Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Oct 4, 2013.
What can you do, though? The core fan base is in the west. It's nice for us to have a prime time game with teams we care about. The time zone thing's a bitch. But I don't want to start a 'no night games' policy to kiss east coast ass.
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This annoyed me, too. However, college football has slowly realized that prime time draws a better audience than afternoons. I still say 8:30pm MT/7:30pm PT sucks ass, but the real arbiter of the discussion is the Nielson ratings. I would LOVE to see those this next week as this is a big time game. Does the late night slot work or not?
Nik, the ACC and SEC have noon or 12:30 local kickoffs all the time, so why can't the Pac do the same thing? Prominent games such as Florida-Miami and North Carolina-GT kicked off at noon in recent weeks, and so does UNC-VT and Maryland-FSU tomorrow. If the Pac did the same thing that would be 3 or 3:30 on the east coast, which is perfect for the afternoon timeslot. Many of the bigger games nationally kick off at 3:30 Eastern time and if the Pac did that it would still be at a prime hour of 6:30 Eastern. But when they're kicking off games at 10:30 Eastern much of the country is either drained or simply burned out on football by that time on a college football Saturday.
The Pac-12 is their own worst enemy when it comes to getting national respect by playing so many games in the late late timeslot.
I'm about as much of a night owl as one can be and there's times where I simply have to ditch a Pac-12 game in the 4th because It's 2 AM. Casual fan isn't seeing the Pac at night over here - there's a reason Oregon played Virginia and Tennessee.
As far as the primetime slot, I would assume Northwestern/OSU screwed their chances at nabbing that 7/8PM EST game. I suppose it's better to get more games on in the afternoon in general for the conference, but I could see the Pac 12 choosing to at least grab the prime time audience on the west coast in this case.
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