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Syracuse vs. Rhode Island: Viva La Revolucion Will Be Televised is the worst thing ever invented. I think we can all agree on that.

And yes, this Saturday's game between the Syracuse Orange and the Rhode Island Rams will indeed be shown on But there are opportunities afoot that will make it possible so that, assuming you're not at the game (and judging by attendance in the 4th quarter last week, you won't be), you won't have to crowd around your computer to watch a grainy, shaky broacast that cuts out every few minutes and needs to be refreshed after every commercial break.

(Seriously, watching a football game on in the year 2011 is the equivalent of using AOL Online on a 26.6 modem to surf the Internet)

(In case you haven't noticed, I hate

Time Warner Cable will be showing the game. You Central New York folks have it too good.

SNY will broadcast the game, starting at 4:30pm ET. Now, keep in mind that there is a Mets game at 1pm, followed by a half-hour long postgame show. Since this is SNY, the priority is on the Mets, so they might not get the beginning of the SU game if the Mets game runs long. Just keep that in mind.

If you're going to a bar to watch the game, just tell the bartender to turn on DirecTV Channel 639 (SNY) and you'll be all set.

Now, if you live in the Rhode Island area...sorry.

But also, you have another option to watch the game as well. It's Rhody's season-opener and they're playing a bigwig like Syracuse so the game will be aired throughout Rhode Island on Cox Sports. Sounds like they're using Time Warner's feed so you might not have to worry about listening to Rhode Island announcers. Then again, not sure...

So there you go. NO EXCUSES. And do us all a favor and don't use If they only get like 16 viewers for the broadcast, maybe they'll stop bothering. We can all dream.