Do you love the NFL? We mean really, really love pro football, to the point where your fandom causes you to spontaneously spend hundreds of dollars on it per year - just so you can watch a lot of it on television?
Then, good golly, have we got good news for you! Following baseball’s lead, the NFL and DirecTV have just announced a plan to offer an iPhone application for fans to subscribe to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket service. Unlike the MLB plan, though, the NFL appears to have a giant disadvantage: it’s really not cheap.
First, the particulars, via BARRON’S TECH TRADER DAILY:
To use the service, youâ€™ll need to pay for both the satellite TV providerâ€™s $280 Sunday Ticket subscription, and a $100 add-on Superfan upgrade. The service is subject to local blackout rules.
Oh, you don’t have DirecTV? So sad, so sad. You’ll just have to spend your $380 on something else, like a prostitute and a cheeseburger. Preferably not at the same time, unless that’s your “thing.”
Meanwhile, recall that on the MLB AtBat application, the price is only $10 for the season. Granted, that’s for one game at a time, rather than the comprehensive service the NFL offers, but still.
Also, granted, baseball’s on every day and has 162 games in a season; the odds that your favorite team is playing a can’t-miss game that’s being offered by the service are prohibitively small, compared with the once-a-week, 16-weeks-a-year frenetic pace of the NFL, but still.
Also, granted, baseball is two steps up from watching paint dry, while football is awesome and exciting. But still.