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    Why are we still paying so much for sports?

    While true, all of those things require in-person participation that Sports on TV does not (aside from the athletes actually playing the sports). At least at the school I work for, they are providing refunds to students for things they cannot participate in directly due to social distancing...
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    Why are we still paying so much for sports?

    I don't know specifically about the pro sports leagues, but I know ACC schools don't get any money if the league's games aren't shown on TV. If no games are played, then no money goes to the schools. I assume it is similar for the rest of college athletics?
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    Why are we still paying so much for sports?

    As I understand it, the sports leagues don't get paid for broadcasts of games they don't play, so the Sports channels might be losing ad revenue, but they aren't having to pay big bucks to the leagues either. All the while, the channels are still getting money from carriage fees that cable and...
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    Why are we still paying so much for sports?

    I'm sure it all comes down to contracts, but people are starting to ask why they are paying so much money to get sports when there are no sports. This will likely push a lot more people to rethink their current package or provider, especially in the coming belt-tightening that seems inevitable...
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    Why are we still paying so much for sports?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/sports/no-sports-coronavirus.html
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    Join the SatelliteGuys Folding@Home Team!

    At least my CPU is working on COVID: https://apps.foldingathome.org/project?p=13851
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    Join the SatelliteGuys Folding@Home Team!

    Yeah, I can't get any work for my GPU. I see lots of: 15:08:26:WU00:FS01:Connecting to 18.218.241.186:80 15:08:26:WARNING:WU00:FS01:Failed to get assignment from '18.218.241.186:80': No WUs available for this configuration 15:08:26:ERROR:WU00:FS01:Exception: Could not get an assignment...
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    Live streaming will soon be irrelevant!

    I've been watching the Marbula One races on YouTube. Pretty exciting stuff!
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    Live streaming will soon be irrelevant!

    Not exactly what I call compelling: https://www.wsj.com/articles/espn-unveils-plan-for-dealing-with-sports-shutdown-11584454928?mod=hp_lista_pos3 "Bereft of games from the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and the NCAA due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN is considering a...
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    I think my issue was due to the whole "have to login with your mobile device every 3 months" or whatever it is. YTTV didn't have a location listed for me, and I almost never use it on my phone.
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    Had an issue tonight where YTTV decided to record all my evening shows as if I was in Colorado Springs, and then wouldn't play back the recordings. I got a code when I tried to play back a show which I reported, but it kind of sucks that that I have shows I cannot watch now. Luckily, I have...
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    AT&T TV National Launch

    I can see how that would be confusing. It probably should read 'Directv Will Now Only Be Sold..."
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    AT&T TV National Launch

    I guess this is the right place to post this? https://www.multichannel.com/news/directv-only-sold-in-its-rightful-place-stankey-says
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    I have no sympathy for any organization as rich as the Yankees crying about not getting to screw people who don't watch their games out of money.
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    The YouTube TV Thread

    That's good I guess?
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