Early Television for football


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      PAC12Teams
      Ute Fan
      @utahbb

      Some early television games for the PAC 12 

      When – Where – Who – Times

    • #143646
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      HoosierUte
      Ute Fan
      @hoosierute

      yay a 10:15 and a 10:30pm kickoff… 

      • #143653
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        AlohaUte
        Ute Fan
        @alohaute

        Maybe I’m the only one, but I like the night games. Can spend my Saturday with the fam, in the mountains or fishing or working on the yard, then come in and watch the game in peace with my older kids while my younger kids are in bed. Way better than a 2pm game where my whole day is pretty much taken up for the game or I have to choose to miss it.

        • #143654
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          UteBacker
          Ute Fan
          @utebacker

          I don’t mind the late games….JUST NOT IN NOVEMBER IN SLC.

          • #143684
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            utefansince79
            Ute Fan
            @utefansince79

            I’ve always been for playing games in the first half of the season in the evening when tempertures are generally balmy and pleasant and later games in the afternoon when the sun is stlll up.  But it’s about the TV networks.

            Of course back when I started following the Utes, we usually had one televised game (if that) all year and fans  listened to Bill Marcroft on the radio for our road games and now we can watch every single game on TV, so it’s a trade off.

             

             

        • #143657
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          Central Coast Ute
          Ute Fan
          @flip2848

          I agree. The only down side as far as I’m concerned is east coast exposure.

          • #143661
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            PlainsUte
            Ute Fan
            @plainsute

            Some point to that, but trade off between being on CBS or ESPN in the evening MST vs Pac12 Network midday — no one is watching that due to competing games and limited distribution and visibility of Pac-12 Network.   If the Utes are ranked people will watch, they may not stay up until the very end but should get some eyeballs.

            • #143665

              Central Coast Ute
              Ute Fan
              @flip2848

              All very true. I personally like the games to be on later and since I live in California, I’m not really up all that late when it is late.

          • #143667
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            PhiladelphiaUte
            Ute Fan
            @philadelphiaute

            East coast exposure really IS a big deal.  Back in Philadelphia, my friends and I would watch college football all Saturday.  However, only 2 of us were alumni of Pac-12 universities.  The rest were from Syracuse, Rutgers, Penn St, Temple, Maryland, Va Tech, UPenn, Delaware, Villanova, and West Chester.  Come 8pm, most of the guys would go home.  It’s not that they didn’t like Pac-12 football.  Because they did.  In fact, they always cheered for Utah.  They just didn’t want to stay up to 11pm-midnight to watch a game vs. a team they have no real vested interest in.  But the games that ended before 8-9pm?  They’ll watch those.

            Since most voters are in the east, that’s the media to whom we’ll need to appeal if we want to be properly ranked.  Early games are the way to do it.

            • #143669
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              Johnny
              Ute Fan
              @johnny

              It’s so huge, man. Unless you’ve lived on the East Coast, Miami, New York, etc. You have no idea. They don’t care about the West coast. Especially after, say, 6pm.

              Out west every market is recreational fun destinations. Back east, like, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland or Memphis. They have no idea. 

              Hopefully the new guy gets it dialed in FFS. It’s all about exposure.

              5 star recruits only care about this these days, sadly. Alabama typically plays at noon. We need that slot.

            • #143670
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              Duhwayne
              Ute Fan
              @duhwayne

              Greetings from NYC. Even with Texas and California accounting for nearly 70 million people, almost two thirds of the US population lives East of the Mississippi. If you want to be in the playoff you have to play games that audience sees. 10 AM or 1 PM games may suck locally but they can be critical to a playoff campaign. This isn’t complicated.

            • #143685
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              krindor
              Ute Fan
              @krindor

              Living in Atlanta, this absolutely sucks for me.

              If I want to watch the Utah/BYU game, it starts at 10:15. The average length of a college football game is 3.5 hours. So that means the game ends at 1:45 AM. At least it’s a weekend. On weekdays, I’ve got to get up no later than 6:30 the next morning to get a quick shower and then have kids up and moving for school. But even on a weekend, my kids aren’t going to sleep past 7.

              That’s a game I absolutely 100% want to watch. But I’m also realistic that it might not be something I can do, depending on what the days around it look like. So I certainly can’t blame the writers/voters for not staying up until 2 AM when they’re not a fan of the team.

      • #143688

        Distantute
        Ute Fan
        @distantute

        Living on east coast (atlanta) the late games are the worst. But i still wont miss a second.

    • #143649
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      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      The Ute Hub app and website 2021 Utah Football schedule has been updated with as much of the times and TV coverages as is currently available. 

      • #143664

        AlaskanUte
        Ute Fan
        @kenaiute

        Am I to believe most of our games start at midnight? !2:00am?

        • #143666

          Central Coast Ute
          Ute Fan
          @flip2848

          I didn’t see any games starting at either of those times…

        • #143682

          Tony
          Admin/Founder
          @admin

          On the WWW version, games that have no times set yet default to 12:00am, or 00:00.  I changed that on the app so no time would show.  That bugged me too. 

    • #143668
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      Johnny
      Ute Fan
      @johnny

      I want early games. Late games I get too wasted and can’t remember half of the plays.

      1000-1200 games need to be played. We can tailgate like the lunatics we are at 0600. Go home, and sleep it off while BYU plays.

       

       

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