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Old 08-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #46
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MLB and NHL also have a ton more games and let's be honest, a lot less demand.
we type that at the same time, you owe me a coke. JINX!
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:32 PM   #47
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MLB and NHL also have a ton more games and let's be honest, a lot less demand.
I agree. But they also offer their service to a number of providers, not just one monopolistic provider.

Add competition, the price drops without hurting overall NFL revenues.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:36 PM   #48
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Not sure when the current DirecTV deal runs out, but they pay a ton of $$ for that exclusive deal.

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NFL Sunday Ticket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:00 PM   #49
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If you can put away $10 a week during the offseason you'll have enough to cover the ticket. Just sayin'.
I will more than likely have to do that if I move to NC (Panther country.)
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #50
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Not sure when the current DirecTV deal runs out, but they pay a ton of $$ for that exclusive deal.

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That link says that the Directv deal ends after the 2014-15 season so there will be no change until at least then. Sadness.
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Some folks here live in a fantasy world as to what things cost.

No, just some folks here have higher priorities and a limited bank account.
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That link says that the Directv deal ends after the 2014-15 season so there will be no change until at least then. Sadness.
Do you already have DirecTV now? If not the Ticket is included this year for new customers.
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I will more than likely have to do that if I move to NC (Panther country.)
You're moving to NC?

I would love to be back in DC and get to watch my Skins whenever at no cost
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No, just some folks here have higher priorities and a limited bank account.

I get it, I personally could not afford it this year (3 year old and newborn + daycare) but that doesn't mean it should be cheaper because I can't afford it.
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You're moving to NC?

I would love to be back in DC and get to watch my Skins whenever at no cost
Yeah, although I'm not moving too far into NC. Just the Greensboro area. That is where my girlfriend lives and we plan on getting married next year. I do know they did show Redskins games on their local FOX station, but I think if the Panthers are playing at the same time, they show the Panthers instead.
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I get it, I personally could not afford it this year (3 year old and newborn + daycare) but that doesn't mean it should be cheaper because I can't afford it.
As long as DirecTV is getting enough profit from their regular subscribers of the Sunday Ticket, then I agree, there is no need to lower the price. However, if that starts dropping off and/or their competitors get the opportunity to start caring it as well, then it's possible that the price could drop. Then again, that might put some strain on the local stations that carry the NFL.
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Do you already have DirecTV now? If not the Ticket is included this year for new customers.
I know about the free-for-switchers thing and I have been tempted. But I look at the Ticket as a long-term thing, not just a free-this-season thing. I figure that once I have the Ticket, it will be hard to go back. So the question is, maybe it's free this year, but what about next year and the year after? Can I afford it then?

And if I could muster the discipline to have it for only one year, I'd want it to be a year when we are really good so it is worth watching.

Plus Directv does not offer local channels in my area so I would have to pay for local channel cable service. This makes the price tag higher than free or $335 for me.
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I know about the free-for-switchers thing and I have been tempted. But I look at the Ticket as a long-term thing, not just a free-this-season thing. I figure that once I have the Ticket, it will be hard to go back. So the question is, maybe it's free this year, but what about next year and the year after? Can I afford it then?

And if I could muster the discipline to have it for only one year, I'd want it to be a year when we are really good so it is worth watching.

Bingo! I have already agreed to family outings and stuff during Skins games this year knowing this will probably be a down year. Plus with my son at his age now (3) it is kind of hard to want to do anything but spend time with him and he won't sit through a whole football game, especially in September when it is still nice out.
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I know about the free-for-switchers thing and I have been tempted. But I look at the Ticket as a long-term thing, not just a free-this-season thing. I figure that once I have the Ticket, it will be hard to go back. So the question is, maybe it's free this year, but what about next year and the year after? Can I afford it then?

And if I could muster the discipline to have it for only one year, I'd want it to be a year when we are really good so it is worth watching.

Plus Directv does not offer local channels in my area so I would have to pay for local channel cable service. This makes the price tag higher than free or $335 for me.
I hear ya. Once you have it, it's hard to imagine going without it.

Just to note with the local channels, you can pick them up with a good ol' over the air antenna, in HD too. They can install it at the same time when they put in the dish.
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I hear ya. Once you have it, it's hard to imagine going without it.

Just to note with the local channels, you can pick them up with a good ol' over the air antenna, in HD too. They can install it at the same time when they put in the dish.
I live in the sticks. I can't get a good Fox signal OTA and CBS is dicey. Not the right channels to not get if you are an NFL fan. If I want Fox, I need cable or Dish Network.
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