Pregame: Illinois at Virginia, Saturday, September 11th, 10:00am CT, ACCN

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2nd ever Fubo free trial set-up. Ready for the game Saturday.
 
#128      
My sarcasm meter may be off, but this IS sarcasm, right? I've never seen the words money-saving cable used together...lol!
I am often very sarcastic, but, actually, in this case, I am serious. Including taxes, I'm paying under $100/mo for cable and internet. I can't get that streaming because I can't find cheap, reliable internet. Someone said you can get a $20/month basic internet plan from Xfinity, but they told me 2 years ago that internet-only was $60/month minimum, $75 for Blast.
 
#133      
Chevy Chase, Maryland
More than anything else, I'd like the DIA to stop scheduling games that Illini fans can't get watch through reasonable methods.
When my freshman-year roommate moved to the Bay Area he told me (at 23) that the best thing ever was rolling out of bed at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning and watching the first NFL game of the day. This is a guy who, when we lived in Snyder Hall, would regularly watch college hoops on ESPN from 11 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday every winter weekend.
 
#135      
Well, I suppose I'd probably hang onto cable too if it was the cheaper alternative.

I was paying Comcast like $200 a month when I finally decided enough was enough.

Though someone who subscribes to all of these streaming services these days is probably paying even more than that, it's crazy.
It's kind of crazy how the promise of internet based subscription service was supposed to consolidate and drive down entertainment media costs to the customer, but has done the opposite as every content creator has now decided to release their own subscription based streaming platform.
 
#136      
Cary, IL
I am often very sarcastic, but, actually, in this case, I am serious. Including taxes, I'm paying under $100/mo for cable and internet. I can't get that streaming because I can't find cheap, reliable internet. Someone said you can get a $20/month basic internet plan from Xfinity, but they told me 2 years ago that internet-only was $60/month minimum, $75 for Blast.
Wow, your rates are much better than mine! Though, if I got a basic plan, I think the family would revolt. Who am I kidding, they revolt anyway.
 
#137      
Wow, your rates are much better than mine! Though, if I got a basic plan, I think the family would revolt. Who am I kidding, they revolt anyway.
I don't have the basic plan. It's the 125+ channel plan (although that's might be basic to some, but with Netflix, Prime, Apple TV and Disney+, no one can complain here). You have to talk to retention to get a good deal. I was all ready to leave, had my Roku devices in place, and the retention guy came in with some money saving suggestions. I discussed it in the How to Watch the Illini thread in the basketball forum.
 
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I don't have the basic plan. It's the 125+ channel plan (although that's might be basic to some, but with Netflix, Prime, Apple TV and Disney+, no one can complain here). You have to talk to retention to get a good deal. I was all ready to leave, had my Roku devices in place, and the retention guy came in with some money saving suggestions. I discussed it in the How to Watch the Illini thread in the basketball forum.
YoutubeTV, Xfinity Internet and Mobile is $125/month. We use the chat feature with Xfinity to find an agent who has kept us at $40/year for internet for the last four years. Could not be more thankful we left AT&T. While Youtube's costs have gone up in the past year or so, it is still worth it, especially with carrying almost every channel possible for sports.
 
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San Bernardino, Ca.
When my freshman-year roommate moved to the Bay Area he told me (at 23) that the best thing ever was rolling out of bed at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning and watching the first NFL game of the day. This is a guy who, when we lived in Snyder Hall, would regularly watch college hoops on ESPN from 11 a.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday every winter weekend.
As a socal resident, I gotta agree. However, 8 am on Saturday morning is too early, even for me.
 
#147      
Urbana, IL
Well, I suppose I'd probably hang onto cable too if it was the cheaper alternative.

I was paying Comcast like $200 a month when I finally decided enough was enough.

Though someone who subscribes to all of these streaming services these days is probably paying even more than that, it's crazy.
One of those "Be careful what you wish for" scenarios, although I get a whole lot of things on-demand with no commercials so it's also all good.
 
#149      
I love the look, but I wish we’d not mix and match … pick our “new look” for home/away and only alter it for huge games.
That's the plan, but we can't make wholesale changes to uniforms to really do that until next year. Have a feeling BB is getting close to what he wants at home OBO away could be a little different and could be all white OWO with blue accents. We will see.
 
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That's the plan, but we can't make wholesale changes to uniforms to really do that until next year. Have a feeling BB is getting close to what he wants at home OBO away could be a little different and could be all white OWO with blue accents. We will see.

I think/hope you’re right. As I’ve said before, I’d only make three exceptions:

1) Look like the Bears vs. Northwestern as a statement. BBW at home, BWB in Evanston and OBW occasionally.

2) BBB if we ever get a big prime time night game at home.

3) Orange jerseys used sparingly for a “big game” like a bowl or if we make the Missouri series regular again … preferably not ALL orange, lol.
 
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