Title says it all.
EDIT: 8PM ET, 7PM CT
Little strange it's going to be on the deuce. Thought it would have been an ABC lock for sure since it's Michigan's first trip to lincoln in exactly 50 years.
Its because we're going up against Mississippi St -Alabama and ND-Oklahoma. But yes, a little strange to be on ESPN 2 for a night game.
I hate ND our loss to them 4 weeks ago still eats me away. Can't wait to see Oklahoma annihilate them!
Anyone else realize this game has the potential of starting the same time of Game 3 of the World Series
is where I put one of those "Not Sure if Serious" photos.
Likely true for the nation but I doubt the same can be said for the styes of NY or MI
I believe you meant "STAEEs".
Does anyone enjoy watching sec games outside of the region these days? I find them incredibly boring. And Bama Miss St is going to be a blowout. College football definitely draws higher ratings than baseball but that game is not gonna take it in a landslide if it does at all.
No, it really won't. Last years WS Game 3 more than tripled the rating of the college football games it was up against (ND-USC and a OU-TT/Washington-Stanford mirror). The WS did 3.2/10 (rating/share) while ND-USC did .8/2 and the ABC game did .7/2. It should be noted that UW-MSU was on ESPN at the same time, but there's no way that that outdid the World Series.
You might be on firm ground arguing that the collective rating of all college football will outpace the WS, but no college game, and certainly not one with a regional following like 'Bama-MSU, is going to draw more viewers than a network broadcast World Series game. The reason that Stanford/ND outdrew the Yankees/Tigers is that one was on a network and the other was on cable.
Here's the info on last year:
Just to add to the above, it turns out that the Tigers game on TBS had a higher rating than the ND game. My bad for trusting that the OP was reporting accurately.
I don't see the conflict. To me, Michigan football trumps any other sporting event, without any debate.
Am I the only one who's mildly annoyed that we're playing a night game on Halloweekend? Oh well, I guess you can file this with all the other comments from people whining about noon vs 3:30 games (which is a fight that I don't have a dog in).
That's basically why I'm annoyed. We should be at a party/the bar by 10 PM.
Probably helps get the Husker crowd pretty amped up to have a night game, as well.
8:00!?!! ESPN2!?!? DON'T THEY KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE RIVALRY!!?!? DAMNIT BTN AND MATT MILLEN AND DANTONIO AND I HATE NIGHT GAMES... ANGAAAAAARRSSS!!!!!
/we are outraged about this right? I can't keep track of what I'm mad about anymore
Perfect. Gotta work that weekend, so I can actually watch the game if it's at night.
I don't see a reason to go back.
I'm road-tripping out to Nebraska for the game
I'll be there as well. As a transplant into Omaha, I will be tailgating will all my co-workers (Husker fans), so I hope this game goes a lot like last year's.
We're making the drive from Colorado and it's my husband's birthday weekend. Not sure how I'm going to top this present.
sounds like this woman is asking for a little help from the blog-men of MGoBlog about additional "presents" for her husband's birthday .... My first suggestion is ... uh ... oh perhaps this should be a separte thread ? uh wait - never mind ... I don't see this going well.
Um, I know how. You've got a long drive, right? Ask him to drive, then make him glad you did.
Whoa, let's not get all East Lansing here guys.
I'm driving down from Minnesota for the game! Go Blue!
I love night games, because it allows me to watch the game in real time. With young kids, watching live during the day is tough, so my wife and I DVR the games, and go on complete media blackout from kickoff until we turn on the game after the kids go to sleep. No phones, bberries, internet, TV, etc. Trying to avoid places to eat lunch that have TVs can be a real pain.
Night games avoid all of that stress, so for me, I don't care what channel it is on.
Next weekend will be my ultimate test as I'm flying the family out to the UM-MooU game.
I'll have to go dark until Tuesday to watch the NU-vs-UNL on DVR since they play in Evanston during the Michigan game, & I plan to watch my DVR of MNF first.
The other challenge will be avoiding the flight crew announcing the final of the Detroit-vs-Chicago game when we land Monday night. In the age of DVR's & smartphones, it drives me nuts that flight crews still do this. We were all just on a sh!tty plane w/ no wi-fi, it's obvious that we all did not see the games.. so go ahead spoil it for everyone, it's not like we could click twice to see the socres on our own if we chose to.
Going dark at the Big House with regards to the Northwestern-Nebraska score probably won't be possible. They announce the scores of other B1G games inside the stadium.
But usually they only flash it on the scoreboard. They only actually give the scores out loud once per game, or so it seems. If you plug your ears during that one time and make sure to avoid the board the other times, you can pull it off.
Speaking of which, at Purdue last week it was really weird. They actually showed video highlights of another game in progress (Wisconsin-Illinois), but didn't flash the score on the board anywhere. I saw a Wisconsin guy score but had no idea what the score was. No other games were mentioned.
An 8 PM start is actually ideal for me that weekend, as I have all sorts of family coming in for a gathering in the afternoon and probably would not get to see it as it aired otherwise. We should be home by 8 PM, and since the kids start their so-called "journey towards bedtime" at 8 PM sharp, they can get ready for bed and fall asleep in front of the game while my wife and I watch (although I watch far more intently than my wife does). That works for me - that's a nice family-friendly primetime event for my house.
I would be going to the game, as I used to live in Omaha, but now I'm Indiana and can't make the trip.
So what you're saying is that your screen-name is a filthy lie?
Kickoff used be 7:00 p.m. Now it's later. Oh well.
Does anyone have any inside info on the game time for the Minnesota game? We are heading up there and have no idea when kickoff might be. The ticket office says the networks only need to provide them a 72 hour heads up on the kickoff time....
I've been to two weddings with tv's at the bar. People said that it would take the attention away from the bride and groom, but it really helps the atmosphere. Most people are around the bar half the night any. If I'm spending thousands of dollars on a wedding, my number one goal is to make sure everyone is having a great time.
If you have dish can you still call them and order the BigTen Network just for a day? My dad did this the other year and they charged him 5 dollars or something. Does anyone know if this is possible??
just call them and find out?
Maize and Blue Bibs shining in the Lincoln Lights.
Lame. Saturday night on haloween weekend is for parties (college student here). Guess I'll just get a late start for those. Wonder if that will affect Nebraska's student section at all?
If I recall correctly, the parties don't really get ramped up until around 11 anyway. My advice is to enjoy the game with friends and drinks, then head out afterward to celebrate the big win. Good luck and go blue.
I remember the m hockey student sections were full that weekend when i was there Now that game ends at 10 instead of 11, but still. The only real difference is that people were drunker, and sometimes already in consume which generally made the whole thing better.
This game will also end close to ten in Nebraska because the earth is round and so it's not the same time everywhere and such...
This game worries me the most on the schedule (other than the Game). A night game in Lincoln, a week after Sparty . . . that has "trap" written on it. (Cue the Admiral Ackbar gifs...)
Yep. Even if both teams win this week [knock on wood, for UM at least] it's going to be virtually an elimination game for Nebraska, while we'll be riding high. Unfamiliar venue. Most of their defensive struggles have come on the road. Hyped crowd at night. Our offensive struggles on the road against decent teams. Definite trap game.
This game could also be a bother to Tiger Fans. There is a World Series game on this day most likely at the same time as the Michigan game. This all depends on the tigers winning two more games.
I have to take the ACT so that works out well.
There isn't a room left in lincoln under 260$ before taxes. I was in ann arbor for last years game and plan on enjoying this game just as much. Anyone from Michigan making the journey to lincoln?
Visitors, enjoy yourselves in Lincoln. Win or lose, we'll treat your team and fans with respect.