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BroncoBuff
10-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Couple weeks ago I was at both the Browns and CU-Wyoming games live ... and I had forgotten just how much stuff you MISS at the games - stuff you see on TV.

On Sunday, Kuper and somebody else came outta the game with injuries, and I didn't even realize until later. Now I hear Robert Ayers was abusing Joe Thomas, and damned if I missed that altogether. The day before, there was some major shuffling on the Buffs O-Line, and Darrell Scott joking around on the sidelines. Even though I had excellent seats, I didn't see and couldn't follow that stuff.

POLL: Decent seats in the stadium, between the 20's second or third deck ... vs. ... 47" TV with good 5-speaker sound.

Which do you prefer?

RhymesayersDU
10-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Buff, I think you're going to get roasted for questioning the game-day experience, but Bill Simmons brought up a similar point a week or two ago, about how it's slowly turning into a better experience watching at home than at the stadium.

It sucks to admit it, but he has a point. Being at home has a TON of perks, especially with Sunday Ticket.

BroncoBuff
10-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Buff, I think you're going to get roasted for questioning the game-day experience, but Bill Simmons brought up a similar point a week or two ago, about how it's slowly turning into a better experience watching at home than at the stadium.

It sucks to admit it, but he has a point. Being at home has a TON of perks, especially with Sunday Ticket.
Yeah, I think the tide might be changing too ...

Maybe I'm spoiled, I used to sit in the press box all the time. But crap I wish I could've seen Ayers against Joe Thomas.

To be fair, you can probably DVR the game and watch it later, but in this case the Broncos weren't on in Seattle :(

OABB
10-01-2009, 08:24 PM
porn? or football?

BroncoBuff
10-01-2009, 08:26 PM
porn? or football?

Well, I can watch 5 football games in a day ...

But I can only do the porn thing twice a day. Maybe. :~ohyah!:

OABB
10-01-2009, 08:27 PM
Well, I can watch 5 football games in a day ...

But I can only do the porn thing twice a day. Maybe. :~ohyah!:

getting old, huh? I only stop when my penis turns red.

TonyR
10-01-2009, 08:27 PM
...Bill Simmons brought up a similar point a week or two ago, about how it's slowly turning into a better experience watching at home than at the stadium.


I was thinking the same thing. Here it is:

Prediction VI: Blackouts of home games will become the signature media story of the 2009 season. You'll hear way too much about it. Here's my take: This isn't about the economy. It's about the fact that it's more fun to stay home and watch football than it is to sit in crappy seats to watch any team ranging from "lousy" to "mediocre." It just is. For many fan bases, here are the two choices every Sunday:

Door No. 1 (more expensive): Traffic, parking, long walk to stadium, lousy seats, lifeless state-of-the-art arena, TV timeouts, dead crowds, drunk/bitter fans, more TV timeouts, hiked-up concession prices, PDAs with jammed signals as you're searching for scores, even more TV timeouts, long walk to car, even more traffic.

Door No. 2 (less expensive): Sofa, NFL package, HD, fantasy scores online, remote control toggling, gambling, access to scores, seven straight hours of football, cell phone calls, beer and food in fridge, no traffic.

I can see going through Door No. 1 once a year just to remind yourself that going to an NFL game sucks. But eight times a year? Unless you had good seats, or unless this was your only excuse to get out of your house and get plastered, why would you? It's a blue-collar sport with white-collar ticket prices. This blackout trend would have happened whether the economy was suffering or not.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/090910

And, while we're here, in the same column he also said this:

Prediction No. VIII: As we all know (or should know), a true sleeper pick can only be a team that: (A) flagrantly sucked last season; and (B) generated little buzz heading into this one. That rules out Houston (too much buzz), Green Bay (ditto), the Jets (9-7 last season) and Bucs (9-7 last season). You have to pick someone from this group: the Bills, Browns, Raiders, Broncos, Chiefs, Lions, Rams, Bengals and Niners. You need the "Nobody believed in us!" factor. You need a team that nailed its April draft and is blessed by a bad division and/or an easy schedule. You need an easy September for momentum. You need a franchise with fans who lost hope and will lose their collective crap if anything good happens. And you need to feel like you want to throw up even as you're anointing the team your sleeper.

My pick? The Broncos. Nobody believes in them because they lost Shanahan (24-24 since 2006) and Cutler (17-20 career record). Was that REALLY a disaster? They hired the architect of New England's record-setting 2007 offense (McDaniels) and traded for a QB with a 21-12 career record as a starter (Kyle Orton). (I know, I'm pushing it with the facts. But those ARE facts.) They crushed the draft: two first-rounders (including running back Knowshon Moreno, who could light it up right away) and five of the top 64 picks. They play in a division with two awful teams (Kansas City and Oakland). They easily could start 4-0 (at Cincy, home for Cleveland, at Oakland, home for Dallas). And the city of Denver has lost all hope. Also, I want to throw up and you are shaking your head right now. In other words, the Broncos fit the bill. Ten and six, I say.

atomicbloke
10-01-2009, 08:28 PM
For me sports is entertainment. The atmosphere, the drama, the tailgates or drinking binges (rugby and soccer), and the game too.

That experience CANNOT be matched at home. Never.

The experience of being part of a mexican wave with 80,000 people participating in it at the same time cannot be replicated at home.

For me, it'll be a long time before I stop enjoying game day experience live... for any sport, be it football, hockey, rugby, soccer, cricket or any other team sport....

Hogan11
10-01-2009, 08:28 PM
How about Live for the home games and TV for the away games, will that work?

tsiguy96
10-01-2009, 08:29 PM
depends. ticket costs + parking + food/beer = hundreds and hundreds of dollars. fun to go, but too expensive to go regularly.

thinkin101
10-01-2009, 08:31 PM
It has slowly become a toss up for me. The live game is something everyone should experience, but with technology and today's financial hardships I'm leaning towards staying home. I only have a 42" HDTV with 5 channel surround and a d.v.r, but the beer is cheap, the bathroom is near without a line and I can throw all my friends out, with the exception of any hot drunk chicks, after the game is over. For now. I like home.:thumbs:

P.S. If I can just figure out a way to host the game in my backyard, life would be great.

Rocket 7
10-01-2009, 08:37 PM
The only thing with watching the game at home is you can go to the restroom anytime. Other than that I would rather be there.

ChSuperStar
10-01-2009, 08:42 PM
If you are not on level 1 or 3, it is worthless going to the game.

ChSuperStar
10-01-2009, 08:48 PM
also... regd watching it at home. i have a basement with a 65 inch mitsbushi.. a bar and wine cellar. the only thing that can top that is playoff football at the stadium.

But but.. i went to the stadium last time when we played NE and PIT in the divison and champ game.. and my god i felt the crowd at the stadium suck, the people behind me i guess have never been to a game. they wanted to just sit and watch and kept saying why dont you sit down sir... i am like are we at a theater or game ?

and AFC champ game.. broncos fanz gave up on the team before even the play started... it was like i was in steeler stadium. when i asked steeler fanz said they paid 300-400 bucks per ticket. that is when i thought, i am not going to pay again for a ticket and got my basement done instead. now i watch my game in luxury with my friends.. and yes, we make a mess of the place and cheer as loud as we can... i feel sometimes it is better than sitting in the stadium

bap454
10-01-2009, 08:55 PM
How did I ever survive without direct tv and tivo.

I went to the Brown/Broncos game. Amazing seats, 45yd line nine rows up from the feild. You just cant beat the atmosphere. This was the first time I also used radio headphones during the game. That my friend is the ticket.
However.....
I still felt that I missed alot of the little things. I found myself missing my big screen,surround sound, and my laptop(FFL). I just have to come home and rewatch the game a couple of times, that all.

Conclusion:
Two games a year at the stadium and rest on the couch-- perfect.

thinkin101
10-01-2009, 08:56 PM
How did I ever survive without direct tv and tivo.

I went to the Brown/Broncos game. Amazing seats, 45yd line nine rows up from the feild. You just cant beat the atmosphere. This was the first time I also used radio headphones during the game. That my friend is the ticket.
However.....
I still felt that I missed alot of the little things. I found myself missing my big screen,surround sound, and my laptop(FFL). I just have to come home and rewatch the game a couple of times, that all.

Conclusion:
Two games a year at the stadium and rest on the couch-- perfect.

Well said!:thumbsup:

ColoradoDarin
10-01-2009, 08:57 PM
My 46" is being delivered tomorrow, along with DTV Sunday Ticket. Of course I now live in Florida, and I'm not interested in going to Jags games regularly. Oh I'll go a few times, especially next year because the Broncos are scheduled to come to Jax. But for me, give me the couch, the surround sound, and the big screen.

maher_tyler
10-01-2009, 08:58 PM
Buff, I think you're going to get roasted for questioning the game-day experience, but Bill Simmons brought up a similar point a week or two ago, about how it's slowly turning into a better experience watching at home than at the stadium.

It sucks to admit it, but he has a point. Being at home has a TON of perks, especially with Sunday Ticket.

Not to mention the high ticket prices..only adds fuel to buy a kick ass TV and just watch it from home. The Atmosphere is what makes going to the game better. Plus, you can say you were there!

Garcia Bronco
10-01-2009, 09:01 PM
I prefer being at the game, but I don't drink so much that I can't pay attention.

thinkin101
10-01-2009, 09:03 PM
I prefer being at the game, but I don't drink so much that I can't pay attention.

I'm a fullblown alcoholic so it's a litle pricey for me.:)

bap454
10-01-2009, 09:03 PM
If you are not on level 1 or 3, it is worthless going to the game.

Please tell more....

Going to games Im about 5hrs away. I just cant justify traveling that far and setting in the nose bleeds. However, I found my self wondering at this last game ( nine rows from the field) on wether sitting a little higher would give you a better perspective on the game??

rows from the field vs better angle from a higher seat

RhymesayersDU
10-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Please tell more....

Going to games Im about 5hrs away. I just cant justify traveling that far and setting in the nose bleeds. However, I found my self wondering at this last game ( nine rows from the field) on wether sitting a little higher would give you a better perspective on the game??

rows from the field vs better angle from a higher seat

You're certainly onto something here... Last season I went to the Bills game, and I had row 4 tickets, this dude was selling them for face on StubHub. Anyways, we were about the 20/25 yard line, and you couldn't see anything on the opposite side of the field.

In my experience thus far, I like sitting in the lower level, on the last row at the top. You're under the overhang if it's raining/showing, you've got nobody behind you so you can stand/sit/whatever, you can see everything and you're still close enough that it's awesome.

Broncofan_H
10-01-2009, 09:08 PM
If you are not on level 1 or 3, it is worthless going to the game.

I disagree.

I've been going since 1987 and we've been 5th level every game. Gives you a good perspective on plays developing.

Rock Chalk
10-01-2009, 09:09 PM
I like going to games and all, but let's be honest. Its work.

Getting out, tailgating, standing around sometimes in freezing ass weather, cooking, drinking, trying to be nice to a bunch of douchebags who think they are your friends because you both wear the same team's jerseys, yelling, rude assholes in teh stadium, drunk ****s, cursing each other and the team out with children nearby. mostly poor views unless you can afford awesome seats, no injury updates through the games, no pausing, stopping and rewatching an awesome hit or play as many times as you want. No time to get up and get a beer during commercial breaks or, TV timeouts as they are called when you are at the game.

Being at a football game also makes you realize just how much slower the game really is. Its why I chuckle about time of possession. There are so many breaks in teh action that these well conditioned athletes should never get tired with all the freaking timeouts there are in football.

At home, I have a comfortable seat with a fantastic view and I control the instant replay. How the **** are you going to beat that?

Garcia Bronco
10-01-2009, 09:15 PM
I disagree.

I've been going since 1987 and we've been 5th level every game. Gives you a good perspective on plays developing.

Exactly. There isn't a bad seat in the house. I sat near the top last year, but was on the 50 on the east side. Great view of coverages and the entire field. I guess if you were going to one game it would really matter, but I just don't care where I sit as long as it isn't clublevel

RhymesayersDU
10-01-2009, 09:17 PM
Exactly. There isn't a bad seat in the house. I sat near the top last year, but was on the 50 on the east side. Great view of coverages and the entire field. I guess if you were going to one game it would really matter, but I just don't care where I sit as long as it isn't clublevel

Indeed. When we played the Pats in the playoffs that year, I got on Ticketmaster and scored 2 tickets. They were in the corner, like section 501 or something, the very last row. It wasn't bad. I prefer sitting lower of course, but it was still a lot of fun. Didn't hurt that the Broncos won. :)

Meck77
10-01-2009, 09:18 PM
Live

Br0nc0Buster
10-01-2009, 10:09 PM
I only get to go to one game a year, but I like that better than just watching it on tv

But I dont have a nice tv or surround sound, or any of that stuff either

Rocket 7
10-01-2009, 10:18 PM
Nothing beats yelling In-com-plete in person. 75,000 people just as crazy as you

Meck77
10-02-2009, 03:40 AM
When I saw this thread I thought "live" would win in a landslide. I guess with the all the technology people have in their homes now in conjunction with the state of the economy people are just more apt to stay at home.

If this poll is a good representation of the average NFL fan (I don't see why it wouldn't be) then NFL owners better start paying attention by lowering their game day experience prices BIG TIME.

Or maybe we just need to get this team back in playoff mode?

Dukes
10-02-2009, 07:19 AM
Because of my a.d.d. I get very distracted at the stadium, often finding myself looking at the crowd around me rather than the game. HDTV is a much better alternative.

Beantown Bronco
10-02-2009, 07:31 AM
Nothing I love more than the live game atmosphere at Mile High, but ever since I had kids, I've been priced out of going back to Denver. Airfare + couple of days in hotel + tix to game and spending money would run me over $4K. And then God help me if they lost.

Too many other things to spend that money on right now.

Punisher
10-02-2009, 07:35 AM
I'll rather watch it naked on Buffs couch ;)

Punisher
10-02-2009, 07:39 AM
I'll rather watch it naked on Buffs couch ;)

With a Broncos Sock covering my dick :~ohyah!:

Beantown Bronco
10-02-2009, 07:45 AM
With a Broncos Sock covering my dick :~ohyah!:

I've been looking for toddler size socks for my 3 year old. Where did you find them?

Punisher
10-02-2009, 07:48 AM
I've been looking for toddler size socks for my 3 year old. Where did you find them?

ROFL! Ha!Ha!

http://www.brandnewdad.com/sports/denver-broncos/

mr007
10-02-2009, 07:56 AM
I have 2 TVs set up in my living room with Sunday ticket - 58 inch w/surround sound and a 42 inch sitting next to it. It's better than Christmas as a kid... flip between Red Zone and game on the main TV and another game on the secondary.

That said, I will always go for at least 1 - 2 live games a year because of the atmosphere and how much fun it is to cheer your team on. I'll be going to the SD game on Monday night since I live DT SD and flying out to Denver for the other game in November.

dbfan4life
10-02-2009, 08:35 AM
I'm like some and only get to a live game maybe once I year. That is hands down the best way to watch for me.

Drunk Monkey
10-02-2009, 08:39 AM
I think it depends on how often you go to games. I have seen the Bronco's play twice. Once in Texas Stadium on Thanksgiving and once in Denver last year vs the Saints. Both experiences were amazing and I had a blast. That whole weekend was an event for me and the wife. We shelled out extra for good seats and stayed in a nice hotel. Based on that I voted for the live experience. Having said that if I did it every weekend it would loose some of it's luster. One or two games a year complimented with the TV experience for the others is probably a perfect match.

80smith
10-02-2009, 09:41 AM
Nothing I love more than the live game atmosphere at Mile High, but ever since I had kids, I've been priced out of going back to Denver. Airfare + couple of days in hotel + tix to game and spending money would run me over $4K. And then God help me if they lost.

Too many other things to spend that money on right now.

I was thinking of taking the family this year but My son is 5 and my daughter is 2. I don't think I could torture myself AND spend the $$$ to go to a home game even though its killing me and really want to see Dawkins come out of the tunnel.

DenverBrit
10-02-2009, 09:49 AM
I go to the game, then watch it again, DVR'd on a 50".

But nothing beats going to the game, the crowd atmosphere and energy is fantastic.

SonOfLe-loLang
10-02-2009, 09:53 AM
I think football, in general, is a TV sport and I'd rather, for example, watch a game where the broncos are the visitor on TV. Its fun being at a home game because of the communal feel, but i dont find it much fun attending a game where the entire crowd supports the other team. Lots of times when Im at football games, i find myself looking at the jumbotron anyway. Its def a better tv sport because so much goes on.

That said, there are certain seats in the stadium that make the xperience better...but there are only a few of those.

Hotrod
10-02-2009, 10:00 AM
Love the live game experiance. The tailgates pre/post game are worth the price of admission. If I lived closer I would NEVER miss a game.

I do however understand not knowing what is going on in detail being an issue. I've found that a quick text to someone watching at home gets me the info I need and they even keep me updated to important info.

Shameless plug for Meck77 here. Went to my first tailgate ever put on by this guy and even though we dont always see eye to eye here the guy is a GREAT fan and all around good guy.

ak1971
10-02-2009, 10:07 AM
In the past I would have said live, but with a nice big TV in HD, and with pretty much dropping at least a C-Note (with tickets, beer, etc.) everytime you go down to the stadium, it definately leans toward at home.

Although if you live close enough you can take in some tailgating and watch the game from home, (best of both worlds)

Hotrod
10-02-2009, 10:18 AM
In the past I would have said live, but with a nice big TV in HD, and with pretty much dropping at least a C-Note (with tickets, beer, etc.) everytime you go down to the stadium, it definately leans toward at home.

Although if you live close enough you can take in some tailgating and watch the game from home, (best of both worlds)

I think there is another member here that does tailgates alot. His name is Tailgatenut but he does more of the upscale wine and cheese kinda thing......not that there is anything wrong with that.

Hotrod
10-02-2009, 10:21 AM
This thread got me thinking back. Who was the other orange suit guy???

lazarus4444
10-02-2009, 10:22 AM
I hav a 65" TV. Plus, when i goto the games i'm always distracted by cheerleaders, hot women in the stands, beer, food etc. I prefer to just watch the game.

ak1971
10-02-2009, 10:23 AM
This thread got me thinking back. Who was the other orange suit guy???

some douchebag.

oubronco
10-02-2009, 10:23 AM
I kinda like the endzone view so you can see the plays develop

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 10:26 AM
This thread got me thinking back. Who was the other orange suit guy???

Dumpy.

He's a bit more "down to earth" than the Cheesy Orange Suit Guy.;D

TonyR
10-02-2009, 10:27 AM
Nothing I love more than the live game atmosphere at Mile High, but ever since I had kids, I've been priced out of going back to Denver. Airfare + couple of days in hotel + tix to game and spending money would run me over $4K. And then God help me if they lost.

Too many other things to spend that money on right now.

That's exactly where I am. When I was younger I would have voted live, but now that I'm older and a creature of comfort I have to lean the other way.

XXXII&III
10-02-2009, 11:48 AM
I record games I attend. I'm able to experience the excitement of the live action, on and off the field. And then when I get home I sit back, put my feet up, and watch the game on the 50" plasma so that I can see all the stuff I missed live. Best of both worlds.

bombay
10-02-2009, 11:51 AM
Prefer? Live. How is that a question.

DeusExManning
10-02-2009, 12:03 PM
At the game you truly feel like you play a part you can influence the outcome.

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 12:08 PM
I record games I attend. I'm able to experience the excitement of the live action, on and off the field. And then when I get home I sit back, put my feet up, and watch the game on the 50" plasma so that I can see all the stuff I missed live. Best of both worlds.

Yep. That works for me. Thanks to DVR.

Rocket 7
10-02-2009, 12:08 PM
At the game you truly feel like you play a part you can influence the outcome.

Hell yeah! Stomping your feet yelling like crazy. Make the rafters shake.

Ironlung
10-02-2009, 12:13 PM
At the game you truly feel like you play a part you can influence the outcome.

This.

HAT
10-02-2009, 12:17 PM
Live in a suite with a TV.

I know you guys like to call that the wine & cheese crowd...But really, if you had access it's the best of both worlds and who's turning it down?

You still get to tailgate, feel the energy of the crowd, sit outside....

But you also have beer in the fridge, grub on the counter, TV and sound for replays, analysis, other scores, etc.

I've only been in s uite once for football (At a Charger game), but several times for MLB, NHL & NBA and there is no downside.

rmsanger
10-02-2009, 12:31 PM
I watch at home in my own barrell!

Sassy
10-02-2009, 01:02 PM
I think there is another member here that does tailgates alot. His name is Tailgatenut but he does more of the upscale wine and cheese kinda thing......not that there is anything wrong with that.

I didn't see one bottle of wine at his tailgate....;D

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 01:24 PM
I didn't see one bottle of wine at his tailgate....;D

I keep one in the pantry just in case a crab walks by.

Orange_Beard
10-02-2009, 01:47 PM
Nothing better then being @ MileHigh.

ak1971
10-02-2009, 01:52 PM
I didn't see one bottle of wine at his tailgate....;D

see the problem is TGN actually drives a Benz and wears an Armani suit to work during the week. The beer and brats thing is all a sham

crawdad
10-02-2009, 01:54 PM
see the problem is TGN actually drives a Benz and wears an Armani suit to work during the week. The beer and brats thing is all a sham

You never see many working engineers in a monkey suit. They work for a living

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 01:55 PM
see the problem is TGN actually drives a Benz and wears an Armani suit to work during the week. The beer and brats thing is all a sham

What's a BRAT?

crawdad
10-02-2009, 01:55 PM
An 8 year old snot nosed kid that is spoiled by his momma.

Beantown Bronco
10-02-2009, 01:57 PM
An 8 year old snot nosed kid that is spoiled by his momma.

At least we don't have to worry about him cutting in line for Cutler's autograph anymore.

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 01:58 PM
At least we don't have to worry about him cutting in line for Cutler's autograph anymore.

:rofl: Good one.

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 01:59 PM
You never see many working engineers in a monkey suit. They work for a living


Suits are for Weddings and funerals. (Is there are difference?):wiggle:

ak1971
10-02-2009, 01:59 PM
You never see many working engineers in a monkey suit. They work for a living

oh..thats a scam too..he's actually a GOP lobbyist !Booya!

TailgateNut
10-02-2009, 02:00 PM
oh..thats a scam too..he's actually a GOP lobbyist !Booya!


NOW you've crossed the line. Prepare to get flogged or poisoned on Sunday.

Rocket 7
10-02-2009, 02:03 PM
At least we don't have to worry about him cutting in line for Cutler's autograph anymore.

For the newer members in case you don't know.

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=57038

Lomax
10-02-2009, 03:44 PM
Haven't been to many games. But the ones I did attend, I had crappy seats and missed virtually ALL of the detail of what was going on. Fights, injuries, individual match-ups, commentary, everything. I had to ask people what was going on, what down it was, etc. In addition, going to and leaving the game took forever (it was at Qualcomm), and I missed ALL of the day's other football action. No morning games, no night game.

So it was bittersweet. I enjoyed being there, but when I got home I was totally out of the loop on what had transpired that day, in the game I was at, and around the league.

That said, being at the game is a unique experience. But I would only want to do it once in a while.

Doggcow
10-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Nothing beats being in the stands, cheering my guys on. Nothing.

Jason in LA
10-02-2009, 06:51 PM
I prefer at home, or at my regular sports bar, but it's cool to go to a couple games a year. At home you get more replays, see more stats, and you just get more information. And it's cheaper and hassle free. But the at the game experience is worth the trip a few times a year. But when I do go to the game I like to take a radio with me to listen to the play by play. I just like getting the information.

Hogan11
10-02-2009, 06:58 PM
I prefer at home, or at my regular sports bar, but it's cool to go to a couple games a year. At home you get more replays, see more stats, and you just get more information. And it's cheaper and hassle free. But the at the game experience is worth the trip a few times a year. But when I do go to the game I like to take a radio with me to listen to the play by play. I just like getting the information.

The sports bar is my absolute last choice...wayyyy too many creeps talking smack, acting like idiots, etc. These guys make trying to watch the game impossible.

CoBear23
10-03-2009, 11:16 AM
For me sports is entertainment. The atmosphere, the drama, the tailgates or drinking binges (rugby and soccer), and the game too.

That experience CANNOT be matched at home. Never.

The experience of being part of a mexican wave with 80,000 people participating in it at the same time cannot be replicated at home.

For me, it'll be a long time before I stop enjoying game day experience live... for any sport, be it football, hockey, rugby, soccer, cricket or any other team sport....

You're spot on my friend.

From my first Broncos game when I was four years old with my pops, till I take my grandkids to their first game. Nothing will ever, ever equal the atmosphere that tailgating with fellow Broncomaniacs, and stomping my feet and screaming on third down will.

We're only guaranteed 8 days a year to see the Broncos play in Denver, and to me each one is a treat to be enjoyed in person.

BroncoBuff
10-03-2009, 11:21 AM
The experience of being part of a mexican wave with 80,000 people participating in it at the same time cannot be replicated at home.

¿Qué hace ese medio?

colonelbeef
10-03-2009, 11:58 AM
TV for sure. Going to games has lost some of it's luster, especially because of the seasons in which the NFL is played... although I would rather be at a baseball game than watch it on tv

Sassy
10-03-2009, 12:01 PM
I keep one in the pantry just in case a crab walks by.

Or AK :welcome:ROFL!
(Just giving you crap, Andy! )

TailgateNut
10-03-2009, 12:05 PM
TV for sure. Going to games has lost some of it's luster, especially because of the seasons in which the NFL is played

Who would dare schedule football during the colder season. WTF is that. It should only be played when the forecast calls for Sunny skies and 80+ temps, so the FairWeather fans will come out and support their team.:spit:

lex
10-03-2009, 12:27 PM
TV for sure. Going to games has lost some of it's luster, especially because of the seasons in which the NFL is played... although I would rather be at a baseball game than watch it on tv

Watching it on tv has lost some of its luster. It may seem silly but I still cant get used to a touchdown, followed by a commercial break, followed by a kickoff, followed by another commercial break. A kickoff sandwiched between two commercial breaks really sucks in a way that is hard to get used to.

DHallblows
10-03-2009, 03:19 PM
While you miss injuries and replays at the game, you miss interesting little things on tv. At the Browns game Derek Anderson was on the sidelines being a douche the first half. Vigorously pointing first down when we didn't hold a third and 1 and punting a pilon at the end of the first half. It made the win even sweeter when his dumbass was just sitting on the bench during the 4th quarter not being so cocky.
But I enjoy getting valuable info from tv like injuries and replay so I don't care either way

Durango
10-03-2009, 06:45 PM
There is absolutely nothing quite like spending the day with 75-thousand Bronco fans, and you can't do that no matter how big your mega-theatre at home. Attending Bronco games can be cleansing when you think about how much dissension there is among people these days; politics, race, class. It all merges into one happy mass at Bronco games, and it's a great experience every time.

TailgateNut
10-03-2009, 08:37 PM
there is absolutely nothing quite like spending the day with 75-thousand bronco fans, and you can't do that no matter how big your mega-theatre at home. Attending bronco games can be cleansing when you think about how much dissension there is among people these days; politics, race, class. It all merges into one happy mass at bronco games, and it's a great experience every time.

^5

atomicbloke
10-03-2009, 09:32 PM
¿Qué hace ese medio?

It's called an audience wave in America and a Mexican wave in the rest of the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audience_wave

Jekyll15Hyde
10-03-2009, 11:05 PM
Ever since I got an HDTV 6 or 7 years ago, home has been the clear winner for me. Big TV and all is nice but the widescreen angle for HD just adds so much more.

Cant beat the all you can eat/drink at fraction of the price and none of the hassles that come with the game.

Still like stadium atmosphere so I prefer to get to one preseason game a year (try for #3) and stick with regular season at home.

Sassy
10-03-2009, 11:12 PM
LIVE...hands down!
There is nothing like the atmosphere of a live game!
Although , I do record the game and have HD and Sunday Ticket!

Sassy
10-03-2009, 11:12 PM
There is absolutely nothing quite like spending the day with 75-thousand Bronco fans, and you can't do that no matter how big your mega-theatre at home. Attending Bronco games can be cleansing when you think about how much dissension there is among people these days; politics, race, class. It all merges into one happy mass at Bronco games, and it's a great experience every time.

THIS!!!
:approve:

FireFly
10-04-2009, 07:28 AM
porn? or football?

Dude, it's all about the multi tasking!

Why choose one over the other!? :angel:

ak1971
10-04-2009, 08:28 AM
Dude, it's all about the multi tasking!

Why choose one over the other!? :angel:

I have noticed that porn in HD is a bit scary though

thinkin101
10-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Nothing beats good smut in HD. Uhh I mean football.

azbroncfan
10-04-2009, 09:26 AM
Both. I like to watch in person and tape the game to rewatch when I get home.

Archer81
10-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Lived in Colorado for 9 years, have never been to a Broncos game. One day, when I have a job and not going to school I'll make a weekend out of it. But I think I'd go to the game and DVR it at home.


:Broncos:

TheElusiveKyleOrton
10-04-2009, 11:26 AM
Tough question. So tough that I can't honestly answer this with any degree of accuracy.

I love having my season tix. Love them. And I love my seats, the experience of being at the game, hearing and feeling the roar of the crowd. All of it. The Chicago game in preseason is one of the better experiences I've ever had at any stadium.

BUT. I also love being at home. The wide selection of beers. Vodka and bong rips if I so desire. No lines for the pisser. The girlfriend making all manner of delicious, unhealthy snacks. Throwing a football in the yard at halftime. Games of cornhole. High definition TV and sound. Plus the ticket and Red Zone, minus parking/light rail... being at home is pretty damn good too.

Fact is, I sell more of my season tickets than I'd expected I would. Happy to give people the chance to check out a live game once or twice a year, and only go to the games I really wanna see live (like Pitt, NYG, Chiefs).

Ask me to pick which one I like more, and I really can't.

TailgateNut
10-04-2009, 07:06 PM
Someone, anyone tell me it was better to watch this game at home. HD or Not, this game frigging rocked. Mile High was ALIVE;D

TailgateNut
10-04-2009, 07:11 PM
Bean, thanks for the REP. Today was an awesome day at MILE HIGH. **** incestco, MILE HIGH is alive and well 300 yds to the south of the hallowed grounds.

Meck77
10-04-2009, 07:13 PM
Thanks for the grub dude. I can tell you first hand that the people in Colorado prefer to watch the game live.

Walked around the stadium for a couple hours trying to buy a ticket. NONE for sale. Even the scalpers were confused...lmfao

It's all good though. Broncomania is strong again.

TailgateNut
10-04-2009, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the grub dude. I can tell you first hand that the people of Colorado prefer to watch the game live.

Walked around the stadium for a couple hours trying to buy a ticket. NONE for sale. Even the scalpers were confused...lmfao

It's all good though. Broncomania is strong again.

Good to see ya again my brother. It's ALIVE!!!

Sassy
10-04-2009, 07:18 PM
Broncofan 116 texted me during the game...his text "WE BELIEVE...WE WIN! Mile High Magic"

TailgateNut
10-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Broncofan 116 texted me during the game...his text "WE BELIEVE...WE WIN! Mile High Magic"

I tell no lies, the place was alive, and it was GOOD!:wiggle:

I had a bunch of Cowpie fans alk **** to me in the bathroom during the third qtr and I told them I hadn't heard the fat lady yet.:wiggle:

Sassy
10-04-2009, 07:25 PM
It sounded loud!

TailgateNut
10-04-2009, 07:28 PM
It sounded loud!


My ass is still vibrating, and I'm at home. ****ing out standing game. :strong:

Dendave
10-04-2009, 07:54 PM
Watching it on tv has lost some of its luster. It may seem silly but I still cant get used to a touchdown, followed by a commercial break, followed by a kickoff, followed by another commercial break. A kickoff sandwiched between two commercial breaks really sucks in a way that is hard to get used to.

so you think the people in the stands aren't sitting through commercial breaks also, or is it only the TV viewing audience? whatever

TailgateNut
10-04-2009, 08:00 PM
so you think the people in the stands aren't sitting through commercial breaks also, or is it only the TV viewing audience? whatever

We just don't have to watch the stupid ass commercials.