So it's the first real road series of the year (Fairbanks doesn't count) and any UAA fan who is equally desperate as me wants to know where they can watch UAA pound MTU into submission twice this weekend. I had mentioned that UAA's SplashZone from the GoSeawolves website should be carrying it. Should is the keyword in that sentence. I've spent more than a few minutes on the GoSeawolves site to determine if that "should" is a "can". And I'm just not sure. I can't find a SCHEDULE on the website for the events. They're all about signing up people for monthly and/or yearly subscriptions but a definitive "click here to watch UAA vs. MTU" doesn't exist. If someone out there knows for sure then please comment because the next thing I'm telling Seawolf fans is to go to the MTU website where they have a CLEARLY laid out schedule of events and both this weekends games are available.
I don't work for UAA. I don't have an unofficial or official affiliation with anyone. But I can't imagine that the folks at UAA really want me pointing my readers (i.e.. their potential customers) to the opponents website to see the games. I have no idea how much of the 5 bucks or so that the University actually gets from selling a steaming webcast. But it seems to me that pointing a couple of hundred folks to the opponents website loses a few bucks for UAA. Sorry UAA. Put an upcoming live events schedule up and I won't recommend that to my readers in the future.
Let me be clear. I fully assume and expect that UAA will be offering the streaming video for this weekends games. But I can't confirm it through their website and you know what? I'm not a reporter. I'm not about to pick up the phone and get transferred between two or three people until I find someone at UAA to confirm the game is on. No doubt MTU's stream costs about the same amount as UAA's. I know who's getting my 10 bucks this weekend. Sorry UAA.
Friday Edit: I'm sure it will come as a shock to everyone that I apparently don't know everything. It is something I've been aware of for the better part of my adult life but of course you'd never know it by the way I come across with what I write here. I could have sworn I'd watched streaming video of an away game via SplashZone but as was pointed out in by the always valuable jjack in the comments section that service is audio only. Thanks to Dr. Cobb (who by the way always knows more than I do about virtually anything) for stopping by as well and commenting. I've always been impressed with his accessibility. The one thing I did seem to get right is that to watch the game you'll have to purchase it from MTU. So my apologies for my (unrighteous) indignation toward the keepers of the UAA website. And oh yeah ... it CLEARY says on the SplashZone page that it is an audio service. Forgive my tizzy.