As I've complained about, Time-Warner failed to pick up the Longhorn Network, and seems like it will continue to not carry the Longhorn Network, which means that, like likely thousands of other people in my area, I got up this morning and looked to see if I could change cable carriers.
The only carrier in town with the Longhorn Network is Grande Communications, who are also much cheaper than my carrier, but, of course, they haven't made it yet to my neighborhood. Whatever that means.
So, last night we had PaulT (aka: @PlacesLost) over at the house, ate some Tostitos, and listened to the game on the radio while watching the LSU/ Orgeon game on mute. We tried to keep up with both games via iPhones and laptops. It was kind of a goofy night.
And while Paul's company was great, Paul and I also like to talk as much as grannies at the Gossipin' Fence, so you tend to lose a lot of the nuance of the game unless you decide you're going to just sit there silently. And, if you're a casual football fan like me, you have a lot of questions you don't often think about when you're able to watch the game.
"A reverse pass? What the hell is a reverse pass? What does that even mean?" Paul was kind enough to mime it out for me.
So that was our weird night.
Also, I was a bit bummed that Oregon lost to LSU. But quite chuffed that UT won their game 34-9.
Yes, yes. I know its Rice and not OU, but we didn't just win a game, we won it by more than a touchdown, which means UT might not be the Keystone Cops this year, even if UT, reportedly, didn't play a perfect game.
The next game to be carried exclusively on the Longhorn Network is the Kansas game, a game I will most definitely want to see. Hopefully we'll either have the LHN by then, or we can think about all sitting quietly around the radio, I suppose.