So there's a little football game going on between Alabama and Clemson. And ESPN, along with the Family of Networks, is doing a full-court press of the College Football Playoff National Championship, as literally all of the channels will be showing it in some shape or form. It's the Megacast, and it's back for year #2. (Want to talk about the game? Check out our Live Game Thread here.)
The mothership will host the primary broadcast of the game. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be in the booth, while Tom Rinaldi and Heather Cox will be on the sideline.
The Deuce will carry the Film Room edition of the broadcast, which will include insight from various coaches and coordinators from around the country. As reported a few days back, our own Will Muschamp will be among the group sharing his thoughts, with Brian Griese and Chris Spielman leading the way.
Many of the network's top-tier personalities - i.e. Jay Bilas, etc. - will be watching the broadcast from L.A. and giving their...well...insight. So, if you want to hear what lead soccer analyst Taylor Twellman thinks of Deshaun Watson, you might want to switch over to ESPNEWS.
Joe Tessitore will be hosting the action on The U, which will be a "Homers" broadcast featuring former CU QB Tajh Boyd and Bama alum Barrett Jones. Should be fun to get the insight of those two.
**KLEMPSON AINT PLAYED NOBODY PAWWWL** Mr. Finebaum will be hosting the "Finebaum Film Room" on SECN and will be joined by Greg McIlroy, Booger McFarland, and our old buddy BERT.
The long-forgotten member of the Family of Networks will team up with ESPN3 to provide a "Sounds of the Game" broadcast, featuring on-field mics, PA announcements, full halftime shows, etc. Basically, ESPN says they want to "recreate the in-stadium fan experience of being seated at the game".
ESPN Goal Line
Goal Line will carry the ESPN Radio feed of the broadcast, but will also feature "immediate replays of every play, isolated camera feeds of both head coaches, enhanced statistics (and) real time drive charts" throughout the telecast.
¿Hablas español? Want to brush up on the language? The Spanish broadcast will be carried here.
Along with their "Sounds of the Game", ESPN3 will also be carrying what's called a "mock replay booth" featuring an ACC REPLAY OFFICIAL; a Pylon Cam (self-explanatory); a feed carrying the home team broadcasts of both Alabama and Clemson; a "Data Center" featuring various stats throughout the game; a "Spider Cam" which will sit above the field of play behind the defense; and a feed focused on the Taco Bell Student Section.
Mike Tirico and Todd Blackledge will be calling the game, with Holly Rowe and Joe Schad on the Alabama and Clemson sidelines, respectively.