Football season is almost here (no, I don't count the preseason), and pigskin fans are gonna need their weekly fix.

And this year, you'll just need to switch on your PlayStation 3. In addition to other sports-related services (MLB.TV, NHL GameCenter), Sony has now teamed up with DirecTV to deliver NFL Sunday Ticket through the PlayStation Network. If you don't have DirecTV at home, you can still have access to "every out-of-market NFL game each Sunday all season long." Each of them will be displayed in glorious 1080p, which is always a huge bonus. Also, if you're a little hyper and can't seem to settle on one game, you can always utilize Red Zone Channel, which picks out the most exciting games and throws 'em in your direction.

However, you'll have to shell out for this one. NFL Sunday Ticket on the PS3 will run you $340 for the entire season, and that's a good deal higher than the $180 for the NHL service and the $120 for MLB.TV. If you're already a DirecTV subscriber, you can add the NFL fun to your PS3 for an extra $50. Well, the die-hard football fans won't be denied, right?

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BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

HMMM,
I'm not sure even die-hard fans would like shelling out $340 a season, would they?

Unless they own wallets the size of Warren Buffet's or Donald trump's(who used to be my boss BTW).


Last edited by BikerSaint on 8/17/2011 9:48:45 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Get me an interview k?

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Yes they would this is what directv offers for the same price. Seems like half the people I know at least have the service already through directv.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

World, HA!
I rarely had personal contact with him as I was too far down the totem pole as one of his Blackjack dealers at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic city.

But he walked away from it, and after a fight between 2 rival bidding groups, the courts awarded the New Jersey Trump casinos to the casino's bondholder group earlier this year.

And those a-holes laid off all of us day-1 employees(now known as the Mothers Day Massacre II)just so they could replace us with dirt-cheap part-timers & seasonal help, and all without paying them medical, vacation, or any other benefits.

I wish Donald never left, cause after 21 years of faithful service to the Taj, getting laid-off is all I wound up with for all my loyalty.
Yeah, color me bitter!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'd snatch that rodent off his head if I met him.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

Well my parents just signed up for DirecTV and got the Sunday Ticket included at no extra cost. So as long as I can use their account to watch the games 300 miles and two states away from their dish, I'd gladly shell out $50 for it.

holla060889
holla060889
9 years ago

Are you willing to split it with me email me at [email protected] seriously interested

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

My dad used to get this when it was only $99. Now it's way too high for most people. I go to BWW every Sunday to watch multiple games at once with friends and enjoy a few drinks.

Also I can't imagine anyone that already has the service shelling out an extra $50 just so they can view it on their PS3.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 8/17/2011 9:56:59 PM

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

Sorry to go on a tangent here, but BWW Asian Zing is the best thing ever.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Haha, I agree. I always get 12 traditional asian zing wings and an order of onion rings. The BWW back at school stopped selling Heineken on tap but the city I live in now has it, I'm soooooo happy.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Haven't tried that pineapple, I usually just get medium sauce. But its SOOOO good you could put it on a shoe and it would be edible.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

I don't think I've tried the medium sauce yet. I'll have to do that next time I go there. I usually try to mix it up and get hot ones and mild ones (usually parmesan garlic.) If I'm feeling particularly adventurous, I'll get the blazin'.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

When I turned 21 a million years ago my friends had them make me a bunch of terrible drinks for newbs and one of them was a Prairie Fire, it's a mean drink with tabasco sauce in it. Since they had no tabasco they used Blazin sauce.

OOooh man it was dangerous.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

Ugh, sounds horrible!

leatherface
leatherface
9 years ago

BBW's ?! Awww yeahhh

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

lol @ Leatherface, you're a lucky man there's a lot of them out there. It's slim pickins for the rest of us.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
9 years ago

Damn, I was so f'n excited until I saw that price. LOL, oh well, regular cable football and the nfl network for free on my mobile phone will do me fine.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Gotta love capitalism. The NFL is far more popular than the MLB or NHL which explains why they're able to sell it at such a high price.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

To be fair though, MLB and NHL suck sweaty boring donkey balls.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Oh, you're just mad because the Twins aren't in playoff contention JK, thanks for beating the Tigers BTW.

I'll take MLB and NHL over Nascar and Men's golf anyday. That's right, I sometimes watch Women's golf.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I take every opportunity possible to dog the Twins. Why do they get a stadium? They suck! Joe Mauer? Why does he get all the chicks? Fck that guy.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 8/18/2011 12:29:51 AM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I rarely watch games outside of the ones my team plays, but the way things are going for my Vikings and their need for a stadium I'll have to because they will move.

The Los Angeles Vikings? That doesn't sound right.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

LA Vikings sounds weird. Now I may have grown up in Minnesota since mid-elementary school, so I like the Vikings, but my early formative years were spent in Michigan. Guess which team I (fruitlessly) root for. I'd be using Sunday Ticket to watch some more interesting games, where both teams have a chance.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

No the Vikings will get a new stadium before they move to LA. Al Davis the Raoders owner will end up moving them back to LA by the sounds of it, he's got his money from The city of Oakland time to move back to LA.

Bloodysilence19
Bloodysilence19
9 years ago

let me get my wallet out, wonder if there except No!!!. $340 for nfl season isn't worth it at all. Football is once a week and the shortest sport. Why would anyone want to spend $340 for whole season to watch every game of the nfl. I'll pay the 40-70 to watch my team play with online streaming on nfl.com. Someone who cares that much to watch every game and pay that ridiculous price is beyond me. last thing to add your also paying more than what you pay for a console


Last edited by Bloodysilence19 on 8/17/2011 10:18:06 PM

SHADOW
SHADOW
9 years ago

All this really is, is DirecTV releasing a PS3 client of their NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go service which has existed for 3 years. The 50 dollar charge (as I understand it) isn't a charge for PS3, it's the charge that is for the To-Go portion of the package. This $50 dollar fee will allow you to access Sunday Ticket on PS3, PC, Mac (?), and Android Tablets. The only hickup is that you can only access the service from one device at a time. In addition to your Direc-TV receivers.

Shameless Plug: We still need people to join the PSXE Fantasy Football League. You don't need to have had any fantasy experience to join (everybody in the league was a newbie last year and we can help you through the basics). If you have any interest in joining please visit the NFL thread in the forums (linked below). Go Packers. http://www.psxextremeforums.com/off-topic-forum/12888-2011-nfl-thread.html

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

I was just going to do this also, but wasn't sure if it was still happening. But yeah, join our fantasy league.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I wanna join. But I can log into the forums but I can't reply. It says the administrator has blocked me from doing so, or I havnt activated my acct. Which I have done through my email. This is part of the reason I don't go in the forums I've always had this issue. Lemme know what I need to do to join. Thanks!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 8/18/2011 12:54:34 AM

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I just joined the forums to join the league as well. I can't post yet but want to know more info

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

You'll have to get in touch with Shadow. He needs your email to send you an invite.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

My email is ****

-thanks


Last edited by SHADOW on 8/19/2011 2:48:41 AM

SHADOW
SHADOW
9 years ago

Alright guys. Glad you are interested. We will have to get your forum issues figured out (since that's where all league communication happens) but I've sent bigrailer an email, and edited your email information out of your post.

For Slugga: All of our league communication has occured in the forum so it's still there to be read if you need to know every juicy detail. But here's the short version. I started the league last season kind of on a whim. There were 6 of us and we were playing a shortened season (so it wasn't necessarily your typical Fantasy experience which usually features twice as many teams). But almost all of our 6 were first time FF players. Basically it gave us all a extra reason to love football each Sunday, and because we were already part of a community we had quite a bit of discussion throughout the week. We're friendly but competitive. I'd say year one was a huge success. This year we lost one member (who basically bailed 3/4 of the way through last season) and are now down to five. I would like to get up to at least 8 teams but am willing to play with as many as I can muster. I don't like putting my email address on comment sections like this. If you can't figure out your forum stuff, you can contact me on PSN as well (or risk putting up your email, I can edit it out later). My PSN name is SHADOWsoldier- .


Last edited by SHADOW on 8/19/2011 3:00:07 AM

Jdogtoocool
Jdogtoocool
9 years ago

Mixed Martial Arts is taking over it will be the biggest sport in the US in less than 10 years, lol ain't nobody paying that much money 4 football

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

MMA won't "take over" anything.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

MMA has fallen off considerably lately. But it's still bringing lots f revenue no doubt.

Also you should realize this is the same price and same thing directv offers and tons of people pay that price to get every NFL game with "Sunday Ticket".

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

MMA will never be more popular than Football.

Jdogtoocool
Jdogtoocool
9 years ago

If this site is still runming in 10 years I'll be back with a grin on my face and a big ol' I told ya so to smack it right upside yalls faces

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Hmm..I heard that back in 2000 "MMA will be the biggest sport in 10 years"…It's 2011 now and it still isn't..MMA isn't even better than boxing right now and boxing has been on the decline..

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Ben you should ban this guy. It's one thing to have a differing opinion but he just trolls the site looking to bash PSXE and its userbase.

Bloodysilence19
Bloodysilence19
9 years ago

mma is been around for about 10 years already. it still not came close to sb, world series, world cup etc numbers and will never will. Is it the fastest growing sport yes, but it take over other sports never going to happen. mma is great sport but the problem is still lots of states especially Ny who still thinks its chicken fighting and wont allow events there.

@slugga_status
mma its way more popular than boxing right now, why you think alot of people switching over to mma than boxing. Boxing hasn't had a good event since tyson was fighting. Mayweather jr and Manny pacquiao pretty much the only fighter even worth watching now.


Last edited by Bloodysilence19 on 8/18/2011 1:25:39 PM

Jdogtoocool
Jdogtoocool
9 years ago

@ Bloodysilence
I see you're a bit more educated about the topic I'm on my iPhone so to sum it up: other sports have been around far longer than mma and mma is expanding at an exponential rate. Look at the PPV numbers from when Tito Ortiz used to be the biggest attraction now look at today's number one PPV buyout, it make the outdated top look like a local event in some high school gym.

And yes mma is much bigger than boxing right now, boxing will cease to exist in 20 or less years when today's top star are going to be way too old to fight (paquiao, mayweather, Hopkins, the kliscos…) yeah you get the point

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

@Bloodysilence

You'd be insane to think MMA is more popular than boxing right now. The numbers don't even prove that. More than once on several occasions were there are a MMA ppv and boxing ppv, the boxing ppv always sells more and generates more profit. Nobody watches MMA nearly as much anymore b/c a lot of the marquee matches have already been made along with 2 rematches at the minimum.

For example, there aren't nearly as many fighters in MMA that people in general would pay to watch such as Jose Aldo, Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, GSP, Shogun Rua, Urijah Faber, and maybe Frankie Edgar..Where as boxing Mayweather commands millions and so does Pacquiao. People will pay to see Cotto, Hopkins, Bute, Ward, Klitschko's, Gamboa, JuanMa Lopez, old Shane Mosley, Erik Morales, Victor Ortiz, Donaire, and even Amir Khan..

Don't get me wrong I love both sports. But if it isn't obvious by now..it should be..MMA will never be the biggest sport out there and it will never command the attention nor financial gain that boxing commands. That's just the truth and I've been a MMA fan since the beginning.

YesterdysRising
YesterdysRising
9 years ago

I was excited until I saw the price. The only way I'll get this now is if one account can be used on multiple PS3s at once but I really doubt that. But if so, I'll just split it with someone. Otherwise, I'll just go to the bar and spend $20 a Sunday which will amount to the same price.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Service isn't worth it..I'll stick to watching as many games possible and watch the highlights of the others on ESPN…

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Here in town, (not sure if nation wide), if you sign up with Direct TV, you get the NFL ticket for free.

It looks like it's only going to cost me $50!!

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

Ughhh, I was so pumped until I saw the price. I just ordered "Redzone" for a one time fee of $50…which isn't as good as Sunday ticket but I'll have to settle. $340 is really pushing it. Damn.

Palpatations911
Palpatations911
9 years ago

Redzone by itself is not a very compelling offer ($50 is a good price though) because you miss most of the game. Why do you think DIRECTV came out with red zone but later decided it wasn't worth paying for exclusive rights to it and you can watch a similar version on NFL.TV.

Just get the sunday ticket and take advantage of the great features that used to be exclusive to Superfan customers. Redzone, Short Cuts, Fantasy Trackers, Game Mix (watch several games at once)…

Just sign up with DIRECTV and get the premier package and get NFl sunday ticket for FREE instead of paying over $300 and you will be able to watch it through your HD receiver, mobile device, or PS3!

tyvinsan
tyvinsan
9 years ago

When I read this, I immediately went to the store and tried to sign up, but I couldn't find it. I keep checking every 5 minutes. Is it available on the store yet, or do I have to wait? they didn't announce this and then turn around not make the service available immediately did they?

Palpatations911
Palpatations911
9 years ago

At DIRECTV, we're thrilled to be able to offer NFL Sunday Ticket to PS3 users, even those that do not subscribe to DIRECTV!

This is a very compelling offer because it gives non DIRECTV customers a way to enjoy "Every Game, Every Sunday".

For those that do NFL.COM Fantasy Football, look forward to the great features that allow you to manage your teams and monitor up to 18 of your players.

Good TV. Better TV. DIRECTV.

hadouken
hadouken
9 years ago

I love football but 340 on or off direct tv is way expensive for all the games. I can get six ps3 exclusives for that price.