YOU get to watch the preseason games in your home team area FREE
and you get to watch ALL the preseason games that are broadcast nationally or on basic cable networks
IF for some godforsaken reason you want to watch any other of these borefests LIVE (NFLN has them all on a delayed basis) the NFL gives you that opportunity for a crummy 20 bucks for ALL of them on your computer..
you NEVER had that opportunity FREE EVER -- but you are acting like the NFL took some entitled right away from you when in fact, they gave you the right to watch these horror shows IF YOU WANT for the cost of a hot dog and soda at the stadium
I know that season ticket holders and people that want to see the games live have to pay to see them, that's understandable but to pay to watch pre-season games online??
Thats ridiculous I'm sorry.
I would never watch another pre-season game again before I would pay to watch one.
Does major league baseball charge you to watch spring training baseball games??
Of course not.
I would, and I did. I think it's great. I live in FL too, for the time being, but there are a lot of people in NY that don't have access to NFLN. Plus, you can watch the games whenever and wherever you want.
I got NFL Game Rewind last year and that was awesome too. Saw every Pats, Dolphins, Eagles, Steelers, Ravens, Saints, and Packers game last year. Every one of them. I watched a game each day, with no commercials and skipping through challenges and penalties, the games go by much more quickly. (Watched the Packers and Steelers games during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl)
Then I bought the offseason package and I have now seen almost every NFL game that was played last year. Every time the lockout was getting me down: let's go watch Aaron Rodgers decimate the Falcons again; let's go watch the Detroit-Cleveland-Houston stretch again. Ah, I feel better now.
And it doesn't take up any space on the DVR. It's completely worth it for someone like me. As far as watching stuff online, I'd say I watch about 80% of my "TV" on my computer. I hope they start letting us stream regular season games, live, too. If they give me to option to pay for it, I'll stop watching pirated streams. If you don't have DirecTV or live outside of the US, that's the only way to watch out-of-market games, live, right now.