Since UF spent 3 days looking at a hurricane instead of getting their shit together, we’re left here with a sudden bye week. So, what now?
The players have been given the weekend off and the coaches are dispersed to the far corners of the country on the recruiting trail. But what are we, the fans, left with? Sure you could spend some time catching up on house work or...interacting...with...family *shudder *
or HOW ABOUT A FULL WEEKEND OF COUCH POTATO-ING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE WIDE WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS!?
You could watch some NFL....or not
The MLB Division Series are off to some hot starts. And a handful of former Tigers are still in action.
Looking for something to do in Baton Rouge? Head down to University Club and do the golf spectator thing as #4 LSU Men’s Golf hosts The David Toms Intercollegiate all weekend.
Other LSU teams in action include the Men’s and Women’s Swim/Dive teams at a meet at Loyola in New Orleans, and Volleyball and Soccer both on the road at UGA (the volleyball game will be live on SECN+ at 12:30pm on Sunday)
At this point I might recommend you spend some time Saturday with NBCSN’s excellent Premier League soccer coverage, but it’s an international break weekend. SO IT’S TIME TO PULL FOR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE. USA V Cuba is tipping off at 3 this afternoon over on ESPN2.
But all of those options are typical. What else is available this weekend in the truly WIDE WORLD of Sport?
Shoutout here to the ATVS rugby crew. NBCSN is carrying a few English rugby matches on their app, but I have to imagine the big headline is a classic New Zealand vs South Africa matchup coming to you at 10am Louisiana time on ESPN3.
What is “Kabaddi” ? I have absolutely no idea, but it’s World Cup is this weekend and it’s on ESPN 3 and HELL YEAH, AMERICA’S GOT A TEAM IN IT GO GO USA!
A side effect of my recent blooming of Soccer fandom is that all that time with NBCSN has also made me a fan of F1. I had so much fun last weekend watching Mercedes blowing up and having a race be competitive again. The F1 world tour goes to Japan this weekend, whit some race times that are halfway decent for those of us in America. Qualifying is at 1am Friday night and the race is at 11pm Saturday night (Geaux WIlliams!)
And hey, there’s some genuinely good WRASSLIN’ this weekend too at No Mercy. Styles v Ambrose v Cena for the World title will be excellent, but my money is on the Miz v Ziggler “Title v Career” as the match of the night.
You might love, or hate, all of these options, but they are options. And with no game to watch or tailgate to...tailgate, I’m going to hang out here with all you lovely people and I encourage you to do the same. Anything in your world of sports that I missed? Sound off below. Let’s have a Big ‘Ol Weekend Open Thread, talk about what ever you’re watching. Let’s commiserate over how much of an idiot Jeremy Foley is.
GAMES WORTH WATCHING via LSUFootball.net
|Saturday, October 8th (Printable schedule with DirecTV channels)|
|Auburn at Mississippi State||11:00 am||ESPN / SECN / WatchESPN|
|East Carolina at South Florida||11:00 am||ESPN News / WatchESPN|
|Iowa at Minnesota||11:00 am||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|Maryland at Penn State||11:00 am||BTN / BTN2Go Video|
|Notre Dame at North Carolina State||11:00 am||ABC / espn3|
|Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas)||11:00 am||FS1 / FSGo Video|
|Southern Miss at UTSA||11:00 am||MASN / CSBA *4 / ASN (.pdf affiliates) / $CUSA Video|
|Houston at Navy||2:00 pm||CBSSN / CBSSN Video / $CSLive Video|
|ESPN GoalLine||2:00 pm||ESPNGL / WatchESPN|
|Air Force at Wyoming||2:30 pm||RSRM / RSNW / MWC Video / Twitter Video?|
|Army at Duke||2:30 pm||ECE / FSN Affiliates / ACC RSN / WatchESPN / (blackouts)|
|BYU at Michigan State||2:30 pm||ABC / espn3 or ESPN2 / WatchESPN (reverse mirror)|
|Tennessee at Texas A&M||2:30 pm||CBS / CBS Video|
|Virginia Tech at North Carolina||2:30 pm||ABC / espn3 or ESPN2 / WatchESPN (reverse mirror)|
|Colorado at USC||3:00 pm||PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video|
|Vanderbilt at Kentucky||3:00 pm||SECN / WatchESPN|
|Alabama at Arkansas||6:00 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN / espn3 Skycam / espn3 Data Center|
|Idaho at Louisiana Monroe||6:00 pm||ESPN Extra / espn3|
|Texas Tech at Kansas State||6:00 pm||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Washington at Oregon||6:30 pm||FOX / FSGo Video|
|Florida State at Miami||7:00 pm||ABC / espn3|
|Arizona at Utah||9:00 pm||FS1 / FSGo Video|
|Utah State at Colorado State||9:00 pm||CBSSN / CBSSN Video|
|UCLA at Arizona State||9:30 pm||ESPN2 / WatchESPN|
|UNLV at San Diego State||9:30 pm||ESPNU / WatchESPN|
|Washington State at Stanford||9:30 pm||ESPN / WatchESPN|
|McNeese State at Southeastern Louisiana||6:00 pm||espn3 / CST (cable)|