Who wants to watch only the local NFL Game? In the U.S. you can only watch all the NFL games if you get DirecTV. The package costs almost $300 so not everyone wants to shell out that money. There is an alternative if you’re sick and tired of watching only the local games…
There are a few different places you can go to get listings of all the football games on the internet that you can watch for free. The most comprehensive and best place that I have found is HowToWatchFootball.com. The site is updated daily, usually in the morning but at the very least it is updated 1 hour before kickoff. The site provides links to the NFL games and college football and offers more links then the other two sites I’ll mention below so it is my personal favorite. They only keep the listings up for the current day so on a slow football day (like a Thursday night) they only will have the 1 or 2 games that are playing listed so the site looks a little empty. But don’t let this fool you, on Saturday and Sunday the site will be packed with many many listings.
Another site that I had used in the past is Channelsurfing. There is a wide variety of sports that Channelsurfing lists but the problem with this site is I don’t want to watch soccer online, I want to watch football. They do offer links to NFL and NCAA football games, but the amount of links for football listed here does not even begin to compare to the amount that HowToWatchFootball has. If you do like watching a broad array of sports then you may like this site, but if you’re a football freak like myself this won’t get the job done for you.
You may need to download a program to watch the football games on which is free to download and use, and the program is called SOPCAST. You can find this program at www.Sopcast.org (under their download section). A second program you may need is TVU Network, and a third program you may need is TVANTS. You can find the relevant information about these three programs and where to get them here.
Not 100% of the game links work – sometimes the channel is offline or the person who is streaming the game decides to change the channel and thereby changes what you are watching (which is always a bummer). But in my experience about 75% of the game links work so if there are 14 games on in a day, you should be able to watch about 10 to 11 of them. Absolutely awesome for the NFL fan who doesn’t have DirecTV. On a regular Sunday they will have live feeds for half the games, and for most of the other games they will have a live audio feed. Between these two ways you should be able to get in on the action for at least 75% or more of the games. Enjoy the free NFL!
Finally, if you use a search engine to scour the net for games then let me recommend Searchomatic.net. You can use Google, or Yahoo, or Ask… but why only use 1 search engine when you can use them all. Searchomatic.net let’s you search all the major search engines and more from one place. Search Google, Digg, ESPN, CNN, MySpace, Facebook, and more… Definitely a time saver and a very convenient way to search and I used it to find all the methods I mention above.
Also, if you know how to hook up your computer to your TV (assuming you have the proper connections, if you’re using a TV from the 1980′s then you’re out of luck) you can watch the games on your TV. Awesomeness!!!
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