LSU – Virginia Tech to be broadcast on Lifetime Network

September 7, 2007

In what appears to be a major loss for ESPN’s Saturday night programming lineup, the Walt Disney-owned company has announced Friday that the matchup between Louisiana State and Virginia Tech will be switched from ESPN to Lifetime. The broadcasting team will remain the same, and all fans in attendance will not notice any difference.

Managing director Russel Balding released a statement saying: “During our broadcast of the game between Virginia Tech and Eastern Carolina University, we noticed several difficulties with the broadcast. Our tech support team found that the equipment that ESPN uses for its regular sporting events could barely handle the amount of emotion present in Lane Stadium that day, due to the horrific shootings that happened almost four months ago. We fear that the amount of emotion present in Tiger Stadium, with the emotions residing from the aforementioned Virginia Tech shooting combining with the emotions from both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, would cause ESPN be knocked off the air.

“Until we can finish updating the equipment in Bristol, CT. to handle the high levels of emotions found in games like this, we have decided to safely broadcast the game on another of our subsidiaries, the Lifetime Network. The Lifetime Network has a long history of being able to handle made-for-TV movies about women in tense, emotional situations, like abusing husbands, abusing lesbian partners, and abusing husbands that force heroines to run to their abusive lesbian partners. With at 25-year history at providing high-emotion television, we feel that Lifetime will be well-suited for broadcasting the exciting, high-emotion matchup between Virginia Tech and Louisiana State.”


News in Brief: Football’s Back!

September 5, 2007

College football spans all 50 states (while quality college football is confined to about 14), so there’s a lot to digest, even for those just skimming box scores. This means plenty of stories are out of the eyes of the public. Here’s some of the more interesting from the first week of football, August 30th to September 3rd.

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The Dating Game: Bret Bielema

April 30, 2007

In the midst of a rant about the BCS system, Notre Dame, and being disrespected, an emotional Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema broke down and started crying about his personal life, too.

“When you’re not married, you’ve got to kind of go to other people,” Bielema said.

Bielema’s plush office sits high above the grandstands at Camp Randall Stadium, with a panoramic view of the field. But yes, it sometimes gets a little lonely at the top. The coach is single and says he isn’t currently in a serious relationship.

“I’m pretty much trying to focus on the football team,” Bielema said. “I’m not saying it’s not available, or out there. But at this point, it’s very difficult, that side of my life. But also, probably because I’ve been stubborn in the past. I’ve had several multi-year relationships, and you know, when it comes time to put that little diamond ring on, I tend to get a little nervous.”

Since we can’t rewind time and watch a Sugar Bowl matchup that wasn’t terrible, we’ve done the next best thing – Bret Bielema, welcome to the Dating Game!

The Dating Game
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College Football Dictionary: College Gameday Edition

April 2, 2007

New to college football, but still want to fit in around the water cooler? Dropping the latest in buzzwords will ensure anyone will look like they know what they’re talking about. But incorrect usage will make you seem like Paterno’s contemporary. That’s why Hell2DaNaw is introducing the College Football Dictionary. Let’s start off with one of the staples of Saturday television viewing: definitions of things you’ll hear during College Gameday. Read the rest of this entry »