Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Noon Football Games Suck

It's 9 am - what do you want on your burger?

Like many college football fans, one of things I really enjoy about the experience is tailgating. Combine some cold adult beverages, some charred meat on a grill, the anticipation of a big game and some good natured debate/arguing with your idiotic friends in a parking lot and that's the recipe for a good time, every time.

As a Syracuse season ticket holder that lives 2 hours from the Dome, the distance obviously complicates the tailgating situation, but it's certainly not insurmountable. However, when you add into the equation the fact that almost every home game now starts at noon, it's not even worth the effort. Local Syracuse fans who enjoy tailgating can get those breakfast recipes ready because the Syracuse-South Florida game will kick off at noon. It marks the 4th noon home game this year, and that really blows.

The answer to this dilemma is simple - GET BETTER and the networks will actually pick games up and put them on at decent times. Noon games are for Big Ten teams wearing red uniforms..........and now for SU - Ugh.

In the meantime, I guess we are stuck reading about truly great tailgating events, like The World's Greatest Outdoor Cocktail Party that took place last week.

1 comment:

Bill said...

Amen; however, you think noon is bad? Try an 11 a.m. kickoff if you're a Big Ten team in the Central Time Zone constrained by east-coast TV scheduling.