics possibly, but before the end of the season.
     
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    Baltimore/Washington has six major league teams plus one major university plus one that is big in basketball plus is within a couple hours of several major universities that are carried locally.

    LA is not quite as unique as you all think.

    And let us not even mention NYC.
     
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    I am aware, and posted from Jon Wilner yesterday. SB Nation doesn't post or quote others unless they feel a little close to the deal themselves. . It's kinda like they have insider info, but can't release it quite yet. My point; it's gonna happen..
     
  10. Aug 22, 2012 #850 of 1671
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    Los Angeles has:

    2 x NBA team. (Lakers, Clippers)
    2 x NHL team. (Kings, Ducks)
    2 x MLB team. (Dodgers, Angels).
    2 x MLS team. (Galaxy, Chivas)

    2 x PAC 12 team. (USC, UCLA)

    So that is 8 Major League teams, and 2 PAC12 teams.

    According to the wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_in_Los_Angeles - the greater Los Angeles area is home to 9 NCAA Division 1 schools, but obviously none are so huge as USC and UCLA.

    In addition to that, Los Angeles has no blackout restriction for the NFL, so often has more games to pick from than any other market due to the absence of a NFL team.

    Also, the WBNA Sparks team is relatively popular for Women's basketball, and they play in the Staples Center. (And fill it up too). Not sure if you could count that as a 9th "major" team though in this region.

    As far as playing at the same time.... I have not done the exact math.

    50% of the "Major League" teams play in winter (2x NBA, 2x NHL) and the other 50% play in summer (2x MLB, 2x MLS). I guess you can do the math and figure out if it reaches the 75% mark with USC, UCLA Football, Basketball.

    If we count the other 7 NCAA Division 1 schools, (which broadcast sports as well to the local RSN's, I love watching Fullerton Baseball for instance), the Greater Los Angeles area seems to be bursting at the seams when it comes to sport.

    Except, of course, having a NFL team. :D
     
  11. Aug 22, 2012 #851 of 1671
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    Hey, I'm all about the greater LA area having some serious sports, but talking with the wife today, we both agree the "BIG" schools with over 300,000 living alumni do not include USC. They're interesting because they had a good run, but the "BIG SCHOOLS" are UCLA, CAL, WASH, COLORADO etc.. Unfortunately not my Alma, Washington State..
     
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    Geez, you are stretching major league with MLS. I could add a lot more to my Washington/Baltimore example, too. Including several schools who appeared in the NCAA basketball tournament in recent times.

    Again, not as unique as you LA people think.

    Oh, as for nfl games. Nope. LA does not get more games on tv than anyone else. Doesn't work that way. In fact, with two of each network in my area, I'd dare say we get more nfl than LA does. And people typically get to games on time and don't leave early. ;)
     
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    Similar quality DVR's? Really? Things must have changed. Can you easily expand Comcasts' DVR storage to 2 TB?
     
  15. Aug 22, 2012 #855 of 1671
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    Maybe the point should be that Spanning nearly a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 was the first conference to reach 400 championships in 2010-11. With the inclusion of Colorado and Utah, the Conference surpassed another major milestone, with league teams capturing 450 titles, outdistancing the next conference by nearly 200. In all, Conference teams have won 451 NCAA Championships (306 men’s, 145 women’s).
    Does the east coast offer this?
     
  16. Aug 22, 2012 #856 of 1671
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    well the deal may be different as at best on cable you have 3-4 different setups.

    In market RSN in a basic level pack + main channel in sports pack or basic. + maybe other RSN feeds in sports pack.

    Out of market main channel in sports pack + maybe RSN feeds in sports pack.

    In pac12 state but not in the RSN area main channel in basic pack + maybe RSN feeds in sports pack.
     
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    What does that have to do with the LA market?

    And with all that, the east coast got better tv exposure from real networks. Must mean something. Oh, I know, other than a few football games, the rest of the country doesn't really care about national championships in water polo.

    But I don't really care. All I'm saying is that LA is not the only area with choices. And schools have tradition and fans all over the country.
     
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    If it is purely a number game (who comes up with 300,000 anyways, who decides whether that is "BIG" or not?) you would be wrong.

    http://alumnigroups.usc.edu/partnerships/

    From the horses mouth: "USC has more than 335,000 living alumni, with 10,000 new USC graduates joining the fold each year."

    So using your analogy there, both you and your wife.... would be WRONG. :D
     
  19. Aug 22, 2012 #859 of 1671
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    It doesn't, but rather that the point should be who cares about LA vs. Wash./Baltimore. Maybe we should be looking at something bigger like we all need Pac 12.

    Your Quote, "Baltimore/Washington has six major league teams plus one major university plus one that is big in basketball plus is within a couple hours of several major universities that are carried locally.

    LA is not quite as unique as you all think.

    And let us not even mention NYC."

    You were trying to minimize LA with your rant about east coast offerings. I was offering a different look by saying that Pac 12 is going to be huge. Considering that all schools are receiving $30 million a year.. It's more than LA, but also Wash, Oregon etc...
     
  20. Aug 22, 2012 #860 of 1671
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    I eat my words.. I kinda went on my wife's words, because numbers are her thing. Funny because she the Director of Annual giving at Colorado State and worked at WSU. Her job, I'm embarrassed to say is getting Alumni to give small gifts. So from our perspective numbers are a big thing.. I guess I need to let her know.. haha. GO PAC 12
     
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