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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby JGC on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:07 pm

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Kit wrote:Be patient. At least we are not missing game 1 of the regular season lol


We wont be missing game 1,2,3. They are on TNT, NBATV and ESPN, in succession. Its Game 4 and beyond that will be a problem.


But Game 4 isn't tonight so can we keep calm and carry on until we're close? It's eons away. Someone other than TWC (and BrightHouse Networks) will be carrying SportsNet. It just won't happen until closer to 10/31 - 11/4.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby Kit on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:10 pm

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Kit wrote:Be patient. At least we are not missing game 1 of the regular season lol


We wont be missing game 1,2,3. They are on TNT, NBATV and ESPN, in succession. Its Game 4 and beyond that will be a problem.



You said it. Just chill. Life is too short.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby Kasumi on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:21 pm

I figured out the conspiracy... the Lakers planned to bomb the preseason and didn't want any witnesses so they came up with the TWC deal so no one could see the games. Kobe was told to pick an occasional quarter to put on a clinic (such as tonight's Q3) for the handful of fans that can see the game.

By the time the Lakers plan to actually start playing, all the deals will be done and everyone can watch.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby Scnottaken on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:21 pm

JGC wrote:
OX1947 wrote:
Kit wrote:Be patient. At least we are not missing game 1 of the regular season lol


We wont be missing game 1,2,3. They are on TNT, NBATV and ESPN, in succession. Its Game 4 and beyond that will be a problem.


But Game 4 isn't tonight so can we keep calm and carry on until we're close? It's eons away. Someone other than TWC (and BrightHouse Networks) will be carrying SportsNet. It just won't happen until closer to 10/31 - 11/4.

That's actually one of the parallels I drew. I heard a lot of the same line when the lockout happened, everyone was saying "It's ages away, a deal will get made by the time the season starts". "It's only preseason games" was on the lips of everyone who followed basketball. What resulted was negotiations not getting serious until really close to the start of the season, and then there was ONE thing either side just would not budge on. I pray there's not that ONE thing for these negotiations.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby OX1947 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:28 pm

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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby therealdeal on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:38 pm

:man3:

Has this thread turned into a propaganda thread now?
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby Lakerjones on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:40 pm

Maybe I'm not in such a hurry for a deal if this is what Preseason games are looking like. I guess I can wait after all.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby OX1947 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:43 pm

therealdeal wrote::man3:

Has this thread turned into a propaganda thread now?


This will be my last comment on this since a lot of you seem to be living in a dream world about what is going to happen in 2 weeks. There will not be a deal done by the beginning of the season. TWC was the worst company the Lakers could have teamed with and TWC doesn't give two flying (bleeps) about Laker fans, tv providers or anything logical. Be warned, that's it. And please, save the "relax" comments. I am not in my room in the corner hitting my head against the wall. I am calm and collected. Just letting you know who we are dealing with in case you do not know.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby therealdeal on Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:07 pm

You've been doing it for 30 pages now or so. It's just odd that you're the only one here with this level of hate towards the situation. You've admitted more than once that you're biased in this situation.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby BDG on Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:58 pm

I dunno if anyone saw the final moments of the game, but right when Meeks hit his last three (iirc), they cut in the middle of the game to a commercial segment and came back with under a minute left.

They better not pull that crap during a regular season game.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby therealdeal on Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:10 pm

^ I saw and I was pretty pissed off.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby Scnottaken on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:51 am

Yeah, sorry Real, I didn't mean to be all paranoid or anything, this situation just reminded me a bit of what we've seen before.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby jimbo327 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:19 am

I didn't realize that I couldn't even watch my Lakers on TV. I've been out of town,and finally got back home...saw that Lakers were playing Utah, and got excited to see Nash in action. Then couldn't find it on my sat TV. SERIOUSLY PISSED. The whole reason I got sat TV is so that I can get to watch Lakers. :man6:
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:02 am

:man10: Your trip was to Mars?
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby CarFlagChris on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:10 pm

OX1947 wrote:
Scnottaken wrote:I'm starting to draw parallels between the lockout and this TWC situation. I'm not liking it.


It will be worse then the lockout.


Good analogy. TWC, like the owners, has set a high price, and is not providing any games until the price is met, just like the NBA owners would not let any games be played until the players accepted their terms.

TWC, like the owners, needs to sell/televise the games in order to make $$$, but like the owners, they will continue holding/locking out until the other side caves and meets their price.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby KobeSystemtwofour on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:15 pm

I heard at Staples Center Laker fans Boo'd the crap out of TWC SportsNet..worse than when we boo the Celtics lol
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby lotus on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:36 pm

So, since TWC is obviously a poorly run company, when does another cable competitor buy their @$$e$ out and restore confidence to their customers? Hopefully soon.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby JGC on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:46 pm

KobeSystemtwofour wrote:I heard at Staples Center Laker fans Boo'd the crap out of TWC SportsNet..worse than when we boo the Celtics lol


Yeah ... not the sharpest set of knives in attendance that day ... haha.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby XXIV on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:00 pm

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KobeSystemtwofour wrote:I heard at Staples Center Laker fans Boo'd the crap out of TWC SportsNet..worse than when we boo the Celtics lol


Yeah ... not the sharpest set of knives in attendance that day ... haha.


How so? Did you read the comment by a fellow poster who actually attended the game? Imo the fans there had every reason to boo and here's why:

We understand that. I was at the game last night - the first TWC promotion (regular 30 second spot), noone booed. Then in the second quarter, they flashed the logo, and had Laurence Tanter read out a 30 second speech about calling your cable provider to convince them to offer the channel, and go to iwantmylakers.com.

THATS when the fans booed - noone wants to pay to come see the Lakers to be asked to call their cable provider to participate in the fight between TWC and the cable providers. Its only when they mentioned, hey, we know you aren't getting the channels, call your provider to request it (basically asking to increase TWC's leverage), that fan's got upset, and rightly so. It was a dumb announcement, and insulting to the fans who paid money to come see the team play.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby JGC on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:11 pm

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JGC wrote:
KobeSystemtwofour wrote:I heard at Staples Center Laker fans Boo'd the crap out of TWC SportsNet..worse than when we boo the Celtics lol


Yeah ... not the sharpest set of knives in attendance that day ... haha.


How so? Did you read the comment by a fellow poster who actually attended the game? Imo the fans there had every reason to boo and here's why:

We understand that. I was at the game last night - the first TWC promotion (regular 30 second spot), noone booed. Then in the second quarter, they flashed the logo, and had Laurence Tanter read out a 30 second speech about calling your cable provider to convince them to offer the channel, and go to iwantmylakers.com.

THATS when the fans booed - noone wants to pay to come see the Lakers to be asked to call their cable provider to participate in the fight between TWC and the cable providers. Its only when they mentioned, hey, we know you aren't getting the channels, call your provider to request it (basically asking to increase TWC's leverage), that fan's got upset, and rightly so. It was a dumb announcement, and insulting to the fans who paid money to come see the team play.


But that's not why they booed. That's some sort of story that someone made up to try to give some kind of reasonable explanation as to why people would boo.

The real reason they booed is simply because they can't watch the games yet. That's it. Has nothing to do being asked to do something or being insulting. Half the people don't have a clue what's going on. Heck, we have hardcore Laker fan CL posters who had no idea and so I'm pretty sure the clowns in the top row of section 328 aren't on top of it either.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby jimbo327 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:17 pm

LTLakerFan wrote::man10: Your trip was to Mars?


:man10: You'll be surprised how hard it is to watch the Lakers outside of So Cal.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby cleverdevil on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:40 am

Sorry to interrupt my fellow Lakers fans. Had a question that I cannot seem to find an answer for: I live in Ohio, have TWC and purchased Sportsnet with the sole intent of being able to watch my Lakers every game. For some reason whenever a game (or subsiquent "Lakers Compactico" program) is on the channel, it is unavailable to me and I only get an "Unavailable in your area" screen. Is this something that will be continuing throughout the regular season? If so, then I guess i would need to cancel the channel.

Thank you to anyone who has an answer for me. Go Lakers!
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby Tobias Funke on Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:55 am

^ Call them up, other people outside of Cali have the channel. I got the same message, but by that point I had had it with TWC and was gonna cancel anyways.

According to Cachooka, you wouldn't be able to watch the actual games though, but the rest of the content would be available.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:00 am

if youre not in the coverage areas in socal/nevada/hawaii then youre getting the national version of the channel that has all the games blacked out. you still need to get league pass to be able to watch lakers games.
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Re: TWC and Lakers Sign Long-Term Agreement for Lakers Games

Postby cleverdevil on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:10 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:if youre not in the coverage areas in socal/nevada/hawaii then youre getting the national version of the channel that has all the games blacked out. you still need to get league pass to be able to watch lakers games.


Thank you CaCHooKA! I will look into getting league pass. Probably still keep the channel for all the other programming (Backstage, Lakeshow, etc.) as it is only $6/month added to my bill. At least I haven't missed much so far when it comes to preseason blowouts, LOL!

Looking forward to the upcoming season! Cheers!
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