Tuesday, October 28, 2008


As with the Vanderbilt-Georgia game earlier this season, the Nov. 8 Vanderbilt-Florida game will be televised either as a late-morning Raycom game or a night ESPN game.

But this time the Commodores won't have a hand in making the decision.

If Vanderbilt had beaten Miss State in Starkville, the Commodores would have played Georgia at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. But they lost, and so they played Georgia at 12:30 p.m. ET on Raycom.

You know: "Let's go down on the field to Dave"; "Back up to you, Dave"; "Nice point, Dave"; etc.

But Vanderbilt's not playing this week, so if Florida beats Georgia on Saturday, the Gators will battle the Commodores at night on ESPN — and Georgia will play Kentucky just after noon on Raycom and have all those Daves talking about them.

And if the Gators lose Saturday, they'll face the Commodores at 12:30 p.m. on Raycom, while Georgia will play Kentucky at 8 p.m.

Does it matter when Vanderbilt plays? Why yes, it does.

I think.

So far this season, the Commodores have played five games at night, and won all of them. They've played three games in the day, and lost all of them.

Furthermore, the Commodores have played three games on ESPN networks, and won all of them; they've played once on Raycom and lost.

So if Florida beats Georgia on Saturday, then on Nov. 8 Vanderbilt will beat the Gators at night on ESPN, right?


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