HBO is not covering Boxing anymore

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  1. Pimp C

    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    I cancelled HBO after game of thrones was over no use for it no boxing no thrones it was a no brainer.
     
  2. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Malcontent Staff Member

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    Yeah I know, but only occasionally, they both have a revolving panel of commentators, with him being one of them, he's the min guy on ShoBox.
     
  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I said from the outset I wasn't going to subscribe to DAZN or ESPN+, and haven't...and even when I eventually can afford to down the line, still won't. I will, however, re-add HBO to my cable package if they resume showing boxing.
     
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    CST80 The Mercurial Malcontent Staff Member

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    I haven't, I watch The Deuce, Westworld, and Big Little Lies, and I'm looking forward to Watchmen, I also have HBO as a part of a triple play pricing package, the internet, phone and all the cable channels for a little over 200 a month. So I couldn' really get rid of it if I wanted to.

    For the record, how'd you like the last season? I thought it was great, I'm completely shocked by the outcry ad anger from the fans.
     
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  5. Pimp C

    Pimp C Trapper of The Year Full Member

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    I thought it was good. The popular thing to do now is to complain about everything. People are mad because the show didnt end the way they wanted it to which is ridiculous. I will probably get hbo again when the game of thrones prequel comes out.
     
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    CST80 The Mercurial Malcontent Staff Member

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    Same here.. it was as close to a perfect TV show as you're going to get, and the final season, while it had a few things here and there that loonies who hyper fixate on every little detail may have an issue with, it was as damn epic as TV gets, especially when viewed in conjunction with the 7th season. and yeah I despise that tendency in our society with a vicious passion. And can't wait for the spinoffs either.

    Here, I wrote a mini article covering my thoughts on GOT in the GOT discussion thread in the Lounge you might like.
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  7. White Trunks Black Trim

    White Trunks Black Trim Hard Core Casual Full Member

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    I'm keeping my subscription but only because I love the convenience of having instant access to Thrones, particularly seasons 1-5. If I wasn't such a fanatic, I'd have cancelled my HBO account. Few other fiction shows interest me in general, and definitely not the swill they are trotting out now. Really stupid decision by their executives to throw in the towel on boxing.
     
  8. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No, it's better.
     
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    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No, When the writers ran out of book material to go on it turned to garbage. The majority of character decisions made in the last season went against most of the character development that happened before. Previous plot points were completely ignored and thus became effectively filler. And the ending was rather disappointing overall. But the quality started dropping in season 6 anyway.
     
  10. CST80

    CST80 The Mercurial Malcontent Staff Member

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    Yeah... well, I strongly disagree. Because I don't give that much of a **** about George R. R. Martin, and I'm not a purist, I was entertained, and fully appreciated the decisions D&D made, and thought they wrapped the whole thing up perfectly. And that's all that mattered to me. Yeah sure, my one gripe is, it was a little rushed, but goddamn, that's to be expected, the show had already come close to bankrupting HBO to begin, budgets matter.
     
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  11. kirk

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    True. It is.

    I very much dislike that HBO is out of boxing.
     
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  12. Reg

    Reg Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Has nothing to do with being true to the book material and everything to do with being consistent.
     
  13. FloatingGhost

    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    This thread is so 6 months ago.
     
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    FloatingGhost Some guy Full Member

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    N the last 2 seasons of game of thrones sucked balls.
     
  15. Ironmanmt

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    Not to sound like a complete moron but boxing just isn't the same without HBO boxing, also Lampley, Kellerman and Jones. Very strange no longer having something in your life that has been a part of it from the time you were a kid. Waiting in anticipation all week for the big fight on Saturday night deciding what food you were going to have and in my case not inviting anyone over because listening to the broadcast team was as important as the fight and you just couldn't have a bunch of half drunk azzholes drowning out the sound. As many of you, when HBO decided it was done with boxing, I was done with HBO and it will not be back in my house until boxing returns.
     
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