Brick Pig

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  1. The Marty Night thread

    National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday says " A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%. " Doesn't sound too bad.
  2. The Marty Night thread

    I notice on the email for the Monday night event that it says "Please be sure to bring your Membership card" in bold. Does this mean I have to be present in order for everyone I've invited to get in? I'm asking because I'm intending to be there pretty much right at 5:00, but I know some of the people who I've given tickets won't get there that early.
  3. Wideman Shoves Linesman: 20 GM Suspension?

    Just to clarify what I said previously: I don't necessarily think he intended to hit the ref, specifically. If we're to take him at his word, then he didn't know who was in front of him. I'm saying if that's true, then cross-checking that unidentified person seems like a horrible decision.
  4. Wideman Shoves Linesman: 20 GM Suspension?

    This was my thinking exactly. You're "woozy," so you just cross-check whoever happens to be in front of you on your way to the bench?
  5. Are you renewing for the 16-17 season?

    We went ahead and renewed. Decided to try to think positive and hope for the best about my wife's schedule, and as I said, we don't want to give up our seat location. So we're in for at least one more season. Go Devils!! 
  6. STH question

    I'm in 103, row 4, straight behind the "attack twice" goal. My seats are just a shade under $1600 each. (Row three and forward are more expensive.) So seats in the corners would be less than that. Or maybe about the same if you went into one of the first three rows.
  7. Are you renewing for the 16-17 season?

    I'm a little on the fence about it. On one hand, my wife's work schedule changed this year and it's much harder for her to get to the games. And we're also still stinging a little over the 20+% increase they hit us with last season. But then on the other hand, we still enjoy going and we REALLY like our seat location. There's an outside chance that my wife's aforementioned work schedule will get slightly better between now and next season, and my guess is we'll probably go ahead a renew for one more season and see how it goes. But at this very moment I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger.  
  8. I could use some help RE; Fios-Optimun- Dishnet

    It's not a FiOS thing, it's an MSG thing, but not because the overflow channels aren't available in HD. It's because MSG won't allow FiOS to show them. MSG tried with all their might to keep FiOS and U-verse from carrying any MSG channels at all. The courts had to step in and force them to do so. Part of the final deal is that only MSG and MSG+ are available in HD.   Excerpt from the MSG Wikipedia page:   Since its launch, MSG Network had blocked Verizon and AT&T from carrying MSG HD on any terms through a controversial guideline imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (known as the "terrestrial exception"), that was implemented to encourage investments in local programming, which stated that television channels that do not transmit via satellite uplink – MSG HD's programming is distributed to cable television providers through a terrestrial infrastructure using only microwave and fiber optic relays – have the authority to decide which pay television providers (cable, satellite or telco) can have access to its programming. Because the network was once owned by Cablevision (and remains under common control by the Dolan family to this day), MSG fought attempts by the telco providers to carry it despite the significant rights fees it could collect from carriage deals with those services. On September 22, 2011, the FCC ordered MSG to negotiate with both Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse for carriage on each system. MSG and Cablevision used every appeal available to keep the HD channels from being carried by both distributors; however on December 14, 2011, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied Cablevision/MSG Holdings' petition for review. Verizon FiOS began carrying MSG HD and MSG+ HD on its New York City area systems the next day, and AT&T U-Verse began carrying the HD feeds on its Connecticut systems later that month.
  9. I could use some help RE; Fios-Optimun- Dishnet

    I'm in Essex, but FWIW I have FiOS and all the MSGs as well.
  10. And the point of it all is so that the team would walk past some fans as they enter? Seems like an awful lot of trouble for a fairly minimal result.
  11. Watch the Devils in 1080p!

    I won't presume to speak for anyone other than myself, but I've had FiOS ever since it became available in my area -- I'd guess probably 6 years or more -- and I'm thrilled with it. Dealing with VZ customer service can be a pill, of course, but I don't think I've had to talk to them more than a couple times in all these years.
  12. GDT: Winnipeg @ Devils 7:00 PM

  13. 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    On the other hand, if the Rangers would happen to lose not only in their own house, but to a team fighting the flu, that would be outstandingly awesome. (I am not expecting this to happen; I'm just saying how what a great story it would be.)
  14. Devils Membership Program?

    Building a good off-ice experience and building a good on ice product are not mutually exclusive, either/or goals. Everybody wants and expects a focus on icing a better team. But offering improved STH perks and serving sushi on the arena concourse is not going to prevent the team from improving, any more than serving dollar dogs is going to make the team better.
  15. Stanley Cup photo at tomorrows game tickets

    Yes, I noticed on my lunch break that there were a lot more loaded than there were this morning before I left for work.