For all the grief we give (in good fun) to our friends at ESPN, they on occasion come up with some absolutely fantastic ideas
and innovations that we really genuinely look forward to seeing.
The "BCS Megacast". The "Megacast" is an ambitious plan to not only televise the BCS Championship game (featuring FSU and Auburn) on the mothership (ESPN), but in multiple ways on the entire ESPN programming platform.
We will try and explain.
You can watch the game with Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbrstreit's call on ESPN. Or you can watch the game with a panel of experts, coaches and players talking about it and answering social media questions on ESPN2.
You could watch ESPN News where you'll get the game along with real time analysis of plays in the "Film Room". And then there's the "Sounds of the Game" on ESPN classic which will just be the game along with natural sound provided by the in-stadium microphones.
Or….you can tune into the "BCS Command Center" on ESPN Goal Line which will provide split screen replays of every play of the game. Then there is the Radio Call presentations available on ESPN 3. There, you can find the game along with the radio calls from your favorite team.
You can also find the BCS Spider cam, the above stadium camera, also available on ESPN3.
There are a few other options, but we think you may get the idea.
To read in more detail, here's the ESPN Press Release about the "MegaCast"
Okay, we have to admit, this is impressive. If you have even the slightest interest in this game, you can watch it from any perspective you can possibly imagine.
Admittedly to some, this will be overkill and overwhelming. But if you are a voracious media consumer, you'll love it.
The challenge we are going to have. Watching it. Since it's on a work night, I won't get to stay up and watch much of the game since my workday begins at 5 a.m, but it's nice to know if I did, there are multiple ways I could watch it….if the wife would let me.