I currently sit here in front of my TV/PS4 and my computer and haven't really been glued to football for the entire day like any normal Sunday.
My cheapness is partially to blame but I'm going to instead focus all of my blame elsewhere.
First, I pay good money to have the NFL Sunday Ticket. In fact, Directv and the Sunday Ticket are set up at my parents house and I shell out the extra money for MAXX so that I can stream the games from my phone, tablet or PS4 while at my house or on the go so that I can still watch football since we don't have cable at our place.
That being said, with the amount of money that I (and many others) pay it would be nice if we could watch all of the games. I didn't get to watch the Detroit/Atlanta game this morning (even though I woke up for it) because it was on FOX.
Ok, I can deal with that although I missed a hell of an ending.
The 10 am games I watched (kinda) the Cincy/Baltimore game which ended great but was boring for most of the game. I really wanted to watch the Patriots game but couldn't due to NFL Blackout policy. I wanted to watch Seattle but couldn't due to antiquated policies.
Ok, skip to the middle games and what do I want to watch? Of course I want to watch my Steelers as I have pretty much every fucking week this year. In fact, this is a HUGE game for us as we are playing the red hot Colts who are blazing teams with Andrew Luck and cast. But "Due To NFL Blackout policy that game cannot be played."
Oh for fucks sake. So, I have to settle for the Browns (not a chance) or the Eagles/Cardinals game and while the Eagles/Cardinals won't be a bad game it's not my Steelers and by default I'm already agitated and annoyed and just generally pissed off and don't feel like watching inferior teams play.
Fuck The NFL.
To top it all off I'm normally supposed to work on this Sunday but I requested it off because this is normally a Sunday that my wife has off so what happens there? Her boss decides to screw her over and schedule her on her day off and have her work 9 straight days before a day off.
9 straight working days for a pregnant chick who is going on 7 months pregnant and when she mentions it to him he says "oh, I thought I was hooking you up by giving you a 3 day weekend."
The guy has his head up his ass and no sense of what it is like to actually work at this point.
So to recap - I'm not spending the day with my wife and I'm not watching a single football game that I wanted to.
And I can't head out to watch the Steelers game because I have two boys with me who can't sit at the sports book or a bar or whatever to watch it with me and even if they could they would be bored off their asses.
To make matters worse I need one set of level 70 legendary leg armor so that I can complete my level 70 collection for my trophy on Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls (which is one of 3 left that I need) but instead I have had 10 legendary weapons drop, 5 legendary plans, 2 shields, a necklace, a ring and a few others but no legs....none.. I also have spent about 500 in blood shards and haven't gotten a single legendary (or even a set piece) for what I want.
I swear the game knows that it's my last piece and is basically saying "screw you hippy."
Happy Sunday all.
I wish I hadn't watched the Bear-Patriots game ... : o (ReplyDelete
Yes - but I have Tom Brady on my strat team and I like watching my guys :)Delete
Steelers manhandled the Colts. Big Ben threw 6 td passes. Defense was in Lucks face all day long, Luck took a beating today.ReplyDelete
The wife came home and I was able to watch the second half.Delete
They made me sweat it with those two fumbles.
WOW!!!!!!!!!! my life doesnt seem to suck so much. thx 4 the pick me upReplyDelete
It does, you just aren't admitting to it.Delete
LOL true my real football life is HORRIBLE 0-7 worse than the Jags .Delete
This Blackout policy was a new one on me (recent convert to NFL). Just read up on it. Insane. So basically you buy a TV ticket for games and you don't know if they will be shown because of ticket sales. Madness !ReplyDelete
That said, broadcasters in the UK are not allowed to show 3pm Saturday games (soccer) as they feel it will affect ticket sales for what is traditionally kick off time for pro football. However, for the last 22 years the premier league has been highly televised (on satellite, not terrestrial, therefore at cost to the consumer) and all that has happened is an increase in revenue and ticket sales, but still 3pm Saturday is still sacrosanct ! Madness again.
Yeah - Plus there is the little rule that says if the game is on Network TV (Fox, NBC, whatever) then it can't be shown on the Sunday Ticket Package and I'm guessing it's so that those networks don't lose viewers.Delete
However - I ONLY have the NFL Package at my house and no access to cable/the rest of directv basic channels because I'm leaching off of the account I pay for at my parents house.
So, I am probably in a huge minority for the issue I was having but the rule is still antiquated. Even when I am watching at my house I prefer to watch the Directv Channels to make flipping back and forth between games easier than having to remember there is a FOX game in the mix or whatever.
I fell asleep for over 4 hours and basically slept my Sunday away when I was needing to go into work to play catch up.ReplyDelete
I've got a big change at work on the horizon and I have a lot of catch up to play, however I am only allowed to do it within the confines of my normal 40 hour work week.Delete
Sometimes I wish I was salary.
I am confined to 40 hours as well right the last couple months. I have a lot piling up. I'm used to about 45-50. This particular week I have the convergence of payroll, payroll taxes, quarterly taxes, quarterly unemployment, benefits payments to get ready, advertisements to place for employment, standard daily meetings, as well as my other regular daily responsibilities. I was pulled to work on some other projects last week so they granted me a little overtime this week so that I could get all of this taken care of.Delete
They told me it's only a couple of weeks before they move me to salary. I wouldn't mind lessening my work load and sticking with the 40 hour work week. It's been kind of nice, even though I can't get everything accomplished in that amount of time.