Tuesday, September 12, 2006

That's What I Love About Gameday...

EDSBS first reported this, and if it holds true for the rest of the season, it could be the most disturbing thing to happen to college football since Tulane went undefeated. Apparently, ESPN/ABC Gameday now is going to forgo big matchups if they are being broadcast on rival networks, CBS in this case. This would mean that ESPN Gameday, an awesome institution which has made it worthwhile for people to get up before 11 on Saturdays will now pass if the biggest matchup of the week is not being carried on ABC that night.

This weekend, the "Game of the Week" is now Nebraska v. USC???!?! On the same weekend that UF and Tennessee square off and both sets of Tigers go at it? You have to be kidding me. Florida v. Tennessee is one of the classic rivalries in college football and you are going to tell me that Nebraska v. USC is more important in the scheme of things? This game is only going to expose Nebraska as a pretender or make the pundits look smart so they can say, "See USC hasn't missed a step." Is ABC going to tell me that Auburn v. LSU holds less implications for the National Title picture? This is a joke.

I am a capitalist and I would not ask ABC to not do its best to make money, but Gameday should broadcast from whatever game has the most importance that week in the grand scheme of things. This is a subjective measure and I am sure Nebraska thinks this game is huge, but it matters if you are calling something the "Game of the Week". More often than not, this will not be a problem, it is just a particularly awesome week in SEC football. Most weeks, this new move by ABC will serve to promote the biggest non-conference matchup in the country, a noble goal. Unless the biggest non-conference matchup in the country is being played at an SEC (read CBS) stadium. -yb


Anonymous Anonymous said...


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for your intended readership.
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Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
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fabric of the universe, our minds
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wonder at this infinate goodness,
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existence for their quintessence.

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a season for every activity
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to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

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