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Anyone else been watching the Setanta Sports free preview period?

I've become addicted to rugby over the past several weeks, and last night I saw a sport which I kinda knew existed but had never seen live - Hurling - that's absolutely balls to the wall. The concept of 20 guys on a field, armed with clubs, trying to hit essentially a baseball to one another (note I never mentioned gloves to catch it with), then hit it - on the run - with aim sufficient to put it either into or above the crossbar of a soccer goal... just trips me out a little.

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That's only on satellite providers, eh? :lonely:

What do you mean? I've got rogers Digital Cable and I have the preview running.

Digital Cable and Satellite are basically the same thing. Setanta isn't available on normal cable.

Okay I see.

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It's on digital cable, too? Hmm, time to go searching the guide!

Yeah, I've considered the ITVN route, but I'll have to upgrade our internet connection first. We have DSL, but it's not always the most robust.

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I liked it so much, I'm shelling out for it even after the preview's over. It helps that a friend offered to pitch in so he could come over and watch Newcastle United games, but still ...

Two-part question for ya, Glenn:

Who's your provider, and how much did it set you back?

I've got ExpressVu in these parts and I was curious if this would be one of those stand-alone channels or a special (read: expensive) package like Centre Ice or Sunday Ticket.

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Anyone else been watching the Setanta Sports free preview period?

I've become addicted to rugby over the past several weeks, and last night I saw a sport which I kinda knew existed but had never seen live - Hurling - that's absolutely balls to the wall. The concept of 20 guys on a field, armed with clubs, trying to hit essentially a baseball to one another (note I never mentioned gloves to catch it with), then hit it - on the run - with aim sufficient to put it either into or above the crossbar of a soccer goal... just trips me out a little.

You should try playing it sometime, Mac ;)

It's too bad Time Warner Cable wasn't running a Setanta North America free preview this past weekend, I soooo want TWC to pick up the network (or for AT&T cable to become available in my part of Milwaukee County)...

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I liked it so much, I'm shelling out for it even after the preview's over. It helps that a friend offered to pitch in so he could come over and watch Newcastle United games, but still ...

Two-part question for ya, Glenn:

Who's your provider, and how much did it set you back?

I've got ExpressVu in these parts and I was curious if this would be one of those stand-alone channels or a special (read: expensive) package like Centre Ice or Sunday Ticket.

I've got Shaw digital cable. It's $14.95 a month (yeah, I know ... ouch. Like I said, I probably wouldn't do it unless a friend was going halfsies) and it's not really part of any package. As far as I can tell, it's just the one channel.

I've become addicted to rugby over the past several weeks, and last night I saw a sport which I kinda knew existed but had never seen live - Hurling - that's absolutely balls to the wall. The concept of 20 guys on a field, armed with clubs, trying to hit essentially a baseball to one another (note I never mentioned gloves to catch it with), then hit it - on the run - with aim sufficient to put it either into or above the crossbar of a soccer goal... just trips me out a little.

I was trying to describe hurling to my brother once. The best I could do was "a combination of lacrosse, baseball and an egg-and-spoon race."

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