Re: ESPN (Shefter) v NLFN (Rapoport)
posted at 6/21/2014 7:52 AM EDT
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
Just wanted to go back to the Browner signing, and remind everyone how these two were on opposite sides.
The former local, non-d o u c h e Raporeport got it right. Had it right from the beginning in fact.
I bring this up now as a shining example of just how bad ESPN really does svck at life. So, when ESPN is championing another anti-Patriot witch hunt, I just shrug.
I honestly believe that ESPN is bad for sports. They are supposed to report the news, but often make themselves the news. They try to bury hockey as an entire sport because they have other interests that make them money. Unbiased? Not at ESPN. Truthful? Nope. Accountable? HAHAHAHAHAHA
I seriously have avoided ESPN for the past decade, and you know what? I don't miss a darn thing. And I cancelled my satellite in favor of Netflix/Amazon/HBOgo...so now they don't even get a cent from me. That makes me happy.
Not to get off the subject - although I am - but how is the "living without satelite/cable" thing going? A friend of mine tried that, he went with apple tv and purchased all the shows he watched and gave it a go...didn't work...now he has cable again. As for me I have Direct TV.
I seriously can't believe how much money I spend every month on TV, internet, cell phones, data plans, home phone, etc...it's got to be somewhere around $350 a month not including Netflix (11 bucks a month), On Demand movies (we might spend another $20 there), Redbox videos (another $10), and if we go to a movie maybe once a month it will cost me another $60 for a family of four. That's $450 bucks a month for electronic entertainment...sometimes more. So I'm spending somewhere around $5700 dollars a year on electronic fun (I forgot to throw in my son's xbox live account). Pretty hard to believe that 30 years ago my parents probably were spending $600 bucks a YEAR for electronic necessities.
My satellite, alone, was 118 a month at the time of cancellation.
I don't miss it. To be honest, the first few days were weird. For instance, I'd sit down to eat, and the desire to just have SOMETHING on tv was undeniable. It lasted about 2 days. Very odd. I find I do almost no brainless watching now. If I want to watch something, I go to one of the shows I am in the process of watching (Breaking bad season 4, Stargate atlantis season 5 currently). There are a LOT of shows over the past 6 years or so that I have not watched, so it works.
I watch 0 commercials now. Come NFL season, I'll have to illegally stream, or figure out an NFL.com package that works. Last year I got the online component as part of a madden deal, and it was awesome. Slightly laggy, but I assume it's getting better.
I have a chromecast as well, which is great for the illegal streaming sites.
By changing the house phone and cell plan as well, me and the better half saved around 200/month without giving up any real service that we want. Same internet, ATT DSL at 6/mbps, which does the job for multiple streaming at the same time, and console gaming.
I would recommend amazon prime. If I had to choose that or netflix, I'd go amazon...but I have both. Amazon prime keeps adding more services and getting better.