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.
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