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I need to figure out the YES Network thing pretty soon. It’s still not on YouTubeTV.
probably won't be back on YTTV for the foreseeable future.

VPN with ESPN+ is the easiest solution. Get the bundle with Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ - not a bad deal. a good VPN (i use ExpressVPN) and you'll be good to go.

final option would be getting traditional cable TV or using a pirate stream.
 

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Why do you understand being kicked off by the Yanks and Nets, but not the Liberty? Is it because they are women?
I'm assuming because they are, in his perception, lower profile than us, whereas the Nets are not. I'm not a follower of the WNBA so I'm not sure of their attendance, ratings and sponsor demand so I'm not sure if his perception is reality or not.
 
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I'm assuming because they are, in his perception, lower profile than us, whereas the Nets are not. I'm not a follower of the WNBA so I'm not sure of their attendance, ratings and sponsor demand so I'm not sure if his perception is reality or not.
For the record, last season when there was a Liberty game and an NYCFC game at the same time, we got YES and the Liberty were streaming only.
 
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Why do you understand being kicked off by the Yanks and Nets, but not the Liberty? Is it because they are women?
foe the same reason Governor Murphy felt the need to backstop his crappy SkyBlue FC squad. Politics.
No one cares about the Liberty.
 

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Why do you understand being kicked off by the Yanks and Nets, but not the Liberty? Is it because they are women?
MLS has higher ratings than the WNBA, is in more markets, higher average league attendance, and otherwise a better sporting product.
 
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MLS has higher ratings than the WNBA, is in more markets, higher average league attendance, and otherwise a better sporting product.
Higher average league attendance is a misleading narrative as outdoor stadiums don't have the limits of indoor arenas.

As to better sporting product - probably not? MLS is at best a top 10 soccer league in the world whereas the WNBA is either the best or second. Ionescu will be one of the best players in the world shortly - the best NYCFC players would not crack a list of the top 200. Comparing relative quality of play, the WNBA is superior and it is not close.

MLS ratings are likely higher nationally, and MLS is in more markets, but local market share would be a better measure for a regional television network.

I prefer MLS to the WNBA, but one can readily understand YES emphasizing the Liberty when there is a conflict.
 

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Higher average league attendance is a misleading narrative as outdoor stadiums don't have the limits of indoor arenas.

As to better sporting product - probably not? MLS is at best a top 10 soccer league in the world whereas the WNBA is either the best or second. Ionescu will be one of the best players in the world shortly - the best NYCFC players would not crack a list of the top 200. Comparing relative quality of play, the WNBA is superior and it is not close.

MLS ratings are likely higher nationally, and MLS is in more markets, but local market share would be a better measure for a regional television network.

I prefer MLS to the WNBA, but one can readily understand YES emphasizing the Liberty when there is a conflict.
WNBA is a terrible product. Women’s basketball in general is terrible.

this is like saying the PBA is a better product than MLS because the PBA is the best bowling league in the world
 

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The only legitimate reason to showcase the Liberty over NYCFC is because of #MeToo and fake equality.
 

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WNBA is a terrible product. Women’s basketball in general is terrible.

this is like saying the PBA is a better product than MLS because the PBA is the best bowling league in the world
Cornhole on the other hand is very entertaining. I'm not joking. Watch it when it's on ESPN, it's enjoyable.
 

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foe the same reason Governor Murphy felt the need to backstop his crappy SkyBlue FC squad. Politics. No one cares about the Liberty.

WNBA is a terrible product. Women’s basketball in general is terrible.

The only legitimate reason to showcase the Liberty over NYCFC is because of #MeToo and fake equality.
Wow. Heck of a take there bud.

I'm not a basketball fan and don't follow NBA or WNBA or international competition, so I can't really speak to how "terrible" women's basketball is. But as a ravenous soccer fan I can say that I'd watch a women's soccer match (as I am right now) and possibly even youth soccer before I'd watch an NBA or hockey game. Given how much basketball fans outnumber soccer fans, I'd not be surprised if the network prioritized the Liberty over soccer.
 

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Wow. Heck of a take there bud.

I'm not a basketball fan and don't follow NBA or WNBA or international competition, so I can't really speak to how "terrible" women's basketball is. But as a ravenous soccer fan I can say that I'd watch a women's soccer match (as I am right now) and possibly even youth soccer before I'd watch an NBA or hockey game. Given how much basketball fans outnumber soccer fans, I'd not be surprised if the network prioritized the Liberty over soccer.
I've found women's soccer to be beautiful and easy to watch. It reminds of the more idyllic version of the game that men often abandon in favor of force and size. Women's basketball on the other hand just isn't the same, I can only tolerate some of the college game and find the WNBA to be totally unwatchable. I've tried, but I just don't enjoy it.
 
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Wow. Heck of a take there bud.

I'm not a basketball fan and don't follow NBA or WNBA or international competition, so I can't really speak to how "terrible" women's basketball is. But as a ravenous soccer fan I can say that I'd watch a women's soccer match (as I am right now) and possibly even youth soccer before I'd watch an NBA or hockey game. Given how much basketball fans outnumber soccer fans, I'd not be surprised if the network prioritized the Liberty over soccer.
women’s soccer is fantastic, bud.

women’s basketball is objectively a less athletic and generally crappier sport than men’s basketball at any level. It’s freaking awful. I’d rather watch for hole and the PBA than women’s basketball. It blows.