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Old 12-10-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default I'm getting so sick of being screwed out of seeing Steelers games

This is really getting annoying. My lovely overpriced cable provider is ONCE AGAIN not showing the Steelers (or any other game) on CBS at 1 PM this Sunday, because the totally irrelevant Washington Foreskins are playing at that time. This happened two weeks ago with the Buffalo game, and the week before that with the Raiders game, if I remember correctly.

This is really starting to piss me off. I know that I live near DC, but I used to live in another area last year (still in the DC market) that always showed games on CBS and FOX, simultaneously, no matter who was playing. But I guess different areas around DC have different agreements with the league and if you're unfortunate enough to live in those areas, if you want to watch the game at home, you're stuck with either seeing the Redskins lose, or paying some ludicrous amount of money for the NFL ticket.

I guess I could at least understand it if the Foreskins were a good team. But they've been horrible for a decade and even their fans down here hate them. All of the local sports coverage consists of reporters asking various members of the team why they suck so much. And this is such a diverse area; there are Steelers fans, Ravens fans, Eagles fans, Pats fans, etc. You know, RELEVANT teams.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: I'm getting so sick of being screwed out of seeing Steelers games

if i didnt live in pittsburgh i would have to get the NFL package
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: I'm getting so sick of being screwed out of seeing Steelers games

internet? have you heard about it



feel the same way im in arkansas and always have to watch
the titans, cowgirls, houston, or the chiefs
and that sucks
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: I'm getting so sick of being screwed out of seeing Steelers games

Yeah, I'm seriously considering the NFL package, but it's just so damned expensive. But it probably is worth it because I hate going to bars to watch games. There's always some asshole Ravens or Eagles or Cowboys fan there yelling and cheering and making smartass comments whenever the Steelers are scored upon.

Although, that does occasionally work to my advantage, lol. There is, admittedly nothing better than being in a bar full of Ravens fans when Steelers and Ravens are playing at the same time (or even better, when they play each other) and Pittsburgh wins, while Baltimore loses. I do love that.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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Get used to it!
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Default Re: I'm getting so sick of being screwed out of seeing Steelers games

Try living near Youngstown, Ohio and ONLY having the Poopstains on TV! I end up at BW3 every week they don't air a Steelers' game. No way am I going to miss it and have to suffer through a game that is equivalent and meaningful as a high school game. Let me rephrase that ... less meaningful than a high school game!

Fortunately, the BW3 I go to is mainly a Steelers' joint ... they always have the volume on the Steelers game in their main bar area. Thank gawd for Steelers' bars! Most larger cities have them, you just need to find a location, perch at the bar and order a tall, cold one!
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'm seriously considering the NFL package, but it's just so damned expensive. But it probably is worth it because I hate going to bars to watch games. There's always some asshole Ravens or Eagles or Cowboys fan there yelling and cheering and making smartass comments whenever the Steelers are scored upon.

Although, that does occasionally work to my advantage, lol. There is, admittedly nothing better than being in a bar full of Ravens fans when Steelers and Ravens are playing at the same time (or even better, when they play each other) and Pittsburgh wins, while Baltimore loses. I do love that.
I have been paying the Sunday Ticket tax to DirecTV since 1997 since the AFC "home teams" for Atlanta broadcasts are the Titans, Jags, and Dolphins.

When the Steelers are on national TV a lot (as in 2008 or during the last 6 weeks with all the night games) it seems as if you are burning $$$, but it beats a sports bar where the sound is on for another game and does give you other games to surf when the Steelers are not playing at that time.

Plus the Sunday Ticket list price is like list price for a car - DirecTV always negotiates if you call and say you cannot afford to pay full price.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #8
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I am so blessed my fiance works for DIRECTV :)
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I am so blessed my fiance works for DIRECTV :)
Spend a buck and get the Sunday ticket....you'll never miss a game again.
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Where do you live at in Maryland 3rdRail?
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