No, it’s not a new Star Wars character that has popped out of George Lucas’s brain. It’s the new promotion that ESPN and the ACC are unveiling for this fall. That’s right sports fans, now even you can watch your sports in the Third Dimension. It’s almost like you actually watching a game live, where the players appear real. And not just flat. And in color and everything. Holy schnikes. It’s the greatest thing since High-Definition. It’s been so long.
As of right now, ESPN is scheduled to show 4 ACC college football games (all out of conference) this fall in 3D. Boise State vs. Virginia Tech on September 6 will kick things off on a high note as early season Cinderella/favorite sleeper/underdog/Top 5 team Boise comes cross-country to visit the Hokies in Blacksburg.
September 11 brings together perennial powerhouses Ohio State and Miami in a non-conference barn-burner (thanks Keith). 2 teams that are preseason to win their conferences – Big Ten and ACC, respectively – meet at the Horseshoe in Columbus for some early season, Miami and Ohio State are looking to use this early pivotal game as a springboard towards loftier goals – a National Championship.
The Tigers meet the Tigers in an intraspecies clash on September 18 as Auburn plays host to Clemson in a rematch of the 2007 Chick-Fil-A (Peach) Bowl, which Auburn took 23-20 in OT.
In addition to these regular season games, the ACC Championship will be shown on ESPN 3D on December 4.
So what do you need to view these marquee match-ups in 3D? You need a 3D-ready TV (who doesn’t have one of those?), a pair of 3D glasses to go with your 3D-ready TV, plus a 3D-ready top box and 3D service from your service provider. That’s it. All you need to do is spend a crazy amount of money.
Or: you could just buy a ticket and watch one of them in person. It’s probably cheaper. And I promise it will still be in 3D at the stadium.