To me, it has to do with having adequate time to get up, get the car/van loaded up, and get to the tailgate site. They open up the lots about 4 hours prior to kickoff, and I usually try to get there between 3.5 and 4 hours ahead of time. So from that standpoint, an 11:00 AM kickoff absolutely sucks. It's breakfast with the Buffs. Night games can be fun, but when it's cold outside and the game kicks off at 8:00 PM, you're freezing, in the dark. That's no good, either. To me, the optimal time to start a football game is between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM. If it's a night game, do it in the early months, so it's not so damn cold, and don't start any later than 7:00 PM. Don't have night games in November. That's taking a huge risk.