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Chargers-Cardinals preseason 2015: Game time, online streaming, TV schedule, announcers and more

This battle between KFMB (CBS 8 in San Diego) and Directv isn't hurting anyone as much as it's hurting San Diego Chargers fans. What if it carries over to the regular season?

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For the second week in a row, I will not be able to watch this week's San Diego Chargers preseason game live on my big, beautiful, newly-purchased HDTV because CBS 8, which is a free channel that any old idiot can get with an antenna, has demanded that Directv pay a little more to carry their channel than the local affiliates for NBC and ABC.

I hate this. It's the worst. I am part of a household with an NFL fan that doesn't root for the local team, which means I am stuck with Directv. It also means that I have a better chance of watching a team from the other side of the country than the one that resides in San Diego. All of this during a year in which the team appears ready to leave town. Can life be any more frustrating than being a Chargers fan?

Anyway, enjoy the game. Here's how you can (try to) watch it:

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

Game time: Saturday, August 22, 10 PM Eastern/7PM Pacific

TV channel: CBS-8 in San Diego, CBS-2 in Orange and Los Angeles counties

National TV: NFL Network (blacked out locally)

TV announcers: (CBS) Spero Dedes (play by play), Dan Fouts (color), Alex Flanagan (sideline); (NFL Network) Dan Hellie, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson

Radio: Rock 105.3 FM (Josh Lewin, Cutis Conway, Nick Hardwick)

Online streamingNFL Game Pass

Enemy blog: Revenge of the Birds