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View Poll Results: Best Place to watch a game
The Stadium 38 41.76%
Sports Bar 8 8.79%
Man Cave with other fans 43 47.25%
Family room with wife and kids 17 18.68%
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #26
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You are getting away cheap at $750.00... For Chica and I to attend a game not only do we need game tickets, food and parking, but throw in air fare from Los Angeles, Hotel for a couple nights and a car rental. easy grand to visit Mile High stadium for us.
Same here..BUT if I lived there would I go to every game? probably not I could see it becoming a hassle.

I was at the Bears game last year in Denver and I can say there is a different feeling of being at the game, that game more than most was an awesome experience. A lot like the SD game this year..I have been very lucky that the games I do attend turn out to be awesome.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #27
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I like watching games on my TV in my recliner, with my beer that is reasonably priced and a bathroom that doesn't smell like a urinal and my pick of food without standing in a line for 30 minutes to get it.

Call me crazy, but that sounds like an infinitely better time to me.
I used to have season tickets from 1960 thru 1979 when I moved out of Colorado for good..

I spent more time in the urinal line than some folks on here have time as fans....

You know you can get a urinal installed in your bathroom for the full game day experience..

Now I like the DVR, so I can replay it stop it to go to the head, skip through the commercials , having my sweetie bring me a beverage or snacks and most of all the 60" led surround sound experience in a climate controlled situation..

Now I would go to a game if it was one of interest had prime seats and up front parking.. But going back to the 70's in the cold nasty weather on a regular basis not happening for me..
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:22 PM   #28
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I like o go to 1 or 2 games a year and watch the rest on my TV. I got my eye on an 80 inch LcD at Cosco.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #29
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I prefer at home but enjoy the stadium experience as well. So my solution is I go to all the preseason games and get tix on the cheap at Stubhub (and target club level) or get free tix from one of the many season tix holders I know. Regular season games are in the comfort of my home
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I used to love the stadium atmosphere but ever since the new stadium got built it seems as though they cater more to the white collar wine and cheese ticket buyers as opposed to the die hard fans. Add in raises in ticket prices and it becomes more fun to enjoy at home.

I remember having stadium security called on a few friends and I for cheering loudly and disturbing others around us. We were not drunk off our asses or being vulgar, just a group of fans having a nice time.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #31
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This is what I do when going to the game...

-Load up a bunch of mountain dew and coke, as well as candy and some snacks to get me through the game. I don't need alcohol and I'm sure as hell not paying stadium prices for a freaking beer or hot meal.

-Take a piss right before kickoff...this will usually last me through the game so I will never have to get out of my seat.

-Park at Auraria Campus. Nice walk, only $10.

-Bring my old trusty transister radio with the headphones so I always know wtf is going on.

Not including tickets it costs me an extra $20-$25 to go. But I haven't gone to a regular season game since '09, haven't had season tickets since '07 and I'm fine with it. Really don't need to go anymore.
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I like o go to 1 or 2 games a year and watch the rest on my TV. I got my eye on an 80 inch LcD at Cosco.
wait for the 100".. black Friday sale..

I saved about 1200 last year on my Sony Bravia back lit LED LCD 3D 55" unit just about half price.. bought it online a few minutes after mid nite.. followed it up with a 3D blue ray surround sound 1000 watt 7 speaker with wireless rear speakers home theater a few minutes later. saved about 700 on that one..

But no Christmas for me this year got it all last year..

to top it all off NO TAXES and free delivery. had them in home Tuesday the next week which totally surprised me when the Fedex truck showed up.... figured they would get here about a week before Christmas..
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I used to love the stadium atmosphere but ever since the new stadium got built it seems as though they cater more to the white collar whine and cheese ticket buyers as opposed to the die hard fans. Add in raises in ticket prices and it becomes more fun to enjoy at home.

I remember having stadium security called on a few friends and I for cheering loudly and disturbing others around us. We were not drunk off our asses or being vulgar, just a group of fans having a nice time.
fixed that for you..
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #34
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I love the new stadium experience. Needs a better wine selection but the cheese is top notch. If anyone is standing in front if me, I just text their location and security gives them the boot.
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wait for the 100".. black Friday sale..

I saved about 1200 last year on my Sony Bravia back lit LED LCD 3D 55" unit just about half price.. bought it online a few minutes after mid nite.. followed it up with a 3D blue ray surround sound 1000 watt 7 speaker with wireless rear speakers home theater a few minutes later. saved about 700 on that one..

But no Christmas for me this year got it all last year..

to top it all off NO TAXES and free delivery. had them in home Tuesday the next week which totally surprised me when the Fedex truck showed up.... figured they would get here about a week before Christmas..
Good score. That won't work for me though I live in Baja Mx. Cosco is my only shot. Gonna cost me about $4,500 before the surround sound equipment. Who said living in Mexico is cheap!
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Good score. That won't work for me though I live in Baja Mx. Cosco is my only shot. Gonna cost me about $4,500 before the surround sound equipment. Who said living in Mexico is cheap!
yeah your screwed.. I guess that amazon does not deliver there? that was where I got all my stuff..
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #37
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No sympathy at all. Ticket prices, concessions and parking are outrageous. They've basically priced the "normal" fans out of going to the stadium. They make a killing with their TV and satellite deals. Their merchandising is major lucrative. Those owners can go suck it. They're all practically billionaires. Never enough for them.

You want normal fans back, lower ticket prices so they don't have to wait for a tax return just to be able to afford to go to the game.
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I love the new stadium experience. Needs a better wine selection but the cheese is top notch. If anyone is standing in front if me, I just text their location and security gives them the boot.


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Old 11-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #39
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NFL games are a pretty damn good TV show if you think about it.

For me, I can't financially justify the expense against saving for retirement, kids educations, and rainy day fund.

Having Manning sure helps get the games on the tube here every week too.
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I have never got a chance to watch any Bronco game at a stadium besides the preseason game in Charlotte against the Panthers when Elway was playing. So can't tell you if that is a good experience. I watch football some Broncos football at the bar here in Dallas. Saw a Broncos fan there, but the guy is an idiot and not fans like any of you guys here. That was pretty lame. Don't have any friends that like the Broncos or football, so can't say much there. So I always end up watching Broncos on TV or my laptop with my wife asking silly question about why these guys are hitting each other.
Got a friend who lives in Plano, and he tells me that the best place to watch the Broncos in Dallas is Sharky's bar and grill on corner of Preston Rd. and Summerside (17453 Preston Rd.)

It's located in a shopping center next to a Cowboy Chicken, and across the street from a La Hacienda depending on if you're coming from G. Bush Pkwy or 635, it's north of McCallum Blvd. and south of Frankford.

Broncos are on the big screen near pool tables and on big screen area in front of couches and tables...and there are like 15-20 Broncos fans there almost EVERY game.
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No sympathy at all. Ticket prices, concessions and parking are outrageous. They've basically priced the "normal" fans out of going to the stadium. They make a killing with their TV and satellite deals. Their merchandising is major lucrative. Those owners can go suck it. They're all practically billionaires. Never enough for them.

You want normal fans back, lower ticket prices so they don't have to wait for a tax return just to be able to afford to go to the game.
Arthur Blank did exactly that when he took over the Falcons...he wanted people who lived near the Georgia Dome to attend games so he had several areas where fans could pay like $20 for a ticket (might have even been lower)

I wouldn't pay that kind of money they ask ....got better things to spend my money on. I'll watch them at home or go to a sports bar for $10-12 of wings and a coke (free refills) and bank the rest.
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goodell needs to be concerned about the redzone channel.....

7 hours of commercial free football!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #43
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There's a reason no one wants to go to games anymore. It's an overpriced, Disneyfied, stress-laden annoyance.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #44
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I've been against the gameday experience for quite some time. I have numerous posts whining against it. My only annoyance at this point is that superfans still compete for the tickets so the prices don't come down.

A gameday experience is the antithesis of relaxing and if you want to see what just happened, you have to watch the TV screen anyways. Very select aspects might be enjoyable but even watching with strangers in a sports bar is more enjoyable than gameday. Add in the absurd prices and it'll be a hell no for me for a long, long time.
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I used to love the stadium atmosphere but ever since the new stadium got built it seems as though they cater more to the white collar wine and cheese ticket buyers as opposed to the die hard fans. Add in raises in ticket prices and it becomes more fun to enjoy at home.

I remember having stadium security called on a few friends and I for cheering loudly and disturbing others around us. We were not drunk off our asses or being vulgar, just a group of fans having a nice time.
Add in everyone that wants to bring their 5 year old kids and wife for a nice day at the stadium and security gets called on the rat your neighbor line the first sound of a "F" bomb. If you pay the kinda money games cost nowadays they should have topless witresses, decent priced beers and the right to say whatever you want. I can have all of the above at home without the beer patrol or sensitivity police escorting me out of my overpriced seat.
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Add in everyone that wants to bring their 5 year old kids and wife for a nice day at the stadium and security gets called on the rat your neighbor line the first sound of a "F" bomb. If you pay the kinda money games cost nowadays they should have topless witresses, decent priced beers and the right to say whatever you want. I can have all of the above at home without the beer patrol or sensitivity police escorting me out of my overpriced seat.
I have tried for the topless waitress with the fiance but can only have it if none of my friends come over. And as hot as she looks topless bringing beers and wings, her football knowledge is ****. So I have the option of a few hours hanging out having fun with friends or watch alone with bare boobs.
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out of the options in the poll, I vote sports bar.

I don't have a man-cave nor local Bronco fans, so that's out. my usual routine is family room w/ wife & kids. When the Den/NE game wasn't televised here, I went to a sports bar to watch the game...gotta say, it was pretty awesome.

I don't normally go to bars alone, not really my cup of tea. But, being able to sit alone, undisturbed, not have to yell at the kids for fighting with each other, never having to wipe any 3 year old butts, no wife wanting to tell me the latest neighborhood gossip...it was pretty sweet. As an added bonus, beer and snacks, brought directly to me for a small fee.

part of me is hoping the Charger game won't be broadcast locally...
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out of the options in the poll, I vote sports bar.

I don't have a man-cave nor local Bronco fans, so that's out. my usual routine is family room w/ wife & kids. When the Den/NE game wasn't televised here, I went to a sports bar to watch the game...gotta say, it was pretty awesome.

I don't normally go to bars alone, not really my cup of tea. But, being able to sit alone, undisturbed, not have to yell at the kids for fighting with each other, never having to wipe any 3 year old butts, no wife wanting to tell me the latest neighborhood gossip...it was pretty sweet. As an added bonus, beer and snacks, brought directly to me for a small fee.

part of me is hoping the Charger game won't be broadcast locally...
That's why I never go to a bar without my wife. The first time I did, I'd probably never see my family on a Sunday again.

As long as they're there, however, sportsbars blow. Even finishing a single game with family there is frustrating. They want to eat and leave and I don't even care if I touch my food before halftime.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:45 PM   #49
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get season tickets..sell half of them for a premium.. (preferably to Steeler Fans, etc..(this really pisses off the 'true' fan police)) Buy a huge TV with your profits for the games you sell, and the rest of your games are free...the next season you can skip the purchase of the TV, and buy more beer.
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Where's the option for in my bedroom by myself, so that no-one can see me cry myself to sleep if we lose?
Rarity here but Chief Planet has the exact Poll up on this site but they added your question. Currently has 68% of the response. Half the other 32% don't have a bedroom or their own home.
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