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08/06/2018 - 11:36am I'm with you 100% and feel…

I'm with you 100% and feel your pain.  But my issue was, I realized that DirecTV and DirecTV Now are essentially the same service. Just one involves me using my internet and one was using a satellite dish, which required me to rent a cable box i really shouldn't need.

I understand the maintaining multiple logins and such too. But all you really need is to log in one time, and you can always write the login credentials on a notepad or paper + tape to the remote.

Rather than paying for a monthly rental of their equipment, you can make a one-time purchase for something like an Apple TV or FireTV. With the FireTV, you just plug that bad boy (HDMI cable) into your TV, connect it to the internet, and download the app. (It comes with a remote)

At the very minimum, i'd recommend you buy one if you have more than 1 TV needing cable service. You'll save money by not renting a second cable box, and you'd get to see what the experience is like not using the standard cable box + remote.

By the way, I'm not judging- i was paying $140 a month for directv, and i lived by myself, and was probably home <20 days a month. I just got so sick of it, had little to lose, a lot to gain and experimented (after football season) I'm very happy with my decision.

I also know cable companies really well, if you ever want to get annoyed just look at a breakdown of your bill. They bank on you fearing switching costs.

08/06/2018 - 10:23am I'm curious to know what…

I'm curious to know what channels you watch that you don't get with the Live a Little or go big packages.  I've had DirecTV for  3 years.. paid way too much, but I have to give them credit... This cord cutting option is very good. Anything north of $100 for cable is too much. Also, with Directv Now for an additional $5, you can get HBO & HBO Go. Also, no contract.

The only thing that would be different is having the remote + cable box. For a while these guys were giving out a free firetv (directv), or free Chromecast (youtubetv).

One last strategy (I also spent a lot of time on the horn with my internet and cable providers), just start off the conversation "I'm calling to cancel my subscription.…" Believe me, they won't simply flip the switch. They will come down before you even begin negotiating.

08/06/2018 - 9:44am They now have DVR…

They now have DVR capabilities .

https://help.directvnow.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005970363-An-enhanced-DIRECTV-NOW-experience

Only thing is if you want BTN you have to upgrade to the next tier (Just Right for $55).  Inteestingly, they offer HBO for $5 additional bucks, so I pay 60 even. 

04/05/2018 - 8:55pm Would be sweet to sweep ND in

Would be sweet to sweep ND in hockey + football next year.

Did anyone else see the article that mentioned we have a 68% chance of losing in south bend to start the season?

https://www.onefootdown.com/2018/4/4/17198288/notre-dame-football-espn-…

 
04/02/2018 - 6:18am Great song choice!
Let's go

Great song choice!

Let's go blue!

03/25/2018 - 9:11am Getting Graham Brown

Getting Graham Brown flashbacks. (no offense to GB!!)

03/17/2018 - 1:45am Like the movie major

Like the movie major league... But in real life

03/15/2018 - 12:04pm Me too! He must work out.

Me too! He must work out.

01/31/2018 - 12:39pm Agreed. I dig the hat too!

Agreed. I dig the hat too! Tried looking for it but no luck. Paging WD...

01/10/2018 - 4:34pm didn't know 2018 was a leap

didn't know 2018 was a leap year!

12/04/2017 - 2:31pm I lurked but never commented-

I lurked but never commented- i don't think.

12/04/2017 - 2:20pm Bike share in 1985!

Bike share in 1985!

12/04/2017 - 2:20pm Bike share in 1985!

Bike share in 1985!

12/01/2017 - 10:32am How much is the AD getting as

How much is the AD getting as part of his severance package?

10/17/2017 - 5:45pm Is there a UFR for that U of

Is there a UFR for that U of Chicago game?

10/06/2017 - 7:40am Somebody should show Cam that

Somebody should show Cam that sick route run by that female.

09/06/2017 - 11:01am I wonder if coaches will be

I wonder if coaches will be more controlling over which schools players can transfer to.

09/01/2017 - 9:16am This response is awesome. The

This response is awesome. The shark reference wouldn't happen I don't think because it just isn't true.

08/09/2017 - 9:09pm I recently got fed up with my

I recently got fed up with my rates at DirecTV. Once my contract was over I called to cancel. After a bit of back and forth, I got the same package, with ESPN, BTN, MLB Network, fox sports, HBO, Showtime for more than half the price. I'm now looking at 60 bucks a month; however, internet not included. I bum Netflix off of family, so all in all I think I'm covered at a reasonable rate (given I get HBO, Showtime plus sports)

My advice, request to leave/cancel subscription it almost always pays off.

04/30/2017 - 8:12pm Mets bullpen needs help for

Mets bullpen needs help for sure. I'd have to check but I'm pretty sure they've logged more innings pitched than any other team in baseball. They're over worked.

04/30/2017 - 8:10pm As a Mets fan, no idea what

As a Mets fan, no idea what game you guys are talking about.

01/16/2017 - 3:59pm Closest thing to blocking you

Closest thing to blocking you can do in rugby is a ruck. That involves going in low and driving the opposing player back.

12/22/2016 - 2:53pm Don't know who that guy is

Don't know who that guy is but so many thoughts/questions.

1. The comment is one thing, but the disrespectful response to the mom about "panties in a bunch".  It's never funny- and it's especially not funny when you say it to a woman.

2. Dang are we really that bad of a fan base? That's unnerving to hear.

3. What kind of phone is that- and is that comic sans font?!

4. What is that octopus logo looking thing? Interesting app.

12/19/2016 - 10:04am How about strawberry +

How about strawberry + habanero jam?!

12/16/2016 - 12:11pm I don't know that I'd call

I don't know that I'd call Georgia a 2nd tier SEC school. Unless, it's Alabama and everyone else?   But if he went to a South Carolina? definitely 2nd tier.

12/13/2016 - 2:55pm My first Michigan game as a

My first Michigan game as a student was vs Washington in 2002 (Philip Brabbs game).

Definitely more history between the two programs.  You're totally right on that, and i do think Sailgating is unique, but Seattle is too granola for me. LA definitely is.... LA, but i think it's a better overall package (Rose Bowl, weather, exposure to california recruits)

12/13/2016 - 1:35pm For Michigan football- i'd go

For Michigan football- i'd go for Michigan-UCLA.   Stanford, USC are tied up with Notre Dame, i think it would be great to get a west coast game going again.  Or Washington, there's a little bit of animosity towards us from them (I found this out when I moved to Seattle.)  But LA is a cooler destination and I imagine perhaps a little better for recruiting.

12/09/2016 - 6:41pm Jim Harbaugh strikes me as

Jim Harbaugh strikes me as the kinda guy who'll be up 8 runs in the last inning of a co-ed softball game, and lay out to make a spectacular catch, robbing a girl who hasn't had a single hit all season.

 

12/07/2016 - 3:54pm I'm a rare bird! ;-) But

I'm a rare bird! ;-) But true..

I pretty much don't love clubs per se, but i do enjoy a place with good music, some dancing, but you can still be social- which is why I usually just go out in Fort Lauderdale, not usually Miami. For Miami- definitely Wynwood, and to a lesser extent Brickell. Tap 42 is also a good chill spot.

My favorite spot in Fort Lauderdale is Riverside Market Cafe. It's super cool, great for a variety of beers- and a decent looking crowd too. It's a little remote, but definitely worth it.

http://theriversidemarket.com/gallery/

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12/07/2016 - 2:59pm Seattle is pretty awful when

Seattle is pretty awful when it comes to drivers. But otherwise agree. If you like interesting, artsy vibe- Wynwood is the place to go. I'd uber and avoid driving altogether.

 

If you're into clubs and what not then there are tons of options in Miami.
 I don't have any specific recommendations other than one strange club i went to that has a dance floor, bowling alley and ice skating area too.

http://basementmiami.com/

 

 

 

 

12/06/2016 - 2:33pm Private Jet to Teterboro or

Private Jet to Teterboro or White plains baby. Maybe he can scoop up a slice from Joe's while he's at it...

Image result for joe's pizza nyc

11/29/2016 - 5:22pm Donated $100.
Can't believe

Donated $100.

Can't believe we've already eclipsed $10k.  Keep it going baby!

God bless the Carr family.

11/27/2016 - 10:50am Orange bowl vs Florida state

Orange bowl vs Florida state or Clemson? I feel you, I'm pretty fucking pissed about yesterday, but Michigan football is Michigan football. Would love to see us beat a Florida state, then open up against Florida. Good for recruiting too.

11/27/2016 - 10:41am Obviously I'd prefer the rose

Obviously I'd prefer the rose bowl, but since I have family in South Florida, orange bowl would be nice

11/26/2016 - 12:06pm As a Mets fan, I love this.

As a Mets fan, I love this. Swept the cubs. Let's take it to the buckeyes!

11/22/2016 - 1:38pm Capital One Bowl vs Urban

Capital One Bowl vs Urban Meyer/Tim Tebow's Florida?

11/13/2016 - 2:37pm The opportunities were there,

The opportunities were there, IMO,  Speight was just out of sync.

11/13/2016 - 2:26pm Well, the good news is the

Well, the good news is the system today allows for a mistake game in the season.

I will be highly annoyed if Penn State plays Wisconsin in the big ten title game... but Beat Indiana, and then let's see what we can do in Columbus!

10/26/2016 - 2:19am I have nothing to contribute

I have nothing to contribute other than this question: how the fuck do they have a chip on their shoulders???? After all these last couple of years, and last year especially. That chip on shoulder shit ain't gonna work. Can't hide from this beat down... It's h4ppening

10/20/2016 - 8:31pm I learned while in Bali that

I learned while in Bali that you can stream BTN internationally if you have BTN/cable provider without VPN'ing.  ESPN however... you need to VPN.

Where in ireland? Cork? Kinsale?  I watched the superbowl on one of the bars on Oliver Plunkett street; however, that was the Superbowl.  I'd just watch it at the hotel/airbnb.  Or honestly, keep tabs via twitter- and re-watch later.

10/14/2016 - 8:34pm Bert Bielema to Texas,

Bert Bielema to Texas, Charlie Strong to Oregon... Arkansas, who cares about Arkansas

10/09/2016 - 11:56am Am i reading this right...21

Am i reading this right...21 total yards rushing, 7 rushing TDs. 8 Total TDs.  Hello Heisman!

09/25/2016 - 8:23am Gamecocks will be hiring.

Gamecocks will be hiring.

09/21/2016 - 4:41am Notre Dame does (at least

Notre Dame does (at least used to) turn around when opposing team's starting line up is announced.

I'd just be cautious to not go for funny or heckling someone, but go for taking a stand against sexual abuse (of any kind).
A banner that sends that message would be incredible. Or handouts that collectively spell out a prohibit sign over the word abuse

09/13/2016 - 12:46pm Probably going to fake a

Probably going to fake a cramp, just because.

09/13/2016 - 11:19am I actually think he'll find

I actually think he'll find it awesome too. It's pretty funny.

Still gonna go for two though.

09/13/2016 - 11:17am That squints paladorous is

That squints paladorous is cagey, watch out for fakes!

09/05/2016 - 6:57am Reminds me of 2009 (Tate

Reminds me of 2009 (Tate Forcier) too.

09/02/2016 - 3:01pm Yep, but David Cone was the

Yep, but David Cone was the original MC.  Wasn't his name Febreze or something?

 

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/backup-qb-rappers

 

09/02/2016 - 11:49am I was at a bachelor party

I was at a bachelor party down in Port St Lucie, watching my beloved Mets.  I had an LSA shirt on (which was from probably around 2002, that shirt has held strong) and as i was in the warmup area by the players, a man looked to me and said "Go Blue!" We spoke for a little, it turns out he's the current Dean of Students for LS&A and was invited by the Wilpons. 

I also met David Cone (Yes our beloved White Rapping QB) in Atlanta once as well.  Very nice guy, super chill to talk to.