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Old 04-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Schedule Makes Sunday Ticket Less Appealing for Steelers Fans
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Posted Apr 15, 2009 8:06AM By JJ Cooper (RSS feed)

If you're a Steelers fan who doesn't live around Pittsburgh, the release of the 2009 schedule brought a lot of good news. But it does make the decision of whether or not to buy DirecTV's Sunday Ticket a whole lot more difficult.

Let me preface by saying that Sunday Ticket is simply the best thing ever invented for football fans -- the chance to watch every game of the 2009 season is the only way to watch the NFL -- if you can afford it.

But that's where things are starting to get tricky. Every time the NFL and DirecTV work out a new contract, the price of Sunday Ticket goes up again. This year it's going to be $300, although you can cut that a little bit by ordering early. Oh, and if you have an HDTV, SuperFan has usually run an extra $100.

So that's up to $400 for Sunday Ticket. If you're a Steelers fan, $400 for 16 games ($25 per game) seems to still be a lot cheaper than going to the stadium, even in this economy.

But the Steelers have five prime-time games which are available everywhere -- Sunday Ticket doesn't matter for those games. And two of the Steelers games are set for 4:15 PM ET starts that will likely be available almost everywhere around the country. And last year, the flex schedule and the Steelers national appeal meant that if you don't live in an AFC market, you could count on getting another three to five games on in your market.

So now we're talking $400 for four to six games ($75-100 per game). All of a sudden, a couple of trips to the sports bar start to sound pretty good, don't they?
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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That makes sense if you ONLY watch Steelers games and don't enjoy watching other games.

Anybody that has to watch local TV schedule crap when good games are being missed knows what I mean.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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Try living in China I have to stay up lateor go to sleep early planning my whole sceduale around a game. so lets say 4:30pm est it's 4:30am here. Then I have to rely on shotty internet feeds that allways seem to freeze at the wrong times..... but could be worse, at least I'm not a bungles fan doing all this for nothing........
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That makes sense if you ONLY watch Steelers games and don't enjoy watching other games.

Anybody that has to watch local TV schedule crap when good games are being missed knows what I mean.
good point. i can easilly say ive watched well over 100 cowboys games (probably closer to 200) because they were the only thing on and i love the NFL that much.

plus, i just about never miss a playoff game or thanksgiving game whether the cowboys are in it, or not.

sunday ticket is a good thing, especially if you are into fantasy.
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I actually enjoy going to the Steelers bar which is about 2 miles from my house in Las Vegas. I usually watch the nationally televised games at home but I try to make every game that is not televised here. I could never get Direct TVs package because I have cable and it is not available. I do get NFL Network so I don't have to miss the Thursday night games.
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I actually enjoy going to the Steelers bar which is about 2 miles from my house in Las Vegas. I usually watch the nationally televised games at home but I try to make every game that is not televised here. I could never get Direct TVs package because I have cable and it is not available. I do get NFL Network so I don't have to miss the Thursday night games.
Thats what I loved about Fort Bragg in N.C. Even the local BW3's there in Fayetteville was a bigtime Steelers bar. Funny thing is I just happened to go in there one game day and discovered 50 or so screaming Steeler fans .... I thought.....I'm home baby!
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Depends on which region your in on what games you get on free tv.

Steelers are only one out of 14-17 games a weekend, Like Killer said there's other good games to be watched.
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I love sunday ticket. I watch just about every game on it fo rthe last three years. But alas this year it will be a budget cut and I hope alot of people drop it. The NFL and Direttv need to come off the price a bit. 300-400 bucks means a trip my son and I can take to heinz!
I remember when it was like 125...Man 3 or 400 thats seems pricey to me. Give the fans a break why don't cha?
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I remember when it was like 125...Man 3 or 400 thats seems pricey to me. Give the fans a break why don't cha?
Never, we want all your damn money, more games, more fines, higher ticket prices, $$$$$$, and yeah DirectV has the worst customer service known to man, I just cancelled them and without them even sending the packages for the receivers They take 450 dollars out of my bank account. How nice of them.
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good point. i can easilly say ive watched well over 100 cowboys games (probably closer to 200) because they were the only thing on and i love the NFL that much.

plus, i just about never miss a playoff game or thanksgiving game whether the cowboys are in it, or not.

sunday ticket is a good thing, especially if you are into fantasy.
so is the playboy channel...........did i say that outloud ???
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