I was all set to bring you (through the wonder that is liveblogging) the battle of eastern Washington state, and a damn good game: Washington State, in their first real test of that lofty #6 ranking this year, against the team that has carried the banner of basketball excellence for years in that state, not to mention the poster child for mid-majors that Aren’t – Gonzaga University.
But it’s on ESPN U, being broadcast to all of 300 homes nationwide. tWWL’s website doesn’t even have this on Gamecast, as if this is the event that’s going to have all of us storming the gates of our cable operator and demanding they add the 10 hours of quality Ultimate Frisbee programming that is the U to our Expanded Basic tier of channels.
Obviously, I object.
This isn’t nearly as retarded a move by ESPN as it is a powerplay to get that pesky Pac-10 commissioner to be the ass end of Big Monday. If I could run a poll, it would ask what the E really stands for: Evil, Entertainment, or just Eastern?
So they just teased it during the beating that WfV is giving Auburn. And good lord, is it a beating: the battlecry just became War Parakeet.
I wish you luck. I’ll be staying tuned for the in-game updates. But I won’t liveblog that shit, on principle. In a just world, Wazoo-GU would be on CBS during primetime.
OK, they’re extending an olive branch, and giving us bonus coverage. and Gamecast is up. There may be hope.
– I am doomed to have schools I adore present starting lineups that are way too damn small. Gonzaga’s using a FOUR-guard to open, and as a result, not using Daye, Sacre, or even Downs in a second forward role. Pargo is going to be a superstar.
Are you kidding me? That’s all we get for bonus coverage? ESPN should be banned from showing West Coast schools play basketball on TV. And there should be an FSN2. That’s it.