I'm going to be in Prague next Saturday. I know this may sound crazy, but by any chance, is there any place there where folks watch games?
Watching UM-UWM in Prague?
You MUST get to Vlatislaw's Hearty AssChaps & Borscht on the corner of Hynnmvswfrt and 1987th st.
Let me tell you, the last time I was there was too wild! I woke up the next morning in bed with Vaclav Havel and Zha Zha Gabor in a swank motel somwhere in Siberia, and I can't tell you how much trouble we had getting back to Havel's Zlaty, which he double parked--and the fucking thing got towed.
I'm not sure about places to watch the game, but if you're visiting Prague for the first time and aren't going to be there for weeks, you may just want to spend those three hours exploring the city. I was there for 1.5 days in January, and that wasn't nearly enough time to even get close to seeing everything I wanted to.
Unfortunately, I didn't see any sports bars when I was there, so I can't really be any help other than that.
I've been there before -- and I'm not a huge night owl. Remember the game starts 9:30pm Prague time.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even if such a bar exists you won't be able to watch the game. ESPN America is the only source for live games on TV and it's not showing the game... your only options will be to be listen to on the radio (the lazy man's choice) or to scour the internet for it.
I watch a lot of ppv stuff on justin.tv Maybe they will carry it.
Agree. There has to be an internet feed of some kind. Everything is available, you just have to search around a lot.
Also, I think you could buy this game directly from ESPN Gameplan over the internet as well?
Yes, ESPN 360 can be paid for.
I assumed the question was solely in reference to watching the game on TV at a bar, though.
I've got a laptop and my hotel has wifi. I'll figure something out, but I thought if there were a bunch of expat Michigan fans, that would be cool.
If you have a laptop plus wifi, definitely get someone in the States to slingbox it for you, it's by far the cheapest way.
$150 for a slingbox to catch one single game while on a trip seems a tad steep.
Go to the Darling Cabaret. They wont have the game on, but the women are unreal. The Chateau Rouge is also a fun bar with a strong international feel...the may have the ability to broadcast the game. The Dubliner Irish Pub is also a good place but their main focus is futbol and the NFL...its worth checking.
Chateau is a good place to go if you wanna find weed...not to watch football.
I hated that place when I lived in Prague. It was always populated by the worst kind of expats.
is another option on the interwebs.
I guarantee that they will have the game.
I tried channelsurfind and justin.tv for game last year in France and it just was not happening...the latency and bandwidth were not good enough for those sites. They're a bit sketchy even back here, much less trying to route to you 5000 miles away.
I'm going to be in Australia for WMU and somewhere overseas for the third game, I'm hoping that the BigTenTicket.com thing will launch in time. It's a high def streaming service specifically designed for use overseas, so it sounds perfect. Although given that the URL is just redirecting to bigtennetwork.com right now I'm not optimistic that it will be available in a week for the game...
but doesn't the BigTenTicket package include only those football games that will be broadcasted by BTN? The way I understood it, they won't have the football games that ABC or ESPN will air.
Get a slingbox, iphone and buy the app. You have a number of Wifi spots all over the city you can jump on. Just make sure you don't use the cell towers, or you'll pay a ton!
Did T Pryor post this?
What is he doing in Prague?
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Another fucking FCS game.
Surely he means University of Wisconsin - Madison. Thats not until a couple more weeks dude.
Prague is one of my favorite cities in the world.... When I was in Munich this Spring with some friends, one Sparty woke up at 3AM to go to the hotel lobby and "watch" the Championship Basketball game via sportsline.com for about a euro per 20 min....Idk.. kinda sucks, but if youre that obbsessed
Slingbox is the way to go. You definitely have enough time to buy one and have someone hook it up in their house just for the time being. I am in Adelaide Australia and that is what I did. It is really easy.
I studied abroad in Prague 2nd semester of my junior year (2007) and if you need any help on where to go, what to do, where to eat, how to get around...don't hesitate to reach out. I am heading back for graduate school in October and needless to say I am very excited.
Your best bet is either a)Legends or b)Jagr's. Legends is right behind Old Town Square while Jagr's is right in Wenceslas Square. Both are very convenient, however Legends is a better bar.
Have a great trip. Enjoy Praha.
I don't have a specific answer for you, but try contacting the Prague club for the Alumni Association. I pulled this from the UM Alumni Association website:
Is that guy a fucking General Studies major? WHat in the name of Jim Carty are you doing acknowledging his humanity?
Man, the football program even fucks up people in the Czech Republiska!
Bachelor of General Studies. And it only took you a few minutes!