You might have noticed that the Vanderbilt Commodores’ Wednesday night game against the Dayton Flyers will be televised on Time Warner Sportschannel. This channel is not in your cable package unless you live in the state of Ohio, and is clearly a throwback to the 1990s, when unless ESPN picked up your team’s game your options were to go to the arena or maybe your local friendly UHF channel would have a low-quality telecast of the game.
But this is the 21st century, and this is legitimately a thing:
In the brave new world of the internet, if your conference has a crappy TV deal (which, if you’re not a power conference, you probably do), there’s nothing to fear. You can just stream ballgames on the same medium that is the go-to for a teenage girl to complain about how her ex-boyfriend is a jerk for asking out her best friend a week after she broke up with him.
So, yes, if you’re outside of southwest Ohio and you want to watch Vanderbilt play basketball on Wednesday night, Facebook Live has come to the rescue. We salute you, Atlantic 10 Conference.
(h/t The Blackburn Review)