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East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl On Saturday

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We know that there are two big NFL games taking place tomorrow, but today we have a couple of events that will feature players trying to make an impression on professional scouts on their road to the National Football League.

Yes, college all-star game time is upon us, and we have the first two for your viewing pleasure this afternoon. Unfortunately, if you want to see both games, you're probably going to have to fire up your DVR, as both games are set to kick off at the same time.

The more well-known of these two events is the East-West Shrine Game, which will take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. . .or, now that the Metrodome is gone, pretty much the worst stadium to do anything at. Some of the more recognizable names in this one are former Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner (making the transition to wide receiver), along with running back John Crockett and defensive end Kyle Emanuel of the FOUR TIME, FOUR TIME, FOUR TIME, FOUR TIME FCS Champion NDSU Bison.

The East-West Shrine Game will be televised on the NFL Network at 3 PM Central time, and you can listen to the radio play-by-play on either the game's official website or at

On the other coast, something called the StubHub Center in Carson, California will be playing host to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. This game has only been around since 2012, and doesn't attract a whole lot of big names. Still, it's football, and it could give you a chance to see guys that could be on the fringes of the NFL Draft.

The kickoff time for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is also 3 PM Central time, and it will be broadcast on ESPN 2. It will also be available online on the WatchESPN app.

Consider this an Open Thread if you're going to be watching either of these games this afternoon. Kickoff is a little less than three hours from right now.