Thursday, May 01, 2008
Don't get me wrong I love me some Cinco de Mayo, but I don't think I'm going to be dropping everything to watch ESPNU's celebration of the event. The channel is planning on airing various College Football and Basketball games in which prominent players in the game wore the jersey number five. I'm not kidding....
The Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, Monday, May 5, ESPNU will air several games showcasing players who have worn No. 5. The stunt will end with a game featuring basketball star O.J. Mayo. Schedule:My favorite part of the whole release is that they openly call it a "stunt". I would watch these games but the marketing behind it seems like a bit of a stretch. If they're doing that then shouldn't they do something cheesy for the Kentucky Derby? Wait, they are???
9 a.m.- Edgerrin James: Miami vs. UCLA (1998)
11 a.m.- Donovan McNabb: Syracuse vs. Virginia Tech (1998)
1 p.m.- LaDainian Tomlinson: TCU vs. East Carolina (1999 Mobile Bowl)
3:30 p.m.- Reggie Bush: USC vs. UCLA (2005)
6:30 p.m.- Darren McFadden: Arkansas vs. South Carolina (2005)
9 p.m.- Christ Lofton: Florida vs. Tennessee (2008)
10:30 p.m.- O.J. Mayo: USC vs. Arizona (2008)
To commemorate this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, ESPNU will televise a slate of games from the 2007-08 season featuring the University of Louisville Saturday, May 3.Well then.
12 a.m.- West Virginia at Louisville (Football)
3 a.m.- 2008 BIG EAST Women’s Semifinal: Louisville at West Virginia (Women’s Bsketball)
4:30 a.m.- Marquette at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
6 a.m.- Syracuse at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
7:30 a.m.- Louisville at Marquette (Men’s Basketball)
9 a.m.- Notre Dame at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
10:30 a.m.- Georgetown at Louisville (Men’s Basketball)
7 p.m.- Rutgers at Louisville (Football)
(Via ESPN PR)