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Help me watch football

Actinguy1Actinguy1 Registered User regular
edited August 2012 in Help / Advice Forum
Greetings, super friends! I'm a Pittsburgh native and die-hard Steelers fan who recently relocated to Maryland for a job. What's my best option for watching all of the Steelers games? I'd like to see the preseason games as well, but that's not a big deal.

I have Comcast, an iphone, and the Big Wide World of Google.

Thanks!

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Legally your only option for games on your very own TV is to drop Comcast, get DirecTV, and order NFL Sunday Ticket.

    You can get the Sports Pack on Comcast, which nets you the Red Zone channel, which may occasionally help (they do live look-in coverage of all the games, it's pretty neat).

    You can also find a Steelers bar in your area.

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    You can also find a Steelers bar in your area.

    Cheapest option. Find a bar with DirecTV that's either a Steelers bar, or make good with the bartender and talk him into putting the games up.

    What is this I don't even.
  • jefe414jefe414 "My Other Drill Hole is a Teleporter" Mechagodzilla is Best GodzillaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2012
    I live in CT and am also a Steelers fan. Thankfully they have a ton of televised games this season. For those that aren't, I'll go to a sports bar.

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  • RocketSauceRocketSauce Registered User regular
    I had a friend who moved across the country and wanted to watch hometown games so he put a Slingbox on his parents TV. Don't know how it's worked for him, and I haven't tried it myself, but you could look into that if you have someone from the area willing to help.

  • CabezoneCabezone Registered User regular
    edited August 2012
    You can use a proxy server that puts you in like Spain and purchase the full NFL.com Game Pass. It works very well, HD quality, you can watch live or later. They also have a lower cost package for just following one team. This also allows for viewing of blacked out games.

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  • Chases Street DemonsChases Street Demons Registered User regular
    As a displaced Redskins Fan I went with DirecTV and it's been well worth the cash. If you're at all into finding good games to watch you will absolutely enjoy it, because you'll end up watching a bunch of games back and forth through the 8-game-in-one-channel interface.

    Plus it's down to like 250 or something this year, possibly lower. :)

    "Sometimes things aren't complicated," I said. "You just have to be willing to accept the absolute corruption of everybody involved."

  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    As a displaced Redskins Fan I went with DirecTV and it's been well worth the cash. If you're at all into finding good games to watch you will absolutely enjoy it, because you'll end up watching a bunch of games back and forth through the 8-game-in-one-channel interface.

    Plus it's down to like 250 or something this year, possibly lower. :)

    Yeah, but you're a Redskins fan. That suggests some serious judgement problems, right? :P

    What is this I don't even.
  • zepherinzepherin Russian warship, go fuck yourself Registered User regular
    I always like going to hooters for games. They usually have all of the football games up at the same time. And wings to boot.

  • jefe414jefe414 "My Other Drill Hole is a Teleporter" Mechagodzilla is Best GodzillaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2012
    Yeah, I'd check the schedule and see how many games you are not going to be able to watch on regular TV. I am completely guessing but you will probably be able to find who is showing NFC games and AFC games. In your region I would bet that all Ravens and Redskins (obviously they play the Ravens twice and they are also playing the Redskins this season) games will be televised? In my area it's always Jets and Giants (the Steelers play both teams this season so I'm in luck). Here is their first 8 weeks and how it pertains to my viewing in my area:

    week1 Monday night Obviously only game on
    week2 4:25 PM (v. Jets) Jets always televised in my area
    week 3 4:25 PM (v. Oakland) I'll probably have to go to a sports bar for this one
    week 4 bye
    week 5 1 PM (v. Eagles) I'll probably have to go to a sports bar for this one
    week 6 Thursday night Only game on
    week 7 Sunday night Only game on
    week 8 1 PM (v. Washington) I'll have to go to a sports bar (but you might be in luck)

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  • VladimerVladimer Registered User regular
    For the Preseason games, you can purchase the preseason pass on NFL.com and watch every preseason game for only $20. The games are also archived so it doesn't matter if you miss the live showing.

  • Actinguy1Actinguy1 Registered User regular
    Thanks everyone!

  • Actinguy1Actinguy1 Registered User regular
    Follow up question: I've figured out which games are nationally televised, that was the easy part. As mentioned above, there are also two games with the Ravens and 1 game with the Redskins. I live in Maryland. I'm an hour from DC and 2 hours from Baltimore. Is there a way to figure out whether those games will actually air where I live? I've noticed solid Redskins coverage, haven't noticed any Baltimore preseason games yet (although we're not even through week 2 yet, and I wasn't intentionally looking.)

    So the Redskin game seems pretty clear...but any way to figure out if the Ravens games will play here?

  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Most likely yes, since the NFC is usually on FOX and the AFC is usually on CBS.

    the506 has a good amount of info the NFL's broadcasting arrangements: http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/

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