May 6th, 2013 at 6:54 PM ^

Night games on BTN are never really must see games and that list proves it.  The majority of them are always matchups between unranked squads.  If there is a ranked team playing, they are usually about a 40 point favorite that puts the game away in the 1st quarter. 


May 7th, 2013 at 12:42 AM ^

Stupid fucking time for a wedding.  Two of my closest friends got married during the MSU and ND games last year.  The one during the ND game I didn't even have cell reception because it was in Big Sur, but the MSU guy (whose dad played football at M and coached here under Bo) found a TV for us at the reception hall to watch the fourth quarter.  

Still - don't getting married on a fall Saturday, unless you hate all of your male friends.  Worst part for those guys?  Their anniversary weekend will fall during a football game every year.  


May 6th, 2013 at 7:13 PM ^

I think this is what must happen when you're in the tier below ABC / ESPN, because compare that list to some of the primetime Big Ten games already on the sechedule for the ESPN family of networks:

September 7th - Michigan vs. Notre Dame - 8 PM

September 28th - Wisconsin vs. Ohio State - 8 PM

October 5th - Ohio State vs. Northwestern - 8 PM

October 12th  - Michigan vs. Penn State - 5 PM

The Purde / Notre Dame game is also a primetime game to be on an as yet to be determined ESPN network, but so far, Purdue, Wisconsin and Penn State are the only Big Ten teams that are not Michigan or Ohio State in the ESPN listings. 


May 6th, 2013 at 8:33 PM ^

Not even that long ago, but it sucked. I remember my first job out of law school, I actually went out and bought a direct tv subscription just for the September through November months, ontop of my cable subscription just to get gameplan or whatever it was called that showed a shit load of games.

Roy G. Biv

May 6th, 2013 at 10:12 PM ^

In my formative years as an M football fan in the late 70s/very early 80s--prior to the advent of cable networks televising any and every game--the only games on TV were OSU, ND and maybe another game or even two in a really good year.  Of course that lead to things like listening on the radio while playing football in the yard with my Dad and brother.  I was forced to accept doing things that created cherished childhood memories instead. 


May 6th, 2013 at 8:12 PM ^

Is a pretty good matchup for BTN. I think Illinois will be competitive this year and Washington is steeped in tradition. A good old fashioned Big Ten/ PAC 12 matchup. I like it.


May 6th, 2013 at 9:05 PM ^

With ND falling off the schedule, whom do you think UM will host at night? Will it always be OOC or do you think they may play a higher profile B1G team UTL?

Roy G. Biv

May 6th, 2013 at 10:03 PM ^

Dammit.  That night game at Northwestern 2 years ago was the best road trip ever.  Left MI on Friday morning and walked around Chicago all day Friday becoming appallingly inebriated.  That hangover that you used to laugh at in college?  It kicked my 40-year old (at the time) ass hard.  The late kickoff was a life-saver.  I was disappointed when I saw the game in November this year, immediately precluding it from a night kickoff.  God knows we can't handle chilly weather in Chicago, Wisonsin, Minnesota and Michigan.