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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Well some may love the NFL channel but I am a little sceptical on their intentions. We all love football and most of us cant function without it. I may be absolutely wrong but I want to throw something out ...

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Old 06-29-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Well some may love the NFL channel but I am a little sceptical on their intentions. We all love football and most of us cant function without it. I may be absolutely wrong but I want to throw something out there for an interesting discussion. As most people know pay per view wrestling and boxing etc. bring in millions. These are about the only sports that dont broadcast special events live to a free audience. Imagine having to pay a subscription to watch your favorite NFL team on Sunday! At first you could listen to NFL games online NFL.com when your team was away. Now you have to pay for it. NFL.com realized that people would pay so they gave us Field Pass and make millions with it. I can see this network doing the same once they get things going. This is for open discussion only. I am not throwing out a conspiracy theory.
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Old 06-29-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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You're getting NFL Network free?



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Old 06-29-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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You get it with digital cable in NJ. I would have to get satelite here in BR to get it. My concern is not paying for cable or sat. to get the network with a particular package. I am concerned about them eventually turning into a PPV network.
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Old 06-29-2006, 03:42 PM   #4
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i pay for direct tv so i can see every saints game.
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Old 06-29-2006, 03:52 PM   #5
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I doubt they could turn NFL network into a PPV channel. No one would "pay" to watch Total Access. I think they already know that.

Another thing is, football is a seasonal sport, boxing isn't. Boxing is year round, but in order for them to be able to pay the boxers so much for a fight, they have to put it on PPV. How else is Mike Tyson gonna earn 5 mil to fight Frank Bruno? As far as wrestling goes, theyhave been doing pay per views forever. It used to be 3-4 a year, now it's 3-4 a month it seems. That's ALL about making money. The NFL has no need for suck a gimmick. One, the stadiums seat upwards of 60,000, as opposed to 15,000-20,000 to watch wrestling or boxing. And the cost to go to a game is higher than to attend those events, except for maybe front row at a big boxing match. . AND, the NFL makes money off of 32 teams, for 16 games apiece, which makes 512 regular season money making opportunities for the NFL. That's outside of pre-season, the playoffs, and the superbowl. Not to mention, the billions they got in TV deals. And this is outside of merchandise sales. The NFL makes so much more money than any other sport out there, they have no need to change NFL Netwrk in that manner. I don't see it ever happening.
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Old 06-29-2006, 04:44 PM   #6
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You get it with digital cable in NJ
Same here. So I guess I would be paying for it. NFL Net sticks it to Comcast, Comcast sticks it to me....






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Old 06-29-2006, 05:18 PM   #7
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comcast carries the net here in boston. Soon the games will be on a pay per view through cale as soon as direct satillite losses the contract.
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I pay for DirecTV, then I pay for NFL ticket, then I pay an HD fee so I can watch the Saints in HD with Super fan. When you add all that up and divide by the number of games I see, it amounts to PPV pricing per game. If I didn't need to watch the Saints, I could get a pirate cable box and crack cable, so I am paying a pretty penny for each Saints game, and it is worth it, especially this year.

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Old 06-29-2006, 07:33 PM   #9
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I "know someone" who is gonna try to get their programming card "expanded upon" in order to get NFL Sunday Ticket for free. This someone does not have the phone line hooked up for DirecTv. I'll let ya'll know how that goes, for them.
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:50 PM   #10
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The NFL may eventually try pay per view, for now, I do not see it happening. The TV revenue is too good, but eventually that may dry out. No big deal for me, I would no longer watch NFL football if it came to that. Just like I do not watch boxing because of pay per view. When boxing was on ABC back in the days, I would watch every match. Now, forget it.

Whodi- Good luck with getting your cracked card. Just make sure you watch your step. DirecTv has been out to get people for a few years now.
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