Ricky must be smoking some really good grass over there in Hawaii. Honestly, given how much of a leader he has supposedly been during the offseason - to do a 180 like that... He has definitely got some screws loose up there (not that we didn't already know that).
Originally posted by elspankdog The NFL has lost some of its luster with free agency and parity. Guys like Ronnie Lott, who had his finger cut off during a game and kept playing, are few and far between.
What the NFL did was pull a NBA/MLB and have the primary driving factor be $ and not the game.....
You guys are crazy. The NFL is the fastest growing hot commodity in all of sports. MLB, NBA, NHL are all going down in revenue, fanbase, etc. while the NFL continues to grow rapidly.
I agree wholeheartedly with you in that I strongly prefer college football to professional football, but I can't live without the NFL (as opposed to easily being able to live without MLB or the NBA - not that I do, of course )
I think in the end, we will all owe a debt of gratitude to the NFL as they seem (or at least their coverage) to be pushing the HD boundaries for us. Once they are done broadcasting football, all those cameras and HD trucks have to be used for something...
Originally posted by mwesson Started paying for it a month or two ago as a renewal. I NEED it. I HAVE to have it. I CANNOT live without it...
So, do you remember if the Cowboys games were blacked out on ST if shown on our local? That is pretty much our only hope of seeing Da' Boys in HD this year, but if they are blacked out I don't know if it's worth it. How would you like to add a receiver or two to your account for a few months??
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Originally posted by labmansid So, do you remember if the Cowboys games were blacked out on ST if shown on our local? That is pretty much our only hope of seeing Da' Boys in HD this year, but if they are blacked out I don't know if it's worth it. How would you like to add a receiver or two to your account for a few months??
I wish I could tell you. I just don't remember. I have grown up hating the Cowboys my entire life (born and raised in Houston) so rarely do I go out of my way to watch them and I never choose any of them for my fantasy teams because I don't want to pull for them. Their having Dat Nguyen and Bill Parcells has absolutely been killing me because there are now small parts of me that want to root for them.
That being said, I don't even remember any of the SD games ever being blacked out last year (including the Texans when they were on KBTX), but I simply might not remember - HD was never an issue and I always could have just flipped channels. However, keep in mind that we didn't have locals via D* last year. IF we have local channels by the Fall I would suspect it would become easier for D* to tell if our local channel is covering a particular game.
I had an NBC waiver before I "moved" to Houston. After the move, my NBC East and West distant feeds stayed on. I've kept them as part of my programming for this possible waiver scenario. I don't know if I'll get the NBCHD feeds. I'm afraid if they don't just come on, they might get deactivated if I have to call and explain I have a waiver.
Originally posted by labmansid Same here. After I moved, I still get NBC E/W. Hope when the HD feeds come they get turned on automatically.
Haha, knowing direcTV they will drop your local before they add any new hd chans, they usually check to make sure only qualified people get it (part of the agreement usually). You can hope but I wouldnt expect too much.
Figures that we can now get guide information for stations we can't receive (KYLE) and can't get guide data for stations we generally can (KAMU).
I'll believe NBC-HD when I see it. They took my NBC feed away when I added Houston Locals. That would freakin' figure. I could switch back to national NBC/ABC feeds through waivers I guess - but the reality is that those will go away once they give us B/CS locals and leave me without FOX. Sticking with Houston would give me ABC and Fox, but leave me in the lurch with NBC...
Ah, the trials and tribulations of not having a freakin' giant huge-ass antenna in my backyard...