Mentally challenged monkeys now making the ABC football schedule for Big Ten country.

Submitted by Logan88 on September 29th, 2010 at 8:25 PM

This is the only reasonable conclusion I can draw based on the games ABC has featured the last two weeks.

This past weekend, those of us in the Big 10 footprint were treated to a classic matchup of Ohio State vs. Eastern Michigan for the 3:30 game on ABC. This week, while most of the country will be watching Top 10 teams Stanford and Oregon slug it out for the early lead in the Pac 10, we will be treated to the sure-to-be-compelling matchup of Notre Dame vs. Boston College at 8:00 on ABC.

Is there such thing as an Angry Big Ten Footprint Football Watching Fan Hating God?



September 29th, 2010 at 8:56 PM ^

Typically, the games on ABC that are relegated to ESPN or ESPN2 have the HD broadcasts blacked out (for Comcast in Ann Arbor, anyways), presumably because the people who made the television contracts are mentally challenged.

EDIT: This is confirmed (see here for coverage maps). The Oregon-Stanford game will be in standard definition for anyone in the ND-BC viewing area. I would like to take a second to extend my middle finger at ABC, ESPN, Disney, Notre Dame, and anyone else who had a hand at making this deal. Also, I'll add the state of Ohio to that list, because this seems like something that Ohio would come up with.


September 30th, 2010 at 8:19 AM ^

In my apartment complex, I can't get U-verse, comcast, time warner, or anything. We can get the apartment complex's own cable package, but it doesn't include any sports channels (ESPN, BTN, etc). The dish would be an option, but  you need a two year agreement, and I live on the wrong side of the building.

Blue Bunny Friday

September 30th, 2010 at 12:11 AM ^

It's on ESPN3 in areas where it's not on ABC. It's better than SD or a atdhe stream. Pirating streams in this case would be silly for those in the US (not on certain cable companies).

ESPN3 has been a huge step in the right direction and enough for me to forgive these types of things. I'd love to hear how you can get pirate streams that are anywhere near as good.


September 29th, 2010 at 9:34 PM ^

I don't get ESPNU, so I can't watch the UM game this weekend anyway, but I WAS looking forward to watching Oregon Vs. Stanford in glorious HD...instead I get to watch the "Vatican Bowl" in HD or suffer through the crappy SD broadcast of the game I actually want to watch.