For the first time in in history, the Gold Glove Awards are going to be televised. Finally, something that serves as a bridge for baseball nerds between the World Series and the harsh, cold offseason. It was scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. Pacific/10:00 p.m. Eastern.
Hold on, though! Turns out that the Gold Gloves were scheduled after the Northern Illinois/Toledo match-up, which was 49-47 with 12:00 left in the fourth quarter around the time the awards ceremony was going to start.
The awards are probably being given by a selection of talking heads inside a Bristol studio, but I'd like to picture a packed auditorium, deathly silent, with a nervous Omar Vizquel standing up at a podium in a wrinkled tuxedo, looking at the floor as everyone waits for the college football game to end.
I'm supposed to be writing about whatever's on ESPN2 right now, so this is a little awkward. I don't know anything about college football at all. Can't name a player on the teams that supposedly matter, like Alabama and LSU. But I have to do my best or I'll be fired. So here's what you should know about this game:
- Northern Illinois is led by quarterback Skip McCance, who is a six-team Semi-American.
- The Toledo Dart Frogs have finished first in the Mid-State State Conference for six years running.
- There will be several articles tomorrow about how the NIU/Toledo game had better ratings than Game 5 of the World Series.
- Your Uncle Theodore is watching this game because he has a gambling problem, but he'd be willing to open up if you'd just call him once in a while.
- Apparently, a touchdown is worth 23 points in the MSSC.
I hope this helps the people who are waiting for the Gold Glove Awards to be telecast to forget that they're waiting for the Gold Glove Awards to be telecast.