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College Football Week 8 Morning Open Thread, AKA Prepare for Joe Starkey



“And then the ball goes forward and wait, now WSU has it, what’s this a Cal touchdown!” ~TwistNHook

Cal-Wazzu Audio: Cal Commercial Radio: KGO 810 AM (San Francisco), (Here's the link to that stream; hopefully it should work for the game.) KGIL 1260 AM (Los Angeles), XSURF 540 AM (San Diego), KESP 970 AM (Modesto), KTKZ 1380 AM (Sacramento). Cal Student Radio: KALX 90.7 FM (Berkeley) - Dan Fiedler, Danny Freisinger, Beni Shpringer (For those who don't want Starkey, this should hopefully work too--HT BeastMode!). Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Cal fans can listen to the ISP Sports/Cal Radio Network broadcast feed on Sirius XM Satellite Radio on channels 212 (Sirius) and 195 (XM).

Obviously, there is no TV for this game. So it'll probably be harder for everyone to stick with us in the open threads going up later. While we hope most of you will tune in, no one's going to hold it against you if your eyes are perusing other games on your boob tube (except Hydro. He'll administer headlocks.). TVs are so shiny, ya know?

This is the thread for early discussion of the rest of the games, including Oregon-Washington. Cal-Wazzu will kickoff after the Ducks and Huskies tango, so make sure to plug your headphones into your radio/XM/Internet stream/seismograph and prepare for the Starkey. First quarter game thread should go up about an hour before kickoff.

Morning games

UConn at West Virginia, 9 AM PST/noon EST, ESPNU: RIP Jasper Howard.

Minnesota at Ohio State, 9 AM PST/noon EST, ESPN HD: Can Eric Decker be a one man army more powerful than the Sweatervest?

Illinois at Purdue, 9 AM PST/noon EST, ESPN2 HD: Sign #13284 that the Pac-10 television deals are crap.

Arkansas at Ole Miss, 9 AM PST/noon EST, SEC Network/CSN California/ GIGGITY goes up against his old team. This should be a relatively peaceful Southern affair, like the Siege at Atlanta.

Iowa State at Nebraska, 9:30 AM PST/12:30 PM EST, FSN HD/CSN Bay Area: It wouldn't be a stretch to say the Cyclones have had the better season.

Oklahoma State at Baylor, 9:30 AM PST/12:30 PM EST, Versus HD: IT'S A TRAP!


Afternoon games (put the headphones on while watching Starkey)

Oregon at Washington, 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM EST, ABC on the West Coast, ESPN360 everywhere else): This would be a classic trap game for these Ducks if these two teams and fanbases didn't despise the living hell out of each other. The Ducks have won the last five games in this series by 34, 21, 20, 24, and 25.

Penn State at Michigan, 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM EST, ESPN HD (on the West Coast), ABC & ESPN360 in other areas: Do not want two teams in Big Ten in BCS again. Go Blue!

Clemson at Miami, Oklahoma at Kansas, 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM EST, ESPN360: Very quietly, Miami lurks in the background in the BCS title picture, although Va Tech folding in Atlanta last week hurt them. Oklahoma-Kansas contains two teams who would like to press the 'reset' button on their season.

Tennessee at Alabama, 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM EST, CBS HD: The Tide have a ball-hawking, pick-happy defense, and in steps Jonathan Crompton. Magical.

Boston College at Notre Dame, 12:30 PM PST/3:30 PM EST, NBC HD: CATHOLIC FIGHT! Plus it gives me a chance to use this picture again