While some believe that too much money is spent on high school and university athletic programs, others believe that there could never be enough time and effort put into such endeavors. One thing that is fairly unique to the United States is the enthusiasm and excitement that is poured into University level sports teams. People in big states like Mississippi spend thousands of dollars each year on tickets, parking, travel and of course alumni donations to support their favorite teams. Some of the top fans didnt even attend the schools they most vigorously support. Some simply live in the local area, while others have friends or relatives who attended the university in question. This is true across various athletic competitions including principally basketball, baseball, ice hockey and of course football. Not only do people make an effort to catch big games live and in action, but they make an effort to see them on television. Professional sporting events are big the world over, but in the United States something special happens when it comes to University level competition. The amount of talent, heart and stamina are taken to different places than in professional play, and the result is countless competitions each year that keep the countrys fans glued to their seats. For this reason, and this reason alone, many people choose to get their home programming from satellite TV.
While cable TV might cover a fair amount of athletic contests these days, to get good college sporting events, especially live, there really isnt a better option out there besides going to the game yourself. No matter where you live in the country, even if you have to move from one coast to another for a job or relationship, you can still keep up with your home team or Alma matter. There are thousands of schools in the country, although not nearly as many with successful athletic programs, but regardless keeping up is nearly impossible without satellite TV. Sure, its always possible to watch the highlights and get the scores online afterwards, but who really wants to feel like they are playing catch-up all the time when what they could be doing instead is seeing the action live for themselves.
The other major reason that people want to watch university sporting events in this fashion is because of the picture quality. Try watching an ice hockey match in high definition, then try going back to a grainy screen or online broadcast and you will see why its impossible to make that switch. Actually catching all the action is better than trying to read the body language of the players. While one might seem alright and satisfactory before trying the better version with the more clear sound and picture, afterwards true fans become spoiled and dont want to go back. Although, wanting to see ones favorite teams in the best possible quality, and not miss any of the action can hardly be seen as spoiled. All across Mississippi people who are paying to see their favorite teams every week, or even every day, want and deserve the best coverage and the best sounds and images available.
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