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You might want to hold off on airlien ticketsRUMOR ALERT! RUMOR ALERT!

You have been warned.

While App State’s first 2008 opponent is set (Hello LSU), it would appear their date is not. Word is circulating that the game may be bumped from Saturday to … be still your beating heart, Monday night!

A couple of random nuggets to consider. First off, TV is definitely in play.

The Southeastern Conference has agreements with CBS, ABC, ESPN and Fox and, along with the Aug. 30 UH opener at Florida, networks have the Clemson-Alabama, Kentucky-Louisville and Louisiana State-Appalachian State games to choose from.

There also this.

The ACC released its composite football schedule (earlier this year), and it lacks a Labor Day Night contest. ..

ESPN and ABC, both owned by the Walt Disney Corp., have used the ACC Labor Day game as a means of promoting ESPN’s Monday Night Football NFL package, which begins the following week. The Monday night prime time slot has become an American viewing habit, and when the NFL vacated Labor Day in scheduling several years ago, college football had its shot.

So ESPN will want some type of game that night. And, cupcake complaints aside, App State-LSU has plenty of intrigue to market.

Champion vs. Champion.

David vs. Goliath.

Armanti vs. I-A.

Kirk Herbstreit vs. His Really, Really, Really Big Mouth.

Must See TV if you ask me. Fingers crossed.

One Comment

  1. mountain air

    February 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    that could make for one fun extended (expensive) weekend in baton rouge…

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