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NFL Sunday Ticket...Why?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Rich, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Rich

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    No need, I'm used to stuff like that. Goes with being a Jets fan.

    Fiber (here we go, off track again), FIOS? I live in a pocket without FIOS for TV. I can get Internet supplied by them, thinking about changing, figured I'd wait until they offered TV to take that leap. Do tell us about your experience with the new service, please.

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  2. skoolpsyk

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    Amen to that! I even record and fast forward through the awful commercials and other garbage during the Super Bowl!
     
  3. Jasqid

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    Me too. I canceled it last month as well because of the same reason. I used to justify it that the price of one game I could get them all. But I paid full price and only watched maybe 3 games last year.


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  4. Rich

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    I seem like I hate commercials, I don't. Every once in awhile I watch them and enjoy them. I don't like sitting thru the same commercials over and over. Once in awhile is plenty for me.

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  5. Bill Broderick

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    A few weeks ago, I heard something on the radio that said that the average NFL fan watches 23.5 hours of commercials per season. On the other hand, the average NFL fan watches 4.1 hours of actual game play (from snap to whistle) in a season.

    Here's an article that talks about that study.
     
  6. crodrules

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    So, you say that the Jets are really, really BAD, yet you also say that there is "parity." That would mean that all of the teams are now really, really BAD!!! :D
     
  7. ejbvt

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    Well said and my shared opinion.
     
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  8. Rich

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    Usually takes me about an hour to watch a football game, same with baseball. Gotta love DVRs! And those DVRs and sports are all that keep me on D*.

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  9. Rich

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    Parity hit some years ago, but parity has nothing to do with the Jets, they are a mismanaged business...doomed to failure. I can't watch them. I could bet against them, that would be a smart thing to do this week, but I'm not gonna...maybe.

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  10. ejbvt

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    It's like watching the Browns come into your place as a favorite... oh wait, that's happening to me. And I'll still watch because I am either dedicated, insane, or somewhere in between.
     
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  11. Rich

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    I watch other teams, they have good years, bad years. The Jets...well, you know, all bad or so it seems.

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  12. Steady Teddy

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    I've been a DirecTv customer since 2002 and this is the first season I've gone without ST. In my opinion, and to put it bluntly, the games suck! For the most part, I no longer find watching an NFL game that entertaining. I really lost interest about at the midpoint of last season. I asked myself why I was paying for this garbage. The NFL's saving grace last season was the tremendous comeback/choke job in the Super Bowl, which was on free TV. I've always been a bigger fan of college football and I still enjoy watching those games, and I have access to ALL the top matches already with my programming package.
    I don't bet on games and have never been into the fantasy stuff. The appeal for me has always been entertainment. The NFL has no one to blame but themselves for losing customers like myself. Charging a ridiculous fee for watered down content year after year when the product they're offering isn't even that good is not only arrogant but just plain stupid.
    I live in the Detroit area so one reason to subscribe to ST was because the Lions have always sucked and I grew up a Steelers fan since my dad was from Pennsylvania. I was able to watch all Steelers games but now I just don't care. I'll still watch some of the local OTA games if I'm home but no longer will I make a day out of it like I used to. A few weeks into this NFL season and I have no regrets. And this is coming from a HUGE sports fan. I subscribe to MLB EI and NHL CI and can't get enough.

    Just my .02
     
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    Agree about the NFL not great this year - many what were good teams now suck and nothing much replaces them. Also too, too, too many penalties called which make games long and uninteresting. Broadcasting doesn't help either - more junk than game calling and explanation - everything has its own sponsor so much more time spent on that. Think this will be my last ST year
     
  14. trh

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    That article is based on a WSJ study from a few years ago that the average NFL game only has 11 minutes of actual playing time (e.g. snap to whistle). Over 3 hours to watch a game that only has 11 minutes of playing time.

    That is why I love hockey with it's three 20-minute periods. Actual playing time per game (time the puck is in play): 60 minutes.
     
  15. Rich

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    I like the games where the QBs take about 30 seconds between each play, that allows me to skip all the BS and just watch the plays. Doesn't take me long to watch a game that way. But 11 minutes? Can that be?

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  16. inkahauts

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    Actually there have been a lot of really close games this year, and a lot of newer qb’s coming up that are making things interesting. I’d say there is more parody than usual at the moment.
     
  17. Rich

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    Parity? Or a joke? Or Tapatalk? :tearsofjoy:

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  18. AngryManMLS

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    Well if you are a New York Jets fan I think parody is fitting right now. And I say this as a Pats fan.
     
  19. Rich

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    Got any referees in your pocket? They probably don't win if the refs hadn't screwed up that touchdown call.

    But back to the parity-parody thing: I hope Inky did that deliberately, I'd hate to think...

    He usually takes a day or two to respond, he's probably laughing right now.

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  20. Rich

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    PARITY: Google defines it: The state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay.
    That's what we are seeing. The revenue sharing plan has caused a lot of this. What we see are teams beating teams they shouldn't. This makes betting a joke.

    Let's take the past weekend as an example: Who would have picked the Giants to beat the Broncos? The Steelers to beat the Chiefs? The Dolphins to beat the Falcons...yup, they beat the Falcons...I would have bet the house on the Falcons. The Cardinals to beat the Bucs? The 49s damn near won against the Redskins? Yup. The Jets beat the spread and if the refs hadn't screwed up the TD call they might have won...against Brady...geez.

    These are perfect examples of "parity", I think. And to make matters worse, does every team with a really good QB have a plan B in effect just in case their QB goes down with a season ending injury? The Packers are now looking for a replacement QB, Aaron Rodgers is down with a broken collarbone...no plan B. If Eli goes down who is backing him up? Geno Smith? That's a joke, right? Here's the topper, the Jets have nobody that they think is ready. What happens if McCown goes down? They actually have two backups, neither are ready for primetime and probably never will be.

    More thoughts about "parity"? Does anyone really doubt it exists in the NFL?

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