Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cubuffs85, Apr 3, 2014.
Just another reason for CSU fans to watch on TV. At least I'll be able to Cinch it up and get a small buzz after work before this one. I can't wait until this series is over.
Friday night is for high school football. BCS conference schools shouldn't be competing with high schools for a football audience.
note: VT is playing on a Friday this year too because the ACC sold out to ESPN. This is not criticism of CU, this is criticism of the current system.
On a positive note, I'll get a night game! Actually, it'll be my first game at Mile High and I'm really looking forward to it, regardless what day they play.
Did they happen to come up with a time? This sucks. Our historical performance on these special Thursday/Friday games has been pretty crappy of late.
Didn't see one, I think it's safe to assume it won't begin earlier than 5 PM (7 PM EST), probably atleast 6 PM.
safe to say i won't be driving home from this one
I find these weekday games tiresome. Football tickets are expensive enough, but having to burn vacation time to make it to the game is not ideal.
Well, that ends any possibility of the game being a family affair. I may buy a ticket for myself. I'll decide the week of the game.
guess I will go
Better for the team to have eight days to prepare for a Week 2 road game than six.
you live in Aurora and will have to burn vacation time to attend a Friday evening game in Denver?
I assume he assumes the game will be at 1:00 or something. Does a double assumption = fact?
or he works evenings (that possibility occured to me about 20 seconds after posting)
or dude takes his tailgating more seriously than I do and needs proper time!
makes planing any type of tailgate rather difficult, but I'm sure that was the plan all along.
for any insatiable Colorado college football nuts, it does open the possibility of two games the same weekend with the AFA hosting a game (Nicholls State) on Saturday.
But what if its sold out??? :lol:
There aren't that many homeless people in Denver.
They had to screw that weekend up somehow. Would have preferred Sunday. Now doubt that I can come, wife probably won't be able to take the day off due to the holiday weekend per her district's policy and I have a hard time justifying taking my oldest out of school for a football game. I wonder if the ticket office would refund my upgrade at least. I will probably have to give them away anyhow.
crap - I now have to try and get either the day off or get off work early this night...
which won't be easy as this is a very busy time of year at my job-
The good news is that a national television audience (if you consider Fox Sports 1 to really be national (their ratings say otherwise), because that's where we'll end up...or ESPN2 if we really get lucky) will get to see how only 30,000 people in the state of Colorado give two ****s about college football as they stare at all the empty seats on the east side of the stadium since they insist on putting the CSU fans over there and you know they aren't showing up...again. They'll start the game at 5pm Mountain because they want the east coast prime time audience, even though it means hardly anyone will be able to get into the stadium by kickoff if they don't want to burn vacation time, and all but assures that no one in our primary west coast recruiting grounds will watch.
So, game's at 6:00, let's assume. I usually plan on getting there an hour early or so. For a mile high game, that probably means a Buffride bus from Nine Mile Station at 4:10. Means I have to leave work around 3:00 go home, clothes, etc, then leave for the bus. Yup. 2 hrs PTO down the drain.
Nobody works (at least none of my employees or our clients and customers) the Friday afternoon before a 3 day weekend. I think this is awesome, as it leaves the entire weekend for family things (mountains?).
No worse than some 11am Saturday start
I like,don't have to wait all weekend for the Buffs to play like last year.
Quit yer bitching
I could it being an 8 PM (10 PM EST) start as part of a doubleheader.
I totally missed that's a holiday weekend!
Looking at other area draws for that weekend:
moving from Saturday to Friday avoids a conflict with a Rockie's home game
Friday night does conflict with night 1 of Phish at Dicks (on my calendar with two ??'s, which means, "if I have the money and nothing more interesting to do")
Friday night conflicts with some country music s**t going on at Fiddler's Green
both schools will be in session on that Friday -- this should tip the scales in favor of more CU students, but based on history and early projections I suspect neither team will feel much home field advantage
looks like one of only 3 Fri/Sat weekends that the Red Rocks' calendar is empty between May and September -- anyone "in the know"? (hoping, praying, lighting candles and considering blood sacrifices to get the Allman's to the Rocks on their last tour....)
We're so bad, they invent new times to play games to try and get people to watch.
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