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Yahoo, NFL Offer Full Season Video
To everyone but the people who actually want it
by FFH 09:53AM Friday Sep 08 2006 Tipped by Karl Bode See Profile
The National Football League said on Thursday it will stream a full season of live games over the Internet to gridiron fans - outside of North America. In partnership with Yahoo's NFL Game Pass, the service will allow fans from abroad to watch nearly every NFL game (the season starts this Sunday) for $24.99 per week or $249.99 for the entire 17-week season. The service isn't available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.S. Territories, Bermuda, Antigua or the Bahamas, because DirecTV has snagged the exclusive out of market broadcast rights - something that consistently annoys football fans who don't want to get DirecTV.

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pnh102
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T.O. is Overrated!

And what the hell is BBR doing using his jersey in the article summary!
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Karl Bode
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Re: T.O. is Overrated!

Get your popcorn ready!

pnh102
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Re: T.O. is Overrated!

He better cause nothing but trouble for Dallas.
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chemaupr

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not in usa

not a problem. I bet many pepole have freinds aboard that could signin for this service (of course they you will have to pay them)

N10Cities
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Re: not in usa

said by chemaupr:

not a problem. I bet many pepole have freinds aboard that could signin for this service (of course they you will have to pay them)
Yeah...and have them install a Slingbox so they can pipe it back to you...
Kearnstd
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Re: not in usa

said by N10Cities:

said by chemaupr:

not a problem. I bet many pepole have freinds aboard that could signin for this service (of course they you will have to pay them)
Yeah...and have them install a Slingbox so they can pipe it back to you...
MLB wants to sue Slingbox for this very reason, they fear slingbox could allow viewing of games in areas where the league doesnt want the game shown.
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tiger72
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it depends on the country. It seems that even countries with access STILL have blackouts for live viewing!

»sports.yahoo.com/nfl/gamepassrestricted
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baruch1

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Re: not in usa

I live in Israel and all games are blocked even though Israel is not on the list of restricted countries. I have emailed the NFL, and they responded to go to real media, and when I told them that was for another service they never responded. YAhoo does not have an official way to contact them, although they do have a feedback form which has an email field, but I haven't received abything from them and it's been 4 days. In both correspondances I wrote I will cancel if they don;t resolve this, but they do have a no cancellation policy.However none of the games work. they all say I am out of area but Israel is not listed as restricted at all, and had it been on the list I wouldn;t have signed up. Thank god, if all doesn't work out my credit card company will reverse the charges as they are very good about this kind of thing but still this is rediculous.

cpayne5
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Re: T.O. is Overrated!

Booo TO.

footballdude
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said by pnh102:

T.O. is Overrated!
No, he's not. He's the best receiver in football right now. You just have to realize the baggage he'll bring with him. The best way to deal with TO is to only sign him to a one year deal every year. That way he can't claim he's underpaid and you can cut him with minimal fuss when he inevitably gets out of line.
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ramsfansam

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Re: T.O. is Overrated!

Hmmm. Best? No.

Better look at the stats. How many 1300+ yard seasons has he had? Can he match Torry Holt's 6 seasons in a row with 1300+ yards?

Didn't think so.

footballdude
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Re: T.O. is Overrated!

Owens - .71 touchdowns per game in his career.
Holt - .42 touchdowns per game in his career.

Holt has played on consistently better teams than Owens with better quarterbacks. I love Torry but TO dominates.

meskinct
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Not in North America?!?

Gee. That's really helpful.
Kearnstd
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Re: Not in North America?!?

proof that pro sports is about money and controling how we see the game and not about the game itself as entertainment.

imo the FCC should make all this blackout shit illegal, if you are going to broadcast a game then you should have no right to say sorry(insert city here)since you live in the same town as the game you cant watch it on the TV come spend 300 bucks for a family and anotehr 150 for the food.
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Re: Not in North America?!?

said by Kearnstd:

if you are going to broadcast a game then you should have no right to say sorry(insert city here)since you live in the same town as the game you cant watch it on the TV come spend 300 bucks for a family and anotehr 150 for the food.
Very few NFL games are blacked out in their local cities. Because almost every regular season NFL game in every city is sold out before the season even starts.
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DrewCapu
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Re: Not in North America?!?

Tell that to the Oakland Raider fans out there who can hardly ever fill up Mt. Davis.

xpc2600

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b$ try living in san diego. almost every game is blacked-out here. before and after that b$ ticket guarrentee

dvd536
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said by FFH:

said by Kearnstd:

if you are going to broadcast a game then you should have no right to say sorry(insert city here)since you live in the same town as the game you cant watch it on the TV come spend 300 bucks for a family and anotehr 150 for the food.
Very few NFL games are blacked out in their local cities. Because almost every regular season NFL game in every city is sold out before the season even starts.
Unless its phoenix or some other city with a crap team. the only games we sell out in AZ is when a good VISITING TEAM like dallas comes to play here.
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I've been watching Giants games for the past 10 years and can never recall a time when the game was blacked out. even in their worst seasons, games are never blacked out.
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Totally. Anyone who wants to watch football (or any other sport) being played as a sport (and not a business) will watch [non-BCS, non-big-time, non-big-money] college teams or, better yet, their local high school teams. Like, yeah, I wanna spend my money to help payoff multi-million dollar contracts to a bunch of divas...nuh-uh.
Kearnstd
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btw just dont use a C-Band dish and pull the game from out of market if you own a bar. the NFL sued a bar owner once for showing a game in his bar because the bar was in a blackout area but he used one of the big C-Band dishes to pull from out of market.

i just hope the NFL lost that lawsuit because they cant really say sorry you cant pull that from orbit(if its in the air its open game).
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Rob A
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said by meskinct:

Gee. That's really helpful.
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Jon
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$249.99 ?

If you only watch one game a week, That's $15 per.
Waaay too much...

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Re: $249.99 ?

Hell, I can watch a bunch of football games for free and don't bother. People are actually willing to pay for this? WOW!

eSteve
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Re: $249.99 ?

If I were stationed abroad I sure as hell would think about it... the time difference may be an issue, but I can picture bars/pubs that are popular w/ US Military personnel stationed overseas buying this package and offering the games for viewing.

said by »sports.yahoo.com/nfl/gamepassrestricted :

Additional Restrictions
This service is not available for purchase or viewing within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.S. Territories, Bermuda, Antigua or the Bahamas.

Additional game restrictions may be added throughout the season due to regional broadcast rights

Watching multiple streams on same or different computers is not available

Coverage does not include post-season broadcasts

Live Broadcast Restrictions
Archives will be available after the end of each game. Date Time (GMT) Event Restrictions
Sunday, 10 September, 2006 17:00 GMT Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers Japan, United Kingdom
Sunday, 10 September, 2006 20:00 GMT Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars United Kingdom
Monday, 11 September, 2006 23:00 GMT Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins United Kingdom
On second thought...

"Watching multiple streams on same or different computers is not available"

That is absurd.
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Jon
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Re: $249.99 ?

said by eSteve:

On second thought...

"Watching multiple streams on same or different computers is not available"

That is absurd.
So even if you wanted to you couldn't watch more than one at a time.
That is absurd..

Gdiguy2

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So let's compare... MLB is $80 per year, only blacked out in the city itself, and they've even gone as far as creating a viewer that lets you watch 6 games at once (which tbh, most people don't have the bandwidth for anyway), and the NFL comes out 3 years later with this?

Not so impressed...
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I'd rather go into a sports bar and have a few brew's & watch some of the games....
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dallas

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Re: $249.99 ?

Worth it to see T.O. crush defenses this year!!! Can ya say Superbowl??
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N3OGH
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Re: $249.99 ?

said by dallas:

Worth it to see T.O. crush defenses this year!!! Can ya say Superbowl??
I thought the same thing when he came to Philly.

That dude is TEAM POISON.

T.O. In Dallas? Couldn't have happened to a nicer team ...
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biteman

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Grand Rapids, MI

Proxy server

Cant you just use a proxy server that is in the service area and then buy the nfl service??

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Dsl reports is beginning to suck

Too many comedians and spammers now.

My reply.

Get sopcast or tvu player to see if your game is on. these are tv p2p sites.

There is also a popular sports board
»www.streamtvnow.com/

CBLMorphis

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Re: Dsl reports is beginning to suck

Thats why you TiVO them and put them on bitorrent for your firends to watch. HAHAHAHA. Use all my bandwidth. LOL.

249.00 ? what else to I get? A BJ? LOL, j/k
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overseas

i work in Korea. Daegu. Anyone know where that is? No, there isn't a sports bar that shows NFL games. No, there isn't a satellite service I can purchase which makes available NFL coverage.

AND I have a MAC. goodbye to TVU. Goodbye to some streamTV coverage.

I'm screwed. So yes, I'd consider overpaying for an underbuffered stream.

Harolddownes

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No-one else watches Gridiron

Haha, that crazy. Everyone knows that absolutely no-one outside the USA/Canada watches Gridiron. They all have a much tougher game called Rugby (Grid-Iron without the padding and safety equipment) that they play and watch.