starboyunlimited wrote:I find it rather unfair that ... the only medium in which the NCAA Indoor track and field championships could be viewed live.
Live just isn't what it used to be, huh? Is there no other way that it can be viewed live? Granted Fayetteville has a crappy airport, and who wants to smell pigs (I thought the pig sooey thing was just made up! there are really pigs there, and they stink
), and Rogers reminds me of Omaha (come to think of it, so does the airport), and you probably have to fly a small plane or take unnecessary but necessary connecting flights. And, then you probably have to purchase a ticket, which only goes towards benefit of the sport and you probably have to sit on a harder seat than the one in your office or home.
Those sorry basketball fans don't realize how bad they have it. For their championships they MUST play in a domed stadium, usually seating over 40,000+ people. in 2014 it will be in 100,000 seat Cowboy Stadium. They're so stupid! Didn't they know that you don't have to have people there, you just have to watch the feed. And, then if it's a Bowl game in football the champs are played in a stadium that seats over 60,000 and sometimes there isn't even a roof. Those luddites. haha.
But track and field has real fans who can complain about horrible TV coverage or non-existent internet streaming feeds and take solace in the fact that we're so much smarter and better than those other sports that actually pack their stadiums while our stadiums for our biggest events go empty or half empty empty (Osaka, Beijing, Paris, Rome...). Maybe one day the USA can host a virtual World Championships since interested parties feel they're required to attend - without actually being there...live.
Isn't it great that we have fans like this who are willing to pay a subscription fee rather than go to the event?