PSA: Watch Cal-Washington State: Online or at the Bars
Another announcement about trying to find the game online. If you want actual Cal discussion, check these Longshore discussions (one on booing, another on Tedford’s judgment) I sprung up at CGB. Straight polling, bro.
Right now, unless you live on the West Coast, you probably won’t be watching Cal-Washington State unless you have some expensive satellite. Currently, no streamers have.
However, if a few people volunteer to stream the game P2P there might be a chance that all the Golden Bears around the world have a chance to watch the game!
I have no experience streaming video and my connection is terrible for streaming to other people, but there is a good guide for streaming a game via Sopcast or TVAnts (to Windows comps only as far as I know). If you have these things you are eligible to stream the game.
- Desktop Computer (as a server)
- BroadbandInternet Connection
- A good TV-Tuner Card for Computer (Available at computer stores, might cost a little)
- Windows Media Encoder 9 (Free Microsoft software : Download for free )
- Router might be helpful
I think most of us on the other coasts would be willing to chip in and pay the streamers back how much it costs to buy the tuner card.
Obviously, this is a volunteer thing to help out all the Cal fans who cannot afford satellite packages or are scattered across the globe. This is the first time I’m trying this, so you might want to test run on Friday or early Saturday to see if the feeds work.
If anyone says for sure they can do it in the comments and show that the feed they setup is working, we can put it up on this post and everyone with an Internet connection will have a chance to watch Cal-Washington State! Volunteer in the comments.
Here are some bars/parties showing the game around the country.
Boston/New England: The Baseball Tavern (thanks to Cal’s alum New England club for the tip)
NYC: Pacific Standard in Brooklyn (thanks to my NY contributor Tony for the tip) & MJ Armstrong’s in Manhattan
Chicago: Full Shilling (thanks to Bear Insider tip)
Hawaii: The Shack in Waikiki (thanks to the Hawaii alum club)
LA: Two parties in Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach (Look here for details); man, does the bar scene stink there.
Philadelphia: Fox & Hound Smokehouse & Tavern (thanks to the Philly club)
Portland: Life of Riley (thanks to the Portland alum; what an appropriate name)
San Diego: Players Sports Bar (hosted by San Diego Alumni club)
If anyone has further bar locations, leave them in the comments and I’ll add them into the main guide.
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