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Everybody be cool, this is a robbery!

August 28, 2007

The Names and numbers of this conversation have been changed to protect the guilty:

WSCN: Hi, how may I help you?
Red: It seems as though I’m getting a blackout message on my screen and I cannot view the World Championships?
WSCN:  That’s because there is a National blackout in Canada for the World Championships.
Red:  I’m calling from Michigan.
WSCN:  Oh, your IP is coming up from Canada.
Red:  That’s because I live right across the border.  Even my cell phone roams in Canada from my house.
WSCN:  Can I get you to go to whatismyip.com and read off your IP number?
Red: sure, just a sec….   70.74.50.51
WSCN:  And what is your ZIP code?
Red:  48127
WSCN: Ok, I’ve cleared your IP address.  You should be able to view now.
Red:  Thank you very much.

Haven’t missed an event (at least the ones I want to watch).

This morning I watched it on both WCSN.com and CBC.ca and its the exact same coverage with the same commentators.  The only thing I worry about is that I don’t see the women’s 1500 1st round on the CBC schedule and fellow Speed Riverian, Hilary Stellingwerff, is running.  Also, the picture is more clear on the WCSN site… uhhh, so I’ve been told from my American friends.  And I heard it only works if you put all of your personal info.  (address and phone # etc) from the States.

Here’s the CBC schedule… the weekend coverage will be on the TV Sat. and Sun.

Wed. Aug. 29

6:30 a.m. ET                        Women’s Triple Jump                    Qualification A
6:30 a.m. ET                        Women’s Triple Jump                    Qualification B
6:40 a.m. ET                        Women’s 200m                                Second Round
6:45 a.m. ET                        Women’s Discus Throw                  Final
7 a.m. ET                              Men’s High Jump                             Final
7:05 a.m. ET                        Women’s 5000m                              First Round
8:05 a.m. ET                        Women’s 100m Hurdles                Final
8:25 a.m. ET                        Men’s 400m                                       Semifinal
8:50 a.m. ET                        Women’s 400m                                Final
9:05 a.m. ET                        Men’s 1500m                                     Final
9:20 a.m. ET                        Men’s 200m                                       Semifinal

Thurs. Aug. 30

6:30 a.m. ET                        Women’s Hammer Throw            Final
6:35 a.m. ET                        Men’s Pole Vault                             Qualification A
6:35 a.m. ET                        Men’s Pole Vault                             Qualification B
6:40 a.m. ET                        Men’s 800m                                       First Round
7:25 a.m. ET                        Women’s 400m Hurdles                Final
7:40 a.m. ET                        Men’s Long Jump                            Final
7:45 a.m. ET                        Men’s 5000m                                     First Round
8:30 a.m. ET                        Men’s 110m Hurdles                      Semifinal
9 a.m. ET                              Women’s 200m                                Semifinal
9:20 a.m. ET                        Men’s 200m                                       Final

Fri. Aug. 31

5:30 a.m. ET                        Men’s Decathalon – High Jump Unique Round A
5:30 a.m. ET                        Men’s Decathalon – High Jump Unique Round B
6:30 a.m. ET                        Women’s Triple Jump                                    Final
6:30 a.m. ET                        Women’s 1500m                                Semifinal
7:05 a.m. ET                        Men’s 800m                                           Semifinal
7:40 a.m. ET                        Women’s Javelin Throw                                Final
7:40 a.m. ET                        Men’s 4x100m Relay                              First Round
8:15 a.m. ET                        Women’s 200m                                                Final
8:35 a.m. ET                        Men’s Decathalon – 400m                   Unique Round
9:05 a.m. ET                        Men’s 400m                                                       Final
9:20 a.m. ET                        Men’s 110m Hurdles                                      Final

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3 Comments
  1. Dave permalink
    August 28, 2007 8:47 pm

    hey Reid,
    Is there any way you could record what your watching? I would love to see the 5000, and 1500m races.

  2. tdot permalink
    August 29, 2007 1:23 pm

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/ has lots of highlights. i watched the whole stream of eurosport last night. pretty sweet!

  3. mat permalink
    September 1, 2007 8:26 am

    Reid,

    You can watch the Worlds live on Eurosports for free…

    Here’s the link : http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/ver/237/popup/index.php?cl=3868504

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