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(11-08-2019 11:06 AM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  
(11-07-2019 10:04 PM)stever20 Wrote:  fanbases starting to get pissed off at the noon kickoffs-
https://awfulannouncing.com/ncaa/college...um=twitter

FOX hater always finds something to complain about FOX.

Was I in the quotes at all in the ******* story? No I wasn't.... oops. STFU
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(11-08-2019 08:26 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(11-08-2019 05:39 AM)sierrajip Wrote:  Ahh to the on kickoffs. Drop the ESPiN contract. If not, keep quiet. ESPiN is looking after its interests.

You do understand that it's Fox who is requiring these noon kickoffs and not ESPN.

ESPN puts more games at noon ET every Saturday, between ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU, some weeks there's a game on all four channels at that time -- just not the games involving the most popular teams.

I guess sportswriters want to write about it when Ohio State or Oklahoma play an early game, but not when Northwestern or K-State do the same.
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(11-08-2019 11:30 AM)Wedge Wrote:  
(11-08-2019 08:26 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(11-08-2019 05:39 AM)sierrajip Wrote:  Ahh to the on kickoffs. Drop the ESPiN contract. If not, keep quiet. ESPiN is looking after its interests.

You do understand that it's Fox who is requiring these noon kickoffs and not ESPN.

ESPN puts more games at noon ET every Saturday, between ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU, some weeks there's a game on all four channels at that time -- just not the games involving the most popular teams.

I guess sportswriters want to write about it when Ohio State or Oklahoma play an early game, but not when Northwestern or K-State do the same.
Right. But fans are starting to complain from what it sounds like from the article about Big games getting the noon treatment and not liking it at all....
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The reason it's a story at all is because all of us recognize that noon is NOT a coveted time slot, and many people question Fox's decision to put there best games at noon.
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(05-15-2019 08:10 AM)ohio1317 Wrote:  Being a traditionalist on this who has not liked seeing Ohio State go from mostly noonish games to mostly later games, I like it. Granted, this is kind of reversed from how I wanted it though. I would have preferred biggest games later and most other games earlier.

Will be interesting to see if this changes around the Big Ten scheduling. It has put a lot of games on at noon to avoid national TV ones later in day (although got past exclusive games some years back). Think this might push some Big Ten less viewed games later in the day.

From the FOX angle, I think it makes sense. For right now, you are going to struggle to beat ESPN/ABC/CBS unless your game is much, much bigger. Instead, take the slightly less desirable time slot, but dominate it. The more people become used to going to FOX for earlier game, the more they'll tend to stay for other ones and associate FOX with college football.

Its math. If game A adds XXX viewers over game B at noon but only XX viewers over game B at 7:30, you air game A at noon.
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(09-24-2019 10:12 PM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  
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(05-16-2019 11:35 PM)johnintx Wrote:  
(05-16-2019 12:05 PM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(05-14-2019 09:06 PM)johnintx Wrote:  I don't know about fans in the Eastern time zone, but 11 am kickoffs in the Central time zone are a bear, especially for fans attending the games. Go to any OU board and read the complaints. It's one of the primary complaints our fans have about the Big 12. Last season's first two home games were played at 11 am and 12 pm, respectively. Weather in Oklahoma is never perfect, but an 11 am kickoff in September is brutal. But, Fox pays the Big 12 big bucks, so kickoffs are often at 11 am. It is what it is. Every conference has them (except the Pac-12, as long as they stay in their time zones).

11 am (12 Eastern) was once where non-marquee matchups were dumped. As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, Fox is finding that they can get better ratings with a good matchup at noon Eastern than by going against ABC/ESPN at night or against the CBS SEC game.

No doubt. It always boggles my mind when the Michigan/Ohio State fans actually *demand* the early time slot because it's definitely not a positive at all for Central Time Zone teams. I couldn't stand those 11 am kickoffs when I was a student (when I rarely functional at that hour after being out on Friday night) and they're not any better now as an adult. That difference between a 12 pm start and an 11 am start feels monumental. I feel perfectly fine watching NFL games that start at 12 pm Central Time on Sunday, but those 11 am Central Time games for college football feel insanely early.

I'm glad someone else noticed the difference between a 12:00 kickoff and a 11 am kickoff. 11 am is brutal when attending a game in person, and even worse if driving more than an hour to a game. It's not optimal for watching on TV, but it's doable. The Central time zone is the only one that has a large number of games at 11 am local time. There are a handful of games in the Pac and MWC at 11 am or 11:30 am local time, but not nearly as many as are played in the B12, B1G, and SEC.

11 am kickoffs aren't going away, but the paying fans hate them.

FWIW, I live in the Central time zone and absolutely LOVE the 11 AM kickoffs on my TV. My attitude is I want to see the games as soon as possible.

IMO, the Central time zone is easily the best for watching college and the NFL. Not too early, not too late, just right.

I’m with you. I LOVE 11am games and LOVE the central time zone. It feels so refreshing driving then walking to a game on a fall morning. It breaks CFB Saturdays cleanly into 4 parts of the day: morning (11am), afternoon (230/3), evening (6/630/7), and night (9/930). It also has the added effect of afternoon games ending at sunset.

You've got to get up too early and there's little time to tailgate. Afternoon games are best. And noon is much better than 11 am.
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I’ve loved 11am kickoffs since I was a kid. Don’t have to wait an agonizing hour. Full day extravaganza of CFB.

11am kickoffs have existed forever(?). Not sure why fan bases are melting down over them today.
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(11-12-2019 12:17 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  I’ve loved 11am kickoffs since I was a kid. Don’t have to wait an agonizing hour. Full day extravaganza of CFB.

11am kickoffs have existed forever(?). Not sure why fan bases are melting down over them today.

Yes, I moved to the central time zone 24 years ago and instantly realized it was better than the eastern time zone. NFL kicks off at Noon instead of 1 PM, and college football kicks off at 11 AM, making it easy to watch 12+ hours, no waiting up to 2 AM for the last PAC game to end.

Tailgaters may complain but so what, LOL? Just get yer arses up early!
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(11-12-2019 10:09 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(11-12-2019 12:17 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  I’ve loved 11am kickoffs since I was a kid. Don’t have to wait an agonizing hour. Full day extravaganza of CFB.

11am kickoffs have existed forever(?). Not sure why fan bases are melting down over them today.

Yes, I moved to the central time zone 24 years ago and instantly realized it was better than the eastern time zone. NFL kicks off at Noon instead of 1 PM, and college football kicks off at 11 AM, making it easy to watch 12+ hours, no waiting up to 2 AM for the last PAC game to end.

Tailgaters may complain but so what, LOL? Just get yer arses up early!

it'll be interesting to see if this year is a fluke with the schedule. Will say even with all the games- not many of the games have really rated that well....
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