I get my scores, summaries, and breaking news from a free site. I stream my team’s games on free internet radio while I surf something else. Twice daily, on YouTube, I watch my club’s coach do his 5-minute media scrums, and, if I feel compelled, I’ll catch a condensed (9-minute) game from the night before. Plus I intensely read The Athletic, especially Richard Dietsch and many of the stories he recommends in his “… pieces of note” parts.
Total out-of-pocket expenses? Less than 14 cents (CAD) per day for my Athletic subscription. I love my system, but I couldn’t do it in such a cost-effective way without The Athletic.