9.03.2009

Let's Talk About Me

You guys can argue about the future of humanity all you want, but today is the start of college football season. I don't care about the NBA, MLB, and especially the NHL. But I care about college football like I care about my firstborn gifted and talented son I never had. As Derrick Boyd said in the courthouse this morning, "Today is like Christmas. Only better." Preach on, bruther. And I got especially excited a couple of months ago when I learned that the Baylor v. Wake Forest game was going to be a regional/national telecast by ABC on 2:30 on Saturday. (In case you haven't heard, Baylor has a quarterback that trails only Jesus in popularity in Waco. And it's a close race.) But I started getting nervous earlier this week when all the TV listings had Georgia at Oklahoma State on that channel at that time. What gives? Was that possible? I know ABC has about four regional broadcasts but Dallas-Fort Worth was not getting the Baylor game? Do they not know how many good Baptists we have around here? Well, today I got my answer. I'm screwed. The regional broadcast of the Baylor game will be shown only in the black areas in the above map. Sheesh. There's more blue in that map than the Obama landslide of 2008. But wait! There's hope! WFAA, I learned, is showing the game on it's alternative "HD Channel 8.2". Of course, I had no idea what the heck that meant. Well, with a little more checking I found out that's pretty much only available if you have an HD antenna or are part of Charter Cable -- both of which I ain't got. So what's my other option? Subscribe to ESPN GamePlan for $25 for the weekend or for the season for $115. I'm sure I'll do it. I just wish the government would step in and provide a Universal Football Plan to cover me in these times of trouble.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Baylor was a competetive enough program that schools like USC would book them on their schedule, then maybe they could make it to real TV too.

Goober said...

I guess the Right Wingers would call it the "Gridiron Giveaway." It is for all those folks too lazy to drive to the game/game broadcast area or too cheap to subscribe to the cable service.

Anonymous said...

"stick it!" , baron.

Danny Boy said...

Make fun of BG for Baylor all you want, at least he doesn't have to say he went to UNT! We are the Detroit Lions retarded stepchild of college football.

Anonymous said...

As the self appointed football guru for your blog this post pleases me. It is good to please the football guru, therefore I will not raindown hate on bu during week 1. Or will I?

I need to know if you buy that ESPN thingy will you get the FoxSW game reruns as well? I am sure that is a no, so how much is Fox football for season. BU won't be on ESPN after this week, will they?

Isn't this almost better than Brit.

DF Lawrence Elkins

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great if the government would get out of our lives and allow us to shop for health insurance from other states that would open up competition to lower our rates and provide us with more options? I don't see that choice in Obammy's master plan nor do I see anything about tort reform.

Anonymous said...

Or look up one of your loser buddies in Waco from your Baylor days and watch the game in his parents' living room

"Would your little friend like some more Funyuns and Mr Pibb?"

Anonymous said...

There is no place for football in a Socialist society.

Anonymous said...

Give me football or give me death!

Anonymous said...

I saw this yesterday and let out a little Barron tear for you.

Anonymous said...

Death it is.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - if you got to Waco to watch the game perhaps you could stop at Westfest. I may need a chauffeur this weekend. You would be in familiar company since a large portion of the Baylor Baptist student body will be standing in the beer ticket line.

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about Baylor-WF...except you and those betting on the game.

OkState and Georgia on the other hand.

Anonymous said...

Amen 2:56!!!

Oooo........U!!!!

Anonymous said...

There will no longer be a National Champion in a Socialist society. All teams will be co-champions.

Anonymous said...

HOOK 'EM BARRY! If you rooted for the right team, you would be able to watch them every weekend on television...just sayin...!!! (Go Bears too!) Football is so much more fun to talk to about than the blogs about our great honorable distinguished elegant President of the United States! My President!

Proud Texas Longhorn a/k/a Evil Empire!!!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you drive down to Waco? I am sure they'll have watching parties there. Then afterwards you could head down to George's Bar that day.... gotta go down to George's gotta go down to George's gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta Yea Hey Ya!

Anonymous said...

Go get an indoor HD antenna. Probably can get one for about $30, easy to setup, and looks as good as HD cable (the weather is good).

Anonymous said...

Most networks have a rule about showing graphic violence and physical abuse live on TV. That's why the game is restricted to the Waco area and the WF(not Wichita Falls) area.

Double Fake Grunt Tuff

SpoonerStreet said...

Dude, a decent HD antenna will cost you $25, and then you can watch all of the channels in HD for free.

Anonymous said...

In college, I went on a date with a girl that had a tattoo just like this graphic...on her left buttock...just like Brit has in the pic you posted.

Double Fake Eta Beta Thigh

Anonymous said...

i need a hug!

Anonymous said...

Grunt Tuff, that makes me snort.

The black qp at baylor is so good he is making Neal Jeffrey stutter.

Oh, I remember the good ole days, throwing ex-lax over the rail to the bear the night before the game. Game time gets there, he drinks his dr pepper then the sweet cheek boys run him on the field. Old Judge whatever his name was stops in the middle of the field and takes a dump near the golden girls.

HAHAHAHAHAH

Football guru aka df JJ Joe

Anonymous said...

qp....

What position is that?

Is it anything close to reverse cowgirl because if it is....I'm all in.....lol

Double Fake Dirk Diggler

Anonymous said...

My typing is not to good. Thanks for using your pointer to show the error.

DF James Francis

Anonymous said...

No problem.

Double Fake Mike Singletary

Anonymous said...

Barry we hate mzcheif please censor her so we don't have to waste time scrolling past her posts! Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Your readers

Anonymous said...

Ok shouldn't of sent the post about mzcheif. That was mean & I am usually not that way. I can keep scrolling past her posts

RPM said...

Barry, If you have an outdoor antenna and can pick up WFAA, that is all you need. Just rescan your HDTV if it doesn't already pick up 8.2.

The whole HD antenna bit is a scam.

Anonymous said...

We have not had a good Baptist since the Chico VFW closed. That was where we had lesson preparation for the little kids in Sunday school classes.
Cowboy's @ noon and beer noon-o-five.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE MzCheif. She saves me from posting a lot of the same things.

Wrong about Jesus though.

Jesus

Anonymous said...

ah, shouldn't a professional , single man, with no children be able to afford $115? Quit trying to relate to the common man BG.

Anonymous said...

Goober...it's called letting the market decide. The market decided that they wouldn't watch the Baylor game except in the areas highlighted. It's not free...the networks have to get sponsors to pay for air time. They can get more money for other games, except in the Waco area, where the game will be shown.

The same way if you are a fan of an AFC East team. You won't see them in DFW unless it is considered a premier game. You will have to get the NFL Sunday Ticket or some such.

Some of you "progressives" need a lecture in economics. You don't understand that the "fair" is in Dallas in the fall.