Well, we knew that someone was going to televise the
Last year, the game was on the ESPN family of networks. The year before, half of the nation saw the contest. The year before that, again, ESPN. The years before that, I believe that the game was also on Fox and TBS perhaps.
You know about those networks.
This year's game?
No, not Iowa Versus Iowa State. Or yeah, that is the game. I know.
The TV network carrying the game is something called Versus.
Haven't heard about it? Well, that isn't surprising, since the NHL plays its games on that network, and game three of this year's Stanley Cup finals drew a 1.1 rating on NBC, in primetime, the worst primetime rating in the history of that network. In fact, snowboarding had a 1.3 rating on NBC in 2002.
I think that channel is somewhere in the 50's on my Mediacom Cable lineup, but I am not sure. I honestly haven't had any reason over the course of the existence of Versus to tune into the station. Unless they were the ones that had the Tour de France last year, then I might have tuned in. But that could have been OLN, so I am not really sure.
You can visit them at www.versus.com and see for yourself.
I did, and their sports pages proudly promoted coverage of The America's Cup. That is a boat race, in case you didn't know or had forgotten about Dennis Connor.
They are also the proud home of the 2007 cycling season, says so right on the website. They also air something called the IRB and it has something to do with rugby.
The station carries ‘field sports', such as fishing. They also are big into televised bull riding.
Really, it sounds like Versus is in 2007 was ESPN was in like 1979 when it launched. The difference being, in 1979, you watched the Stihl Woodcutting Olypics and Aussie rules football on ESPN because, well, it was on cable TV, and cable was new, and it was sports.
But the novelty has worn off a bit on that. Then again, looking at what ESPN has become these days, outside of the college football season, maybe Versus is onto something.
I guess it could all come down to this; the home team controls the television situation. Rather, the television arrangement of the home team's conference dictates where the game will air. So since we are talking about the Big 12, who is drastically trying to catch up with the times when it comes to getting their games on TV, this shouldn't come as a big surprise, should it?
In the end, Jamie Pollard might be the biggest thing to ever hit Versus. Well, either Pollard or Floyd Landis.
The plan had been to redshirt Greene this season, which would have given
him two years to be a starter at
But that plan appears interrupted now. There is a chance that Greene could come
But as we know, once players leave a program, it's rare that they make it
back. Greene is a talented football player, and he had a bright future at
Kids want the chance to come in and play early, and
But there is a very, very good chance that in 2008,
Here's to hoping that
Spievey was a depth chart filler at corner going into this year, a