Mich v UConn TV showings panic averted EDIT: for some not all

Submitted by San Diego Mick on September 17th, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Hey folks, I just checked the future schedule for the game on the DTV guide, I get the NYC ABC affiliate and it finally shows our game listed at that time slot.

I also checked the San Diego affiliate for ABC and it was showing KSU v TX earlier but now indicates a TBD, I wouldn't doubt if Mich. game is shown, luckily, I get the NYC channel, yay for me!



September 17th, 2013 at 9:58 PM ^

Actually just got home and checked, now my directv guide in Las Vegas is showing "College Football" instead of "Texas v Kansas St". Could only mean good things! I have some people flying into Vegas on Saturday morning and having a big BBQ at my house. Tailgating in the backyard before the game, here's hoping that they actually put the game on here! I don't want to have to hook up my computer or iPad to the tv an rely in spotty internet service or the stream quality.

Mr. Rager

September 17th, 2013 at 6:33 PM ^

Isn't the game either on ABC or ESPN2 depending on what market you are in?

If you can't afford basic cable (enough to get ESPN2), then I don't know what to tell you.  You are doing something wrong.  If stuff like this cannot motivate you to do something better in life, nothing will.  


September 17th, 2013 at 6:43 PM ^

Did you ever stop to think that maybe the reason a person doesn't have ESPN/2 has nothing to do with their financial situation? There are some people that choose not to pay $60-100 just for access to the only 2-3 stations they would watch. That's what streaming is for, because it's better than giving into the cable companies scam to force you into paying for channels you don't care about.

Maybe the one who needs motivation to do something better in life is the one who places such a high value on mostly worthless television programming.

Mr. Rager

September 17th, 2013 at 6:51 PM ^

You need to take the things I say on this board much less seriously.  

I thought it was a mirror, it isn't.  That sucks. 

Also, we all have things we value and are willing to throw money at.  Cable has been on a pretty good run the last 30ish years, so I will say my penchant to throw money at 'mostly worthless tv programming' is something a lot of people do.  While others say 'F the system' and steal, I mean stream, it all online.  I raise my glass to you, lord Voldemort, because you have clearly worked the system better than I.  Three cheers!  Hip, hip, hooray!


September 17th, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

You're right.  I truly can't understand why this guy still has an account.  Not one mod has taken an eleven second glance at his posts and determined that he adds absolutely nothing to the board.  Every day it becomes more apparent why newcomers are hesitant to provide anything of substance to the boards; lest they have to deal with the customary ignorance of Rager and the like.


September 17th, 2013 at 11:13 PM ^

Respecting the same etiquette one would adhere to in a conversation with a random person in the street would be a good start.  Be friendly, ask questions, provide insight, express opposite views if the conversation warrants.  Most importantly, be respectful, which is where Rager falls short.  He's obviously an internet tough guy that would be punched in the face three times per day if he spoke to people in the streets as he does on here.      

Zone Left

September 17th, 2013 at 6:37 PM ^

Isn't there a reverse mirroring contract still? I'm on the fire Dave Brandon bandwagon is we signed up for a podunk game at a rinky-dink stadium that isn't even on TV. Fucking AAC.

Zone Left

September 17th, 2013 at 7:59 PM ^

He should. The standard reverse mirroring gets us on network TV in 25-85% of the country and on ESPN2 for the remainder. If I were him, I'd prefer 100% of ESPN/ABC to anything less. I don't think network vs non-network matters anymore, unless the non-network is BTN.

I know Bill Martin signed up for this fiasco, but Brandon has had a long time to buy out this game and get us back in a home game. UConn is essentially an above average mid-major. We should be playing those games at home. We would never dream of taking a road trip to Central Florida or Western Kentucky. I'm not sure why UConn is any better.


September 17th, 2013 at 10:35 PM ^

It'd probably be on BTN at noon. Due to timing and being a road game it's getting national attention. Even if it was on 100% ESPN at noon there are just less people watching than in prime time. This isn't UTL vs. UConn. It's Akron coverage vs. UConn.

And we've played teams like Boston College on the road before. It doesn't make a lot of fiscal sense anymore, but it was fun, and every road game didn't have to be a gauntlet.

If Brandon had bought out the game because Martin was wrong about it being a marquee opponent people around here would be killing him for being money grubbing and not showing "Michigan Honor."

Wolverine Devotee

September 17th, 2013 at 9:35 PM ^

Bill Martin kind of signed the contract for the home and home. 

Michigan does not go all notre dame on teams. They honor their commitments. Brandon could have taken the cash and ran away but he didn't.

I'm sure if people could find a way to blame Brandon for their toilet being backed up they would. Amusing. 

Zone Left

September 17th, 2013 at 10:40 PM ^

Teams cancel games all the time. There are penalty clauses inserted into the contracts in the case of cancellation. Michigan would have paid UConn some number and both schools would have made more cash than they would have if they would have played at UConn.

As for the Notre Dame thing, you're acting like the Michigan series is sacred. ND got the ACC to give them what the Big 10 never would--guaranteed games without affiliation. Those games forced them to rethink their other series. After USC, Stanford, and the ACC, they probably don't feel like they can deal with Michigan too. I, for one, am happy. I'd like some more variety out of conference.

One Inch Woody…

September 17th, 2013 at 6:39 PM ^

Well, hopefully having another nationally televised night game plus what is supposedly a grueling week of practice will give the players enough motivation to actually go and play Michigan football. I want everyone in the country to see UCONN get slapped silly. I want to see all of their players with that depressed look that you usually see on snack teams when they realize that regardless of how hard they try and how well they get coached, they will not be able to get the game even close.