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Digging up an old one here. Thinking of finally switching to DirecTV. Two year commitment does not scare me off (2 years will be over before I know it and I am not a service switching kind of guy but want to save some $$). I am still a Live Sports TV guy, need DVR to time shift some programming and to keep the wife happy. Not sure I am ready to go all internet but …
1. Does anyone have advice on how to get the best DirecTV package and rates? They have TV ads, tons of direct mailing, and I have a quote from AT&T Store when I was getting a new phone.
2. Anyone bundling AT&T internet and DirecTV?
3. Anyone so totally sold on one of the OTT internet services with DVR and Live Sports and reliability that they would make a recommendation?
4. Anyone bundling internet and one of the OTT services?
OK, I’ll come clean. Still on TWC/Spectrum bundle and have twice called for better rates which last 1 year then go back up to the list price and I bend over. I don’t like that game.
just my thanks for such a quality blog post. Taking away the names and playing the stats game was compelling. I thought I’d glance over lunch and ended up spending 15 min or more pouring over the details and analysis. A little more challenging on an iPhone.
Connecting through BWI with a few minutes to kill.
I was not paying close attention when this first was playing but my ears started to hear what he was saying and I blurted out … damn, Sam could be talking about UNC. 30 years later, it still rings true and they have learned nothing.
Hope this link works
Let’s talk sports cliches: Clempson is looking ahead to FSU the following week and comes a little unprepared (no matter what Dabo tells them during practice) for an up and coming team and hostile environment in Carter-Finley. Yeah, that’s it.
Drinkwitz? What? They saw that play 5 minutes ago.
Fear of endzone.
it had just worked for 5 yards, 5 minutes ago at midfield. Surely, the well wasn’t dry yet. Wait …
We need a goddam video replay expert for analysis on this one <sarcasm>
So its not just me. Trying to just enjoy but 4th and 6 at the 34. I came unglued with the punt and pleaded to myself that he better not try a fake. Just go for it. Odds are, punt was likely going into end zone. So net of 14.
You play to win the game. Geez
FWIW: this thread is the kind that keeps me coming back – good topic, good discussion on both sides. All things considered, my 2 cents is revoking the graduate transfer option is unfair to the “student-athlete” and as mentioned, one of the few things on their side as leverage to do what they want and schools can’t control. Therefore, it will be revoked soon.
The hill really works hard to diminish what I still consider a violet and manly game.
I know its a typo but still made for a good chuckle
News and Observer Op-ed piece
UNC-CH must address culture that led to NCAA charges
The university’s response will be interesting. At this point, with Wainstein’s having confirmed virtually all of the reporting by Kane, UNC-CH surely won’t try to defend the indefensible.
But it may very well make an argument that has been made by other schools facing potential sanctions: Yes, there were problems, but all the people involved are gone. Why punish athletes who weren’t part of the problem or deny scholarships to those dreaming of college careers who now are in high school?
But this great university had a shocking, inexcusable and almost institutionalized culture of exploitation going on that brought shame on the university’s reputation, and not just its athletics reputation.
If the NCAA brings forth a weak-kneed punishment, its other members are going to react strongly and may even take the organization apart. But if it really comes down hard on UNC-Chapel Hill, it’s going to mess with a key ingredient of member schools of the Atlantic Coast Conference, for example, sharing in hundreds of millions of dollars over a multi-year period.
I’m with Yogi on this one. He’s smarter than the average bear, you know.08/27/2014 at 10:04 AM in reply to: NC State’s talent deficiency notable in preseason projections #54500
Gentlemen, set your expectations. After last year, with the inexperienced youth, with that non conf schedule, DD and DY are setting up to try to get to 6-6 for 25 extra practice and ANY bowl game. That means finding 2 ACC wins if you sweep the non conf (not a given). Just consider it another reality TV show and see how it plays out.
Surely you posted here: http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=178&f=2532&t=12616969
Traditionally, I’ve been able to buy/sell tickets on PP individual game threads, often at face value but never more than face, depending on timing of sale, seat location and market value of a specific game.
Ah, unwedgy’ing myself complete – we all met our objectives. Pot stirred, traffic generated. I first LOL’ed that DSD complained about proof reading and his post was not completely clear on who he was directing the comment (of course I knew he really meant BR but then I would not have had the so much fun replying if I just accepted it)
Eye poking aside, I am on the naively optimistic 7-5, 3-5 in conf with a concern for ANY road trip to a FL school even if said school sucked last year too. After last year’s 3-9 and 0-8, classic question of … would you take 7-5 now and some lower tier bowl game … as progress and step in right direction? And moving the ceiling higher in the following year?
Mr Simpson, So I post a link to an article related to sports team on a blog that some readers may find interesting and even start some discussion, on a blog that is craving and begging for posts and activity, that the blogger has a typo or worse yet, may not know the right name, and MY credibility is questioned? I guess I didn’t realize I had to vet a blog before posting and should not have wasted anyone’s time. Feeling thin skinned today …
Will be interesting to see the ripple effect into other lots based on priority. Some spaces will come back after 1 year but a bunch are gone forvever. I think thread on PP also said they were going to add parking space curbs in Trinity. They are also exploring “other parking options”
Edit: I knew there was more … in the PDF:
The loss is expected to be around 800 parking spaces
for the 2014 season (construction) and then a final loss of about
350 spaces for the 2015 season and beyond (completion).
*More parking will be lost during the 2014 season, due to the
amount of space that will be needed for construction staging
and preparation. This staging and preparation area will be
converted back to football parking for the 2015 season, after
the construction is complete.
Q: Why was this location chosen?
A: Many factors were considered, including preservation of three outdoor practice fields, proximity to both the outdoor fields and the Murphy Center, impact to parking, and overall aesthetics. Please see the picture, below, that shows the approximate location of the facility.06/04/2014 at 9:49 AM in reply to: Additional Non-Conference Football Scheduling information #52509
did someone already reference this?
NC State stands alone here. It has three home games in the non-conference lined up. If it truly has a schedule spot open, it could play at Alabama and hit that magic seven-home-games threshold. If the Tide’s last 2015 opponent is on this list, it’s most likely to be NCSU.
Any truth to the rumor that the game is being moved up to 9:30 AM (partly to address the heat) and will be broadcast via PIP during College Gameday and ESPN3 only? That also gives them a game to do a “live look in” during Gameday.05/01/2014 at 10:52 AM in reply to: Troy added to NC State Football Schedule + more on scheduling #51616
1. I agree – email Debbie. My son does, sometimes during a game (including at halftime of the MD Game that we came back from 41-14 and she replied how much it hurt and she was equally disappointed). But that was on performance and not getting value for the product after his LTR investment. She needs to hear on scheduling too. I know to accept that we’re rebuilding and scheduling as such “for next 1-2 years” but the proof (and what I would press with Debbie) is 2+ years out and improving the OOC. Ok, you needed a Troy, fine. You’ll add 1 FCS each year, fine. Its what else you add that is what we are talking about. Like the SEC mandated starting 2016, its time for at least 1 OOC annually to be against a school from one of the other big 4 conferences (AAC does NOT count). She needs to get some home and homes on the books.
2. If you “take a year off” from your LTRs, don’t you lose your seat assignments and then have to get new assignments (based on rank) the following year that may be (probably) are not as good? I’ve heard this answered yes and no. Someone here knows …
The NCAA is working on new rules that will loosen some existing regulations and will continue to push the member institutions to self police and self report and only get involved in egregious / major violations (the NCAA hopes there should be less of them).
This may take a back seat to the “union / employee / how do we compensate” student-athletes issue and be some footnotes but my guess is that they will continue to say UNC is doing all that it can moving forward (but not going backward to unravel and come clean on the origin, academic advising, grade changing, no show class etc and linkage to sports, especially an analysis of the players that remained eligible directly due to African American Studies shenanigans) AND then grandfather UNC into schools with existing issues that are ignored / wiped clean for now as long as they follow the new regulations.
Only Dan Kane (who can not get any information these days except from a whistleblower, professor with a conscience or via court order) will attempt to answer the tough history questions until the N&O tells him the leads have all dried up and after no new information in some time, it becomes a cold case.
Then it will finally be Friday and UNC can rejoice with a new line of T Shirts at Walmart proclaiming “We overcame against all odds! And we’re keeping our NCAA Basketball Championships! The Carolina Way! (just lost any credibility there but hey, its my post)