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View Poll Results: Go to a game or watch it on your HDTV big screen?
Go to a game 7 63.64%
Watch it on my HDTV 4 36.36%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-14-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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So would you rather go to a football, baseball, basketball or Hockey game or stay home and watch it in HD on a 50in screen with the bathroom just steps away and beer in the fridge at your disposal. Watching sports on TV just got so much better and with the replays and close up's and just the presentation of the game. Is it even close anymore? nosebleed seats of sitting right in front of your HDTV? I passed on so many Bucks games and even more Brewers games than normal with my big HDTV and surround sound and any food and beer I want. Don't get me wrong I still enjoy going to games for everything it offers but I all but completely ruled out ever getting season tickets, the view at home is just way too good!
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Tough to beat
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I like to get to a game or two of baseball and football each season. I am by no means a season ticket holder nor would I enjoy going to every game. Especially during weather extemes. For baseball I actually prefer night games, I don't care for baking in the sun for three hours on a hot, humid afternoon.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Depends on who is paying.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Depends on who is paying.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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I think the older you get, the less excitement and anticipation one gets from going to a game.

To me, fighting traffic, paying mucho dinero for tickets, dealing with the hassle of fans constantly getting out of their seats and coming back, and missing action when you are thirsty or hungry all make staying home and watching the games on HD TV much more appealing.

I used to love the excitement of the roar of the crowd---the electricity of emotion of the crowd--and the buzz created at the stadium. I guess getting older and getting toward the senior years, dampens my enthusiasm for fighting crowds and traffic---I guess also having a bathroom within 20 steps also helps.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I really do enjoy going to games, but I don't think it is worth the money anymore for good seats.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I have season tickets for the Denver Broncos and never miss a home game. The excitement of the crowd and music and food all adds to the fun of watching the game live as opposed to a flat screen tv at home no matter how large and nice it is. Especially night games and playoff games as the energy at those games are amazing. Leave the flat screen tv for the away games..............
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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If I've seen an event once or twice live, in person, I'd rather see the event on HDTV later. I get in this conversation w/ other Buc fans all the time. They think you're less of a fan if you don't go to the games to support the team. At $75/ticket, that can get expensive, and miserable being in the hot FLA sun watching the team lose ugly like they did last season. The cost of my Buc season tickets could buy me a new HDTV every season.

I still have season tickets for 2012, but my cancel them w/ the new 85% rule for blackouts.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Big screen: When good games are on (baseball, football, hockey-or our home team) I have four friends that come over to the house and we have a great time. Cold beer, dogs, burgers and snacks and no waiting in lines for anything. And the wives are ok with it...due to they go shopping while we watch the games......
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