WHO’S READY FOR SOME FOOTBAW?!?!?!?!?!

I could take it or leave it personally. I like football and I even contemplated joining one of those fantasy teams just to get the opportunity to tell people about it. Because if there’s one thing people care about, it’s the performance of your imaginary football players.

If you’re a casual fan like me, you’re probably not going to spend much to make sure you have access to all the games. But at the same time, you probably want the option to watch every now and again, mostly because you’re a millennial who hates actual contact with human beings. ENJOY YOUR SCREEN, JERK.

I’m here to help and hopefully amuse a little too. Please laugh with me and not at me.

Here’s your guide to streaming NFL games, 2016 edition.

Twitter/Yahoo

For whatever reason, Twitter signed a deal for streaming NFL games this season. It’ll offer 10 different Thursday night games for the low, low price of exactly zero dollars. Some of the games are actually good!

Here’s a list:

  • Sept. 15: New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
  • Sept. 22: Houston Texans at New England Patriots
  • Oct. 6: Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
  • Oct. 13: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers
  • Oct. 20: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
  • Nov. 17: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
  • Dec. 1: Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
  • Dec. 8: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
  • Dec. 15: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
  • Dec. 22: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Twitter reportedly paid just $10 million for the rights to stream all 10 of these games, versus the $45 million or so per game CBS paid for the rights for broadcast TV. I’m guessing the NFL just did this to gain a little publicity, and we’re cool with that.

The downside to this arrangement is, of course, you’re stuck watching NFL games on your laptop or phone. Why even have a 60 inch TV?

Yahoo live-streamed a game from London last year, but it doesn’t look like the website will do it again, choosing to show NHL games instead.

NFL Game Pass

For the low, low price of US330 (or four payments of $99.99 for those of you either cash-strapped or bad at math), you can buy a NFL Game Pass, which gives you the option to watch any NFL game.

The NFL Game Pass app works through Apple TV, Roku, smart TVs, and both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. There is the possibility that Sunday night and Monday night games will be blacked out because TSN pays the NFL a lot of money for those games. I couldn’t find a definitive answer to this question online.

 

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Cable subscribers

Nelson, if I was a cable subscriber, I’d just watch it on TV. What a dummy.

Here’s what you do. First, you suck up to somebody who has cable or satellite, and get their password. They’ll have to set up some sort of online access first, but that’s easy and most probably already have it. You then use the password to log into the TSN website to watch live TV when football is on. Boom.

That solves the getting access to the game issue, but it doesn’t solve the watching the game on a crummy laptop issue. You’d then use a Chromecast to watch the game on your 60 incher. What, you don’t have a 60 inch? Wuss.

Why does he keep talking about 60 inches? Is he obsessed with his penis or something?

Illegal methods

GASP BETTER HIDE THE CHILDREN AND COVER THEIR EARS TOO.

Some people have a problem with unauthorized streaming, others think the NFL brings it upon itself by charging more than $300 for streaming the games. Do whatever you want, I’m not here to pass judgement. That’s for tomorrow’s post, called Seriously, How Do You Live With Yourself?

Here’s what you do.

First, you go on the Reddit and search for NFL streams. Such a subreddit exists, but people also post streams in other places too. Next, find the game you’re looking for. This won’t be hard. You’ll have a smorgasbord of feeds to choose from.

My, uh, friend has had the most success with the Youtube streams. These tend to be fast and somewhat reliable. There are plenty of other options available, but I find they tend to be burdened with too many annoying pop-up ads.

Any other ideas on streaming NFL games? Comment away, yo. 

Tell everyone, yo!