If you are rooting against ESPN

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by whaler11, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. huskymedic

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  2. IMind

    IMind Mostly Incorrect

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    I cancelled DirecTV with ESPN,etc... I have PlayStation Vue now and pay at least $60 less per month and still have ESPN, etc. It wasn't the programming cost specifically, but those are lower, that were annoying me it was the myriad other fees and box rentals that DirecTV and cable companies end up charging. I added Netflix, Husky Access, and I'm still paying less than I was with DirecTV and only lost a little bit of content... and in terms of total content it was a net gain for far less money.
     
  3. billybud

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    As ESPN moves to digital streaming and subscription services...it could change the model of how sports content is purchased....limited bundles...conference specific bundles, sports specific bundles...who knows?

    "ESPN’s goal with the new service is to convince fans who currently do not have to a cable package to purchase a sports streaming standalone service. This idea reflects those of other streaming services that offer programming you can get on TV, such as HBO Now and Hulu. With this business model, ESPN may effectively make people switch directly from their cable bundle to streaming."
     
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    sammydabiz Ain't no party like my nana's tea party

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    If it wasn't for live sporting events, I would never even turn the clicker to ESPN, once they were bought up by Disney it was the beginning of the end.... I literally can't stand most of their personalities they have on tv today.
     
  6. jfuchs91

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    ESPN had its worst month ever last month with 621k lost subscribers.

    This month, they just had their second worst month with another 555k lost subscribers.

    Things are looking increasingly grim for ESPN.

    More numbers and full article here.
     
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  7. Dove

    Dove Vance comin'

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    1.9 BILLION for Monday Night Football?!? Just wow.

    And 1.47 BILLION for the NBA? Sweet Jesus.
     
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    sdhusky 1972,73 & 98 Boneyard Poster of the Year

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  9. RioDog

    RioDog Too old to rock 'n roll, too young to die!

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    Truth. ESPN shows have raised banality and braying to art forms. Moronic, unwatchable stuff.
     
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    Scalito ESPN.
     
  11. SubbaBub

    SubbaBub Your stupidity is ruining my country.

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    Anyone tried VUE that can give a review?
     
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  13. whaler11

    whaler11 Kickoff: 11:11

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  15. huskypantz

    huskypantz UConn - We Recycle

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    I find that article a little deceiving. Iger dismissed the idea (admittedly may be meaningless but it's the only actual news in the article), but a few market analysts are suggesting that a split might sort of be a good idea for the mouse. It's an opinion piece derived from other op-ed's.
     
  16. John

    John "Come with me if you want to live." - Cameron

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    Yeah. well Stroh's spelled backwards is Shorts.
     
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  18. whaler11

    whaler11 Kickoff: 11:11

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    Alex from Stroh's never leaves my dog alone.
     
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  19. Waquoit

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    Because of Funky Cold Medina?
     
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    Dove Vance comin'

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    Redding Husky Dallas, Texas

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    I hope every damn Syracuse grad at ESPN loses their job.
     
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    I'm not a fan of ESPN, especially their televised WCBB games. Ever notice that after nearly ever made basket the camera/director "pulls back" so that you get a view of the game from the peanut gallery? Then as the offense moves into their court the camera moves back so that you can actually see the game. Usually, though, close-ups are restricted to foul shots, times out, and official play reviews..which, by the way, seem to be more frequent and more time consuming than ever. Bah Humbug.
     
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