Just like many of you, I have stopped paying my ridiculous cable bill since I don’t watch 75% of the channels. Furthermore, I am not going to pay the full bill for only watching 25% of the channels. In regard to sports, this applies to all of us fans because we obviously have no outlet to watch events such as the Stanley Cup, NBA Final, or even the Superbowl.
To make the matter more of a problem than it is, we have no source to find day-to-day information of our favorite team or breaking news in general. But don’t worry, I have a couple solutions that will help you keep up with any trade deadline, player injuries, or major trade that happens in the league as well as where to watch the game.
Streaming is the best answer for your gameday problem when trying to watch the game. In the United States, 85% of Millenials (born in 1981-1996) have a smartphone so it would make sense that there would be some sort of app made to resolve this problem. Well I’m here to tell you there is and you should be using it. Most, if not all, NFL games are broadcasted on NBC, CBS, and FOX networks. All of these media outlets provide an app with a monthly purchase that lets you legally stream any game. The NHL provides the same service in the NHL-tv and you are able to watch any game in the league during the season. Both of these options are far cheaper than having cable.
While your problem of watching the game itself is solved as I stated above, there is still the problem of keeping up with statistics, injury updates, scheduling, roster changes, and any breaking news that happens in the league. My #1 suggestion would be to make an account and download the Bleacher Report app. Through this app, you can follow any major news in the league or with a specific team. WHy you should make an account is for the reason of following specific teams. You can follow any and every team in any league from the NFL to rugby teams overseas. Even better, you can receive notifications for just about all aspects of sports. When a game will be played, in-game scoring, updated minute-by-minute gameplay and much more are all things Bleacher Report can do. And to top it all off, everything is free.
How do you feel about cable? Do you feel the same as I do and want a cheaper approach? Do applications like Bleacher Report or cable networks satisfy all your sports needs? Let me know in the comments.