Tuesday, August 07, 2007


I want to write about comic books but I'm sort of angry at the prospect of paying $15 a month just to watch Newcastle United this year. I'm debating whether or not I cancel my comics and watch soccer or read comics and watch crappy second string games. I really don't want to head to the pub at 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning to watch my beloved Magpies, so I'm in a bit of a funk.

Stupid greedy bastards with their pay-per-view channels. For the last few years I guess I was just spoiled with the triple-header each Saturday morning free of charge.



Jason said...

I feel your pain, I've got Directv in the States and Fox Soccer Channel is only available if I buy the $15 premium sports package. I won't do it and my love of Arsenal has suffered for it. Everyone wonders when "soccer" will break big in the US. I say it will when we can finally view world-class leagues on TV for free.

Anyhoo, I say you're screwed either way, but at least there are...ahem...other ways of getting your weekly comics (and you can hit the library for trades).

Anonymous said...

Bah, the Magpies will languish in mid-table all season. ;-)

joncormier said...

Jason - That's right, although my computer usage outside the office tends to be limited at best. I suppose Mr. Ellis is right on that account.

I'll probably keep buying The Spirit until Darwyn Cooke is off it though. The rest I'm thinking I can do without and I can focus on actually purchasing trades again.

Anonymous - spoken like a true fan. They're looking better on paper in that they've got some actual defensive players now but I'm waiting with baited breath for that ominous first game to find out what the season holds. I'm being positive this year, hey, it worked for the Sens last year although they did lose in the Stanley Cup final.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Newcastle fan, I'm not even British so I don't really care. But I follow the English Premier League.

You gotta read this, it's about the first game. :-D


"Sam Allardyce takes Newcastle to his former club saying he has more faith in Bolton's players than his own."