…and still no news on the SEC Network games being on the specialty packs. Don’t get me wrong, we are missing a bunch of shit-tastic games this coming weekend but it would be nice to know that we are getting them and not worry about conference games later on in the season that many would want to see and have no access to. What all of this means is Bell and Rogers will continue to screw with our heads because they can (and I guess they find it fun in a way).
On to the week two schedule, starting with Thursday night:
|Grand Valley State at Azusa Pacific||9:00 PM||CBSSN|
Aaaaaaaaaaaand this is part of the reason the loss of CBS Sports Network to Bell subscribers isn’t as bad as we would think.
OK so maybe the next night is more promising.
|Pittsburgh at Boston College||7:00 PM||SP|
|Washington State at Nevada||10:30 PM||SP|
It’s getting better…slowly. Not exactly marquee matchups but at least it isn’t Division 2.
OK enough of the bullshit, let’s get to the main course…Saturday’s schedule.
|Akron at Penn State||12:00 PM||ABC|
|Western Illinois at Wisconsin||12:00 PM||BTN|
|Buffalo at Army||12:00 PM||CBSSN|
|Missouri at Toledo||12:00 PM||SP|
|Oklahoma at Tulsa||12:00 PM||TSN3|
|McNeese State at Nebraska||12:00 PM||SP|
|SC State at Clemson||12:30 PM||WSBK|
|USC at Stanford||3:30 PM||ABC/TSN3|
|Northern Illinois at Northwestern||3:30 PM||BTN|
|Maryland at USF||3:30 PM||CBSSN|
|Ball State at Iowa||3:30 PM||SP|
|Ohio at Kentucky||3:30 PM||SP|
|Ole Miss at Vanderbilt||4:30 PM||SP|
|Michigan State at Oregon||6:30 PM||FOX|
|Arizona State at New Mexico||7:00 PM||CBSSN|
|East Carolina at South Carolina||7:00 PM||SP|
|San Jose State at Auburn||7:00 PM||SP|
|Michigan at Notre Dame||7:30 PM||NBC|
|Virginia Tech at Ohio State||8:00 PM||SP|
|Colorado State at Boise State||10:15 PM||SP|
|Air Force at Wyoming||10:15 PM||SP|
|Oregon State at Hawaii||10:30 PM||CBSSN|
So other than a few games, it is rather blah to be honest. Of course MSU-UO is a MASSIVE game at the odd time of 6:30 (to somewhat appease our west coast brethren). USC-Stanford, Michigan-Notre Dame, and Virginia Tech-tOSU provide a sprinkling of big-game atmosphere throughout the day. But when the noon ABC game is Akron-Penn State, you know it’s not going to be an amazing set of games to watch. This is a weekend I don’t have my kids so of course I plan to overdose on college football, followed by some NFL overdosing to finish the weekend. Speaking of the NFL…
I have been asked to provide some NFL schedules for this season. Since I was asked politely I figured I’d oblige. Problem is other than tomorrow night’s season opener between the Packers and the Seahawks (which is on NBC and four of the five TSNs), I have very little info for Sunday so far. I hope to have this info for tomorrow.
Update: Looked into the new ASN and where their games will be shown. On their guide of what channels will show it is WNYO out of Buffalo. When I went to one resource it had three games on Saturday (not amazing games, but more college football nonetheless) but on my personal Fibe guide it has no mention of it. Hopefully we do get the games. If not, it seems like we are almost getting a Canadian version of myTV (which is crap since myTV sucks for the most part).
Update #2: All of a sudden it looks like the SEC Network games have been added to the sports package (at least for Bell at this point; I assume Rogers should follow soon enough). Florida Atlantic-Alabama is on at what looks like 12:00, Eastern Michigan-Florida at 4:00, and then Sam Houston State-LSU at 7:30. To be honest, for this week it doesn’t really matter but it is good this is done now so that in future weeks when conference games are on the SEC Network, we can get them without any hassle. Also, I have noticed some of the overflow BTN games are appearing on the Rogers college football package. Western Kentucky-Illinois, Howard-Rutgers, and Middle Tennessee-Minnesota have all been added. Us Bell people don’t get those games at all (thanks a lot Bell).