I have lived in my current apartment for 6 weeks now. On Friday, I was visiting some Americans that live in Karaganda. One of them mentioned that he watched a college football game. I asked him what satellite channel he watched and he said that it was through the local cable system. To say I was shocked would be an understatement!
I “inherited” a satellite system that was already installed in the apartment that I just got repaired. Now I am able to watch some news through CNN International and have a few other channels that I can watch in English. Well, Saturday I went to the cable company and subscribed to one of their packages. They came yesterday and installed it.
Well, this a.m. there was a hockey game featuring the Dallas Stars and San Jose. It was a live game due to the 11 hour difference. Now, I am watching (more like listening) to game 4 of the World Series. I could have watched the whole series live! Of course, the game is translated into Russian, but thankfully, for sports, much can be watched on mute…
By the way, I am looking forward to seeing what college games will be broadcast this weekend. Looking ahead, the station has listed the Texas- Texas AM game on Thanksgiving Day. How cool would that be!!!