Notice How to watch root sports without cable

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Orion Bailey, Aug 18, 2021.

  1. WesleyMatthews

    WesleyMatthews Well-Known Member

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    So you want the Blazers to sign a contract with a distributor who has fees that Youtube, Hulu, Comcast, DirectTV, Dish, Fubo all agree to pay? I would expect that is vastly less than Root agreed to pay, but it would be difficult to come up with an amount.

    For all I know there wasn't a single offer besides Root. Do you know how much any of the other offers were?
     
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  2. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    i grew up in a time when i could watch like 25 games on KGW for free every year after my folks decided to cancel our cable subscription. Guess Paul Allen didn't care much of making every last dollar that he could.
     
  3. Orion Bailey

    Orion Bailey Well-Known Member

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    There are alot of people who live outside of these red zones…


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  4. WesleyMatthews

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    Yes I remember this.

    I also remember buying BlazersCable for some crazy high fee such as $20 a game, basically pay per view. We'd have a bunch of friends all chip in some money and order it.

    Maybe we end up with that option again.
     
  5. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    So you're making an assumption that:

    1. There wasn't any other offers besides Root (which is highly unlikely) and

    2. That Root's offer was VASTLY higher than any other offer?

    Which is it? Root was the only offer or Root offered vastly more money? And if Root was the only offer, why would they offer tons of money?
     
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  6. WesleyMatthews

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    Could you please post a larger picture? It won't completely fill up an 8K monitor.
     
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  7. Orion Bailey

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    Lol. Thats your response?

    ooookay.
     
  8. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Also, LOL Fubo.
     
  9. WesleyMatthews

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    I never assumed that.

    I'm assuming Root was clearly the best offer; since that is the one the Blazers signed.

    You want the Blazers to consider a different offer but you have no idea what that is?

    Maybe it was an insignificantly lower amount and the Blazers are alienating fans, causing backlash for no benefit. I'm skeptical of that.
     
  10. James lamphear

    James lamphear Well-Known Member

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    Hell while he yelling he probably eating the fries at the same time.
     
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  11. WesleyMatthews

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    Ok I'm back, I got lost scrolling through your screenshot.

    You do bring up a good point if people cant get Comcast.

    Now they could get Fubo, and we will have to see by gameday if there are more options. Maybe you can get comcast TV just to stream it.

    It would be crazy for Root to spend all this money, then only sell the channel to Comcast and Fubo.

    But I support businesses selling their products for the best value they can, car companies, airlines, hotels, restaurants, entertainers, NBA teams, even my Blazers. If the Blazers were the only NBA team doing this type of market activity I might think more harshly of them, but its a common practice throughout the league.
     
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    Dish told me that Root was charging to much and they didn't want hand down the extra cost to there customer that didn't watch. I told well charge the one that actually want the channel but I guess they couldn't do that or some other BS they trying to throw at me.
     
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    So your hate of Comcast is greater than your love of the Blazers, that's a perfectly reasonable stance to take, that is until you complain about not getting to watch the team. This is a wanting your cake and eating it too situation. It would be awesome if ROOT was on every platform, but like many channels out there, it's not. You have to pick and choose what is important to you. I appreciate your convictions against the big bad cable companies (that are no better or worse than Dish or DTV) but then don't give me the sob story of you not being able to watch the games either.

    And yes, I feel for those that can't/couldn't get Comcast where they are.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Thats what we grew up with as a kid. $19.99 per game. Neighbors used to come over and throw money in the jar and we’d all watch in the basement.
     
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    I don't. If it does, the Blazers are in a great position to flex their power now that Root is only being offered on two platforms. I'm not holding my breath though.
     
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    Same. Great memories.
     
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    No black box? Noob.
     
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    Can't get comcast where I live, so I will just be pirating a stream. Not sure who bottom line that will be effecting, but I guess I'm supposed to hope that it's Root Sports?
     
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    Clearly, the Blazers are afraid to get to the root of the problem.
     
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