There are a lot of options for people looking to cut the cord these days, but live sports remains a big hurdle to getting rid of cable. Sure, the likes of
First, let’s chat a bit about what ESPN’s
With ESPN+, you basically get live and archived streams from a group of regional networks that ESPN has locked in deals with. Well, so long as the event isn’t blacked out in your area. This time of year, that means a lot of baseball — both MLB and NCAA (softball, too) — with a side of soccer tossed in. For me, the best part about ESPN+ is the availability of MLS matches that used to be inaccessible without adding another pricey subscription.
Before ESPN+, the options for streaming MLS matches were pretty much limited to whatever the match of the week was on ESPN or Fox — unless you were willing to pay for an additional service. And to watch those, you needed a cable plan (or someone’s log-in) to get them on WatchESPN or
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This is partially due to the fact that the annual MLS streaming plan,
For me, that’s not really a deal breaker since only one, maybe two, of those hour-plus chunks of "analysis" are worth my time. What can I say, I’m not a fan of Mike Golic or Stephen A. Smi