Ideas on how to sell FI on getting rid of cable…He NEEDS Sports ;)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you can subscribe to ESPN and watch games online.  Though I’m not sure how much it is and if he can watch all the games he wants.  You’d have to look into it.

Post # 4
2222 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you cut movie channels? Or maybe reduce the # of sports channels to the minimum? Like just basic cable package?

Post # 5
3237 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not sure about Roku but you can subscribe to ESPN through XBox so i’m sure you can.

Post # 7
2222 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oops sorry, just realized you want to cut cable all together! 


Can he do live streaming of games online? I don’t think I could ever get DH to give up sports on tv, personally 🙂

Post # 8
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Guess it depends on what you watch.  I really only watch college basketball and football and I can watch almost everything on  But I watch A LOT of collegebasketball.  I did it without cable.  I think if you had the basic channels (ABC, CBS, local cable) it would pick up all the rest that weren’t on

It’s alsocalled WatchESPN.  It should be free depending on your internet provider.  Who’s your internet provider?  Once and awhile I run into something blacked out in our area…and in that case I’d just go to the bar across the street to watch it.

There are some exceptions depending on what you watch.  Like many NBA games are on channels like TNT so that wouldn’t work.  But I don’t watch those other than playoff games.

Go over to and see what they have.  You’d be surprised how many thing you can watch for free on there (almost everything on ESPN can be watched from what I’ve seen).

Post # 10
1218 posts
Bumble bee

We haven’t paid for Cable in probably two years. Everything you could want is available via the internet.

Post # 11
250 posts
Helper bee

Have you considered the apple tv streamer

Post # 12
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It depends on what sport he likes.  My husband watches football and most games are available on digital rabbit ears (ABC, FOX, NBC).

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