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Late Start Spells Idiocy

So it looks like, due to the PPV conspiracy going on out in the far West, the game won’t begin until 2246 tonight.  Nice.  Yes, I’ll try another live blog.  But we have to come up with something unique, some odd twist, something that will keep me awake.

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More On Center Ice Online

Thought I’d log on to the NHL Video Portal, just for fun.  Watched the highlights of the San Jose series, which made me warm.  Then clicked on “Center Ice” to see if the Wings game was going to be offered tonight.  Ran into some problems in that a registration screen popped up. Filled it out, even though I’d done that previously.  Then I got the option of the early bird special for $149 or the free preview.  Selected free preview and got some sort of error code 500, which prevented me from going any further.

Called the customer service and actually spoke with someone who said “eh” and had a decidedly Canadian accent.  The guy told me that they’re having “issues” with the interface right now and that if the problem isn’t solved soon they’re going to do a work-around to make sure all the games scheduled for tonight (including the Wings) will be available.

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Center Ice Online Working?

I’m reading some comments below from readers saying they can’t get the game in.  Try this.  It’s working for me. Getting the tv signal but the radio call.

2029 EST: minutes after I posted that the game froze, got an error message, closed Firefox (and explorer, tried that too).  Re-opened the portal and get some nancy brit boy telling me the page won’t load, the URL is invalid.

2039 EST:  just got definitive word from the wife.  “You’re not paying for that.”  Not good.

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Who’s The Guinea Pig?

Ok.  The link is there, waiting for you to click.  All you displaced hockey fans (or those of you just unlucky enough to have Verizon Fios instead of straight Comcast), without Center Ice for digital cable…here’s your chance.

Center Ice Online is available for order.  A free trial through 9 October, 150 bucks for the season.

Who’s gonna leap first?  You?  I’m hesitant, but I’ll probably take the plunge later this week after I set aside a few bucks for cheddar.

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Liveblogging My Call To Verizon

0957: been on the phone for 11 minutes trying to determine whether they’ll offer Center Ice.  Have spoken with 1 live person who I couldn’t understand and dealt with 17 recorded operators. None were helpful. I swore at them.

0959:  On the phone with Ms. Wynn.  13th time I’ve given my phone number.  “NHL…that would be hockey?.  Bear with me one second please.”

1000: Tom from the Verizon Fios Solutions center doesn’t know what “the NHL” is, but he’s tracking it. Good on ya Tom.

1002: Now on the phone with Skip (really). He “doesn’t know if they’ll be offering it.”

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