A co-worker who not so long ago was a student at Georgia and shows no apparent interest in sports informs me that the Vanderbilt-Georgia game on Oct. 18 will surely air on Raycom at 12:30 p.m. ET instead of on ESPN at 8:00 p.m.
Keep in mind that the decision has been delayed until Sunday — after Saturday’s Vanderbilt-Mississippi State and Georgia-Tennessee and LSU-Florida and Kentucky-South Carolina games.
ESPN will have first choice and will take either Vanderbilt-Georgia or LSU-South Carolina for the 8 p.m. time slot, and then Raycom will get the other matchup for the 12:30 game. If you’re wondering, CBS took Alabama-Ole Miss for its 3:30 game.
Anyway, my co-worker, whom we’ll call Sara, says Vanderbilt-Georgia is a lock for the early game. Her reasoning?
(1) Georgia always plays Vanderbilt for homecoming, which means Vanderbilt is no good and nobody would want to televise a game with a team that is no good.
(2) The homecoming game is always played around noon. Because, well, because the homecoming game is always played around noon.
We’ll see about that, Sara.