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September 25th versus Texas State starting time is at 2 o'clock, I believe Michigan has a home game the same day at 3 or 3:30! Why can't we schedule a night game at 7 or 7:30 similar to Toledo? This will affect the turnout possible! Even A noon kickoff would be better! What's your opinion? Thanks! Go Eagles!
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RE: Starting time!
(09-14-2021 12:31 PM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  September 25th versus Texas State starting time is at 2 o'clock, I believe Michigan has a home game the same day at 3 or 3:30! Why can't we schedule a night game at 7 or 7:30 similar to Toledo? This will affect the turnout possible! Even A noon kickoff would be better! What's your opinion? Thanks! Go Eagles!

I would have preferred a noon kick but ive got a childs birthday party to attend after then a gig at night so im selfish
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RE: Starting time!
(09-14-2021 12:31 PM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  September 25th versus Texas State starting time is at 2 o'clock, I believe Michigan has a home game the same day at 3 or 3:30! Why can't we schedule a night game at 7 or 7:30 similar to Toledo? This will affect the turnout possible! Even A noon kickoff would be better! What's your opinion? Thanks! Go Eagles!

I don't know how the game time was chosen, BUT ESPN can set the time if they wish.

ESPN usually uses noon, 3:30, 7 p.m windows for TV games but sometimes has other times like 2 p.m. scattered in for non Tv games. My GUESS is that noon, 3:30, 7, etc. are network slots. ESPN3 and ESPN+ can 'stand alone' as streaming games. They don't have hard slots like ESPN/2/U. ESPN doesn't want to cut off the end of one or miss the start of the next game so they have 3 1/2 hours before games on TV.

I was once told, "If ESPN says we are to play at midnight, we'll play at midnight."

Why? An analogy: "Dad hires a band to play at daughter's wedding. Band plays what dad wants the band to play."
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RE: Starting time!
(09-14-2021 02:38 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 12:31 PM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  September 25th versus Texas State starting time is at 2 o'clock, I believe Michigan has a home game the same day at 3 or 3:30! Why can't we schedule a night game at 7 or 7:30 similar to Toledo? This will affect the turnout possible! Even A noon kickoff would be better! What's your opinion? Thanks! Go Eagles!

I don't know how the game time was chosen, BUT ESPN can set the time if they wish.

ESPN usually uses noon, 3:30, 7 p.m windows for TV games but sometimes has other times like 2 p.m. scattered in for non Tv games. My GUESS is that noon, 3:30, 7, etc. are network slots. ESPN3 and ESPN+ can 'stand alone' as streaming games. They don't have hard slots like ESPN/2/U. ESPN doesn't want to cut off the end of one or miss the start of the next game so they have 3 1/2 hours before games on TV.

I was once told, "If ESPN says we are to play at midnight, we'll play at midnight."

Why? An analogy: "Dad hires a band to play at daughter's wedding. Band plays what dad wants the band to play."

Damned straight! TV money is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room that calls the scheduling slots.

Even Nick Saban complained a few seasons ago about having to play early in the season at noon in the Alabama heat. Paul Finebaum, a Saban fan, stated "well Nick if you want to play in prime time perhaps you need to schedule a more compelling matchup than Arkansas St."

Glory Days makes a great argument but at the end of the day, TV execs have more authority over game times than athletic directors and coaches.
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(09-14-2021 05:35 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 02:38 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 12:31 PM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  September 25th versus Texas State starting time is at 2 o'clock, I believe Michigan has a home game the same day at 3 or 3:30! Why can't we schedule a night game at 7 or 7:30 similar to Toledo? This will affect the turnout possible! Even A noon kickoff would be better! What's your opinion? Thanks! Go Eagles!

I don't know how the game time was chosen, BUT ESPN can set the time if they wish.

ESPN usually uses noon, 3:30, 7 p.m windows for TV games but sometimes has other times like 2 p.m. scattered in for non Tv games. My GUESS is that noon, 3:30, 7, etc. are network slots. ESPN3 and ESPN+ can 'stand alone' as streaming games. They don't have hard slots like ESPN/2/U. ESPN doesn't want to cut off the end of one or miss the start of the next game so they have 3 1/2 hours before games on TV.

I was once told, "If ESPN says we are to play at midnight, we'll play at midnight."

Why? An analogy: "Dad hires a band to play at daughter's wedding. Band plays what dad wants the band to play."

Damned straight! TV money is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room that calls the scheduling slots.

Even Nick Saban complained a few seasons ago about having to play early in the season at noon in the Alabama heat. Paul Finebaum, a Saban fan, stated "well Nick if you want to play in prime time perhaps you need to schedule a more compelling matchup than Arkansas St."

Glory Days makes a great argument but at the end of the day, TV execs have more authority over game times than athletic directors and coaches.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/sc...e/2/week/4

Hmmmmmmmmmm. Lot of 2 p.m. games. All of these MAC teams want to play at 2? Not hardly.

And if one needs a better example: NFL.

Some of us who use 'Just For Men' on our mustaches, may remember when the Baltimore Colts played games at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

I believe other teams also started later to not interfere with Sunday services.

As TV became the 800 lb gorilla, games moved to 1 p.m. league wide so that a doubleheader game could start at the anointed hour. Starting games at 1:30 or 2 p.m. would cause all kind of run over issues.
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(09-14-2021 05:35 PM)Jerry Weaver Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 02:38 PM)emu steve Wrote:  
(09-14-2021 12:31 PM)EMUGLORYDAYSthe90s Wrote:  September 25th versus Texas State starting time is at 2 o'clock, I believe Michigan has a home game the same day at 3 or 3:30! Why can't we schedule a night game at 7 or 7:30 similar to Toledo? This will affect the turnout possible! Even A noon kickoff would be better! What's your opinion? Thanks! Go Eagles!

I don't know how the game time was chosen, BUT ESPN can set the time if they wish.

ESPN usually uses noon, 3:30, 7 p.m windows for TV games but sometimes has other times like 2 p.m. scattered in for non Tv games. My GUESS is that noon, 3:30, 7, etc. are network slots. ESPN3 and ESPN+ can 'stand alone' as streaming games. They don't have hard slots like ESPN/2/U. ESPN doesn't want to cut off the end of one or miss the start of the next game so they have 3 1/2 hours before games on TV.

I was once told, "If ESPN says we are to play at midnight, we'll play at midnight."

Why? An analogy: "Dad hires a band to play at daughter's wedding. Band plays what dad wants the band to play."

Damned straight! TV money is the 800 lb. gorilla in the room that calls the scheduling slots.

Even Nick Saban complained a few seasons ago about having to play early in the season at noon in the Alabama heat. Paul Finebaum, a Saban fan, stated "well Nick if you want to play in prime time perhaps you need to schedule a more compelling matchup than Arkansas St."

Glory Days makes a great argument but at the end of the day, TV execs have more authority over game times than athletic directors and coaches.
The biggest problem with a 2 o'clock game is we've hopefully the possibility of playing to go 3-1! We need as many fans as possible as well, and having Michigan football playing the same day 1.5 hours later really can hurt that! Not any other school in the MAC has that issue! E Michigan shouldn't ever schedule a home game when Michigan has one.........I realize this might be out of our control, but we need to schedule early in the season 7 o'clock starts! Many people on this board grew up watching Michigan football! 30 plus years ago I knew plenty of kids who would come to an EMU game, and then rush to a bar, Michigan tailgate, and always put E Michigan football 2nd, because they grew up watching Michigan! It unfortunate, but it's only one game!
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