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Friday, November 09, 2007


I didn't think it could get anymore obscure then televising the WNBA Draft, NFL Combine, and/or the NBA D-League Draft, but alas....that moment is upon us. ESPN is televising the selection show for the DII and DIII Football Playoffs. Seriously...

ESPNU will televise the NCAA Division II-III Selection Show, live Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. The 30-minute show will be hosted by Mike Gleason with Pat Coleman and ESPN Scouts Inc. recruiting analyst Craig Haubert. They will announce the 24-team brackets for the Division II Football Championship and the 32-team field for the 35th Annual Division III Football Championship.
Well then. Do you think that College Gameday going to a DIII school this weekend might have something to do with that? Nah....me either.

(Source: ESPN Press Release)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:09 PM

12 Comments:

They have been doing this on ESPNnews for three years with dari nakoiah and dave revsine before he left.

You can do better

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2007, 3:38:00 PM  

Of course, you know that this will be cancelled if there is breaking news on Roger Clemens thinking about retirement, or if Kobe's camp feeds Ric Bucher another bullshit trade rumor.

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2007, 3:52:00 PM  

anonymous, since you spend your entire day going around telling everyone how much they suck, how about you start your own blog? Let's see what you can do since you obviously think you're a superior human being then most of the 'sphere. Do it. Pussy

Dr. C said...
Nov 9, 2007, 3:54:00 PM  

Which one are you talking to genius

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2007, 3:59:00 PM  

Beano Cooke should be allowed to scream these seedings.

Nov 9, 2007, 4:13:00 PM  

I have to confess that I'm a fan of D-III football. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I went to a a small school, as did my parents'. In fact, their school(Alfred) has a shot at the Empire 8's automatic berth if they win tomorrow. Not to mention that the Stagg Bowl is played here in my neck of the woods(in Salem, VA). And yes, I would watch the D-III selection show if I could, but Comcast removed ESPNU frrom our lineup for some reason.

Bruce said...
Nov 9, 2007, 5:42:00 PM  

This has been televised for three years previous, and it's great. Why denigrate this level of football? Let's celebrate real student athletes who can play the game!!

Smed said...
Nov 9, 2007, 5:50:00 PM  

Bruce, I don't think you have to "confess" to enjoying small-college football. It's not like you're admitting to enjoying child porn.

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2007, 6:57:00 PM  

they've been doing this for several years now do some research. dII and dIII gamess draw 10 - 20 thousand fans at many schools. there's a lot of interest out there, plus what's wrong with giving publicity to student athletes?

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2007, 11:54:00 PM  

Yeah, I don't see a problem at all of airing the D-II and D-III selection show. There are the facts that those schools have a significant number of fans and it's nice to see that some places in college football have playoffs. And besides, it's airing on ESPNU at 11 and 11:30 am. What else are they going to show on that network at that time? Are you saying that you'd prefer a replay of the previous weeks Colorado State-BYU game at that time? At least with this, it's actual news. Although the D-league draft, yeah, that's too much.

Nov 10, 2007, 1:40:00 AM  

Hey, it beats the hell out of WSOP or 'Bronx is Burning' reruns.

keyser soze said...
Nov 10, 2007, 10:06:00 AM  

Agreed....I actually didn't know they actually televised this before. Good input folks.

Nov 10, 2007, 8:20:00 PM  

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