A quick post since not a whole lot going on this weekend. Of course the big game at this time of year is always the Army-Navy game. It starts at 2:30 on CBS. Always a great game to watch and it usually has nothing to do with bowl games or the rest of their season. For the most part, a win over the other is huge in this storied affair.
As almost a bonus, the people of southern Ontario get their first taste of FCS playoff action. It starts Friday night when Towson and Eastern Illinois, two schools who are not known for their football prowess, battle to see who moves on to one of the FCS semi-finals. The game starts at 8:00. The next afternoon, Coastal Carolina, another upstart school, looks to dethrone the two-time, two-time defending FCS champions, the North Dakota State Bison. This Bison team is so good, I’m sure they’d probably go to a bowl this year if they played an FBS schedule. I can’t see Coastal having a shot but the FCS playoffs are a lot like March Madness…upsets can (and do) happen. That game starts at noon Saturday. Both of these games on the specialty pack.
Then next Saturday, bowl season begins! 35 games in a little over two weeks and most of them on regular cable (most on SN360 and TSN2 I assume). Early next week I will do my bowl discussion and picks. Later on next week, the entire bowl television schedule should be finalized and I will post that as well. Again, expect most games to land on 360 or the Deuce, so hopefully you get one, or both, of these channels.