Official NFL network sucks thread

Discussion in 'Football' started by mustangcy, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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    So I live in SE Iowa, decide to have some friends over for a 'bowl party' to watch the game. I've got WOI so I'm good to go right?

    Wrong.

    WOI is only showing the game in central Iowa, as in just DSM and Ames area. Why is this only today getting out today in the paper? Did I miss a something? A thread on here? Cause I've lived on this site for the last week and I've seen nothing.

    So now the party is off, we are scrambling to figure out where to watch the game and I officially hate the NFL network.

    I'm really wishing we'd have just gotten the Texas bowl!:skeptical:
     
  2. ISUFan22

    ISUFan22 Well-Known Member

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    Yes....
     
  3. JY07

    JY07 Well-Known Member

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    I recommend focusing your hate on mediacom... you'd be fine if you had satellite
     
  4. JD720

    JD720 Active Member

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    According to their website, it is on 5.1. Are they splitting their signal somehow (how would they even do that)?
     
  5. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    Are you out of WOI's market? I don't think they extend to SE ia anyway do they?
     
  6. gwoodclone

    gwoodclone Well-Known Member

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    Wait...so eventhough we get ABC5 here in SW Iowa(through Mediacom), I'm not going to be able to see the game since we're not in the Des Moines market?

    At least we have a backup plan...
     
  7. cigaretteman

    cigaretteman Well-Known Member

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    WOI can only broadcast the game in it's over the air market area, which is central Iowa.
     
  8. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Nah, its the NFL Network's stupidity that isn't getting them on the cable companies, not mediacom's.
     
  9. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    channelsurfing.net hook TV up as monitor audio to stereo system. My current plan to stick it to NFL Network.
     
  10. Cycofan1

    Cycofan1 Well-Known Member

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    We got the NFL Network and WOI and we live in the Central Iowa area, so I think we will be good. (p.s. can't wait for the pre-game show on WOI)
     
  11. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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    Yes - Even though we both get WOI as our ABC...we won't get the game.
     
  12. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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    When and where was this discussed on here? I certainly didn't get an email from ISU...and I seem to get one everytime somebody sneezes in the AD.

    At this point I think I'm getting madder at ISU. They made a big deal of WOI getting the game and then said very little when a large portion of the actual WOI viewing base won't get the game.
     
  13. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    It's NFL Network's fault that cable companies won't pay the money to put them on the air? Sounds to me like if cable companies actually cared about what their customers wanted they'd get NFL Network on the air.
     
  14. Melvin

    Melvin Well-Known Member

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    I have DirecTV so I'm good to go, I have not paid attention to the whole thing. I just wish DirecTV still had versus so I could watch every possible ISU FB game.
     
  15. JD720

    JD720 Active Member

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    Where are you seeing that?
     
  16. BD4CY

    BD4CY Member

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    I blame Mediacom. Cox has carried NFL Network for probably 3-4 years.
     
  17. agronclone

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    the nfl network offered mediacom to air the game for free, no charge to mediacom, but they never responded to them. because of that, the nfl network offered the same deal to to woi5, and they accepted. whose fault is that? not the nfl network.
     
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  18. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    It was mentioned in a few threads ... mostly the Cedar Rapids gamewatch ones - but I don't think there was an actual thread.

    It's really stupid. Now it looks like I'm looking for a sportsbar I can take a 1 yr old ...:skeptical:
     
  19. mustangcy

    mustangcy Well-Known Member

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  20. JD720

    JD720 Active Member

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    They offered to Mediacom for free and with no strings attached? I doubt that.
     

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