As a diehard fan of the Cincinnati Bengals it is tough to watch their games every weekend. If they are not on TV, I have to travel to a bar to watch them. At times its not a problem, but it can be expensive over a course of a season. Most people when they go to a bar need 2 things, food and beer. Figure you have a couple beers plus wings, you are already 20 dollars in the hole. Add that up over a season if you watch at least half the games, it will add up to close to $200.00. And with today’s economy we need to be smart with our spending. I’d rather spend time watching the games at my house, then at a smoke filled bar with bunch of fans screaming at a different game.
But in order to get gameday ticket you will need to get satellite service. Most people don’t like the appearance of a satellite on their house. Or don’t want to give up picture quality when bad weather happens. But there lies the problem for most americans. NFL is losing out on a lot of money for those who have cable, I don’t know the exact numbers but I can only think that more people would have cable. I know they have a deal with direct tv, but offer a plan for those with cable. Research shows that sunday ticket this year is $269, if you break it down by each week, your looking at $16 each week. Why not offer it to the cable customers, and charge them flat 20 dollars per week. I would sign up for the plan, because not every week i feel like going to a bar to watch my team play. Majority of fans want to watch their team every week, but are not able to due to regional broadcasting or cost of eating at a bar.
Come on NFL help us cable folks out