ESPN+

KillerGopherFan

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 15, 2013
Messages
21,784
Reaction score
3,867
Points
113
Have others watched this low caliber sports telecast for games?

I’ve watched one CFB game and am watching the Blackhawks-Coyote game tonight. Announcing sucks. Mixed male-female announcing crew, but they all suck.

Listening to this woman do play by play is like being forced to watch someone scraping their fingernails on a chalkboard.

I had to turn the sound off.
 

short ornery norwegian

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 9, 2011
Messages
12,100
Reaction score
4,048
Points
113
they're just picking up feeds from different sources. it's not like ESPN+ is assigning the announcers.
sometimes they carry a national feed. other times it's a local feed, so they get the local announcers.

tonight (Saturday) for the Wild-Kraken game, they have both local feeds listed, so you could get the MN announcers or the Seattle announcers. (disclaimer - some local feeds are blacked out if the game is available in your local broadcast area).

FWIW, I watch a lot of boxing on ESPN+. I've seen fight cards that originated in several countries, including England, Dubai and Russia. the announcing varies in quality, but you do get some background on the local fighters.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
31,449
Reaction score
8,157
Points
113
ESPN+, just like BTN+

The answer is NO. I won't double-pay for service.

🖕🖕
 

howeda7

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 22, 2008
Messages
59,727
Reaction score
15,381
Points
113
ESPN+, just like BTN+

The answer is NO. I won't double-pay for service.

🖕🖕
Eh. It's much better than BTN+. I watched a college basketball game last night (SDSU-Alabama) and it was miles better than BTN+ has ever been Basically indistinguishable from a game on regular ESPN.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
31,449
Reaction score
8,157
Points
113
I don't care about the quality.

I already pay for ESPN (and BTN). I'm not double-paying. No!
 



MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
31,449
Reaction score
8,157
Points
113
It's great for people who don't pay for a live TV service. Then it makes perfect sense.

You should get it included with a live TV subscription.
 

Ogee Oglethorpe

Over Macho Grande?
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
11,611
Reaction score
3,379
Points
113
It's crap, like most of the programming from ESPN but in minor cases a necessity. I recently added Hulu to get ESPN+ so I could get a few more of the hockey games I want to watch. Uff dah. It's painful, but listening without the sound is always an option, and a good option
 

stocker08

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2009
Messages
27,361
Reaction score
8,597
Points
113
It's nice during the basketball season. Lots of mostly uninteresting NCAA games to put on in the background.
 



short ornery norwegian

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 9, 2011
Messages
12,100
Reaction score
4,048
Points
113
FWIW - if you go with the Disney+ bundle, you get ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu for about $12 a month. (that is the regular Hulu - not "Hulu Live.")

obviously, depends on your budget and viewing tastes. But I watch things on all three channels often enough so that I think I am getting my money's worth.
 


Angry

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 8, 2012
Messages
2,457
Reaction score
830
Points
113
Only pay more for ESPN8 “The Ocho.”
 




Top Bottom