The TeeVee is your friend, make no mistake. And today dear readers your good friend will be rewarding sports fans at the highest level.
Of course at 10 am ESPN begins our day with College Gameday. Corso and Herbstreit are very cool and funny and clever. That's good stuff. Then, at noon you begin to have choices like a college football Shop-Rite. At noon on ESPN is Iowa vs Wisconsin. Johnny and his new downstairs neighbors of course will be watching Michigan State vs Northwestern on ESPN2 as it's homecoming in East Lansing today. You simply can't miss some of the Red River shootout from the Cotton Bowl as #2 Texas battles #20 Oklahoma at noon on ABC.
Now, if you have the Comcast Digital Cable your cornucopia of football goodness just got even better. Channel 196 at noon has Georgia at Vanderbilt, live from Nashville. Channel 198 has Louisville at Connecticut for the Big East fan in you.
Not bad for an early afternoon, no?
Now come all the 3:30 games. USC at Notre Dame where we get to watch Charlie 'Front Butt'® Weis lose again to USC and most likely his job along with the game. That game will air on NBC-Notre Dame-TV. On ABC it's Minnesota at Penn State. Lucky for Joe Paterno it's cloudy out in central Pennsylvania today, he'd hate to get caught looking at the sun in those Coke-bottle glasses. Maybe you're an SEC fan, in that case it's Arkansas at Florida on CBS. If you are so inclined on channel 198 it's Marshall vs. West Virginia.
By now you're saying Johnny, if I watch all that the wife will kill me, or, you ladies are saying Johnny, if I watch all that my husband will kill me. Have you SEEN the weather report for today? A deluge of rain as another Nor' Easter his our fair city.
6 pm brings you Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech in the battle of the Techs on ESPN 2.
OK, it's 7 or 7:30 and you want to know what's next, well now the hockey games start. At 7pm it's the red hot Rangers playing at the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you DO have the digital cable, you are getting a free preview of NHL Center Ice on the 771-784 channel build. Also you can get the preview of this game on Hockey Night in Canada (a real treat) on channel 739 beginning at 6:30. With the free preview you can watch hockey until around 1am. Sweeeeet.
The Devils will try to exact some kind of revenge on the Carolina Hurricanes after last year's playoff meltdown out in Newark. Of course you COULD go to that game but then you'd be missing valuable TeeVee time.
Quit it Johnny quit it, I can't stand anymore. Oh yes you can and you WILL.
At 7:30 on ESPN it's South Carolina against Alabama in a good old boys ballgame. VERSUS on channel 206 now brings you Stanford at Arizona.
At 9:00 it's Missouri at Oklahoma State from Stillwater on ESPN 2.
Hey bunky, don't forget the late start of the west coast hockey games, at 10 pm you can watch Minnesota at Vancouver or St. Louis at Anaheim.
At 10:30, imagine that a 10:30 pm kickoff that'll run well past 1 am, on MSG you can watch Washington at Arizona State.
WHEW, can you believe this Sporgy Goodness? Good GOD, from noon til 1 am you can be watching live sports. Not a bad deal.
Only in America.
Pass the remote and the chips...