Pay-per view events

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  1. K_Delrosario

    K_Delrosario Prospective

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    Hello all,

    Do midshipmen have any means of watching pay-per view television events at the academy (mainly prizefights)?

    I wonder about this because I am an avid boxing and UFC fan
     
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  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Uh, no. First, unless things have changed significantly since my day, you don't get to watch TV at all as a plebe. As a youngster, you may get to watch on WEs, but you watch on the company wardroom TV and what you watch is up to the "majority." 2/C and 1/C can watch on weeknights but still, majority rules.

    No way is USNA going to pay to watch anything. In my day, internet viewing wasn't available. I suppose that, if you can pay to watch and watch on your computer and are senior enough at USNA to watch TV on your computer .. . . maybe. However, I wouldn't count on it. All in all, it's a small sacrifice.
     
  3. gubernator

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    I just got back from a candidate visit weekend (CVW) and here is what I can say about that. Plebe are not given any media priviledges, which means they can't listen to music, watch videos (even online), or use the wardroom unless they are given special permission. They can request permission to use media when required for certain tasks (class assignments). Also, when a plebe has a drag - a drag is a high school senior on a CVW who is basically shadowing the mid - the plebe is given media priviledges and a few others, but still can't use the wardroom. So basically, when your a plebe don't count on watching tv or listening to music except for MAYBE a few weekends when you or one of your roommates has a drag.
     
  4. marvin7794

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    Go watch it at your sponsors house and pay them back the cost. In the mean time, you can get websenseless in bancroft hall when youre bored.
     
  5. Kero

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    ^^^^ or go to a bar and you don't pay anyone back.
     
  6. GoNavyMom

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    Plebes are not allowed in bars.

    GoNavyMom
     
  7. Capt MJ

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    We had a '07 sponsor son who was a UFC fan. He politely asked if he could do the pay-per-view at the house for special events he wanted to watch and offered to reimburse us for the charge. I actually watched some of these with him. I'm always learning something from our mid family.

    As far as plebes not being able to go into bars, I think the situation is really no plebe, even if 21, can drink alcoholic beverages. There are plenty of restaurants in and around Annapolis with attached bars with sports-oriented TVs, where mids, including plebes, watch sports on a Saturday afternoon or evening.
     
  8. SteveHolt243

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    Sure they are, they just can't drink.
     
  9. GoNavyMom

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    On Labor Day weekend we were in a restaurant in Annapolis that didn't have a working TV and it was the day of the Ohio State game. The restaurant across the street was a Bar and Grill and you could see the game was on. We suggested going to the Bar and Grill but daughter said no that she's not allowed in bar.

    Well, we sat at a table in non-TV restaurant facing Bar and Grill with TV and everytime some jumped up in the Bar and Grill, one of us ran across the street to see what happened.

    You live and you learn.

    GoNavyMom
     
  10. marvin7794

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    That sounds ridiculous. There aren't many establishments downtown that do not serve alcohol or have bars. I can go down the list of places I went to as a plebe that had bars. Maybe your daughter still had the wool pulled down over her eyes at that point.
     
  11. GoNavyMom

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    Marvin,

    Maybe she did - but she was trying to be careful of what she understood the rules to be.

    It was meant as a funny story, ridiculous or not.

    I stand corrected. Plebes can go to bars - they just can't drink.

    GoNavyMom
     
  12. Capt MJ

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    Admittedly unraveling the thread a bit further from K del R's original question, I can say plebes get told all kinds of stuff. We play "rumor control" at our house just for fun, to hear what is being passed around. Just this past weekend, sponsor plebe asked if that "big white house you can see from Naval Academy Bridge is really Hugh Hefner's place." It's a former religious retreat house now an eldercare community. We had at least 3 other "we heard you can't do X, or Y isn't acceptable in the Fleet (all total BS)," as well, as "is it true that all the red marks on a chief petty officer's uniform means the number of bad conduct demerits he/she has earned?" Classic case of a tiny grain of truth layered up with conjecture and extrapolation, ultimately resulting in an inaccurate statement.

    I expect Go Navy Mom's daughter got the "mosaic version" of the basic truth: plebes can't drink alcoholic beverages, regardless of age.

    OK, patient K del R, you probably learned more about other stuff this thread, along with pay-per-view, bottom line, you will have to be lucky and creative to get your fix.
     
  13. marvin7794

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    Urban legend has it that Hugh wanted the mansion to move to Annapolis from Chicago in the 60's or 70's. Glad he was smart enough to pick LA, if only for the weather.
     

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