For my American Gooner brethren, reckoning day is here. Not sure if any of you noticed but today I was getting massively bored of that lolpool v Crystal Palace match, and I noticed Southampton v West Ham was lit at 2 - 1. I hit the guide button on my directv controller only to notice the “overflow” EPL channels eerily empty. So I start doing some digging…well turns out that NBC has fucked over it’s PL fan base. Here’s an article talking about what they’ve done.
LIke I said I just became aware of this. I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Being an Arsenal fan it’s not going to hurt so much, but as I said it’s just sad because I’d like to switch over to watch a more exciting match regardless of who is playing. If Watford is playing Brighton Hove Albion and it’s 2 -2 with 15 minutes to play, that’s an easy decision over watching the last 15 minutes of City destroying WBA by 5 goals.
It’s doubly a hard decision for me because I particularly hate watching live sports through a stream…and from what I’ve read the previous version of NBC’s live streaming app was beyond shit. I think I’m just going to have to become a much more casual PL fan and miss some Arsenal matches this season. Hopefully NBC will see the error of their ways, but I think they are going to lose a lot of fans by then.