God created college football to be played on Saturday afternoons commencing @ 1:00 p.m. w/marching bands @ halftime. In his wisdom, this allows for ample tailgating and the slightly inebriated can still attend the game and all can safely drive home. The TV devils have screwed up this perfect scenario.
I'm 100% in agreement here. 6:00 kickoffs are great if you live in or around Ames...but for those of us who travel 3+ hours to attend games (I come from near the Quad Cities) the drive home after a night game is just brutal. I don't mind doing it once or twice a year but it gets really old rolling in at 1 or 2 am after a game. Anyone coming from NE Iowa, NW Iowa, the Omaha area, Illinois all have a significant drive home ahead of them...hell even CR is a long drive at midnight. 11 am, 1pm or 2:30 kicks tend to work much better for people with a long drive.
I don't even think about driving home after the game. I find a place for me and my family to stay in Central Iowa. There is no way I am driving 4 hours after the game. Be that as it may, I voted for the opening Thursday night game and for other Thursday night games for the ADept money. I may not be able to make them all, but it is not all about me. Our ADept needs the cash.
Edit: We have plenty of friends who can keep our seats in JT warm when we cannot make the game.
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