Yesterday, in my "How To Watch" article, I discussed the phenomenon that is #Pac12AfterDark.
Like the ghosts of Yankee Stadium, #Pac12AfterDark did not disappoint last night, even if Bruin fans were.
Well, get ready for some more of it, Bruin fans, because next week’s game against the game against the Arizona Wildcats will kick off at 7:30pm PT. The game will air on ESPN.
ESPN website updated to show Arizona-UCLA at 10:30pm ET, which should mean they'll have it. Also, Wisc-UM on ABC & Ill-Neb on ESPN2 I'm told pic.twitter.com/FNFoOzl1cg— Matt Sarzyniak (@mattsarz) September 25, 2016
Of course, the fact that Arizona Coach Rich Rodriguez has never beaten UCLA could be a factor, much in a similar way to how UCLA Coach Jim Mora has never beaten Stanford.
Perhaps that means that #Pac12AfterDark will reinforce the status quo. Perhaps it will turn the tables. I’m not sure what will happen, but something unexpected will happen. That’s for sure.
But, at least, now, you can start planning your tailgates because as my buddy Bono is fond of saying, "I’ve been to a lot of bad football games, but I’ve never been to a bad tailgate."