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@BlatantHomerism @bwatson1002@BlatantHomerism if I had the option of purchasing a season of a show, such as Top Chef, I would probably be fine with that. My point is though is that this model would make it near impossible for a network to survive, and it would be really hard for shows to find an audience and grow.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on ESPN needs a lesson in economics
Yes its spin, but not totally wrong either. Another thing you aren't thinking about is the smaller networks around. There are plenty of networks that frankly wouldn't survive if they weren't getting that $.25 per customer. So by bundling everything together, you really are getting more for the money. Here's an example, I enjoy the show Top Chef. Now there is nothing else on that channel I would ever watch, so I probably wouldn't pay for it. I think there are a lot of people out there that have 1 show on a specific network they otherwise wouldn't watch, but they wouldn't buy it themselves. That would lead to the network not making money and making their a la carte prices so high that even the fans wouldn't want it.
ESPN may charge the most, but that model really does benefit many other networks.
I rarely defend the World Wide Leader, but the lack of hockey is protecting their business interests. NHL chose not to give ESPN rights to their games. They are basically the only sport to do that. So by promoting hockey, they are essentially promoting another network
7 months, 4 weeks ago on San Jose Sharks win burn of the month
@AdamChappelle If your basic argument is that its too soon, then I'm fine with that. I'm just pointing out though that the variations of "Keep Calm and Carry On", are really no different than the variations of "Boston Strong" except that more time has passed. Even with more time passing, I'm sure there are people surviving today that know the true meaning behind the "Keep Calm...", and it may be just as offensive to them. They both were done for the same reasons, and at this point both are being used for profit. To me, philosophically, you can't be ok with one and apalled at the other.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Chicago Tribune takes back Boston tribute in the tackiest of ways
@AdamChappelleYou do realize the irony of you commenting on the "Chicago Stronger" t-shirts when your avatar has a riff of the "Keep Calm and Carry on Thing". You know, what the British used to boost morale after an attack on their city. So explain to me exactly how its ok for you to take that and put one of your players names in, but for us to use our city and put the word "stronger" is bad?