College Football Week #1 Announcing Teams!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Kudos need to go out to reader and tipster extraordinaire SS for this masterpiece. Our friend took the time (it may or may not have something to do with his job) to compile the pairings for every major network's set of games AND those on FSN, ESPNU, CSTV, VS, and The Big Ten Network!!! That my friends is awesome.

Per usual...cross your fingers, and find your favorite team/current school/alma mater and hope for the best!

Thursday- 8/30

Tulsa @ UL-Monroe (ESPN2, 7:00) - Gary Thorne, Rod Gilmore, Dave LaMont
Murray State @ Louisville (ESPNU, 7:30) - Mike Gleason, John Congemi
Louisiana State @ Missisippi State (ESPN, 7:45) - Chris Fowler, Doug Flutie, Craig James, Erin Andrews

Friday- 8/31

Navy @ Temple (ESPNU, 7:30) - Beth Mowins, David Diaz-Infante
Washington @ Syracuse (ESPN, 8:00) - Sean McDonough, Chris Speilman, Colin Cowherd, Rob Stone

Saturday- 9/1

East Carolina @ Virginia Tech (ESPN, 12:00) - Mike Tirico, Todd Blackledge, Bill Curry, Erin Andrews
UAB @ Michigan State (ESPN2, 12:00) - Pam Ward, Ray Bentley
Colorado State v. Colorado (FSN, 12:00) - Joel Meyers, Gary Reasons, Emily Jones
Marshall @ Miami (ESPNU, 12:00) - Clay Matvick, Larry Coker
Appalachian State @ Michigan (BTN, 12:00) - Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Charissa Thompson
Youngstown State @ Ohio State (BTN, 12:00) - Roger Twibell, Mike Tomczak
Florida International @ Penn State (BTN, 12:00) - Mark Neely, Glen Mason
Northeastern @ Northwestern (BTN, 12:00) - Scott Graham, Derrick Walker*
Virginia @ Wyoming (VS, 2:00) - Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer, Lewis Johnson*
Georgia Tech @ Notre Dame (NBC, 3:30) - Bob Papa, Pat Haden, Alex Flanagan
Washington State @ Wisconsin (ABC/ESPN, 3:30) - Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire, Bonnie Bernstein
Wake Forest @ Boston College (ABC/ESPN, 3:30) - Bob Wischusen, David Norrie, Jeanine Edwards
Nevada @ Nebraska (ABC, 3:30) - Dan Fouts, Tim Brant, Todd Harris
Missouri v. Illinois (ESPN2, 3:30) - Dave Pasch, Andre Ware, Jimmy Dykes
UCLA @ Stanford (FSN, 3:30) - Matt Devlin, Warren Moon, Michael Eaves
Iowa @ Northern Illinois (ESPNU, 3:30) - Doug Bell, Charles Arbuckle
Arizona @ BYU (VS, 5:00) - Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker, Tim Neverett, Krista Blunk
Baylor @ TCU (CSTV, 6:00) - Tom Hart, Trev Alberts
Oklahoma State @ Georgia (ESPN2, 6:45) - Mark Jones, Bob Davie, Stacey Dales
North Texas @ Oklahoma (FSN, 7:00) - Bill Land, Dave Lapham, Jim Knox
Purdue @ Toledo (ESPNU, 7:00) - Dave Armstrong, Mike Gottfried
Kansas State @ Auburn (ESPN, 7:45) - Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham, Holly Rowe
Tennessee @ California (ABC, 8:00) - Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Lisa Salters
Indiana State @ Indiana (BTN, 8:00) - Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin, Trenni Kusnierek
Bowling Green @ Minnesota (BTN, 8:00) - Jim Kelly, Richard Baldinger
New Mexico @ UTEP (CSTV, 10:00) - Carter Blackburn, Brian Jones
Idaho @ USC (FSN, 10:15) - Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis, Jim Watson

Monday- 9/3

Texas Tech @ SMU (ESPN, 4:00) - Dave LaMont, James Hasty
Florida State @ Clemson (ESPN, 8:00) - Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe

(*- Not confirmed, but will most likely call the game.)

A few things stand out. First and foremost......Colin Cowherd with Chris Spielman is the Perfect (S**t) Storm. Guess who's going out late on Friday night! Second, Pam and Mike have been told to go to separate corners. That kinda makes me sad. And third.....SURPRISE! Larry Coker got a Miami game!!! Who would have guessed it.

Leave your initial reactions in the comments, and I'll see you Thursday for the Opening Live-Blog of the season! Tulsa at UL-Monroe!!!!!!!

(Just's LSU-MSU)


ARRRGGHHHHHH!!!! Why did we have to get schrutebag?

Mookie said...
Aug 27, 2007, 4:31:00 PM  

Clay: Boy, Miami sure seems to have a lot more speed than in recent years. Larry?

Coker: (crickets)

Clay: Miami seems incredibly prepared and disciplined this year. Larry your thoughts?

Coker: (crickets)

Should be entertaining.

Gangsta D said...
Aug 27, 2007, 5:25:00 PM  

Keyshawn on Countdown...SUPPOSEBLY.

Jeezis H.

I like Speilman, he's a maniac, and is borderline insane when talking about hitting.

Gotta like a guy that gets fired up...

hollywood wags said...
Aug 27, 2007, 7:40:00 PM  

Will someone ask Coker about that Willie Williams guy...

hollywood wags said...
Aug 27, 2007, 7:41:00 PM  

Who did UAB and Michigan St. piss off to get Pam Ward assigned to their game?

Anonymous said...
Aug 27, 2007, 7:50:00 PM  

MSU pissed off the world.

hollywood wags said...
Aug 27, 2007, 8:05:00 PM  

Speilman is great. I remember during the 2005 Purdue/Minnesota game, he was screaming, "THAT'S BIG 10 FOOTBALL, I LOVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL!" :D He's awesome, his enthusiasm is unmatched when he gets into it.

I'm excited to see Larry Coker in the booth. I hope it goes well for him.

And, AA, I'll guarantee you that UL Monroe/Tulsa will be worth your time more than LSU/Mississippi State. The Bulldogs will get slaughtered while the War Hawks have a legit shot to upset Tulsa. You know, they've got the offensive firepower to keep pace since their defense is horrible. Watch out for Calvin Dawson, Kinsmon Lancaster, and LaGregory Sapp! :)

Eric said...
Aug 27, 2007, 10:09:00 PM  

Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit got the Tennessee/California game. Looks like three hours of hearing how great the Big 10 is.

Chris said...
Aug 27, 2007, 10:10:00 PM  

Le sigh...

No Florida...

More Credible said...
Aug 28, 2007, 2:21:00 AM  

Paul Maguire just won't die, will he? I remember they even stuck him up in a crane on the sidelines for one game last year to get him out of the booth!

Crankfest 2007!!

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2007, 3:45:00 AM  

Can't believe they've kept the Dan Fouts/Tim Brant "experiment" going. It just sounds atrocious to have what amounts to two analysts in the booth.

Chris Reed said...
Aug 28, 2007, 1:07:00 PM  

Why is Tom Hammond not doing the Notre Dame game? Is Bob Papa permanent?

Anonymous said...
Aug 28, 2007, 1:20:00 PM  

hollywood: maybe spielman will have a flashback and blindside shrutebag on camera.

Bruce said...
Aug 28, 2007, 1:55:00 PM  

Looks like Thorne's off the Tulsa/ULM game. The scheduled sideline reporter, Dave LaMont, is listed as the pbp guy now.

SS said...
Aug 28, 2007, 4:10:00 PM  

umm wait.....Larry Coker's first game is a Miami game? is that for real?

Marco said...
Aug 28, 2007, 4:59:00 PM  

Tom Hammond is in Japan covering Track and Field apparently even NBC thinks ND is going to suck this year. The worst part is that Bob Papa is an ND alum so Pat Haden might jump out of the booth by halftime.

Rob said...
Aug 28, 2007, 8:40:00 PM  

For the love of god, here's hoping Chris Fowler can corral Craig James or at least keep James' yeeeeehaw guffawing and tangent-lassoing to a minimum. I say that only because I fully expect Doug Flutie to continue being completely devoid of any discernible personality.

Defender90 said...
Aug 29, 2007, 1:50:00 AM  

Ron Franklin doing an SEC game again. Thank God.

Aug 31, 2007, 1:49:00 PM  

Dork alert!!!! Why does Musburger continue to have a job ??? He has never had a clue and is getting worse.

Anonymous said...
Sep 1, 2007, 2:43:00 PM  

Marco said...
Bob Papa is an ND alum...

Actually, Papa went to Fordham.

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