Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Blogathon 2016 Schedule

Well, it's Blogathon time again! Unfortunately, we were not able to get a Blogathon preview together for 2016. (Sorry to our past listeners. Hopefully we'll get that going again next year!) Still, be sure to check out all of Speedgeek's race previews and our 2016 Blogathon Pick 'Em Challenge.

Once again, our Blogathon coverage will include our Pick 'Em Challenge, where the three GBS writers pick winners for many of the events taking place this weekend.

We will be playing Mario Kart again this year. We'll be starting at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, which is an hour before racing coverage goes off of FS2, and will play until 11:00. If you want to join us, add Mike's network ID: radiantradish. Leave a message here if you want us to look for you.

We will also be screening and live-blogging during Crackerjack, a wacky (and likely awful) softball movie that is available to stream on Netflix. We'll be pressing "play" on Netflix at 11:30 p.m., so feel free to watch along with us and comment on the live-blog post. Bad movies are fun!

A special event for us this weekend is the Big 12/SEC Challenge, which will take place throughout the day on Saturday. My LSU Tigers will host No. 1 Oklahoma, while Kansas will face Kentucky, and Iowa State will travel to Texas A&M. Overall, there are 10 games in the challenge, in addition to lots of other basketball being played around the country.

Below are highlights of the live events available to watch during the weekend. All times are Eastern.

Saturday, January 30

2:00 p.m.

Rolex 24 at Daytona (FS1)
X Games Aspen (ABC)
Iowa St. at Texas A&M (ESPN)
Mississippi at Kansas St. (ESPNU)
Tennessee at TCU (ESPN2)
La Salle at Dayton (NBCSP)
Xavier at DePaul (CBSSN)

2:30 p.m.

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl (NFL)

3:00 p.m.

PGA Golf: Farmers Insurance Open (CBS)

4:00 p.m.

Rolex 24 at Daytona (FS2)
Texas Tech at Arkansas (ESPNU)
Boston College at North Carolina (ESPN2)
Murray St. at Tennessee-Martin (CBSSN)

5:00 p.m.

Oklahoma at LSU (ESPN)
UFC Prelims (FS1)

6:00 p.m.

Tulane at Tulsa (ESPNU)
Georgia at Baylor (ESPN2)
Alabama at South Carolina (SECN)
St. Joseph's at Rhode Island (CBSSN)

7:00 p.m.

Kentucky at Kansas (ESPN)
NHL Skills Competition (NBCSP)

8:00 p.m.

UFC: Johnson vs. Bader (FOX)
Memphis at SMU (ESPNU)
Oklahoma St. at Auburn (ESPN2)
San Diego St. at UNLV (CBSSN)
Providence at Georgetown (FS1)

8:30 p.m.

Spurs at Cavs (ABC)
Mississippi St. at Missouri (SECN)

9:00 p.m.

Grab Bag Sports: Blogathon Mario Kart 2016!
X Games Aspen (ESPN)

10:00 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine (ESPNU)
Pepperdine at BYU (ESPN2)
AMA Supercross in Oakland (FS1)
Bull Riding: PBR in Anaheim (CBSSN)

11:30 p.m.

Grab Bag Sports at the Movies: Crackerjack (streaming on Netflix)

Sunday, January 31

3:00 a.m.

Australian Open Men's Final (ESPN)

7:00 a.m.

Rolex 24 at Daytona (FS1)

7:30 a.m.

Skiing: FIS World Cup (NBCSP)

8:30 a.m.

Soccer: Carlisle United vs. Everton (FS2)

10:30 a.m.

Rolex 24 at Daytona (FS2)

11:00 a.m.

Soccer: Milton Keynes vs. Chelsea (FS1)

12:00 p.m.

Villanova at St. John's (FOX)
X Games Aspen (ESPN)

1:00 p.m.

Rolex 24 at Daytona (FS1)
Maryland at Ohio St. (CBS)
PGA Golf: Farmers Insurance Open (GOLF)

Beyond Blogathon on Sunday

Bulls at Clippers, NFL Pro Bowl, NHL All-Star Game


Pat W said...

Big FA Cup weekend, round 4.
Friday night: Derby vs Man Utd;
Saturday: Colchester vs Tottenham; Liverpool vs West Ham;
Sunday: Carlisle vs Everton; MK Dons vs Chelsea;

And also in English Premiership Rugby:
Friday night: Northampton Saints vs Wasps;
Saturday: Saracens vs Bath;
Sunday: Worcester Warriors vs (my local..ish) Exeter Chiefs;

Not a whole lot goes on in Europe this time of year except footie, rugby and skiiing. Eurosport is wall-to-wall skiing and Aussie Open tennis.

But really I'll be watching as much of the 24 as sleep will allow..

Pat W said...

PS welcome back :)

Mike said...

There's Pat! We have two of those soccer games on our TV schedule. and three of them are on our pick 'em challenge list! My picks are posted, and I'll get picks from the others soon.