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#1 leor_77


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Posted February 24, 2009 - 10:55 PM

Just wondering because the past two weeks I've actually missed most Laker games because of overtime at work...and it sucks. Not to mention, NBA league pass is WORTHLESS - It would be one thing if I could catch the game later or the next day, which is why I bought it, but you can't because of blackouts. I know I shouldn't be complaining like a b1tch since I have a good job in this weak economy, but at least I can vent to other people who share my similar passion. What about you guys? How often do you miss games?

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:01 PM

Hardly ever miss a game.

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:41 PM

live in australia so cant really watch many only 2 games on per week on free to air which is teh sunday adn thursday games which is good so usually LA. i can watch on net but usually i am at school so i check results via phone on espn...

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:42 PM

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:52 PM

Don't miss games if I can help it. I usually catch games online because I don't have league pass, it's become a habit really so even if a game's nationally televised I catch it online (it helps that my computer monitor is bigger than my TV!)

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:53 PM

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Well, ok, i'm just out busting ya...:P

Anyway, even if I can't watch a game, I will follow on my mobile via espn gamecast or yahoo's...then go home and DL the games.

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:54 PM

It's rare for me to miss a game.

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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:55 PM

i always check scores when i miss a game, which kills the fun of watching a prerecorded game

the only times i miss games are when i have work (i work part-time so only every now and then) and when they air anytime sunday from the morning til the afternoon (while i'm at church)


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Posted February 24, 2009 - 11:58 PM

I miss a lot of games because I have school, work, and other crap I have to do. yeah. busy busy.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 12:18 AM

It's nearly impossible for me to miss a game. I got every channel I need, laptop for the road, and cell phone for emergencies. Haha
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Posted February 25, 2009 - 12:35 AM

I miss about 1/3 of them.. bcos most of the games start between 2 am to 5:30 am my time. lol

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 12:50 AM

Can't you view away games on NBA League Pass Broadband the next day? That's what I did when I missed the 61 point performance @ MSG.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 01:17 AM

No you cannot view any local games on NBA League Pass because It is an EPIC FAIL! I used to never miss a game, but then now have work and overtime...Oh well.

Edited by leor_77, February 25, 2009 - 01:17 AM.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 02:16 AM

I work nights. the DVR is my best friend.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 02:22 AM

There was this streak earlier in the year where they would lose every game i didn't watch..and i saw the first qtr of the Pacers game where we blew the lead to lose by 1.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 02:37 AM

No you cannot view any local games on NBA League Pass because It is an EPIC FAIL! I used to never miss a game, but then now have work and overtime...Oh well.

Oh yea [expletive] that. I remember at home I didn't have FSN, so when league pass was free for a bit I was like yesssssssssssss but the Lakers games were blacked out...

Anyways, I haven't missed a single game all year. The most I missed was the 3rd and half the 4th qtr of the first Utah game (at home)... I was pissed at my parents for that.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 05:44 AM

I have missed one game in four years. The loss to Charlotte this year. We had an ice storm and no power for a week so I couldn't get on Net or no NBA League Pass. We don't get any LA games blacked out here so that is awesome. If the Dallas game gets blacked out I can watch it on Fox Sports South I think it is or Fox Sports Southwest. That is only time LA is blacked out is at Dallas here in Arkansas.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 06:36 AM

I never EVER miss a game. Haven't missed more than maybe a handful since 94...

I don't ever watch live though because I'm too busy and I don't get home 'til VERY late.

But I DVR/TIVO everything a week ahead so I don't miss anything.

I avoid ALL my friends who are laker fans and I avoid any sports channels and websites as well... so that when I watch the game, the intensity is still there. :)

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 06:44 AM

haven't missed a game this season.

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Posted February 25, 2009 - 07:27 AM

For the record - I've watched more games this season so far than I have last year or the year beforeish..

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