Monthly Archives: December 2009

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch and Playoff Watch: Week 15

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 […]

A belated not-so-happy blog-day.

I am pissed off at myself. I had planned to use the winter break to catch up on things that have been haunting me since July. I’d get to work on a number of my planned projects, including my planned book on the impact of the Internet, or at least catch up on feeds I’ve […]

College Football Schedule: Bowls

Rankings reflect my College Football Rankings through the Army-Navy Game. All times Eastern. TOP 25 GAMES BCS National Championship GamePasadena, CA BCS #1 BCS #2 January 7 Princeton-Yale Title #1 Texas #3 Alabama 8 PM ABC Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters Tostitos Fiesta BowlGlendale, AZ Big 12 #1/BCS BCS January 4 New Lineal Title […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch and Playoff Watch: Week 14

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 […]

2009 Golden Bowl Tournament Octofinals

Early afternoon games: #16 Troy v. #1 Alabama Last year, Troy gave Oklahoma a scare despite never leading that prophesied the Sooners’ upset at the hands of USC. This year, Troy finally led… once. They got the ball to start the game and drove down the field for a field goal. Then after three runs […]

2009 Golden Bowl Tournament Belated Selection Announcement

Welcome to the third annual Selection Show Announcement for the simulated Golden Bowl Tournament – your chance to see what a playoff would be like. If you want a playoff in college football, especially if it was handled by the NCAA, it’ll probably take the form here. Here are the parameters of the tournament: 11 […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 13

First, apologies for last week’s Flex Schedule Watch not being posted on Bleacher Report. Suffice to say, it’s a long story and my Twitter followers got the gist of it. 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 […]

Who SHOULD Be Going to Which Bowls?

The bowls if selections were based on my C Ratings. TCU is #2 in the C Ratings; teams in parenthesis among the BCS bowls are the teams that would be selected with Alabama still going to the national championship game. Realistically Central Florida is going to the St. Petersburg Bowl (creating a USF-UCF showdown the […]

The prospects of the unholy union of Comcast and NBC from a sports perspective

There are a few things I don’t get about the Comcast/NBC merger. For one thing, how can Comcast own both its cable system and NBC’s owned-and-operated stations? (Answer: That would have been a problem a decade ago, but not now. Or maybe it is. Still, it’s one of many questions Comcast will have to answer […]

College Football Schedule – Week 14

Alright, so we had a few weeks of weird posts there and skipped last week, but we are back on the road… just in time for the weakest college football week of the year. (Blame my sickness, and the finals crunch, for things being this late.) In a weird twist, every BCS conference except one […]