The 3 Hidden Pitfalls of Watching the NFL Online for Free
Not having cable is all the rage these days. Between pirating and streaming and legal downloads, there's almost no reason to own a television or hand over your hard earned cash to a cable company ever again. Unfortunately, these easy living good times don't extend to watching sports.
NFL fans have it especially tough in that respect. Here are three reason why .
To give credit where it's due, NBC's Sunday Night Football Extra is far and away the finest free online NFL coverage available. You get the entire game in great quality and can even choose from a variety of camera angles.
And if the commercial break is longer than it takes to get through all three of the ads, you just get a static image informing you that coverage will resume shortly. You'll recognize it as the same image that's onscreen during any halftime "entertainment" which, for some reason, you're not allowed to watch. Again, not a big deal unless, say, you were viewing the first ever online broadcast of the Super Bowl, which anyone who did can confirm was completely devoid of Madonna's halftime antics.
OK, fine, maybe this one isn't that bad after all. But wait until Thursday.
2. Thursday Night Football's "Live Look Ins"
The NFL Network's online coverage of Thursday Night Football is easily the most frustrating online sports experience you could hope to have. Instead of broadcasting the entire game, which, being the NFL and all, they're more than capable of, they give you "live look ins." They are exactly what they sound like brief moments of actual live game footage interrupted with long stretches of coverage of three dicks in suits sitting around talking about the game that you only wish you were watching.
No, really, we're having enough fun watching Kurt Warner talk.
At some point in the second half, a Ryan Seacrest type comes on and fields trivia questions that, frustratingly, never solve the one riddle on everyone's mind by that point.
Why Wholesale Jerseys is the guy from Sugar Ray on the NFL Network?
Does the NFL really hate its fans this much? By the time that segment has ended, you've usually missed a good portion of the second half and the game is either so far out of hand that watching any further would be pointless or it's so close that you miss the conclusion trying to Google around for details about what happened while you watched the NFL Network's D list talent talk about Bronko Nagurski for 45 minutes.
1. The European Nuclear Option
For the truly brave, there is a shady European website (we're pretty sure just linking to it is a violation of the Geneva Conventions) out there that will literally give you access to every sporting event on television at absolutely no charge to you. And all you have to do is navigate your way through a minefield of the most difficult to close, Wholesale NFL Jerseys virus laden Internet ads you could ever imagine to get there.
Those might look like regular pop up ads, but we assure you they are not. There are tricks and tactics employed here that will fool even the most savvy computer users. For example, one of the ads features a red "X" that moves the first time you try to click it.
Another ad features a red "X" that is merely that; a red box with a white "X" in it. Clicking it will just launch the ad. Some ads can't be closed at all. You just have to refresh the screen and start the process over.
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An official from Guinness World Records recorded the crowd noise at 137.6 decibels during the Seahawks victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. The record came during the second quarter of Seattle's Carlos Hyde Youth Jersey 34 7 victory and was announced on the Seahawks Twitter page.
Seahawks fans had http://www.49ersofficialnflauthentic.com/authentic-carlos-hyde-jersey.html set a record of 136.6 in a win over San Francisco in September. The mark was topped by Kansas City fans in October with 137.5 decibels.
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Quinton Coples disrupt with spin moves on Saints' final drive
Plenty of folks in MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon surely held their breath when Drew Brees lined up to begin at a drive at his own 19 yard line with 1:58 remaining, and the Jets up 26 20 on Brees and the Saints.
Brees is a future Hall of Famer. With him under center, this game was far from over. But on the next five snaps, the Saints failed to gain a single yard, and the Jets defense got the final stand it needed for a critical win and 5 4 record heading into the off week.
Let start with the first play: first and 10 at the 19 with 1:58 remaining. The Jets showed a five man rush before the snap. They bluffed with a four man rush at the snap, then dropped Quinton Coples and David Harris off, leaving Sheldon Richardson and Demario Davis attacking with a rush.
View full sizeOn first www.officialbuccaneersnflauthentic.com/authentic-akeem-spence-jersey.html and 10, the Jets showed a five man rush before the snap.
View full sizeJust after the first and 10 snap, the Jets bluffed with a four man rush, and then dropped two of the rushers.
View full sizeSheldon Richardson beat the Saints' center and was able to get a hand on Drew Brees' pass.
View full sizeOn second and 10, Muhammad Wilkerson lined up head up against Saints center Brian de la Puente a matchup that would go in Wilkerson's favor.
View full sizeWilkerson beat the block and drew an important holding call that set the Saints back.
View full sizeOn third and 19, Richardson again got into the backfield and hit Brees as he threw, after beating left guard Ben Grubbs.
View full sizeOn the Saints' final offensive snap, fourth and 19, Quinton Coples matched up against left tackle Charles Brown.
View full sizeThe Jets' pass rushers were successful with spin moves on the Charles Sims Youth Jersey final drive, and Coples used one to get past Brown.
Richardson, who is having a fantastic rookie season, used a spin move to get past Saints center Brian de la Puente. Richardson was able to stick his hand up, in Brees face, and deflect the ball as it left Brees hand. It fell incomplete over the middle. This was a big moment on the drive, to stop the Saints on first and 10.
So was the disruption Muhammad Wilkerson caused on the next play, as Brees completed a 16 yard pass to Nick Toon. The Jets lined Wilkerson head up against de la Puente, who wasn going to have any help with blocking one of the NFL best pass rushers. Wilkerson made the Saints pay. He got past de la Puente, who held him, and was flagged for a 9 yard penalty that set the Saints drive back.
This brought up second and 19 at the 10. Brees actually had some time on this play, and he tossed a pass to Lance Moore at the 21, but it appeared Moore never saw the ball, or didn turn around in time.
The Saints had two more chances. Here came third and 19 at the 10, with 1:36 remaining. Brees needed a deep completion. The Jets showed a four man rush on this play, and indeed rushed four. Brees had a decent amount of time, but had to fling the ball as Richardson beat left guard Ben Grubbs with yet another spin move. Richardson hit Brees as he threw and the ball was nearly intercepted just past midfield by Dee Milliner.
At this point, the Saints were behind the chains in a bad way, with fourth and 19 at the 10. There were 1:27 remaining. So while this was the Saints last chance, they did have some time, if Brees was able to complete the ball for a first down. The Jets again showed four and rushed four. But that was enough to beat the Saints five man offensive line, especially with Wilkerson getting penetration into the pocket against right guard Jahri Evans, which helped move Brees to the left, directly into Coples path.
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