If you're like me and don't live in the San Francisco Bay Area, it can be challenging to get 49ers games on TV each week, unless it's a prime time game. I used to go to the bar every Sunday, because I heard that those illegal streams had awful quality and were unreliable. I hated the fact that I had to spend hours away from my family each weekend, sitting next to often-clueless drunks who raved about how Philip Rivers was the second-coming of Terry Bradshaw or how Tim Tebow could take ANY team to the Super Bowl.
Well this year I decided that I wasn't going to do that any more. At first, I signed up for DirecTV, which includes the first year of NFL Sunday Ticket for free, but before the installation took place I realized that the price was going to be sky-high for just the basic programming in years two and three, plus the bundle with phone and internet we were supposed to get was an additional cost, and also went up after a year.
Now, we haven't had ANY sort of cable or home phone in over three years, so jumping from that to over $100 a month wasn't going to cut it for me. Besides, the main thing I wanted was Ticket, anyway.
I was distraught, depressed, genuinely troubled by the loss of my beloved Sunday Ticket. But then I found out about this deal Amazon has going on! You pre-order EA's Madden 25th Anniversary Edition and get NFL Sunday Ticket Online for FREE!
Initially there were some saying that you had to live in an area where DirecTV wasn't available (due to being under a mountain or the bottom of the sea?), and I was cautious to believe this deal was legit for a guy like me. But after reading the comments on Amazon, one of their employees clearly stated that everyone who pre-orders the game will receive a code to activate the online version of Sunday Ticket. I captured a screen-shot (below) just in case something happened to the original comment.
Days later I pulled the trigger on the purchase, and it's sitting there, waiting to be shipped to me on August 27th, in time for the NFL regular season. No, I don't get paid for this, I'm not some sort of promoter for Amazon or Madden. Boy, do I wish I was, though. It's easy to "sell" something that makes so much sense.
Anyway, if you're looking for an option to watch games at home, like I was, consider this. I plan to simply hook the HDMI output from my laptop into the TV and BOOM! Sunday Ticket ON MY TELEVISION, BOYYYYYYYY!
Here is the link, again. Enjoy!