Am I doing it right?
The series of events here is somewhat embarrassing for this board
He's really good at predicting.
thank God I'll be able to watch the Tenn St. matchup
why should anyone care what this guy thinks?
Not literally, but I’ve met him. He lives in Cleveland and is from Buffalo, so I’ve run into him at Bills game watch events. He’s been doing this for a long time and knows his stuff.
He has done this for years.
Is it off-season sausage? Absolutely.
The TV schedule is, generally, pretty rigid based on the TV rules, the technicalities of stadiums' use rules, conference communications, etc.
With the exception of the 14/6 day hold windows ESPN uses a few times a year, anyone who had the time to know all the contracts, scour the conference/team PR sites, see what each stadium is used for the next day, etc could probably fill out 95% of the slates. This guy, evidently, does just that.
When the 14/6 holds are on, he's pretty clear about what is a guess v what is confirmed.
anyone with cable has just about every game imaginable on. As long as the Big10Network takes away our stupid night games, that's all I care about.
As TAR notes, a lot of people no longer have cable tv.
services. Anyone who doesn't have one of those obviously doesn't give a rats ass about live sports and only watches clips/highlights if anything.
Most of the people in my generation (+/- 40) have cut the cord but still have a YoutubeTV or Hulu because we still care about sports. Above us, still have the cable connected and below me most of them don't really care and would rather do something other than sit in front of the TV for four hours.
I am sponging off relatives, but I have used it for watching Premier League games.
The more informative information from the Matt S. site is the kickoff times. To some end, channels do dictate that. ESPN staggers their games on Saturday nights between their litany of networks. Fox does as well. I imagine NBC will do the same with Peacock and the Big Ten.
The topic probably underscores why ND has been willing to be below market on TV. ND and NBC obviously collaborate on start times to some extent and announce them well in advance. A schedule where late season games start a bit earlier and everyone can plan travel in accordance with set kickoffs is very conducive to fan base that disproportionately travels to games. A six day hold on an ND home game would be very poorly received. If ND went out to the highest bidder in Bristol, that'd be the trade off.