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Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:16 pm
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Personal TV Schedule 2010-11 Bowl Edition

College Football Bowl Season

2010
December 18
5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

To me this match-up is head-and-shoulders above the other two games scheduled for the day.  The top team in the MAC versus one of the best year-in-year mid-major programs in the country.  This should be good.

December 22
8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Utah Utes vs. Boise State Broncos

This could have been an annual match-up in the MWC, instead the Pac-10 came calling and Utah answered so they could have a better chance at an AQ bid.  The Broncos were a FQ away from a BCS game if not the National Championship Game, but that's why you play.  This is game is easily one of the top three in the bowl season.

December 23
8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Navy Midshipmen vs. San Diego State Aztecs

I can't describe how interested I am in this game.  A surprising team in the MWC in the Aztecs in basically a home game against the Midshipmen that started off the year not their usual selves only to right the ship, pardon the pun, and continue an impressive decade of year-in and year-out success for a service academy.

December 28
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Mountaineers almost won Big East, the Wolfpack were a win against Maryland away from facing the Hokies for the ACC Championship.  The Mountaineers haven't found themselves offensively since Rich Rod's departure and barely finished above expectations while the Wolfpack surprised everyone, especially early in the season.  This game is just intriguing to me and that's why I want to see it.

December 30
6:40 p.m.-10:15 p.m.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Tennessee Volunteers

My Vols finished 4-0 in November to reach 6-6 and bowl eligiblity while the Tar Heels were on and off all year because of suspensions throughout the year because of the agent scandal that hit them in August.  These two were to start a home-and-home series next year, but the Vols wanted to postpone it only for the Tar Heels to refuse them thus the series was cancelled.  Now they won't be facing one another two in their next three games, they were scheduled for their 2nd game of the 2011 season, so for the first time since the 1960s UNC faces UT, should be good.

December 31
7:30-11 p.m.
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida State Seminoles

Both teams did better than expected, both lost their conference championship games, and both are looking for a way to springboard into next season.  Some just seems to say this should be a very good game.

2011
January 1
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Michigan State Spartans

I'll be honest, I'm watching this game more for Michigan State than Alabama

4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wisconsin Badgers vs. TCU Horned Frogs

This if the first BCS game and it could be one of the best, plus its the ROSE BOWL!

January 3
8:30 p.m.-12 midnight
Stanford Cardinal vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

The Cardinal were the 2nd-best team in the Pac-10 all year and for a half had the Ducks on the ropes, the Hokies after a hard fought battle against Boise State and a major letdown against James Madison have won 11 straight games.  This Orange Bowl looks like it'll be one to remember.

January 4
8:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

I can't miss the Buckeyes playing and especially against the Razorbacks and their pass happy offense.

January 7
8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies

This game just smells like its going to be something to remember.

January 10
8:30 p.m.-12 midnight
Auburn Tigers vs. Oregon Ducks

It's the National Championship Game and it might never end, though to be honest the rust factor will be the "X" element in this game and whomever gets over it first will most likely win.

There is my personal viewing schedule for the 2010-11 bowl season.  See you in the first week of the 2011 season.

Posted on: November 26, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 11-27-10

College Football Week 13

No introduction really because my viewing schedule is basically one game and then I might watch others if I feel like it.

12:21 p.m.-4 p.m.
Kentucky Wildcats at Tennessee Volunteers *primary*
Michigan Wolverines at Ohio State Buckeyes *commerical breaks*

If the Vols beat the Wildcats for the 26th consecutive time then they'll be bowl-eligible with a 6-6 record, its as simple as that.  This game might be at home for the Vols, but after last week's tighter than I would have liked game against Vanderbilt I'm weary.  During commercial breaks I'll be checking out the Buckeyes beatdown of the Wolverines.

4 p.m.-7 p.m.
LSU Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks *maybe*
North Carolina State Wolfpack at Maryland Terrapins *maybe*
TCU Horned Frogs at New Mexico Lobos *maybe*

After the UK-TN game I really don't have anything I want to watch, so I might pick one of these games to listen to in the background or something.

7 p.m.-11 p.m.
No Games

Everyone in the country is getting the game I wanted to see Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, but for some reason Eastern Tennessee is getting the Notre Dame-USC game...what the f%ck ABC?!

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: 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: November 12, 2010 7:12 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 11-13-10

College Football Week 11

Well after a week where I basically only looked in on college football from time to time since the Vols and Mocs were either off TV or not playing a competitive game, it's time to get back into interest.  This will be my first opportunity to see Tyler Bray start for the Vols while the Mocs host their last home game of the year with a FCS playoff berth still a possibility.  But that's just me, however the world of college football been quiet this week...*pause for laughter*...but really if there was any evidence that these payment conversations took place someone would have released a tape.  Seriously its 2010, if I was recuiter or someone else I would cover my butt by taping every conversation with a recruit, but that's just me bring common sense to this whole Cam Newton controversy.  But on to my viewing scheduling for tomorrow...

12 noon-3:30 p.m.
Mississippi Rebels at Tennessee Volunteers

The Vols are looking for their first SEC win of the season, along with Coach Dooley's first overall, and are dwelling in the cellar of the SEC East.  Into town comes the Rebels, who dwell in the cellar of the SEC West, with a good QB who may or may not play because of injury.  If Rebel QB Masoli is out then the Vols have a great chance to win the game behind freshman QB Tyler Bray; if Masoli starts and plays the entire game then the Rebels should be favored; if Masoli starts because can't finish, then it's either team's game.  The Volunteers must win out to be bowl eligible just as the Rebels need to do, so a bowl elimination game in the 2nd week of November.

3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Georgia Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers *primary*
San Diego State Aztecs at TCU Horned Frogs *blowout back-up*

Will the Tigers come out looking to take their frustration over the past week on the Bulldogs or will their heads be in the wrong place allowing the Bulldogs to get the huge upset on the road.  If Auburn wins they go to Atlanta to face the winner of South Carolina-Florida, if the Dawgs win then LSU needs the Crimson Tide to win in two weeks to punch their own ticket, that's if Arkansas doesn't upset them.  In case the Dawgs-Tigers becomes a blowout, I'll check out how the top non-BCS team is fairing against a surprising Aztec team.

7 p.m.-11 p.m.
South Carolina Gamecocks at Florida Gators *maybe*
Oregon Ducks at California Golden Bears *maybe*

I haven't decided if I want to watch any games after the Dawg-Tigers game.  While the Gamecock-Gator game will decide the SEC East, I'm just not that interested to be honest since the Gamecocks have tailed off from where they were at the beginning of the year and I don't like the Gators.  I could check out the Ducks, but I believe even though its at Cal where the Bears are tough it'll be over at the half.

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: October 29, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 10-30-10

College Football Week 9

Well we're almost two months down and in the last three weeks have seen three (3) different #1 teams fall on the road to ranked opponents.  The Volunteers put up a good first half against Alabama last week, but just like the Oregon game they got blown away in the 2nd half because of inexperience and lack of depth.  What will this week's game at South Carolina bring, most likely the same but then against LSU was suppose to be a blowout loss and came within a play of being a huge upset.  Meanwhile, the Chattanooga Mocs went into the 4th quarter last week against Furman down 28-10 and scored 26 unanswered points for the greatest come-from-behind victory in school history and ended a 15-game lossing streak against the Paladins.  Now the Mocs are ranked in both the FCS writers and coaches polls, the latter of which is on this website, and are at home against a 2-5 Elon Phoenix team that is better than its record indicates.  This could be a trap game in the classic sense or the Mocs could have their first six game winning streak since, well a really long time ago.  While I'll be checking out the Mocs game on the radio, this is what I'll be watching on the tube:

12:21 p.m.-4 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at South Carolina Gamecocks

The Vols make take their third trip on the road in SEC play and face the SEC East frontrunning Gamecocks in Columbia.  I fully expect to see a competive first half, but like against Alabama and Oregon the Gamecocks will take control in the second half.  I really don't have a back-up because none of the other games scheduled from my region are that appealing.

4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Michigan State Spartans at Iowa Hawkeyes *primary*
Missouri Tigers at Nebraska Cornhuskers *secondary*
Auburn Tigers at Mississippi Rebels *begins at 6 p.m.*

Basically three potential upset games with three undefeated teams traveling in conference games.  The MSU-Iowa and Missouri-Nebraska match-ups I'll be flipping back and forth from, but I'm partial to the Big Ten game than the Big 12 however if the latter is more competitive than the former I'll switch.  Starting at 6 p.m., I'll be starting to look in at the Auburn game and if the other two games are well in hand for someone then I'll make that my primary game until the finish.

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Auburn Tigers at Mississippi Rebels *begins at 6 p.m.*
Oregon Ducks at Southern Cal Trojans *maybe*

After the finish of the MSU-Iowa and Missour-Nebraska games, if one or both are competitive until the end, I'll concentrate on the Auburn game unless that has become a blowout.  If the Tigers are running away with the game, I might check out Oregon-USC but considering that might mean having to see He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named I might just call it a day on college football.

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: October 22, 2010 4:15 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 10-23-10

College Football Week 8

I'll be honest, this week I was on vacation and I was sick, so my vacation basically sucked.  If you haven't seen my first Personal Top 25 in the previous blog post, I suggest looking at it to see my view of college football right now.  My Vols are coming off a bye week and frankly right into the jaws of the Crimson Tide, I'll be most interested in how Coach Dooley deals with the quarterback position because he's stated that freshman Tyler Brey will get some early playing time so things could get interesting.  Meanwhile my hometown Chattanooga Mocs are on a 4-game winning streak, ranked in the FCS poll for the first time since 1997 at #24, and looking for their first 5-game winning streak since 1980 when Coach Russ Huesman played in the blue-and-gold as they face #25 Furman on the road.  Unfortunately the Chattanooga-Furman game won't be on TV, which like last week when the Mocs upset #18 Georgia Southern at home is a disappointment.  But while I be checking that game on the radio, lets see what my viewing schedule is...

12 noon-3:30 p.m.
Michigan State Spartans at Northwestern Wildcats *primary*
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Navy Midshipmen *blow-out backup*
Syracuse Orangemen at West Virginia Mountaineers *secondary blowout back-up*

The Spartans are one of, if not, the surprise team of the season so far and are the top contender for the Big Ten Title followed close by Iowa after Ohio State lost last week.  Northwestern has been having a good season and I believe this game is for homecoming, but don't quote me on that.  I expect the Spartans to win, but this could be a close game with it being on the road and I expect to watch all 60 minutes.  In case the Spartans crush the Wildcats or vice versa, the Notre Dame-Navy game should be a close fought game and anything is possible now that the Midshipmen have won 2 out of the last 3 in the series.  And just in case both of those games get out of hand, the Syracuse-West Virginia game was the only other game during this time period that even peaked my interest.

3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers *primary*
Wisconsin Badgers at Iowa Hawkeyes *blowout back-up*
Marshall Thundering Herd at East Carolina Pirates *begins at 4:15 p.m.*

The battle of the undefeated Tigers will determine the front-runner for the SEC West and thus SEC Championship with the loser following behind Alabama, who both teams must face in the future.  Anything can happen in this game and I don't expect a blowout, however if one does occur then the Wisconsin-Iowa game will become my new focus.  The Badgers victory over the Buckeyes brings both teams into the race for the Big Ten championship and the Hawkeyes get all the contenders at home giving them a huge advantage.  If both games are blowouts then by the time that happens the Marshall-East Carolina game will be one and hopefully will tide me over to 7 p.m.

7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide *primary*
Oklahoma Sooners at Missouri Tigers *begins at 8 p.m.*

Usually the Tennesse-Alabama game gets a little pub in the Chattanooga area, not this year, Chattanooga is getting equal converage which is almost unheard of.  Once I get tired of seeing the Vols getting their butts kicked, I'll check out the Sooner-Tigers game which out of no where has become a Big 12 showdown.  Unfortunately I might be going to be early since I have to get back into my work week schedule so I might be ending my day earlier than usual.

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: October 8, 2010 8:26 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 10-09-10

College Football Week 6

What can I say about last week, stunning amazement followed by stunning disbelief.  The Vols almost, almost got the victory against LSU only for inexperience and pure chaos to come in and give Les Miles one of the biggest gift wins in his career.  Also it turns out my decision not to tune into the Alabama-Florida game last week was a wise one and my tuning in to Oregon-Stanford was justified. But while last week had some great potential games occuring at the same time all throughout the day, this week after the late afternoon games I might not be watching any football come prime time.  Shocking I know.  Also I'll be interested in how the Chattanooga Mocs perform against The Citadel on the road, a week before homecoming against the Georgia Southern Eagles, that game will be on the radio starting at 2 p.m. so I'll be playing with various media at the same time.

12:21 p.m.-4 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at Georgia Bulldogs
Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio State Buckeyes (blowout back-up)
Baylor Bears vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (blowout back-up #2)

In and around Chattanooga, the Tennessee-Georgia game is the biggest college football game of the year.  This year, the luster is off as the Dawgs come in with a 4 game losing streak and the Vols are in the middle of a rebuilding year coming off a stunning upset turn loss against LSU.  The Dawgs are favored, but if the Vols come out with confidence this could come down to the wire and anything can happen, so I'm betting that I'll only tune into the Indiana-Ohio State game during commercials or at halftime.  The rest of the early games, except for Baylor-Texas Tech, just don't interest me.  The Bears coming off that huge, margin of victory, win over Kansas and Tech under Tuberville could be interesting to view if things in my other two games just become really one-sided.

4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Game of the Week

Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Wolverines (primary)

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (secondary)
Elon Phoenix at Appalachian State Mountaineers (SoCon interest)

While all these games start at 3:30, I'll only be able to watch them starting at 4 since that is when Tennessee-Georgia will most likely be over.  The game I want to watch is Spartans-Wolverines, to me this is bigger than Alabama-South Carolina or any other game today.  If the Spartans win then they become the threat to Ohio State, if Shoelace Robinson leds the Wolverines over their in-state rival then they'll be the threat to Ohio State.  Basically the winner of this game joins Ohio State as the contender for the Big Ten Title.  Texas A&M-Arkansas looks like it might have shootout written all over it, if the MSU-Michigan game becomes a blowout then this one has the potential to be close to the end.  And a lot of you might wonder why I have an FCS game on my list, well basically the Mocs lost to Appy State by 1 AND have yet to face Elon.  The Mocs are fighting to at least finish in the top 3 of the conference this year and so as a fan of the Mocs I want to know how this big SoCon match-up goes.

7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats (maybe)
East Carolina Pirates at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (maybe)

To be honest, I might not watch anything during this time slot.  These two games are the only thing at interest me right now.  I'm not really into the FSU-Miami game and LSU-Florida could be a unwatchable.

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: October 1, 2010 9:19 pm
 

Personal TV Schedule 10-02-10

College Football Week 5

One month down, two to go for the college football season.  The first weekend of October will bare witness to two huge games that will help shape the race for the National Championship and both are on at the same time.  However earlier in the day we have some interesting games that will shape conference races around the nation.  My Chattanooga Mocs have a bye this week after defeating Western Carolina on the road last week to reach 2-2 and 1-1 in the Southern Conference, while we face a very winnable game against The Citadel next week the week after the ranked and soaring Georgia Southern Eagles come to town in what could be a very important game for both teams.  But that is in the future, lets go to my personal television viewing schedule for tomorrow...

12 noon-3:30 p.m.
Miami Hurricanes at Clemson Tigers (primary)
Navy Midshipmen at Air Force Falcons (secondary beginning at 2:30 p.m.)
Kansas Jayhawks at Baylor Bears (blowout back-up)

Of the slate of early afternoon games, the Miami-Clemson game really stands out.  These two have had great games ever since the Hurricanes joined the ACC and I wouldn't be surprised if it happened again.  Just in case either team decides to lay an egg, cnce the Navy-Air Force game starts at 2:30 I'll be watching that until 3:30 p.m.  And for commercials and an earlier blow out back-up, the intriguing match-up between Kansas-Baylor looks view-worthy only for the fact that Baylor is on TV.

3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Tennessee Volunteers at LSU Tigers (primary)
Virginia Tech Hokies at North Carolina State Wolfpack (secondary, primary blowout back-up)
Wisconsin Badgers at Michigan State Spartans (secondary, secondary blowout back-up)

This really sucks for my overall college football fan side because the Vols are on their first road trip and though I don't expect them to win because I'm realistic, any national 'experts' that think LSU are ripe for an upset should be required to take an immediate drug test, however if the Vols were to get the upset I wouldn't complain.  However, the VA Tech-NC State and the Wisconsin-MSU games just scream to be viewed and if the Bayou Bengals just start crushing the Vols I'm going to switch my attention to one or both of those games.

8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Game of the Week
Stanford Cardinal at Oregon Ducks

Everyone who is an SEC fan might think I'm nuts, but the Tide are at home and Tebow isn't the Gator QB this game doesn't excite me.  The Stanford-Oregon game, on the other hand, does.  The winner becomes the clear favorite for the Pac-10 Title with only Arizona being the only really potential bump in the road to going undefeated and making a case for the BCS Championship Game.

That's all for this week, come back next week to see my personal viewing schedule or leave a comment about your viewing schedule for this week.
 
 
 
 
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