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BrerTiger
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Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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It might be true that Alabama plays more 11 AM games in September than any other SEC team. But we’ll see why in a minute. Because here’s a breakdown of how many games each SEC team has played in that time slot since 2014 (the year that the SEC Network launched.) Note that this count does not include nonconference road games, neutral site games (with the exception of conference games and/or home games you moved to a different site, like Missouri’s games in Kansas City), or bowl games. We’re just looking at games that fall under the SEC’s TV contract:

Georgia: 20 (13 home games, 9 SEC games)

South Carolina: 19 (12 home games, 10 SEC games)

Florida: 16 (10 home games, 12 SEC games)

Ole Miss: 15 (12 home games, 7 SEC games)

Arkansas: 14 (9 home games, 10 SEC games)

Kentucky: 13 (10 home games, 5 SEC games)

Missouri: 13 (11 home games, 8 SEC games)

Texas A&M: 13 (8 home games, 8 SEC games)

Vanderbilt: 13 (7 home games, 10 SEC games)

Auburn: 12 (8 home games, 10 SEC games)

Tennessee: 12 (9 home games, 6 SEC games)

Mississippi State: 10 (8 home games, 6 SEC games)

Alabama: 8 (7 home games, 2 SEC games)

LSU: 2 (1 home game, 2 SEC games)

Alabama has actually played the second-fewest 11 AM games of anyone in the SEC. The reason a lot of those are in September should be obvious from the second part of it: just two of those (a home game against Mississippi State in 2016 and a road game at Arkansas last year) were conference games. The SEC has stuck a few of the least attractive games on Alabama’s schedule in the early time slot, and Greg Byrne is mad about it.



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The point is that everybody is playing early games to some degree. But Alabama probably has the least to complain about with them.


Anchor of Gold article

So really this is all just a thinly veiled bitch about why LSU gets special treatment because they were 85 years ahead of the Gumps at figuring out that night games are cool and day games drool.


StopRobot
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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It might be true that Alabama plays more 11 AM games in September than any other SEC team.



Glad you agree. Hope we can count on your support in the future


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GeauxTigerNation
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
Boo fricking hoo.

It must be terrible blowing out the whole schedule when its hot outside


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SummerOfGeorge
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
The complaint isn't specifically 11 AM games. The complaint is games in the hottest hours of the day between 11 AM -3 PM and never playing at night. So that article is basically arguing against something that nobody is arguing.

The specifics off 11 AM vs 2 PM don't really matter. The complaint is about not getting games at night when the temperature is less dangerous to folks in the stands in a place that is routinely in the mid-upper 90s with heat indexes in the triple digits in early/mid September.

It's part of handing your soul over to ESPN and getting lots of money for TV, but outside of Georgia we're basically the only SEC program that never gets these early September games at night. I mean whatever, but it's absolutely a legitimate thing to make a request about. If it happens cool, if not whatever.
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AHM21
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
From the other thread you made this thread in response to:

Games against New Mexico State belong on the SEC Network and they’d rather have a competitive night game on over a 62-10 beat down. In September, that equals an unbearable afternoon slot.


WarEagleTho
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
This gift that keeps on giving. Poor bama can’t control the TV money.


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Sunbeam
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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Georgia: 20 (13 home games, 9 SEC games)

South Carolina: 19 (12 home games, 10 SEC games)

Florida: 16 (10 home games, 12 SEC games)

Ole Miss: 15 (12 home games, 7 SEC games)

Arkansas: 14 (9 home games, 10 SEC games)

Kentucky: 13 (10 home games, 5 SEC games)

Missouri: 13 (11 home games, 8 SEC games)

Texas A&M: 13 (8 home games, 8 SEC games)

Vanderbilt: 13 (7 home games, 10 SEC games)

Auburn: 12 (8 home games, 10 SEC games)

Tennessee: 12 (9 home games, 6 SEC games)

Mississippi State: 10 (8 home games, 6 SEC games)

Alabama: 8 (7 home games, 2 SEC games)

LSU: 2 (1 home game, 2 SEC games)


The SEC loves us (and whoever we are playing I guess).

But anyway, can any other SEC team take our throne as the most hellish September Noon game? LSU maybe?


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BrerTiger
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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The complaint isn't specifically 11 AM games. The complaint is games in the hottest hours of the day between 11 AM -3 PM and never playing at night.


A non-trolling question for you...

What time did Bama games kick off years ago before ESPN? In other words, what is their traditional kickoff time?

Surely not 11 am but I'm guessing it was mid afternoon.


Gatorbait2008
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Noon games suck. The Swamp feels like hell at noon unless we get a lucky overcast. Tenn sucking so badly the game got moved to noon is brutal. Only get to go to two games a year now so removing Tenn for the FSU gane because of the noon start.


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AHM21
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
PPV games were always at 6 or 6:30

Homecoming PPV games were afternoon games but never in September
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BrerTiger
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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From the other thread you made this thread in response to:


LOL.
I found an article I hadn't seen on here yet. It's in the news this week. Your definition of response thread is a bit weird.


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TT9
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
Coach lOl complained about not having AC in Austin.


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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What time did Bama games kick off years ago before ESPN? In other words, what is their traditional kickoff time?

Surely not 11 am but I'm guessing it was mid afternoon.



The majority of our bad OOC games in September always started at 6 PM on PPV.


BrerTiger
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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PPV games were always at 6 or 6:30


So Bama traditionally played night games?

What year did they get stadium lights?


five_fivesix
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frick it, I say Bama should just put a roof on BDS and air condition everything but the visiting locker room. At least LSU would feel at home.


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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So Bama traditionally played night games?

What year did they get stadium lights?


Meh, I don't know if it's "tradition" (certainly not in the way it is at LSU, for instance), but we definitely did it that way on purpose because of the weather for as long as I've been alive and TV has been a thing.

2002 - 2011 (17)
2002 - North Texas - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2002 - Southern Miss - 6 PM (ESPN2)
2003 - Northern Illinois - 6 PM (CSS)
2004 - Utah State - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2004 - Western Carolina - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2005 - MTSU - 7 PM (ACN PPV)
2005 - Southern Miss - 7:45 PM (ESPN)
2006 - Hawaii - 5 PM (ACN PPV)
2006 - ULM - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2006 - Duke - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2007 - Western Carolina - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2008 - Tulane - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2008 - Western Ky - 6 PM (ACN PPV)
2009 - FIU - 6 PM (CTSN PPV)
2010 - San Jose St - 6 PM (ESPN3)
2010 - Penn State - 6 PM (ESPN)
2011 - North Texas - 6:30 PM (SECRN)

SEC Network Begins

2012-2019 (3)
2013 - Colorado State - 6 PM (ESPN2)
2014 - Southern Miss - 5 PM (ESPN2)
2017 - Colorado State - 6 PM (ESPN2)


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BrerTiger
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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The majority of our bad OOC games in September always started at 6 PM on PPV.


This is pertinent info if I'm being honest.

ETA: SoG brought the hard data.

Would be interesting to see what rest of SEC did in September prior to the 80s.
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MeatPants
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
It cost money to pay for gold waterfalls and prostitutes in the locker room bama


They aren’t just going to give it to you. Play on tv when they want you too

Can’t have it both ways
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BrerTiger
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re: Alabama complains about 11 AM kickoffs. The rest of the SEC rolls their eyes.
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Bama should just put a roof on BDS


I half jokingly suggested this in the other thread.


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CapstoneGrad06
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Alabama played in one of the first national televised primetime games in 1969 versus Ole Miss. But that was Legion Field. I’m not sure when BDS got lights.


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