CBSSN is the worst

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Stuck at someones house without CBSSN.

Lets go to sportsbar... do they have CBSSN on? Nope - is it just obscure enough that you have to show the employees how to find it? Yep.

Husky fever in Central CT.
Hulu has had every game this season no matter what channel the game was on, and 30% cheaper than Charter or Comcast. They also have DVR recording that's included with the package price.
 

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Hulu has had every game this season no matter what channel the game was on, and 30% cheaper than Charter or Comcast. They also have DVR recording that's included with the package price.
well yeah but i was at someone elses house and ive used up a lot of the free promos in similar situations
 

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Hulu has had every game this season no matter what channel the game was on, and 30% cheaper than Charter or Comcast. They also have DVR recording that's included with the package price.
While nice, this ain't much for national brand facetime, nor motivating for recruits.
 
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So not to gloat, I GET CBS SN. Nice to see a road game with a packed house and a crowd really into it. This team is the next big thing if Penny can coach even a little, as we already know he can recruit. I did fall asleep though.
 

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Isn't it bizarre the mass confusion it causes when you ask someone at a bar to change the TV to something that isn't ESPN?

When I didn't have cable a few years ago and would have to go somewhere to watch the CBS SN games it was like talking a foreign language just to get a game on.
We're spoiled. Don 't get me wrong, I like being spoiled, but UConn has had great media coverage over the years. So now when we are stuck in the hinter lands of CBSSN it sucks.

Reminds me of a story (as most things do.) Back in the early to mid 90s the wife and I were at bar/restaurant and we asked them to put the UConn game on. The bartender grumbled a bit but changed the closest TV to us to the game. We (and by we I mean mostly me) started cheering and bit by bit people came over to watch UConn making a run at one of the Big East traditional power teams ('cuse, I believe.) By the end of the game all the TVs had been switched to game and everyone in the place was rooting for UConn. I miss those days.
 
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Hulu has had every game this season no matter what channel the game was on, and 30% cheaper than Charter or Comcast. They also have DVR recording that's included with the package price.
As does Sony PS Vue with which I am satisfied.
 

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We're spoiled. Don 't get me wrong, I like being spoiled, but UConn has had great media coverage over the years. So now when we are stuck in the hinter lands of CBSSN it sucks.

Reminds me of a story (as most things do.) Back in the early to mid 90s the wife and I were at bar/restaurant and we asked them to put the UConn game on. The bartender grumbled a bit but changed the closest TV to us to the game. We (and by we I mean mostly me) started cheering and bit by bit people came over to watch UConn making a run at one of the Big East traditional power teams ('cuse, I believe.) By the end of the game all the TVs had been switched to game and everyone in the place was rooting for UConn. I miss those days.
I wish I could have been older or in CT to have appreciated Huskymania was it was an actual thing. When we'd visit relatives in CT it was unreal. EVERYONE represented with UConn gear.
 

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the main thing that happened is that the fanbase got old.

look around the rent or xl. its like an assisted living community.

combine the push for out of state and international students with younger generations not being as into spectator sports and its very different.

people still get up for a big event but day to day is almost zero juice
 

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We won too much and got fat. Then when the team struggled, people lost interest.

On top of that, CT is famous for being a wine and cheese crowd.
yep the shine wears off too. uconn hadnt even started losing yet when the crowds started to shrink at the rent.
 

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the main thing that happened is that the fanbase got old.

look around the rent or xl. its like an assisted living community.

combine the push for out of state and international students with younger generations not being as into spectator sports and its very different.

people still get up for a big event but day to day is almost zero juice
People laugh, but once the school became 'better' academically , it took some of the juice out of the next generation.

You need a large group of kids who are only at school for booze and birds. Those are the mindless idiots who still love sports.
 

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People laugh, but once the school became 'better' academically , it took some of the juice out of the next generation.

You need a large group of kids who are only at school for booze and birds. Those are the mindless idiots who love sports.
100%. Kids who actually lived in Connecticut after graduation too.
 

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yep the shine wears off too. uconn hadnt even started losing yet when the crowds started to shrink at the rent.
This may be more anecdotal but I had season tickets starting in 05 through 13 and I thought the best crowds I was at were the back to back night games against Pitt and WVU in 2010. The crowd was awesome and I thought we were on the upswing...

Then I still remember going to the Iowa State game on a Friday in fall 2011, when the Cuse and Pitt news came out. The rest as we know from there is history.
 

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This may be more anecdotal but I had season tickets starting in 05 through 13 and I thought the best crowds I was at were the back to back night games against Pitt and WVU in 2010. The crowd was awesome and I thought we were on the upswing...

Then I still remember going to the Iowa State game on a Friday in fall 2011, when the Cuse and Pitt news came out. The rest as we know from there is history.
those were two good crowds but season tickets peaked in like 07.

I had a bulwark of a dozen seats at the top of 206 and 207. There were only two games where people truly sat near us after 2008 - Michigan and BYU.

they sold fewer season tickets coming off a trip to the fiesta bowl. who does that?
 

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