Let’s play a game of “How long will it take for Bell to put their college football schedule up.” I am going to say Friday morning, about 3:00am. I think I will be close (without going over). Cue the Price is Right music (no not the music where you lose)…
Week 9 in college football. It’s very interesting how we go from a week with relatively high-profile hyped up games to a relatively low-profile slate. I would say this is relatively low-profile for sure. Nothing hyped to the rafters but still a decent schedule of games. Now, let’s see how many we can see in our area. Cable schedule first up!
|Thursday||Kentucky at Mississippi State||7:30 PM||TSN2|
|Friday||Boise State at BYU||8:00 PM||TSN2|
|Saturday||Vanderbilt at Texas A&M||12:00 PM||Peachtree|
|Saturday||Ball State at Akron||12:00 PM||ABC|
|Saturday||Northwestern at Iowa||12:00 PM||BTN|
|Saturday||Georgia Tech at Virginia||12:30 PM||WSBK|
|Saturday||Pittsburgh at Navy||1:00 PM||CBSSN|
|Saturday||Tennessee at Alabama||3:30 PM||CBS|
|Saturday||Michigan State at Illinois||3:30 PM||ABC|
|Saturday||Texas Tech at Oklahoma||3:30 PM||FOX|
|Saturday||Notre Dame at Air Force||5:00 PM||CBSSN|
|Saturday||Texas at TCU||7:30 PM||SN1|
|Saturday||Penn State at Ohio State||8:00 PM||ABC/TSN2|
Yeah I guess you could say it’s a bit lacklustre. However, what amazes me is how TSN has picked up the pace with their college football coverage. Thursday night AND Friday night at this point. Very good to see. Their showing the PSU-tOSU game Saturday night is dumb but you can’t win em all. And, for now, Sportsnet One has the Texas-TCU game. It would not surprise me one iota to see that game removed from the schedule at some point with game 3 of the World Series on that night. Sportsnet’s raging diamond cutter for baseball has been apparent duing the entire college football season to date, and I see it continuing, at least this weekend. Sad but true for us college football fans. Finally, the Ball State-Akron game will be on ABC only for people who get ABC Detroit. It’s also on WNYO for people who get that station. I think ABC Buffalo customers get a heaping helping of sweet fuck all at noon. OK, now the sports pack games. I flat-out refuse to put the channels down anymore, even though I can get an excellent, detailed schedule of the Rogers Super Sports Pack. So I will just list the games and the times and denote whether a game isn’t on one of the lists.
|Wake Forest at Miami||12:00 PM|
|Vanderbilt at Texas A&M (Bell only)||12:00 PM|
|Louisville at USF||12:00 PM|
|Ball State at Akron (Bell only)||12:00 PM|
|Nebraska at Minnesota||12:00 PM|
|Clemson at Maryland||3:30 PM|
|Michigan State at Illinois||3:30 PM|
|Duke at Virginia Tech||3:30 PM|
|UCLA at Oregon||7:00 PM|
|South Carolina at Missouri||7:00 PM|
|Baylor at Kansas||7:00 PM|
|Fresno State at San Diego State||10:30 PM|
|Stanford at Oregon State||10:30 PM|
Quite a bit better than the cable schedule, especially with the SC-Mizzou and UCLA-Oregon games on there and…sweet baby Jesus the Bell schedule is up! Hallelujah!!! Although I am still confused to see three games that are on cable on the sports packages (in Bell’s case…only one for Rogers). To me that seems like a waste of a station to use it for one of those games. Oh well, I’m just happy they’re up. Maybe in the future, they can put some Fox network games on there. Yeah I can’t see that happening either.
Time to fire up the PVR (unless you are one of the lucky stiffs who gets to watch them all live…in that case, I’m extremely jealous). It’s amazing…you can have 58 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants on the PVR (for the kids…seriously…although that Patrick Star is pretty funny), yet one day of PVR’ing football and the amount of space you have left on your system drops like a stone. Crazy.