Thursday, 4 September 2008

ESPN are douchebags

Who in their right mind in Texas would rather see Oregon State vs. Penn State instead of Ole Miss vs. Wake Forest? Then again, maybe they’re just trying to help the Longhorns cover up losing their team’s best quarterback to Ole Miss.


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I think the possibility of Joe Paterno eating the brains of his players/Oregon State’s would be more interesting than any game involving Wake Forest.


I had not considered the zombie factor.

It does appear that I can watch the game from my computer at work for free at

[Permalink] 3. Alfie Sumrall wrote @ Fri, 5 Sep 2008, 6:32 am CDT:

I saw that coverage map yesterday. Look at Fayetteville/Fort Smith. Don’t you think a few people in that market have at least a passing interest in the Ole Miss game? It is on ESPN Gameplan, though, if you don’t want to go the ESPN360 route.

Obviously Penn State carries more national recognition than Ole Miss & Wake Forest put together, so that’s why the middle of the country gets that as their ESPN2 game, but at least Alaska & Hawaii get to see the Rebels!


The geography of the choices is just weird… why are the folks getting PSU/OSU as the primary getting Ole Miss/Wake as the secondary?* All I can figure is that the Big 12 must have a horrible contract with the Leader.

And there’s no way I’m spending $22 for a day of GamePlan just to watch Ole Miss/Wake, hence the ESPN360 route.

* Actually this makes sense from a game desirability standpoint, because Oklahoma/Cincinnati is likely to be a blowout.

[Permalink] 5. Alfie Sumrall wrote @ Sat, 6 Sep 2008, 6:49 am CDT:

Right. You shouldn’t spend $22 for a day of GamePlan. You should spend $99 for a season of GamePlan.

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