Is it really that time again already? My post on The Hubby’s football obsession was right after I took over B&B, so that means I’ve been with you guys for a whole year! (Have I been doing OK? I hope so!)
At any rate, I’m on this subject again because the first telltale sign of my impending football widowhood has occurred: The Hubby has bought his first fantasy football magazine to start picking his lineup for his fantasy teams. (Yes, I said “teams.” He is obsessed, after all.)
That means another long season with lots of football time for The Hubby and lots of “me” time for me.
Which is fine. Like I said in my first post, I’ve come to accept The Hubby’s fanatic love for football. Except for one new thing lately that has me having to come to terms with it again…
I would love to get rid of our TV subscription
We only pay for the basic package in terms of channels, but because of The Hubby’s need for SO MUCH FOOTBALL on Sundays, he has to have the RedZone package during football season. We’ve been talking lately about why we’re still paying for TV (which I don’t think anyone should have to anymore), and it came down mostly to his sports.
He likes to be able to DVR games (both football and baseball) to make sure he doesn’t miss anything. (He’d never leave the house on football Sunday, but during the summer, we’re not always home for baseball games, so he can catch up on those when he wants).
He loves his RedZone and I think would go through withdrawal symptoms without it.
All of the shows we watch together, we could find on Hulu or Netflix or catch up on them on DVD. But his sports are holding us back from getting rid of a TV package we probably only watch 15% of the stations on.
I am trying very hard to be understanding about this. I have my things that I like to splurge on, so I know it’s only fair that I let him have his. But as a PF blogger, especially when so many of the people I read (and know IRL) are getting rid of paid TV, it’s not easy.
Do you still pay for TV? Why/why not? Have you had any fights with your s.o. over this? Help!
photo credit: Vinnie Lauria