Itâ€™s exactly 26 days to the latest version of the â€œGame of the Centuryâ€ between Southeastern Conference unbeatens LSU and Alabama, but donâ€™t expect the Nov. 5 showdown with national championship implications to be played at night.
Make any other plans for early or late in the day, because the Tigers and Tide will almost certainly meet at 2:30 p.m.
â€œThe first pick for that Saturday is CBS, which has a 2:30 p.m. CT window,â€ SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said in an e-mail to SportsNOLA.com Monday.
CBSâ€™ contract with the SEC allows the network to televise one game in prime time each year, Bloom said. CBSâ€™ only prime-time selection was on Oct. 1, Alabama at Florida.
The 2:30 kickoff and CBS cameras would be more than familiar to Les Milesâ€™ team. When TV for the Alabama game is finalized on Oct. 24 â€“ 12 days prior to the game â€“ the Tigers will have played three consecutive Saturdays at 2:30, and after an open date on Oct. 29, the Alabama game would likely be their fourth straight 2:30 kickoff.
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