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  1. 1 minute ago, billikenfan05 said:

    Well no, actually my point remains. If you cancel your cable and sign up for 3 streaming services you’re going to end up paying the same and therefore not changing a thing. Your internet price will go up because you’re not bundled probably 30-40 bucks and you’ll be paying around 10 bucks a month per streaming service. I’m guessing your cable was listed at around 60 bucks in the bundle. Cutting the cord is a meme, you’re not saving yourself anything. 

    That is false. I pay $60/month through Comcast for 300 down 30 up. I previously paid DirecTV for a bunch of crap i didn't need and was paying about 225. Add in netflix and ESPN+ and i rounded to 250. 

    I now pay 60 for internet still and roughly 100 for my streaming services - 50 for YouTubeTV and a couple other services between 4.99 and 9.99. I get all the channels i want and some I don't. 

    Only way it is a wash if if you already have a super basic cable package or you bundled everything to begin with and now your ISP is screwing you over.

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  2. 1 hour ago, billikenfan05 said:

    You’re not cutting the cord if you’re subscribed to streaming services. Also probably not saving as much as you think.

    Just curious why you say that. My bill went from about 250 (which includes my netflix and espn+) to about 100. What am I missing? Also - why is that not considered cutting the cord? I no longer have an HDMI connected to my TV from a cable box....isn't that the definition of cord cutting?

  3. 1 hour ago, Box and Won said:

    I have DirectTV Now.  They just lost CBS and CBS College Sports, which shows a few Bills games every year.  Maybe I'll switch over to YouTubeTV.

    We haven't missed it at all. We were the family that had every channel but watched about 10 of them. I cancelled just as they lost ABC. The only downside I've found is that the user interface for Live TV isn't as user friendly. I almost went with DirecTV Now but decided the value was greater at YouTube.

    One other thing I left out. YouTubeTV has Cobra Kai. Karate Kid was a huge part of my childhood, so I really enjoy that series...

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  4. 4 minutes ago, Pistol said:

    I think it's a temporary sort of comedic promotional thing. I wish it were a better representation of programming at the moment, but The Ocho it is.

    I knew cancelling would be a huge pain, so I did the annual one over the monthly one. Saved $10 if you wanted every month, but you pay a little more if you just want college basketball season.

    ESPN+ has plenty of obscure college sports, too. Kinda fun that way.

    What streaming apps did you still need on top of YouTubeTV? We have friends who swear by it but neither my wife nor I watch much cable. Between HBO, Netflix, Hulu, and ESPN+ we're pretty much covered. She just has to pirate FS1 for Xavier road games.

    Honestly, we're still working through it. Right now, we have ESPN+, AMC (needed to catch up on TWD, but may cancel now that we can DVR through YouTubeTV) and Starz. Will probably cancel Starz (not sure why my wife signed up) and get HBO. We'll also get Disney+, but we'll see how that pans out given your post above. We also have Prime Video through our Amazon membership and Netflix. We watch it all through Roku, so they have free channels as well. 

    The only reason to get YouTube, IMO, is if you want to watch live TV. We watch the local and national news a lot.....and some reality TV. It's also really nice to have the cloud DVR.

  5. I got ESPN+ last year at 4.99/month and it was way worth it. So much so that I finally decided to cut the cord with DirecTV. I've had that the last 5-6 years for the sole purpose of getting all the regional Fox channels and other east coast sports channels to watch Billiken games. Unless you really want to watch a lot of obscure college sports, you can probably forgo ESPNU. 

    Side note - when I cut the cord, I went with YouTubeTV. Going on about 2 months now and am sooo happy I made the change. YouTubeTV had all the right channels (has many sports channels....and HGTV :)) for the right price. Then, I added in some other streaming apps. In the end I'm saving over $100/month and feel I get more for it.

  6. Does SLU have a program to offer scholarships and financial assistance to refugees? If so, that is where this charity should have fallen. I don't think this is on the AD or anybody in the athletic department.

    We provided the kid an ATHLETIC scholarship based on his soccer skills. Our coach got fired because he couldn't produce results. New coach comes in and knows this kid isn't the right fit for the team. Pretty sure this has happens every time a coaching change occurs. It is within the rules. The new coach's livelihood is based on the results he gets on the field.

    Given the kids history and lack of a home, SLU should have offered an academic scholarship under whatever program handles such matters. He CLEARLY met any criteria that would be required for such funds. We don't know if that happened or not. We also don't know if the kid didn't want to go to SLU if he couldn't play soccer.

    We have conversations daily about how Ford shouldn't waste a scholarship on a sub par player. I'm not sure how this is different. Either way, it's a hellevua story and this kid has my utmost respect. How he's overcome such odds and lands a 23 (?!) on the ACT is beyond my comprehension. 

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  7. I'm not sure if these have been posted elsewhere, but he looks to move fairly well for a 6'11 high schooler recovering from an injury. I think the second video might be pre-injury. I'd say he looks a little more advanced than Jimmy at this stage. Good pickup!

     

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    24 minutes ago, DirtyRican said:

    We are leaving the kids at home so staying up right until 9 pm will be a challenge.  We are staying by Vandy and my buddy owns the Listening Room and he said that is an option.  I am open to suggestions though.  Thanks!

    I eat lunch a lot at a place right by Vandy called Double Dogs. I think it would be a great place to watch the game and party a little bit. They have about 30+ TV's and it's right in Hillsboro village. Can't speak to the night atmosphere, but there will be no shortage of TV's and seating. Listening Room is a music venue and definitely in a more trendy area of town, if you want to go that route. Not sure about TV's.

  9. 8 minutes ago, SluSignGuy said:

    @NashvilleBilliken @nashvilletom

    Tagging a couple posters

    Gonna be watching at the house Friday night. Got kid duty after work, so I'll be lightly pre-pre-gaming until bedtime and then the real pre-game begins. Can't wait!

    If you tell me where you're staying, I can try to recommend a place. Key word "try"...I live pretty far out from the city now, so I'm not as knowledgeable as I used to be. 

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  10. 28 minutes ago, NashvilleBilliken said:

    I'm no insider, so you can take this with a grain of salt. However, it's been discussed many times on the board that Isabell may be playing selfishly and it is no secret he has professional aspirations. Additionally, there is no denying that we are lacking on the court chemistry across the board (hence our lack of ball movement and fluid offense). It has also been discussed quite a bit that Gordon caused chemistry issues that had bad results on the court. In my opinion, a grad transfer who thinks he's a star could cause issues on a team that has an all conference big already (hopefully) and enough talent in the backcourt to make a run.

    @ACE - are we using "bad posts" now when we have a different opinion? What is it that you took so much issue with to label it a "bad post" among a sea of differing opinions?

     

     

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  11. 6 minutes ago, Littlebill said:

    I've bolded that for emphasis. ON THE BOARD. Pure speculation.

    Did you watch last game? I'm genuinely curious after reading that. I just have to believe we're watching two different teams if you'd rather have an end of the bench guy who essentially contributed nothing to the thinnest Billiken team of my lifetime than a starter on this team averaging double digits. Legitimately preplexing to me.

    I did watch the last game (and every game I could get access to over the past 20 years). It was trending up. Similiarly, I assume you watched the rest of the games with a $hitty offense and no ball movement. Not trying to say anything negative about our players, but my view in Nashville has not always been positive relative to the impact our grad transfer had on the team. Perhaps it was more about our departed player than originally thought.

    No need for the bold. I've been very transparent that I don't have inside information  and rely on internet media/message boards to form opinions. If you have "inside" information, please share.

  12. 13 minutes ago, Littlebill said:

    Where is this coming from?

    I'm no insider, so you can take this with a grain of salt. However, it's been discussed many times on the board that Isabell may be playing selfishly and it is no secret he has professional aspirations. Additionally, there is no denying that we are lacking on the court chemistry across the board (hence our lack of ball movement and fluid offense). It has also been discussed quite a bit that Gordon caused chemistry issues that had bad results on the court. In my opinion, a grad transfer who thinks he's a star could cause issues on a team that has an all conference big already (hopefully) and enough talent in the backcourt to make a run.

  13. 5 minutes ago, billikenfan05 said:

    I think a grad transfer big is a lot easier to integrate than a guard. Since we need bigs, I’m willing to give it another go 

    I somewhat agree. I'd like to get a guy like Anthony. Not a 23 year old with NBA aspirations, but a big body who can play D and get rebounds. Somebody looking to experience March Madness and happy to leave SLU with a masters degree. Anybody coming in with the NBA in his sights will throw off the leadership paradigm and have a greater tendency to play selfishly, IMO.

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