Monthly Archives: November 2008

I’ve always had a problem with this sort of thing. It used to be computer games, not that you’d know from reading Sandsday.

So what have I been doing today? Working on my college football schedule or rankings? Working on tomorrow’s webcomic post? Even taking some time out to plug in the scores and generate the rankings? Working on one of the very few assignments I actually have to do for my microeconomics class that’s overdue anyway? Checking […]

Something everyone missed in the BCS-ESPN thing…

I can’t tell you how many articles I’ve read about how cable networks have the advantage of subscriber fees, which have driven rights fees to the point where most sports are loss leaders for broadcast networks anymore… …wait, Fox actually turned a profit on the BCS? Why does this get a single sentence in a […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 14 picks

Week 14 (December 7): Tentative game: New England @ Seattle Prospects: The Seahawks are just too terrible for this game to keep its spot. 7-4 v. 2-9? Please. Likely protections: Cowboys-Steelers (FOX) and if anything, Jags-Bears (CBS). Accurate according to this. Other possible games mentioned on Wednesday’s Watch and their records: Redskins (7-4)-Ravens (7-4), Eagles (5-5-1)-Giants […]

Sports Watcher for the Weekend of 11/22-23

All times PST. Saturday9-12:30 PM: College football, Yale @ Harvard (VS). You know how, when a week of college football is crap all around, “College Gameday” will sometimes go to a I-AA or lower matchup? In the early time slot, this is one of those weeks. 12:30-4 PM: College football, Michigan State @ #6 Penn […]

College Football Schedule: Week 13

Better late than never. As with a previous week, includes results for games already played. All times Eastern. Top 25 Games The Citadel @ #1 *Florida 1:30 Gameplan #5 *Texas Tech @ #4 Oklahoma 8 PM ABC Michigan State @ #6 Penn State 3:30 ABC/ESPN #7 Boise State @ Nevada 4 PM ESPN2 Michigan @ […]

The new college football rankings, more than a few days late

…and hindered by my hibernation problem rearing its ugly head again, wiping out what I had written for the first 14 spots or so. But it’s up now on the web site, and IF I decide to put up the schedule it won’t be until tomorrow. Update: The lineal titles are updated now as well.

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 11

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

This isn’t illegal?

If this post is full of the HTML code for an ampersand in hyperlinks that get broken as a result, blame Blogger’s “draft” post editor.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized lingering resentment.) I’m here to talk about a serious malady sweeping the nation. It’s called OOTS Gamer Theory Syndrome, or OGTS. The malady is restricted to readers and fans of the popular webcomic Order of the Stick, and is caused by falling under the perception that […]

Last-Minute Remarks on SNF Week 13 picks

Speaking of SNF… Week 13 (November 30): Tentative game: Chicago @ Minnesota Prospects: Two 5-5 teams in a 3-way tie for the lead in the NFC North. Might be a possibility to keep its spot. But both teams losing is REALLY bad news, especially to fal back to .500. Likely protections: Giants-Redskins (Fox) and either Steelers (7-3)-Patriots […]