College football Week 9 in the L.A. TV market: A Columbus Day bash
By Tom Hoffarth
We see three shifts come sailing in ….. but they insist it won’t be a three-ring circus Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
No, not at all.
ESPN’s “College GameDay,” the Big Ten Network’s “Big Ten Tailgate,” and Fox’s pregame show (moving from its L.A. studio) will converge at one time or another in the hours leading up to Fox’s coverage of Penn State at Ohio State (12:30 p.m., Channel 11).
“We haven’t seen his many broadcast crews in one location since Brick Tamland killed a guy with a trident,” writes Alex Putterman for AwfulAnnouncing.com.
Google it. It’s a fine analogy.
There could have been as much attention at ASU or at Washington this week had things fallen into place, but ….
Here’s what we have instead:
= USC at Arizona State, Saturday at 7:45 p.m., ESPN (Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman)
= UCLA at Washington, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 (Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)
= Stanford at Oregon State, Thursday at 6 p.m., ESPN (Dave Fleming, Brock Huard, Laura Rutledge)
= Cal at Colorado, Saturday at 11 a.m., Pac-12 Net (Ted Robinson, Chad Brown)
= Utah at Oregon, Saturday at 2:45 p.m., Pac-12 Net (J.B. Long, Yogi Roth)
= Washington State at Arizona, 6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Net (Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron)
THE BEST OF THE REST
= Florida State at Boston College, 5 p.m., ESPN (Adam Amin, Mack Brown)
= Tulane at Memphis, 5 p.m., CBSSN (John Sadak, Randy Cross)
= Tulsa at SMU, 6 p.m., ESPN2 (Dave Lamont, Dusty Dvoracek, Alex Corddry)
= Oklahoma State at West Virginia, 9 a.m., Channel 7 (Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
= Wisconsin at Illinois, 9 a.m., ESPN (Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carceterra)
= Miami at North Carolina, 9 a.m., ESPN2 (Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Kris Budden)
= Texas at Baylor, 9 a.m., ESPNU (Mike Couzens, John Congemi)
= Arkansas at Mississippi, 9 a.m., SEC […]