Local Bloke Enjoying Free-To-Air Cricket Like It’s 1999

man watching cricket on tv, thinking about 1999 black caps

GORDON LIGHTFOOT | Sport

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A Palmerston North man is feeling like he’s stepped into a time warp these past few weeks, as he has been happily watching the Black Caps take on Pakistan without paying a single cent in subscription fees.  

Aidan Tapper, a 31 year old team leader at Pak n Save, says this is the way things should be. 

“It’s like the old days! Been cutting back on subscriptions so haven’t had Sky Sport for a year now, and yet somehow I’m watching live cricket!” he said, over the moon. 

“Feel like I’m partying like it’s 1999, except I’m actually just relaxing watching the black caps.”

There are apparently all sorts of rumours flying around about various subscription-based TV companies not wanting to buy rights to this or that, but the outcome for Tapper is the same. 

“I don’t really care what’s going on behind the scenes. All I know is that I’m watching live cricket at home, and I’m not paying for it.”

Tapper’s partner Josie meanwhile is not as enthusiastic. “Urgh, cricket again. Why? Why does he sit there watching this?,” she asked. 

Josie meanwhile is keeping tabs on the new things coming out on Netflix, and biding her time before she pays for a single month of content.

“There’s a few things popping up on Netflix which I wouldn’t mind watching, but I really need to see what other services come up with first.”

“He looks happy enough though,” she sneered, looking over at Aidan who had begun clapping a well-placed cover drive. 

More to come. 

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