I've been talking what Comcast and this is what I've gathered:
1 National Network channel. Broadcast in standard definition
6 regional channels available in HD.
Regional channels will be free with the digital starter package. National channel is part of the sports entertainment package ($9.99 per month).
OSU broadcasts out of Portland, OU broadcasts out of Eugene. Both share the same channel. What I want to know is this: what happens if the Beavs and Ducks both kickoff at the same time? We know the Oregon Regional network will show the Ducks, so does that mean the Beavs aren't on TV that week?
Can anyone confirm what Comcast told me? They are idiots so…
Speaking of scheduling, anyone else getting fed up with the Beav’s ridiculous OOC schedules?
There’s no reason the Beavs should be playing Wisconsin and BYU out of schedule. Part of modern football philosophy is generating a strategic schedule. One that (a) guarantees two wins OOC (b) one game vs a mid-tier opponent (c) brings the team to fertile recruiting areas (d) schedule games vs a historic team in decline–Oregon is fantastic at this, (e) gradually up the competition over the first three games, etc. I realize an AD can’t generate the perfect schedule every year, but the Beavs have been making life difficult for themselves. Difficult schedules aren’t rewarded.
Ducks first three games:
Sep. 1 Arkansas St.
Sep. 8 Fresno State
Sep. 15 Tennessee Tech
Beavs first three games:
Sep. 1 Nicholls St.
Sep. 8 Wisconsin
Sep. 22 @ UCLA
And of course BYU later in the year.
I believe originally they had an easier opponent than BYU (PSU maybe? or MN?) and got out of that game to play BYU. I don’t get it.
Ducks are going to score close to 200 points in the first three games and generate buzz from the get go…Beavs will likely be 1-2. Doesn’t make sense.