ESPN to show BCS title game in 6 ways on 6 channels
It's the biggest game of the year, so ESPN is giving you several ways to watch.
No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn meet on Jan. 6 in Pasadena to play in the final BCS National Championship Game. With college football supremacy on the line -- and the added angle of it being the final game of the BCS era -- ESPN is providing viewers with six viewing options, per Paul Myerberg of USA Today. All the action kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET.
The centerpiece of ESPN's coverage will be its normal game broadcast on its flagship channel. Brent Musburger will have the play-by-play call, Kirk Herbstreit will provide color analysis, and Heather Cox and Tom Rinaldi are set to report from the sidelines. It's the fifth year in a row Musburger and Herbstreit have teamed up to call the championship game.
For anyone who can't sit through a game without being driven to their wits' end by television broadcasters, ESPN Classic has "Sounds of the BCS". Watch the game from normal camera angles, but listen to in-stadium sounds instead of Musburger's and Herbstreit's commentary. With a big enough TV, this option could make the game appear to be in a viewer's living room. On ESPN Goal Line, "BCS Command Center" will feature a split screen and live stats, perfect for today's multitasking football fan.
Finally, ESPN3, the network's online service, will have the Florida State and Auburn radio calls. Each school's local broadcast will air with cameras focusing specifically on the Seminoles and Tigers. Perfect for all the homers out there.
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