Tag:Chattanooga Mocs
Posted on: November 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Personal TV Schedule 11-20-10

College Football Week 12

No introduction, I have only two games I'm going to watch this week and here they are:

3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Chattanooga Mocs at Woffold Terriers

Both teams are going to finish with winning records no matter what, however the winner of this game is essentially guaranteed a spot in the D-IAA playoffs.  For the Mocs it would be their first playoff appearance, and second overall, since 1984 when I was 3 and had no idea what was going beyond the walls of my home.  And it would be ironic that the Mocs finally make the playoffs the first year after the NCAA screwed Chattanooga over by taking away the D-IAA Championship Game.

7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at Vanderbilt Commodores

The Vols are coming off back-to-back 50+ point games, though against inferior defenses in Memphis and Mississippi, and are facing the 2-8 Commodores who aren't better than either of those teams.  However, this is basically the game that Vanderbilt gets up for every year and the Volunteers shouldn't be resting on their laurels.  I believe the Vols will win, but nothing is certain this season for Coach Dooley's first Volunteer team.

That's all for this week, come back next week to see my personal viewing schedule or leave a comment about what you're going to watch this week in college football.

Posted on: September 3, 2010 11:20 pm
Edited on: September 10, 2010 9:03 pm

Personal TV Schedule 9-4-10

College Football Week 1

Football is here, Pitt-Utah was excellent Thursday night and unfortunately the Arizona thrashing of Toledo wasn't as satisfying I had hoped.  As I wait until the best Monday Night Football game of the year, Boise State vs. Virginia Tech, it's time for the first Saturday of the year.  So I'm going to give you a glimpse of my personal viewing schedule.

12 noon to 3 p.m.
(FLIPPING CHANNELS): Miami (OH) at Florida, LA-Lafayette at Georgia, Samford at Florida State, Western Michigan at Michigan State, and Illinois vs. Missouri

To be honest, nothing in this time slot really excites me because there is no good match-up (though Illinois/Missouri is probably the most even).  I might focus more on the Georgia game simply because my co-workers are going to the game and I might catch them in the crowd, who knows.

3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appalachian State at Chattanooga
The Mocs rarely get to be on TV, they start the 2010 campaign at home against the #3 (FCS) ranked Mountaineers in what everyone hopes to be a sold out stadium "WHITE OUT" crowd.  Unfortunately do to religious reasons I can't personally go, however that doesn't mean I can't watch.

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m
Tennessee-Martin at Tennessee (maybe)
According to ESPN3.com this PPV game  is on the schedule, don't know if my IP address will be restricted or not.  I'll find out.

7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Oregon State vs. Texas Christian at Arlington (primary)
LSU vs. North Carolina (secondary from 8-10)
Cincinnati at Fresno State (secondary 10-11)

The Beavers-Horned Frogs match-up seems to be one of the best of the entire day and should be a good game.  The Tigers-Tar Heels game went from being the game of the night to just plain wacky with what's going on at UNC.  And I really wished the Bearcats-Bulldogs game would be starting earlier because this have very good game potential to it.
Posted on: August 24, 2010 1:27 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2010 2:22 pm

Favorite, Preferred, & Despised Teams- NCAAF

I’ve only given a general introduction of myself, but haven’t really given a sense of where my fan perspective is coming from.  So what I’m doing with this series is giving you an insight of how I view a particular sport through the teams I follow.  With college football ready to begin in less than two weeks, I figure its time to post this.

Favorite Team
Tennessee Volunteers- I really didn’t get into college football until the fall of 1992 when I was almost 11.  Being a Seventh-day Adventist, my parents were a bit conservative in raising me before my tween years and so TV before sundown on Saturdays was only allowed for ‘very special circumstances.’  But 1992 was when they started easing up a bit and that corresponded with a 5-0 start for the Vols under Philip Fulmer and Johnny Majors.  The spectacle and tradition of college football instantly hooked me and the Vols became my team.  I’ve endured the disappointments against Florida, the elation of back-to-back conference titles then a National Championship, and finally the frustration of a roller coaster decade.  But the Vols are still my team every Saturday.

Preferred Teams
Chattanooga Mocs- The local Division I-AA football team was only consistently good before I was introduced to college football.  Since 1992, the Mocs have been constantly bad with half a dozen coaches that at best have one good season in their tenure.  However things are looking up with Coach Russ Huesman taking the helm last year and getting a winning season in his first year after the Mocs endured a 1-11 2008 campaign.

Ohio State Buckeyes- In what will be a running theme throughout this series, the Buckeyes are my family’s “fall back” team for one reason: while I was born and lived near Chattanooga all my life, both my parents are from the Canton (OH) area.  Like the Vols against the Gators throughout the 90s, my family had to deal with the disappointments against Michigan until Jim Tressel took over and made the Wolverines his play toy.  While the Buckeyes have been disappointed come bowl time most of this decade, they’ve been the bright spot when the Vols season has gone downhill.

Boise State Broncos- I can’t help it, I like the blue turf.  I love watching the Broncos and I’m not ashamed to say it.  Currently my favorite team in the WAC, soon they’ll be my favorite MWC team.

Nebraska Cornhuskers- When I started following college football in the early 90s, the Cornhuskers were dominant and after the Vols and Buckeyes there my next favorite team for one reason: Tom Osbourne.  Right now they’re the only team in the Big 12 that I’d want to watch and soon they’ll be joining the Buckeyes in Big Ten, thanks to Tom Osbourne.

Fresno State Bulldogs- “Anyone, anywhere” explains it all, but the fact the Bulldogs make the big boys earn those victories makes watching their games fun.  Until the conspiracy between BYU and the WAC was exposed, the Bulldogs were going to be my favorite team in the WAC now they’ll be a solid #2 behind the Broncos in the Mountain West like they are in the WAC.

Navy Midshipmen- I don’t know if it’s a patriotic twinge every fall or the triple option offense, or a combination of both, but I just like watching the Midshipmen.  And I have the ability to watch them (when not watching teams I route for more), I flip to them.

Utah Utes- Since they burst onto the scene close to the start of the last decade, I’ve been interesting in finding out how the Utes are doing.  With their move to the Pac-10 next season, they’ll become my favorite team in the conference especially when they face Southern Cal and “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.”

Despised Teams
Georgia Southern Eagles- The continual humiliating beat downs that the Eagles gave the Mocs throughout the 90s and early into the 00s made me really dislike this team.

Michigan Wolverines- You can’t like the Buckeyes and not dislike UM.

Texas Longhorns- This offseason made me dislike this team. Prima donnas.

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