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Unless you have a bet on the game who cares? (do people actually bet on pre-season games? THAT'S gambling addiction!!).
In my opinion gambling has ruined sports. Having "skin in the game" can be fun. Cheap or silly friendly bets among friends might raise the interest in the outcome. But supporting the multi-billion dollar gambling industry where the house ALWAYS wins? Nope. Not for me and I hope the addicted can escape.

The saying about selling drugs applies - don't use the product. That is what the gambling industry is doing. Selling something where they are literally guaranteed to win.
 

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And of course we have a casino that owns/runs a bunch of RSNs.
Still separately owned by Sinclair, but the "synergy" that will come from gambling tie ins is one more reason not to watch RSNs. Certainly a good reason not to pay for them. Maybe we could get Bally's to pay for distributing the channels?
 

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I tried a couple of addresses near me and both failed. One was the address of a former employer and the website suggested DirecTV for Business.

It is interesting that the reviewer was able to sign up and watch. Perhaps it was a mistake. Perhaps it was "live in select areas within various metropolitan cities". I don't see it as opening streaming delivery to everyone.
 

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The truth is somewhere between the two statements.

"The NFL is now selling the standalone streaming version of NFL Sunday Ticket to anyone and everyone" is not a true statement as I (and compnurd) entered addresses that were appropriately rejected. DIRECTV's disclaimer has the "live in select areas within various metropolitan cities" exception. Apparently the friends and family addresses the author used were successful (despite not fitting the other exceptions.)

"I got it so it is available to everyone" isn't the truth. Perhaps entering a few hundred more addresses will establish a pattern?
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