Final VERSUS College Football Schedule for 2009, and Hope For the Premiere Games Airing on TV

You’ll notice the Saturday of the Premiere games there are no college football exhibitions until 7PM.  So VERSUS could be airing 9 hours of major sports programming.  Which might be a record for non-football program.  Here’s the VERSUS college football schedule:

Sept. 12
3:30
Texas vs. Wyoming

Sept. 19
12:00
Duke vs. Kansas
3:30 Florida A&M vs. Tennessee St. 
7:00 Florida St. vs. BYU

Sept. 26
12:00
Cornell vs. Yale
7:30 Pac-10 TBD

Oct. 3
7:00 Pac-10 TBD

Oct. 17 
12:30 Princeton vs. Brown
4:00 Colorado St. vs. TCU
7:30 Pac-10 TBD

Oct. 24
12:30 Big 12 TBD
4:00 Air Force vs. Utah
7:30 TCU vs. BYU

Oct. 31
12:30 Big 12 TBD
4:00 UNLV vs. TCU

Nov. 7
12:30 Big 12 TBD
4:00 TCU vs. San Diego St.

Nov. 14
12:30 Big 12 TBD
7:00 Pac-10 TBD

Nov. 21
12:00 Harvard vs. Yale
4:00 San Diego St. vs. Utah
7:30/10:30 Pac-10 TBD

Talented Tongues.

It struck me randomly the beauty of the English language. Specifically the vocabulary of hockey. I love words. I adore being tied up and in the sound of things. I live for witticisms and a snappy repertoire. I enjoy the flexibility of words of flirting and innuendo. But I find something comforting about the verbage of this wonderful sport; fisticuffs, haymakers, and donnybrooks. I haven’t even started on the terms which sound deliciously scandalous; going five hole, soft hands and pine riding.

Though I have to wonder, is there a word for the sound of the skates on ice?

Cautious Clicking.

In addition to the Erin Andrew vid being super creepy, the odds are it contains a virus. You’ve been warned.

Read the article here.

Some Stuff to Read About For the Weekend

As we mentioned, Princess Curl (can that be her new name?  Cheers to Scotty Wazz for coining it) has the ship next week.  We’re going to recharge and INTERVIEW MIKE LANGE OMFG!  If you have any questions, get them in the comments or via E-mail by Monday and we’ll see what we can do.  So here are some bits and pieces for the weekend.

  • We aren’t totally sure what Ken Campbell’s talking about here.  The NHL is worthless on TV, but Versus has helped the NHL be less worthless, but the NHL should leave Versus, but then again, maybe the NHL should keep Versus.  Or something.
  • We seriously recommend you check out Bob Miller’s “One Man Show” at the LA Kings’ Hockeyfest ’09 if you’re in the area.  It’s all being hosted by friend of Puck the Media John Buccigross.  Give this a Grapes-style thumbs up.
  • If you’re in the Jersey area, we’re hitting up the Devils prospect camp scrimmage on Saturday.  Kudos to the Devils for letting the dreaded public into their building.  It is much obliged.  Admission is free, parking is $5, Lou Lamoriello’s glares are on the house.
  • The American Century Championship is this weekend.  Or as we call it, Rich Guys Golfing.  Here’s a list of hockey heroes involved:

-Mike Eruzione
-Brett Hull
-Jeremy Roenick
-Mike Modano
-Dan Quinn
-Mario Lemieux
-Wayne Gretzky
-Grant Fuhr
-Pierre Larouche
-Janet Gretzky (Okay, we know this doesn’t count.  But who cares?)

Coverage airs Saturday and Sunday at 3PM ET on NBC.

Enjoy your weekend.  See you July 27th.  Enjoy Curl.

Morning Music Breakdown

Happy Friday everyone.  We promise today will end the scheduling blather.  

Some scheduling notes.  Princess Curl is running this behemoth all next week.  We’re on vacation all week.  Plus, it’s late July.  We think all of you could use a week of Curl’s whimsy.

QUESTION: What would you like us to write about in the next few weeks when we come back?  Aside from the TV schedule, we got nothin’. 

That’s all for now.  Time to shake it like a ladder to the sun.

Games We’re almost 99.9% Sure Will Air on VERSUS

This is to clarify for some of the people who may have taken yesterday’s posts a tad too legit.  Not because we’ve been told anything, but because they’re pretty much the only choices.  These are the games that, when we did the handicap, we’re pretty much no brainers.  Unless VERSUS takes the day off, these games are on.

Oct. 1
7:00
Washington vs. Boston
9:30 San Jose vs. Colorado

Oct. 5
7:00
NY Rangers vs. New Jersey

Oct. 13
7:00
Detroit vs. Buffalo

Oct. 19
7:00
San Jose vs. NY Rangers

Oct. 20
7:00
St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh

Oct. 27
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Washington

Nov. 2
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia

Nov. 3
7:00
Boston vs. Detroit

Nov. 9
8:30
Los Angeles vs. Chicago

Nov. 10
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Boston

Nov. 17
7:00
Washington vs. NY Rangers

Nov. 24
7:30
Columbus vs. Montreal (VERSUS could take a day off here, or choose to trade this one for the Olympic Stadium game, but it’s the only game that night.)

Dec. 1
8:00
Columbus vs. Chicago

Dec. 8
7:00
NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia

Dec. 15
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh

Dec. 22
8:00
San Jose vs. Chicago

Jan. 4
7:00
Boston vs. NY Rangers

Jan. 11
8:00
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota

Jan. 19
7:00
Detroit vs. Washington

Jan. 25
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers

Feb. 8
7:00
New Jersey vs. Philadelphia

Mar. 1
9:00
Detroit vs. Colorado

Mar. 8
7:00
Dallas vs. Washington

Mar. 15
7:00
Boston vs. New Jersey

Mar. 22
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

Apr. 5
7:00
Boston vs. Washington

Breakdown by team after the jump.

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10 Games VERSUS Should Air Outside Mondays and Tuesdays

Here’s our list, what’s yours?

  1. Saturday, Oct. 3, Pittsburgh vs. NY Islanders
  2. Thursday, Oct. 8, Chicago vs. Detroit 
  3. Wednesday, Nov. 25, Boston vs. Minnesota
  4. Sunday, Dec. 6, Detroit vs. NY Rangers
  5. Thursday, Dec. 17, Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia
  6. Saturday, Jan. 2, Washington vs. Los Angeles 
  7. Saturday, Jan. 2, New Jersey vs. Minnesota
  8. Wednesday, Feb. 3, St. Louis vs. Chicago
  9. Thursday, Mar. 11, Boston vs. Philadelphia
  10. Sunday, Apr. 11, Pittsburgh vs. NY Islanders

Morning Music Breakdown

Good morning.  Today, we have some more scheduling based stuff, including 10 games that VERSUS should air outside of their Monday and Tuesday timeslots.

But enough of that.  Stop, take some time to think, figure out what’s important to you.

Your Potential NHL On VERSUS Schedule for 09-10

Oct. 1
7:00 Washington vs. Boston
9:30 San Jose vs. Colorado

Oct. 2
12:00 Florida vs. Chicago
3:00
Detroit vs. St. Louis

Oct. 5
7:00
NY Rangers vs. New Jersey

Oct. 6
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

Oct. 12
7:30
Florida vs. Tampa Bay

Oct. 13
7:00
Detroit vs. Buffalo

Oct. 19
7:00
San Jose vs. NY Rangers

Oct. 20
7:00
St. Louis vs. Pittsburgh

Oct. 26
8:30
Minnesota vs. Chicago

Oct. 27
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Washington 

Nov. 2 
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia

Nov. 3
7:00
Boston vs. Detroit
10:00 Pittsburgh vs. Anaheim 

Nov.  9
8:30
Los Angeles vs. Chicago

Nov. 10
7:00
Minnesota vs. Toronto

Nov. 16
7:00
NY Islanders vs. Boston

Nov. 17
7:00
Washington vs. NY Rangers

Nov. 23
9:00
Philadelphia vs. Colorado

Nov. 24
7:30
Columbus vs. Montreal

Nov. 30
7:00
Colorado vs. Tampa Bay

Dec. 1
8:00
Columbus vs. Chicago

Dec. 7
8:00
Colorado vs. St. Louis

Dec. 8
7:00
NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia

Dec. 14
7:00
Atlanta vs. NY Rangers

Dec. 15
8:00
Columbus vs. Minnesota

Dec. 21
7:00
Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders

Dec. 22
8:00
San Jose vs. Chicago

Dec. 28
7:00
Detroit vs. Columbus

Dec. 29
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo

Jan. 4
7:00
Boston vs. NY Rangers

Jan. 5
7:00
Dallas vs. New Jersey

Jan. 11
8:00
Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota

Jan. 12
8:00
Columbus vs. St. Louis

Jan. 18
8:00
Minnesota vs. Dallas

Jan. 19
7:00
Detroit vs. Washington

Jan. 25
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers

Jan. 26
7:30
Phoenix vs.Detroit

Feb. 1
7:00
Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh

Feb. 2
8:00 Minnesota vs. Dallas
10:00 NY Rangers vs. Los Angeles

Feb. 8
7:00
New Jersey vs. Philadelphia
9:30 St. Louis vs. Colorado

Feb. 9
8:30
Dallas vs. Chicago

Mar. 1
9:00
Detroit vs. Colorado

Mar. 2
7:00
Montreal vs. Boston

Mar. 8
7:00
Dallas vs. Washington

Mar. 9
7:00
NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia 

Mar. 15
7:00
Boston vs. New Jersey

Mar. 16
8:00
Philadelphia vs. Nashville

Mar. 22
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

Mar. 23
8:00
San Jose vs. Minnesota

Mar. 29
9:00
Los Angeles vs. Minnesota

Mar. 30
7:00
NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders

Apr. 5
7:00
Boston vs. Washington

Apr. 6
7:30
Washington vs. Pittsburgh
10:00 Los Angeles vs. Anaheim 

Your Likely Hockey Night in Canada Schedule for 09-10

Oct. 1 
7:00
Montreal vs. Toronto
10:00 Vancouver vs. Calgary

Oct. 3
3:00 St. Louis vs. Detroit
7:00 Montreal vs. Buffalo
7:00 Toronto vs. Washington
10:00  Calgary vs. Edmonton

Oct. 10 
7:00
Pittsburgh vs. Toronto
7:00 Atlanta vs. Ottawa 
10:00 Montreal vs. Edmonton  

Oct. 17
7:00
NY Rangers vs. Toronto
7:00 Ottawa vs. Montreal
10:00 Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Oct. 24
7:00
Toronto vs. Vancouver
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Montreal
7:00 Boston vs. Ottawa
10:00 Edmonton vs. Calgary

Oct. 31
7:00
Toronto vs. Montreal
10:00 Detroit vs. Calgary

Nov. 7
7:00
Detroit vs. Toronto
7:00 Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
7:00 New Jersey vs. Ottawa
10:00 NY Rangers vs. Calgary

Nov. 14
7:00
Calgary vs. Toronto
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Ottawa
10:00 Vancouver vs. Colorado

Nov. 21
4:00
Calgary vs. Los Angeles
7:00 Washington vs. Toronto
7:00 Detroit vs. Montreal  
10:00
Chicago vs. Edmonton

Nov. 28
7:00
Washington vs. Montreal
7:00 Ottawa vs. Boston
10:00 Edmonton vs. Vancouver

Dec. 5
7:00
Toronto vs. Boston
10:00 Calgary vs. San Jose
10:00 Ottawa vs. Phoenix

Dec. 12
7:00
Washington vs. Toronto
7:00 Carolina vs. Ottawa
7:00 Montreal vs. Atlanta
10:00 Minnesota vs. Vancouver

Dec. 19
7:00
Nashville vs. Calgary
7:00 Boston vs. Toronto
7:00 Minnesota vs. Ottawa
10:00 Washington vs. Edmonton

Dec. 26
7:00
Ottawa vs. Buffalo
7:00 Montreal vs. Toronto
10:00 Edmonton vs. Vancouver

Jan. 1
1:00
Philadelphia vs. Boston

Jan. 2
7:00
Toronto vs. Calgary
10:00 Edmonton vs. San Jose

Jan. 9
7:00
New Jersey vs. Montreal
7:00 Pittsburgh vs. Toronto
7:00 Florida vs. Ottawa
10:00 Calgary vs. Vancouver

Jan. 16
4:00
Edmonton vs. San Jose
7:00 Ottawa vs. Montreal
10:00 Pittsburgh vs. Vancouver

Jan. 23
1:00
Ottawa vs. Boston
7:00 NY Rangers vs. Montreal
7:00 Toronto vs. Florida
10:00 Chicago vs. Vancouver

Jan. 30 (Hockey Day in Canada)
2:00
Montreal vs. Ottawa
7:00 Vancouver vs. Toronto
10:00 Edmonton vs. Calgary

Feb. 6
3:00
Pittsburgh vs. Montreal
7:00 Ottawa vs. Toronto
10:00 Edmonton vs. Calgary

Feb. 13
7:00
Philadelphia vs. Montreal
7:00 Ottawa vs. Detroit
10:00 Anaheim vs. Calgary

Mar. 6
7:00
Toronto vs. Ottawa
10:00 Montreal vs. Los Angeles

Mar. 13
7:00
Edmonton vs. Toronto
7:00 Boston vs. Montreal
10:00 Ottawa vs. Vancouver

Mar. 20
2:00
Ottawa vs. Dallas
7:00 Montreal vs. Toronto
10:00 Detroit vs. Vancouver

Mar. 27
7:00 New Jersey vs. Montreal 
7:00
NY Rangers vs.Toronto
7:00 Florida vs. Ottawa
10:00 Vancouver vs. San Jose

Apr. 3
7:00
Boston vs. Toronto
7:00 Buffalo vs. Montreal
10:00 Edmonton vs. Phoenix

Apr. 10
4:00
Edmonton vs. Los Angeles
7:00 Toronto vs. Montreal
7:00 Buffalo vs. Ottawa
10:00 Calgary vs. Vancouver