BGbootha wrote: AdvRider wrote:
If someone does want to start a petition, it's free & easy.http://www.petitiononline.com/
I'd sign it. The NFL Network is a stab in the back to football fans everywhere.
Let me get this straight, a network dedicated to football is a 'stab in the back to football fans everywhere'. This makes perfect sense.
So instead of not seeing a game that wasn't aired a year ago anyway, you are mad that some people the game????
To be clear, I get NFL network, it costs me an extra $4 a month for the sports package, but I was paying for it BEFORE the games came on. I just don't see the logic behind getting mad at NFL network for showing a game. Ohhh and don't you think that NFL network would love for your cable provider to pick them up. Its not NFL networks fault you aren't getting the games, its you providers.
And please, your 'if I can't have it no one should' argument is ridiculous.
Who are fart are you, the president of the NFL Network? Perhaps I should have stated more precisely that the NFL’s decision to air prime-time late season games on a network available to – what is it, like 35% or 40% of U.S. viewers? – is a stab in the back to football fans everywhere.
Bub, I do get the NFL Network. No big deal. I’m talking on behalf of the thousands (millions?) of fans deprived of the opportunity to watch NFL contests or forced to pony up more cash to the cable or satellite provider for one reason – GREED.
I’m talking on behalf of my 86-year-old Dad. He’s been a football fan his whole life. I visited the folks over the Christmas holidays. Dad wanted to watch one of the games … but %$#@*, it was on NFL Network. He doesn’t get NFL Network. He CAN’T get NFL Network because the cable company doesn’t offer it. And nooooo my 86-year-old Dad is not going to have satellite TV installed.
I’m talking on behalf of a good friend who also happens to be up in years. He’s 76 and had just been released from the hospital. A bunch of us visited him on a Thursday nite in early December to drink a buncha beers and watch the Steelers/Browns. %$#*&^ -- NFL Network!!!!
I mean, whose side are on – the fat and greedy NFL or the poor fan who all of a sudden has the rug pulled out from under him after years and years of loyally following the NFL?
It IS the NFL’s fault that these games are not viewable by a large number of fans. The network broadcasting and ESPN system was working fine. Yes cable providers will come around and more will offer NFL Network next season – at a cost to the consumer.
You can say it’s only $4 or something, but for many people it requires a upgrade to digital cable, which is something like $35 over basic, or satellite dish implementation. What about the poor blue-collar dude with four snot-nosed kids who’s barely making ends meet as it is? How does he afford it?
It’s sheer unadulterated and shameless GREED by the NFL. The NFL should be ashamed of itself … and you should question your sanity for buying into the NFL’s BS.