I live in North Carolina. Last season, I was able to watch about 3 or 4 Browns games live. One was actually televised by my local network TV affiliate. The others I was able to watch on my computer / streamed from some 'underground' streaming sites I'd found right before game time - it was pretty choppy / low qualify viewing even though I have a fast connection (cable modem).
The rest of the games, I "watched" by bringing up the "gamecast" on NFL.COM (shows a depiction of the field - updates play by play to show field position, latest play, etc.). And I used NFL.COM's "Audio Pass" which enables me to hear the game broadcast live (by local / Cleveland affiliate announcers). This was the next best thing (barely), but I kept having to ask questions on the DBN game thread like "does Cribbs like he's look ok? sounds like he got injured on that last play...", or "that last incompletion - was it catchable or was it just a bad throw?...", etc..
I subscribed to the NFL.COM Game Rewind, but you can't watch the games until the next day, and as we all know, watching a game after the fact - well obviously it just ain't the same.
As the season approaches (hopefully / fingers crossed with the negotiations...), I'm not looking forward to the frantic search just before game time to find a stream - not to mention I've read it may start getting much more difficult to find those "underground" streams as they seem to be getting squelched by the powers that be (?).
I have Time Warner cable television, so the NFL Network is not an option (?). I'm looking for suggestions or answers. Anyone who can give some good ideas or advice on my quest to watch Browns games (aside from flying to Cleveland...) it would be much appreciated.