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Unread 07-13-2015, 05:01 PM   #51
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What did he do to it? I saw it got amputated.. but what happened?
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Sadly he wasn't alone. A recent draft pic of TB or Jax (can't recall), also did major hand damage over the 4th with fireworks.

Apparently being large and fast makes you think that you are immune to gunpowder.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 08:49 AM   #55
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FYI reminder, DirecTV starts billing for Sunday Ticket this month. I did the annual "call and claim I'm going to cancel because it's too expensive" bit. You have to do it annually, right before they start billing, otherwise they conveniently charge you full price.

They gave me 20% off each of the 6 monthly payments and also an $18 credit to cover the taxes on the whole package. Sure, it only amounts to a ~$70 savings, but it's better than full price.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 10:16 AM   #56
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We just moved so we got the Sunday Ticket MAXXXXXXXXXX included when we signed up I believe. Need to call and check.

I kinda miss having Time Warner as you can get JUST the RedZone channel for $10/month and cancel it after football season.
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Unread 07-16-2015, 10:22 AM   #57
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Yeah, as a customer going on eight years, they had zero incentive to offer me MAX. I hinted and played dumb, asking if I can watch games on my phone, but they didn't bite. Last year I played too hard to get and actually had to cancel. Of course, the week before the season started, I couldn't get as good of a deal. So this year I did the best I could and took it. I think it's highly dependent on the rep you receive.

Regardless, it's always worth a phone call, as pretty much all of their costs are sunk. They'd rather get 75% out of you than nothing, because they have pretty much no marginal cost at all.

I don't like the Red Zone channel at all. It's like letting a seven year old hold the clicker. I like the mix channel... 8 games at once!
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That's why I said KINDA. I love RedZone, perfect for Fantasy (and since I'm a Raiders fan I don't usually have to see them sucking much).

Also enjoyed the $10/month as opposed to the ridiculous prices they charge for Sunday Ticket.

But the rest of their TV offerings are trash. And that remote! Oof.
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Red Zone is like having an NFL-themed seizure. Just when you get interested in game A, they switch to game Z. It is the worst, and I'm stunned they think people would pay extra for it.

Yeah, if you're a captive of Comcast/Time Warner, then I suppose it's better than watching box scores on espn.com, but if you have all the games available, why the hell would you let them spastically click around? The girl tried to sell it as a perk of the MAX package, but I wouldn't give an extra dime for it.
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Red Zone is like having an NFL-themed seizure. Just when you get interested in game A, they switch to game Z. It is the worst, and I'm stunned they think people would pay extra for it.

Yeah, if you're a captive of Comcast/Time Warner, then I suppose it's better than watching box scores on espn.com, but if you have all the games available, why the hell would you let them spastically click around? The girl tried to sell it as a perk of the MAX package, but I wouldn't give an extra dime for it.
Different strokes for different folks. I love RedZone and getting to miss tons of boring stuff (and commercials). If it wasn't popular you wouldn't have other carriers offering it besides DirecTV.

The 8 screen thing is OK but I'd rather have the action up large.
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I love the 8 screens, and you can easily move the audio around when something goes on commercial.

But the idea of watching Peyton in the middle of a drive, and some chimp changes the channel so I can see Tampa kick a FG against Carolina.... ugh.

The answer is to get a big enough TV that each of the 8 games is sufficiently large.
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Or 8 TV's I suppose. Or just go to the bar.

Since you hate RedZone I am sure you don't watch it much, so you may not really know how it works? They generally do a really good job of cutting and splicing the games so you never miss any action. Sometimes there is a small time delay if two big plays happen at the same time, but they're really good at cutting back over and showing it to you. Clearly they have the the average huddle time/commercial time/etc down pat.

I can see how it could be annoying if you're not getting your 1 on 1 time with your Peypey though.

As I said before, I don't really invest much in individual players or teams (Love the Raiders but I have my watchability limits) so it's nice to see all the big plays of the day before having to sit through some stupid sportscenter recap. If I had a team I cared about and was fun to watch, then I'd totally stick on one channel or jump back and forth between a couple of games.
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If I'm sitting around watching peyton, I'll watch in full size. Then when that game goes to commercial or the other team is on offense, I'll flip over to 8 games at once and move the audio around to the most interesting one, while still being able to see if something interesting is about to go down in a different game. And then I can see when peyton is back on offense. Win-win, sans RZ-remote-monkey.

I've watched RZ before. For years it was part of the regular sunday ticket package (only last year did they move it to the MAX, because.... upgrade!). I found it lacking in every respect, just sportscenter bites, no substance, and lots of random commentary from d-list studio people when there's no scoring going on. And spastic game hopping. So much game hopping, even when the game and teams are hopeless.

I think if you're actually interested in a game, why not watch that game? If you're only watching for fantasy highlights, or your favorite team has no highlights (Raiders?), then I guess I can possibly understand the appeal, but that's no way to go through your football life.
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Yeah it's all about fantasy now, so it's fun seeing all the big point plays happen.
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I usually set up gigaputer with redzone. It will be interesting this year because I have a larger 2nd screen hooked up to it.
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I love this series of articles every year. This one is just for you, NSA.

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Oakland Raiders

All Raiders coaches should be labeled as “interim”
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Not yet, but soon. One per day, released in draft order. You can see all the ones released thusfar:

Why your team sucks 2015 News, Video and Gossip - Deadspin

They're all quite funny.
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Man that Redskins one is vicious. Oh, well. At least RGIII has a street in town named after him.
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This one was too easy. It practically writes itself.

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Chicago Bears


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Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Oakland Raiders

All Raiders coaches should be labeled as “interim”
Damn it.

Haha so Brady's suspension got upheld? He allegedly destroyed his own phone? Ha.
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About damn time. I don't see how Brady wins this if the NFLPA takes it to court. It'll just delay the suspension until later in the season when things are even more critical.
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Yup, just take the four weeks. Spend the time knocking the bottom out of Gisele, or swimming in your pool full of money or whatever it is you do when you're a four-time Super Bowl champion with free time.
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