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Football Fans Get Alternatives To Cable

Mar 1, 2008
You could ask any football fan what they're doing on game day, and you'll get the same answer: enjoying the only sport worth paying a cable bill for. But recent technology has made cable obsolete along with the bills! But does this new technology stack up to the reliability of cable?

Prerequisites to Throwing the Cable Bill Away:

If you're eager in throwing the cable bill away, there are a few prerequisites that need to be met. First, the technology works over the internet- so a decent computer and internet connection needs to be present. (If all else fails simply go to a computer cafe or library it is free football coverage after all!)

If the game is indeed going to be watched on a computer, the internet connection should be considered high-speed. This isn't mandatory, but it allows for a much smoother and higher quality capture of the game. In some cases, 56K users have to wait extended periods of time to watch the game without interruption.

Live Sports- and More:

It's great to be able to watch the football game on the internet, but the technology that empowers us to watch live sports coverage also doubles over as an all-in-one entertainment source.

Football fans will appreciate these extras when waiting in between games. Other content such as movies, news, and entertaining channels are available in addition to sports. But the avid football fan might not even get the chance to explore these other channels of media- as a software recorder will allow any football buff to watch any game at any time!

If it looks like this new online technology is starting to replace cable, we can't say it's not true. Cable companies will have to compete with the new online technology if they wish to stay running- or at least lower cable bills. Either way, the expanding online technology is starting to cover all types of media- not just football coverage.

Further Shortcomings of Cable:

The number one pitfall to cable is that it requires viewers to be present at the time of the game. With today's hectic lifestyle becoming more and more common, this is just asking too much from society.

Another large advantage this online football streaming technology offers is to cater to needs regardless of time. If a favorite football team is playing an important match and you have somewhere to be- just record it from the internet. It'll be there for you when you get the time, meaning you can still socialize with friends and family about the game.

There is an argument that claims watching football online isn't as social as watching it on the television. This is true; you can't huddle too many friends around a computer screen and still relax with snacks or refreshments.

However, there is always the option to plug a laptop or computer into a port on the television with the right equipment. This will give the impression that the game is actually on the TV- allowing the social event to continue without the price associated with cable.

Final Thoughts on Watching Football:

If you haven't already tried out the new online football streaming technology, it's time you did so. The advent of new technology is starting to push older outdated technologies into the past. With all the benefits of this new technology so apparent, it does indeed look like football streaming technology is staying for good.
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