Thanks Mr. Winston. Thanks for being about a month late to the party. Fuck her right in the pussy is so August (and may be even back to July). To use it now shows:
- You are trying too hard to be hip
- You are extremely late to the party since that saying went out a while ago
- You aren’t as infallible as you think. Actually you are under a bigger microscope now.
I just don’t get him. With his football resume, he can show up on campus on any given day and fall into a garden of pussy, a boatload of extra gifts (hope the NCAA doesn’t see this), and an easier time (notice I didn’t say easy time) in classes. All he has to do is not do stupid stuff. But no, this fucking idiot has to act like the class jackass because he isn’t getting enough attention I guess? Just for that, I hope he doesn’t win the Heisman. He may not win the Heisman anyway, but I hope this eliminates him from contention…..and by the start of November we will probably forget this even happened.
Alright, enough of Jameis Doucheston and his poor social skills. On to the schedule this week. Going to do the cable/specialty pack split again:
|Auburn at Kansas State (Thurs)||7:30 PM||TSN1/3/4/5|
|SE Oklahoma at Henderson (Thurs)||8:00 PM||CBSSN|
|Eastern Michigan at Michigan State||12:00 PM||BTN|
|Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech||12:00 PM||TSN1|
|Bowling Green at Wisconsin||12:00 PM||TSN2|
|Iowa at Pittsburgh||12:00 PM||TSN3|
|Troy at Georgia||12:00 PM||TSN4|
|Maryland at Syracuse||12:30 PM||WSBK|
|Utah at Michigan||3:30 PM||ABC|
|Nicholls State at North Texas||3:30 PM||WNYO|
|Florida at Alabama||3:30 PM||CBS|
|Rutgers at Navy||3:30 PM||CBSSN|
|Texas A&M at SMU||3:30 PM||TSN2|
|Massachusetts at Penn State||4:00 PM||BTN|
|Charlotte at Elon||7:00 PM||WNYO|
|Miami-OH at Cincinnati||7:00 PM||CBSSN|
|Oklahoma at West Virginia||7:30 PM||FOX|
|Clemson at Florida State||8:00 PM||ABC|
|Louisiana-Lafayette at Boise State||10:30 PM||CBSSN|
Starts with a HUGE Thursday nighter (Auburn-KSU) and ends with a couple big Saturday games (Clemson-FSU & Florida-Alabama). Good stuff and a definite improvement in the quality of the games (although some of the finishes this past weekend were unreal). TSN has stepped up big time with the noon games. Four in all! It’s a new record! But seriously, I know I have taken huge creamy dumps over their college football programming choices in the past but they’ve stepped up this season. Then again, I think quite a bit of this has to do with Sportsnet blowing their wad on HOCKEY! and less on TSN figuring live sports is probably better than most taped programming. I’m almost happy Sportsnet shows no college football because they were wretched with doing it in the first place. I see that deal to show college football games from FOX and their networks has worked out to their advantage (waste of time and too much of a test of our sanity).
Now, the specialty packs…I think:
|Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Alabama State (Thurs)||7:30 PM||SP|
|Connecticut at USF (Fri)||8:00 PM||SP|
|Tulane at Duke||12:30 PM||SP|
|Maryland at Syracuse||12:30 PM||SP|
|Virginia at BYU||3:30 PM||SP*|
|North Carolina at East Carolina||3:30 PM||SP*|
|Indiana at Missouri||4:00 PM||SP|
|Northern Illinois at Arkansas||7:00 PM||SP|
|Mississippi State at LSU||7:00 PM||SP|
|South Carolina at Vanderbilt||7:30 PM||SP|
|Miami at Nebraska||8:00 PM||SP|
|Oregon at Washington State||10:30 PM||SP|
Holy crap, a whole lot less than their cable brethren here. Ten games for certain with the possibility of two more and two of those ten are on Thursday and Friday nights. I have asterisks beside Virginia-BYU and North Carolina-East Carolina since they are on ESPN and ESPNU and I can’t see the reasoning behind leaving these two games out (Update: And lo and behold, guess which two games showed up this morning on the guides…well, the Bell guides at least. No word on what is happening over at RogersLand). No amazing games here but some decent quality and no stinkers (unless you count Tulane-Duke, which, three years ago would have been considered a barnburner and wouldn’t have sniffed any cable lineup). Also, I can’t be sure if Rogers will be getting all these games since I can’t find an updated schedule for the SSP. Truly sad that Rogers seems to be scaling back with college football coverage. As I’ve said before, maybe Bell has it right to separate everything rather than put it in one huge sports package.
As for the games of the week (and the games I will be putting on my PVR since I have the kids this weekend) include:
Auburn at Kansas State – This is a huge statement game for both programs. The Malzahnies have to prove that last year wasn’t a flash in the pan and Papa Snyder has to prove his team is more than fourth-best in the Big XII (they may still be after this game but I digress). With the CFP, a loss here will be HEAVILY scrutinized.
Florida at Alabama – I have a bad feeling about this game. A BAD feeling. If you take into account how the Gators were last week, this does not bode well for them. Plus, they play at Bryant-Denny where Evil Saban generally does not lose. Oh well, at least we can watch Allie LaForce the few times she appears on the screen.
Clemson at Florida State – Speaking of Jameis Dickhead, he leads his Noles into this one. No way this turns out like last year’s destruction, but I have a hard time seeing the Tigers pulling this one out…but crazier things have happened.
Oklahoma at West Virginia – Drunk Uncle Dana has his team surprisingly at 2-1. Their offense seems to be on point and moving the ball well. Their defense though….ugh. That game against Maryland was tough to watch (and I only watched the 45 second highlight package). This could turn out one of two ways…like the Mountaineers first game of the year where they hung in there with Bama or like last week when they struggled after getting a large lead. And if they struggle at all, the Sooners will exploit it.
I look back at my picks and think, “Why couldn’t my NFL picks have been like those?” Two weeks, nine out of fifteen both weeks. Brutal. Well here’s my college picks (if you care to know):
Kansas State to upset Auburn (but it will be awfully close)
Pittsburgh over Iowa
Syracuse over Maryland
Alabama to destroy Florida
Utah over Michigan (call it a mild upset if you wish)
Florida State over Clemson
OK, after last week’s craziness with the television schedule, I will keep a closer eye on any changes to what I have. I will keep this updated as the week goes on as I’m sure something will be added or changed. My hope is that soon, all the channels will have figured things out, and by Wednesday nights, we can be assured of accurate TV listings.
I will get the NFL sked out tomorrow. I am sure I was right with all the games (and the stations…and which parts of the country got which stations). If not, let me know.