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lookout123 07-26-2010 05:05 PM

I know it seems obsessive but I can't explain the joy and contentment I get from watching Arsenal pass a silly ball around a patch of grass. I have not missed a single game in more than 4 years. I wait til the family is asleep and then watch my recorded games so Mrs L only laughs at my obsession.

Although I only pay $10/month for my sports package I now have a dilemma. A new internet/cable bundle is advertised with a different company right now. It would save my family @$120/month unfortunately I will lose access to 60% of Arsenal's games.

Doing the right thing fucking sucks sometimes.

Clodfobble 07-26-2010 05:37 PM

Is there maybe an online solution? I would think a team as major as Arsenal might very well have streaming video of games available...

lookout123 07-26-2010 07:14 PM

Good idea but that carries with it a couple problems. The broadcast rights issue for the games means most streams are low quality and unpredictable at the best of times and non-existent at the worst. Even the official club website can only offer text play by play during the games and then only highlights after the game.

I very purposefully stay away from the streaming though because many of the games are played when I should be working and I have self discipline issues so it would be very easy for me to blow off my job from 12-2 trying to catch a decent livestream and then the highlights until 2:30, then... No. That's why I only watch live games on Saturday or Sunday mornings with Lil Lookout or after the family is asleep for weekday games.

It's not really a lifechanging decision. Directv and internet are already in our budget but when the bundle option came up I saw the opportunity for significant savings and now I'm having a gutcheck. Smartguy says to save the money. Arsenal nutjob says screw the money, watch the games.

jinx 07-26-2010 07:18 PM

Can you save a similar amount somewhere else in the budget?

monster 07-26-2010 07:42 PM

Stick with your plan if it's in your budget. These great deals rapidly become not so great. Also, try calling your current company and tell them you want to stay but your budget says leave, can they cut you a deal.....?

lumberjim 08-02-2010 09:29 AM

Griff 08-02-2010 09:34 AM

Ah crap, was it one of those little posts in a parking lot?

lumberjim 08-02-2010 10:10 AM

I was backing out of my driveway, and there was a van parked along the side of the street.... I thought I had accounted for all the cars going by, but I missed one. A 92 Lesabre. I clipped him as he went by.

everyone is ok, but his car is probably totalled.... just because it's only worth $2000 or so.

The good news is that his doors still work, the windows go up and down... and he'll get a check that will help him.. He's been unemployed for the last year and a half, and just got a job. I have to pay our deductible....

classicman 08-02-2010 10:43 AM

Uggghh - well at least everyone is ok. Sorry bro.

Undertoad 08-02-2010 10:52 AM

That's an improvement in the look of the LeSabre.

Getgo 08-02-2010 05:16 PM

My lower right lip and chin area is numb from getting a cavity refilled today. It's pissing me off because I'm getting hungry and can't chow down like I want to. I'm slowly eating a sloppy joe right now.

squirell nutkin 08-02-2010 08:29 PM

Ben Doon and Phil MacCavity

thud85 08-02-2010 11:13 PM

A loaded U-Haul truck broke down less than a block from my destination... Waited 45+ minutes for the roadside assistance guy, who told me the fuel pump was busted. Waited an additional 45+ minutes for a tow truck, which towed the truck a block...waited patiently for me to unload everything into the driveway...and towed the damn thing away.

xoxoxoBruce 08-02-2010 11:59 PM

You're lucky you were that close, could have had to unload, load another truck, then unload again.

thud85 08-03-2010 01:04 AM

Yeah...and also lucky that we were on residential roads rather than a 6-lane highway or something. All in all it could have been a lot worse, but was still a monkey wrench in an already-tiring day.

Life goes on..

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