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SoCal Residents: Do I need Directv to watch the 49ers?

Originally posted by kronik:
Can't you buy NFL games on the Dish Network?

no. DirecTV has exclusive rights to the NFL sunday ticket. Unless there's something I don't know about.
  • aubdogg
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Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Go to your local sports bar. Its more fun anyways.

But then you have to deal with your local Raider fans who are everywhere in LA. Don't get stabbed by the Raider fan fresh out of jail and get DirecTV. You just can't get the quality picture online and you get to watch every other NFL game as well.
i hate watching 9er games at bars. Especially when they lose. If I could afford it, I'd get sunday ticket. Till then, HomerTV it is.
Originally posted by aubdogg:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Go to your local sports bar. Its more fun anyways.

But then you have to deal with your local Raider fans who are everywhere in LA. Don't get stabbed by the Raider fan fresh out of jail and get DirecTV. You just can't get the quality picture online and you get to watch every other NFL game as well.

I ain't scared of no Raider! I'm a Niner!
Raiders fans are pathetic here they still think Bo Jackson is still playing. It's mostly Chargers games we get in SoCal now which I'm glad, anything but Raiders Games.
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
Originally posted by kronik:
Can't you buy NFL games on the Dish Network?

no. DirecTV has exclusive rights to the NFL sunday ticket. Unless there's something I don't know about.

Correcto.
Maybe it's different cuz I'm all the way out here in NJ, but I hate the fact that I can't get volume on the games when I watch em at the bar. I go every week bc I need to watch every game and I don't have Directv, but I'm thinking of getting it for next season cuz no volume blooooowwwwwssss. the bar's fun but not hearing anything isn't.
Directv has an exclusive deal with the NFL for Sunday Ticket. People trying to sell you cable or dish network will claim otherwise but they are lying.
That's bad news. $300 out of the pocket annually. Oh well, I gotta watch my Niners!

Thanks for the responses!!
Originally posted by SFVNiner:
Originally posted by Tru2RedNGold25:
Originally posted by SFVNiner:
Originally posted by SFCH3DDERZ:
southern california will give you s**t. maybe 1 or 2. best bet is to get Direct TV sunday ticket

Boy-- isn't that the truth. Now it's all Cowgirls every damn week. Unless we earned a couple more prime time games this season, Direct tv is the way to go or find a good sports bar.

How much does the package cost again???

Last time i heard the package was bout $300 for the season.........YIKES!!!!

Since 2002 the last time we made the playoffs cbs nor Fox shows love to our niners at best like ol boy said maybe 1 or 2 games per season.......

Let's see... 300 by 16 regular season games is 18.75. Now seeing that i drop close to double that everytime i visit a sports bar, there's now way my wife won't see the feasibility of this investment.

Right on bro - my wife said the same thing. I was spending $50 or so every time I took my boys to the sports bar/grill with me to watch games. I just got DirecTV installed a few weeks ago, just got it hooked up to the internet, so now I'm in business!
Fox 11 has a huge love affair with the NFC East so pretty much without fail you'll see a game that has an NFC East team.

So your only hope is that the 9ers play an NFC East team to see a 49er game in SoCal

CBS is AFC so it's pretty much the Raider and Chargers channel but once in a blue moon you'll get to see the 49ers play.
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageNR.jsp?assetId=900044&footernavtype=-1


if you sign up b4 july 31 you can save 20 bucks
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I remember first game of the season a couple years back. when we opened up against the Bears....I think it was the DE Era just starting. We spanked them that game, but I was in LA and we found a casino that we went to and watched the game.
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get a friend that has slingbox in the bay area. works great for me!
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I'm taking pity on any 49er fan.
I grew up in the bay area 25 years Move to so-cal for 20 years.
done the bar thing and I had to wipe the floor with a few would be footbal fans.
I can't stand pretenders.

(there are know real football fans in so-cal. Just take my word for it, or your in for a big disapointment)

Homer TV is my saveing grace. Before that Yobot, Before that TVU.
Every game everysunday I watch my niners compete.