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· Godfather
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I WANT MORE said:
Thanks for reminding me to cancel mine. "No HD no GP"
I hate GP has no HD but the only reason I really get it is so I can take one of my Receivers to Tailgate Parties during Football season. It nice to have a bunch of games available to watch while Partying....:)
 

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For those of you who continue to sub to ESPN Gameplan, I am curious as to why you do so? I am not asking out of any malice or arrogance, I am just wondering. As someone who does not follow a specific team or conference, I used to really like it for ABC's regional coverage games because they would forever stick me with some ACC garbage and I could watch the Pac-10, Big 10, or Big 12 with it and see REALLY good games. But now with the addition of the Saturday night game on ABC a couple of years ago, I noticed I didn't watch it much anymore since most every single nationally important game was televised on broadcast or cable/satellite channels so I cancelled it after the 06 season. I know there's Jefferson Pilot games and all, but those usually don't involve the marquee level teams and matchups that I have ever seen. So again, I am just wondering why those of you do continue to subscribe? For that live midnight game of Hawaii University football? :lol:
 

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zimm7778 said:
For those of you who continue to sub to ESPN Gameplan, I am curious as to why you do so?
In our family, we closely follow, as alumni, two specific SEC teams, and GamePlan allows us to catch a number of their games (including PPV broadcasts) that wouldn't otherwise be available.

Yes, the PQ is often horrid, and yes, it used to have better value for the price. But it still is worth it to us...barely.
 

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zimm7778 said:
For those of you who continue to sub to ESPN Gameplan, I am curious as to why you do so?
I'm a Penn State alumni and I already see two 3:30 ABC games on the schedule that I know I'm gonna get some ACC game instead being outside DC in Virginia. Not sure how much they charge per game or per day, but I know I'll need it at least a couple of times this season, but the Big 10 Network has taken a few of those games as well.

Maybe it's time to consider dropping it???
 

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zimm7778 said:
For those of you who continue to sub to ESPN Gameplan, I am curious as to why you do so? I am not asking out of any malice or arrogance, I am just wondering. As someone who does not follow a specific team or conference, I used to really like it for ABC's regional coverage games because they would forever stick me with some ACC garbage and I could watch the Pac-10, Big 10, or Big 12 with it and see REALLY good games. But now with the addition of the Saturday night game on ABC a couple of years ago, I noticed I didn't watch it much anymore since most every single nationally important game was televised on broadcast or cable/satellite channels so I cancelled it after the 06 season. I know there's Jefferson Pilot games and all, but those usually don't involve the marquee level teams and matchups that I have ever seen. So again, I am just wondering why those of you do continue to subscribe? For that live midnight game of Hawaii University football? :lol:
I cancelled after many years too... Between all the networks, ESPN, Big Ten, Versus, etc. and all of them in HD too. I just could not stomach going to Game Plan and seeing SD. But the clincher was all the other coverage from the other networks that are a part of my standard programming.
 

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blucas95 said:
I'm a Penn State alumni and I already see two 3:30 ABC games on the schedule that I know I'm gonna get some ACC game instead being outside DC in Virginia. Not sure how much they charge per game or per day, but I know I'll need it at least a couple of times this season, but the Big 10 Network has taken a few of those games as well.

I also am a PSU alum, and used to get GP for years to view the PSU games as I live in AZ. With the B10 Network, and the ESPN-ESPN2 games, it really wasn't needed last year. I have since cancelled it

Except this year, I think it will be needed for the Syracuse game.
 

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Being a die hard Auburn Tiger fan living in North Carolina, Gameplan is the only way I can see the LF games they are on plus the PPV games the Auburn network produces. Combined with their games on ESPN/CBS and I am assured to see almost all of their games. If the SEC ever gets their own network, then Gameplan would not be necessary for me

I do wish it was in HD as well, but it's better to see it in SD than not see it at all.
 

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JonSamuels said:
I know watching a game on a computer isn't quite the same as watching on TV, but the Raycom (formerly LF) SEC games are streamed on Yahoo for free.
The quality of an internet feed on a monitor should look better than some of the GamePlan SD broadcasts ;)

Most of those (JP -> LF-> Raycom) games I get in FL anyway on local OTA (except the few times when they are doing dual games; then I use GamePlan)...and they'll be in HD this year from what I understand.

The PPV games, though, aren't available elsewhere.
 

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bwaldron said:
The quality of an internet feed on a monitor should look better than some of the GamePlan SD broadcasts ;)
I've never subscribed to GamePlan, but the Yahoo streams are pretty decent for webcasts. I believe the streams go as high as 700k. I haven't tried hooking the computer up to the TV, but it looks pretty decent in full screen on my monitor.
 

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blucas95 said:
I'm a Penn State alumni and I already see two 3:30 ABC games on the schedule that I know I'm gonna get some ACC game instead being outside DC in Virginia. Not sure how much they charge per game or per day, but I know I'll need it at least a couple of times this season, but the Big 10 Network has taken a few of those games as well.

Maybe it's time to consider dropping it???
Well, if the PSU game isn't on ABC @ 3:30 in your region, then it will be on ESPN/2. BigTen fans have very little reason for needing GP (except for those schools that play OOC games at schools that do have an agreement to have their games on GP OR regional prime time games).
 

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winks said:
I also am a PSU alum, and used to get GP for years to view the PSU games as I live in AZ. With the B10 Network, and the ESPN-ESPN2 games, it really wasn't needed last year. I have since cancelled it

Except this year, I think it will be needed for the Syracuse game.
Nope, if the PSU/Syracuse game isn't on your ABC affiliate then it will be on ESPN/2. This is the second year where every Big Ten home game is a national coverage game (with the exception of regional prime time games).
 

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Those who want to watch the Oregon Ducks outside of Oregon are advised to get GamePlan, as all the Ducks' regionally televised games are on there. Those of us in Portland are screwed because DirecTV and CSNNW won't come to an agreement, so there will probly be about 6 Duck games that I won't be able to see. Two of them probly won't be televised because of the awful Pac-10 TV contracts, but the other 4 will only be on CSNNW with no way for me to see it.
 
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