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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Jeff, Feb 13, 2001.

  1. Jeff

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    Well, Dish Network didn't broadcast the Rockets game tonight. It was on cable. It was on DirecTV. Apparently, FSN somehow screwed up and sent feeds for Dallas v San Antonio, Minnesota v Portland, Utah v Sacramento and the Dallas Stars to the Houston area instead of the Rockets. Very very nice!!!

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  2. ROXRAN

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    That's horrible. One time to feel good about cable.

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  3. RocksMillenium

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    That is pathetic. How are you going to screw up and send the feed of practically every game but the Houston game to the freaking area? Stupid.

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  4. A-Train

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    Awwww...poor Jeff!

    What was the title of that Bruce Springsteen song a few years ago?? "357 Channels and Nothing's On"

    By the way, Jeff, it was a GREAT game!

    [​IMG]

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  5. Curly

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    Don't tell me they are some how linked with Time Warner???? I have to say that after half a season with only 4 of the 11 stations working (credited for half season), it's been nice catching the Rockets now that they fixed League Pass. I'm just sorry you have to live my nightmare.

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  6. Dogbelly

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    Is that what happened? I get Dish Network also. i count on FSSN for 50% of the games. I skip class tonight, kick off my shoes, butter my popcorn(what?), and ......... nothing. And what do I miss? 20 Boards! And, if the box score was correct, 34 minutes. Tonight sucked.

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  7. Turbo

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    Now you know how we feel in Austin.

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  8. DrNuegebauer

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    Now you know how we feel in Australia.

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  9. tycoonchip

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    all i gotta say is shut up..... i'm stuck in the middle of no where with no coverage EVER of the rockets game

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  10. Dogbelly

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    I would have hung myself long ago. Do you listen to games over the web?

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  11. CompaqC

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    AH! You ain't the only one tycoonchip. Join the club [​IMG]


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  12. Thanos

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    Same here. It would seem we are a rather large brotherhood of Rocket coverage-impaired fans. [​IMG]

    so drop it Jeff! I only watched ONE game in the entire season!

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  13. Rocketsauce

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    True Thanos, but you don't have to wake up at 5:00am to watch Mika spank Michael when the season starts. I believe we are just a couple of weeks a way.

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  14. rockHEAD

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    DirecTV rules!!

    For all of you that are Rocket-less, come and join us in chat on game nights. We got moderators, stats and usually a couple of folks doing play by play. ESPN game cast is really good on game nights, usually only 30 seconds to a minute off of real time.

    Join us, next game.

    rH

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  15. tod the bod

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    Let me tell you how great DirectTV is.

    I got all of the equipment for $50 bucks. (March Madness special). I hooked the satellite up to one tv only. I only pay for basic programming (a couple of shopping channels and the ability to get pay per view), which only costs me $5 / month, and then I get the sports packages.

    So basically, I spend about $300 a year to watch most of the Astros games and almost all of the Rockets games.

    For people who live outside of Houston, there is no other option!!! You can't be a fan if you can't watch the games. Simple as that.
     
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    Hmmm... let's see... besides holidays, I only get to see the Rockets twice per year when they play the Celtics... do you know how PAINFUL that is ;P?

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    I'm pretty sure that there were still tickets available at the box office last night.

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    I don't live in H-town anymore but get down there for at least a couple of games a year. Ever since Shepherd plaza went dead and downtown boomed, it seems like it's not as much fun to go to the games. I used to go to VAPOR ROOM, 2826, Stric9, and all the other decent bars and see lots of Rockets fans. Now, you just have the West U bars and a couple of stragglers around Kirby. Maybe I'm way off, but I have a feeling that when the Rocks' move downtown, all of us true fans will be stuck paying top dollars with the scalpers.

    point of the story....Enjoy it while you can.

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  19. Curly

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    Jeff,
    Call them up and tell them you want a credit for each night the game is supposed to be on and it wasn't. Worked at Time Warner.


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  20. Timing

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    Does anyone know if this has been corrected or not? I'd hate to miss another game because of this.

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