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Old Feb 8th 2018, 6:02 pm   #1
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So who's watching what events?

The curling mixed doubles kicked off yesterday, which is a fun, new event. We'll try and catch more of the curling since we started it last spring.
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Currently watching the women's moguals qualifier. It looks tough on the knees.

The figure skating can be quite entertaining, so I'll probably keep an eye out for that.
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I will be watching what I can from the web / iPlayer. Not even going to attempt any US TV coverage.
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I will be watching what I can from the web / iPlayer. Not even going to attempt any US TV coverage.
Is that due to them not showing much coverage or due to the empty airheads they employ who are continuously bigging up the US athletes in a sickly sweet type syrupy context or that they know **** all about certain sports say like Mixed Curling where I think Canada just kicked the US's ass the other day or as the US reported it as a hard fought loss ending up in a 6 - 4 loss against Canada.
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Is that due to them not showing much coverage or due to the empty airheads they employ who are continuously bigging up the US athletes in a sickly sweet type syrupy context or that they know **** all about certain sports say like Mixed Curling where I think Canada just kicked the US's ass the other day or as the US reported it as a hard fought loss ending up in a 6 - 4 loss against Canada.
All of the above.
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All of the above.
Sort of like the World Cup coverage then
MSNBC is better than it used to be when covering English football (not soccer) games from the EPL on weekends.
Can you imagine them covering the darts or snooker
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If it meant I could watch darts and snooker on my TV without having to find some feed online or clips on YouTube, I would overlook crap commentary in a heartbeat
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If it meant I could watch darts and snooker on my TV without having to find some feed online or clips on YouTube, I would overlook crap commentary in a heartbeat
Luckily we have Rogers & TSN that show the darts and sometimes snooker I think with English commentators and even John Part as a Canadian isn't that bad.
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Luckily we have Rogers & TSN that show the darts and sometimes snooker I think with English commentators and even John Part as a Canadian isn't that bad.
There's probably some sport channel option that we don't have in our packages that shows all that kind of thing.
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There's probably some sport channel option that we don't have in our packages that shows all that kind of thing.
The football channels are beginning to piss me off as live broadcast games are being shown by a number of channels which means you can end up paying quite a bit to watch a variety of games.
I used to love Setanta and did pay for it but nows thats gone the way of the Dodo.
I get the TSN and Rogers Sportsnet packages at a reasonable price but refuse to pay the $20 for Sportsnet World live which unfortunately carries some of the bigger Sunday games like last weeks Dippers V Spurs game. Now dependent on the feed sometimes the MSNBC is shown on the NBC channel which I do get but its hit and miss for the Sunday games.
TSN & Rogers is excellent for the Saturday games and also the Champions League matches midweek if I suddenly feel that I don't feel well that morning.
I don't care about Bein sport channel for European Leagues.
Im happy this week as Yernited are on TSN which I get but next week for the FA Cup game then its back to being a Pirate minus the parrot.
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The football channels are beginning to piss me off as live broadcast games are being shown by a number of channels which means you can end up paying quite a bit to watch a variety of games.
I used to love Setanta and did pay for it but nows thats gone the way of the Dodo.
I get the TSN and Rogers Sportsnet packages at a reasonable price but refuse to pay the $20 for Sportsnet World live which unfortunately carries some of the bigger Sunday games like last weeks Dippers V Spurs game. Now dependent on the feed sometimes the MSNBC is shown on the NBC channel which I do get but its hit and miss for the Sunday games.
TSN & Rogers is excellent for the Saturday games and also the Champions League matches midweek if I suddenly feel that I don't feel well that morning.
I don't care about Bein sport channel for European Leagues.
Im happy this week as Yernited are on TSN which I get but next week for the FA Cup game then its back to being a Pirate minus the parrot.
NBC has the rights to broadcast the Premier League, so that's probably why you get the matches on MSNBC. On the last week of the season, ten NBC owned channels broadcast one match each, which is pretty cool.

I'm happy (in general) with the football coverage here. Premiership is covered, obviously, and I've watched German league games and even a handful of Australian ones. I'd like to see some snooker though.
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Oh, yeah. I'm dying with laughter.
You should probably go see someone about that. I've heard death is quite fatal.
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