Fubo or FUBAR? You make the call!


It’s Super Sunday — unless you’re a cyclocross fan, in which case it’s just another day on the trackless video beach.

I don’t follow racing anymore, but a filthy cyclocross world championships is always worth a look-see, if you can get one.

Alas, it seems the only viewing option for those of us confined to the Land of the Free is a thing called Fubo TV. It got a good review last year from Boy Genius Report. You can sign up for a seven-day free trial, then pay $19.99 for your first month.

But it’s $44.99 per month thereafter and the 80-plus channels seem heavy on the usual ball-and-stick shtick.

One of the reasons we croaked the cable back in the day was that there were a gazillion channels, especially sports channels, that we never watched but got billed for just the same. So, uh, no thank you.

Best of luck to Fubo, especially if it continues to cover cycling, but I’d be happy with a pay-per-view option for the worlds. And I expect a few other cycling fans might like that, too.

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13 Responses to “Fubo or FUBAR? You make the call!”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    At $45 per month with 80 plus channels, it seems to me that it is another cable TV service delivered by streaming. I get too much screen time as it is, and don’t need to add any to the basic Apple TV that I already have. Pay per view or pay per channel is the only way they will get my interest. Maybe iTunes will pick up cycling events. Until then……FUBAR

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We subscribe to HBO via Apple TV, and Hulu, though I think that’s gonna have to go (“Baskets” is not interesting enough to keep that subscription running).

      But pay for sports? Pfffbbbbllhllffff. Never been a big fan, which sounds odd, coming as it does from a former assistant sports editor.

      Gilbert Shelton, creator of “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” and “Wonder Wart-Hog,” did a great sendup of halftime entertainment in a tale of the Hog of Steel becoming a pro footballer.

      When the Muthalode Bungers signed him, the head coach told the press, “Well, he has absolutely no experience, but he’s eight-foot-nine and weighs six hundred twenty, so who needs it?”

  2. Libby Says:

    NBC Sports Gold app. ‘Cross, track & road. No cable or sat subscription required/prerequisite. Gotta run will come back to elaborate

  3. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    ‘Cross World’s is free on RAI Sport 1 over here… but it’s not live. They won’t show the elite men until almost midnight tonight. To watch stuff not available or only with silly delay we signed up for Eurosport Player for less than $75 for the year. In the US you can do the same by using a VPN to trick them into thinking you’re not in the land-of-freedumb.
    We don’t need the VPN over here + the apartment’s “Smart TV” lets us get Youtube so we can watch PBS Newshour,, Real Time with Bill Maher, etc. The only thing missing is SKY’s Bike Channel, but I’m not keen on handing Rupert Murdoch and Co any money if I can help it.

  4. Libby Says:

    39.99 for the year …July through June. Get it now anyway…replays, still a few cross races, road etc. Fubo has Giro this app does not. NBC does do TdF Vuelta. Worlds all disciplines elite men and women only.

  5. larry brown Says:

    Stephen Hyde (United States Of America)

  6. canamsteve Says:

    Just ride that FUSO instead

  7. Flahute Says:

    NBC Sports Gold. I think I paid $50 for a year (subscriptions generally run from 7/1 to 6/30) which gives me TdF, Vuelta, Roubaix, Liege, Tour of California, various other ASO-owned events, as well as the CX World Cup and World Championships.

  8. Dale Says:

    I would gladly dump Comcast if my family would allow. Sadly, I appear to be the minority party in our little congress. Don’t get me started, but GET OFF MY LAWN. Old fart took over for a moment.

  9. larry brown Says:

    swift sucks, cheaters.


  10. Carl Duellman Says:

    yep. nbc gold is the ticket. there was another pay channel ( i can’t remember the name) that showed the dvv races and it was free at first then they started charging $30 a month.

    the women’s race was pretty good. it was nice to see cant and compton battling it out. the men’s race was kinda boring but surprising none the less. the superbowel was more interesting. i was appalled by the dodge ram commercial fearturing dr martin luther king.

  11. Wes Says:

    And this year they’re not even showing the men’s race

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