OX1947 wrote:therealdeal wrote:OX1947 wrote:therealdeal wrote:Psychobroker wrote:Ultimately, I blame the Lakers for jumping into bed with TW at this point.
Why? It was a multi-billion dollar bed that allows ridiculous freedom for them. It was a great deal from the Lakers' end.
What the hell is the point if you CAN'T WATCH IT?
Oh, here's a million dollars for your family, but you can't spend it on your family. You get it?
The Lakers are to blame for this more then anyone. They made the deal, they knew Time Warner would hold everyone hostage. The worse part is Time Warner is a pathetic excuse for a company that gives not a flying (bleep) stain for it's customers.
It's October 15th. There isn't even one hint of anything going on. Not good news. They will drag this into the regular season and Laker fans will miss games. I havent missed a game in years. So, seems to me, the Lakers or these (bleep) holes at TWC don't care if you do. Well, if that is the case, they can shove it up their butt holes.
Because you WILL WATCH IT. You're missing the pre-season which sucks anyway. Calm down.
When the time comes for games you'll either see all of them or miss very few. The Lakers made a TERRIFIC decision here. They're set financially for Dr. Buss's eventual death. They're even set with the Lakers bloated payroll this and next season.
You are thinking far too short term if you're going to be this upset in the pre-season. If you had already missed half the regular season games or some playoff games or something I'd understand the depth of your anger, but right now it makes no sense.
TWC didnt have NFL network for 8 years. They already have screwed so many PAC 12 fans not getting that channel out, if you think they wont screw you to high heaven with the new Laker channel, you are kidding yourself. I am looking at track records here, not being pessimistic. TWC is notorious for screwing people over in every way a tv provider can screw you. From customer service, to product, to programming, to everything you can think of that is bad in a business, TWC does it. They offer nothing and raise prices. That's all they know how to do. I walked into TWC commercial building near my house one time to get a new box because the trash can they put in my house during installation looked like someone wiped their arse with. The FOB's in there were the biggest pile of dolts you could imagine. I thought I had walked into a check cashing store. It was like morgue with zero personality everywhere.
If there is a deal done before the season, I will be the first to admit I am wrong, but usually my gut is rarely wrong. My guess is they will burn everyone before they get a deal done and from the looks of it, most of everyone is falling for it. Sad.
TWC has nothing to do with directv not having the pac 12 network. they dont want to pay the 80 cents or whatever it is per subscriber and they dont want to provide the channel the way the pac 12 wants them to. directv wants to provide it as a standalone subscription channel instead of giving it to everyone on an existing package. kind of like the situation with time warner sportsnet.