SAN FRANCISCO CA - JANUARY 09: A general view of the Boston College game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on January 9 2011 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
This was always a possibility. I thought there might be a chance we get a regional broadcast with the Oakland Athletics game possibly being moved to FOX. But apparently a Cal football game against a religious denomination wasn't deemed television-worthy. (Should've gone with Jehovah College, those guys are always eager.)
The big hope is that Cal will somehow stream the game online, like Utah did Thursday night against Montana State, like Oregon State did for their game against Sacramento State, and like Washington State did for their game against Idaho State. But considering how incompetent Cal All-Access has been in streaming video the last few years, I wouldn't bet on them doing it without some impetus from us.
Here's how you can possibly make a difference. You and every Cal fan you know should start emailing the Athletic Department en masse (most notably Sandy Barbour at firstname.lastname@example.org). Be as respectful and constructive as possible in letting the Department know that Cal not having any live video of one of their 12 football games is simply unacceptable in 2011. The AD should do their best to provide Cal football fans who can't attend the game at AT&T Park with some sort of free online access to the game, as other members of the Pac-12 have provided for their fans. Not providing free access for this game would be a grave disappointment.
As for how this affects CGB's game coverage, this will complicate our lives a little. But enough of us will be at the game, so not too much. Just get your Starkey ready. And Cal techno-savvy fans at the game, get those video cameras up. We'll need them again. (The game is still a 2:30 PM telecast).
And hey, most of you didn't want this game. You can now pretend it doesn't exist!
NOTE: Please do not turn this thread into a rant about how the Athletic Department is incompetent for scheduling Presbyterian. We've had this debate before, go here to read.