Primary tabs

How do you feel about night games?

Comments

The Urban Legend's picture

Why I like them: because why not?!

Why my wife likes them: I'm not drunk by 1:00 every Saturday afternoon

The Legend continues

+8 HS
BuckeyeDale's picture

I really don't have a preference, as Saturday's are all CFB for me anyways.  I do dislike away night games for our team, band, & fans as some A-hole drunks, such as PeeA$$U, make the experience worse.

 
BuckeyeDale
GO BUCKS!!

+3 HS
TMac's picture

The Shoe  (likely most stadiums) has a different atmosphere under the lights. Heck I imagine the shoe will be rocking for the Illini, until were up 45 at half. 

+3 HS
mr.green's picture

I like a mix. You need a noon game or two and a few might games and a few 3:30 games. This accommodates everyone.  Would like to see the next B1G contract include some 1:30 and 5:00 games too, which would also help the mix). I have issues mostly with noon games in hot august and September, which is when most of our noon games tend to be played. 

If we were fortunate enough to play 15 this year, more than half would be night games. That's pretty cool. 

+4 HS
Baroclinicity's picture

I like a good afternoon/late afternoon game in November when it's cold.  Just something about seeing snow flurries fly during a day game.  I don't know...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

+5 HS
Gametime's picture

I agree with most of this, but I don't think we should ever be slotted for noon games, especially being that we're Ohio State & to be quite frank, it's sort of punishing our fan base on the whole. The younger fan base is more than likely partying or going out Friday night, so it kills their energy having just gone to bed somewhere between 2am-6am to have to be up to make a 12pm game.

Not to mention we've got great Buckeyes all over the place, but a 12pm game for us is a 9am game for our west coast Buckeyes and that just flat out sucks. Having games at 3:30 at very least gives them til 12pm PST start time, so I'd have to say I'd be in favor if we never have a noon game again.

A program of Ohio State's caliber should never be regulated to one of the worst TV slots for CFB. 3:30-5:00pm should be the earliest starts we have from here on out IMO.

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

+1 HS
Furious George 27's picture

The only thing I dislike is waiting all day for kickoff, other than that I love everything about a night game.

Yeah, well…that’s just like, your opinion, man.

+5 HS
BroJim's picture

Big fan of the night game. I work every Saturday 8-4pm so having more night games works in my favor.

I season my simple food with hunger

+3 HS
JDunc686's picture

I'm with you on this, I work every other Saturday and don't get off until 7.  Even if the game starts at 6 I can DVR it and catch up through timeouts and halftime.  Obviously I can record earlier games as well but there is a greater chance that someone spoils it for me once the game is over.

+1 HS
TresselourgodUrbanoursavior's picture

Night games are objectively better than day games

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Provide your data, Mr Objectivity.

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

+4 HS
DannyBeane's picture

Here is my anecdotal data. I work third shift so being able to get some sleep before working 12 hours at a hospital is nice.

+2 HS
fatheadbuckeye's picture

Love night games. HATE having to get up at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, for work.

MBW

+2 HS
GABuckeye's picture

I LOVE night games, but hate them at the same time because I'm anxious all day.

+4 HS
CC's picture

The only thing I don't like about night games is I can't take my kids (4 and 6 y/o).

Otherwise they are the best.  The USC game is still the best game I've ever been to hold the last minute.

+1 HS
BroJim's picture

That's real. 

I season my simple food with hunger

DaveStephens's picture

I love night games as long as their the marquee match up that day.  I like to start off at 930am with some MAC or C-USA games, followed up by some mid-level ACC competition, then work our way up to the best OSU games.  If OSU plays too early in the day, I'm usually blacked out, thus uneducated, on any SEC or PAC12 games, rendering me unable to trump the SEC homers or West Coast babies on Monday.

The Dude abides.

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I personally don't care, night games are obviously better for the national stage, but if I'm going to the game I don't care about the weather or time.

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

+1 HS
hit_the_couch's picture

That is an awesome handle, BTW.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

+1 HS
LILBUCKEYE's picture

I'm a student at OSU....Night Games are a lot more fun for the students and there is a better atmosphere at the games.

Night games are good for everyone!

The Ohio State University '17

-1 HS
Unky Buck's picture

I loved them as a student and I think that has just stayed true even as I've gotten older. As Hodge noted yesterday, the anticipation leads to more excitement. 

...

Seth4Bucks's picture

I love night games but I voted for sparingly. I think they'd lose something if all we had were night games. Let's stay with several night games a year and have them for the big games.

+1 HS
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

No more than four per year, and ~3 of those at home.  We could (and should) cut Illinois from the night game schedule.  No reason for that game to be played at night.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

-1 HS
SaltyD0gg's picture

I love HOME night games.

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

+2 HS
hit_the_couch's picture

I just hate waiting around all day for them. Plus, I get mandatory OT at my job occasionally and have to work 2nd shift Saturdays. I got rid of my cable too, so I can't DVR them. Maybe if there's an APP that lets me watch them...better yet, i'll just call off or quit my job for football season.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

+1 HS
Idaho Helga's picture

Living in the pacific time zone, heck yeah I prefer night games; that means 5pm for me.

+4 HS
sb97's picture

Voted no opinion.  On TV, the atmosphere looks a little more intense for night games.  Its good for recruiting I guess. But for me, I also like noon games.  I liked watching Ohio State do their thing and then keeping an eye on the teams ranked near them afterwards.

+1 HS
BullCityBuckeye's picture

As a student, I loved attending night games for the atmosphere. 

As a parent, I love night games on television because my three (very) young kids are already in bed asleep and I can watch the game(s) in "peace."  

+3 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

As long as I can watch michigan lose during the daytime hours, I can deal with em. Staying up until/past midnight can be rough, especially when I have to get the food ready for the following Sunday's NFL games....

OSUBias's picture

For atmosphere, night games can't be beat. For tailgaiting, night games can't be beat. As a parent with other responsibilities that typically get thrown out the window every Saturday, night games can't be beat. For recruiting, night games can't be beat.

Shitter's full

+2 HS
cplunk's picture

Noon or 3:30 games work a lot better for my schedule, but the atmosphere of night games is so much better.

I'm 43 too so this isn't coming from just young folks- night games are just more exciting. Even on tv the noise level is so much higher and the excitement is so much more evident. Noon games are flat out dull.

I get back to the Shoe for a game a year and honestly sometimes I question if it is even worth it for me to make the trip back when its a noon game. The crowd is just dead. 3:30 games are better. Night games are incredible.

The only exception of course is the TSUN game. Has a good atmosphere regardless of time.

+1 HS
German Buckeye's picture

I like anything on Saturday's in the fall, 55-60 degrees out and hearing the voice of Paul Keels - perfect.

+1 HS
TossTrap's picture

I like the noon kickoffs since I love college football and make plans around Saturdays (yes, family hates me!). Noon with the Buckeyes is usually the only game worth watching in that time slot and it starts the day off right. There seem to be great games at 3:30 and again at 7 or 8, and hopefully a west coaster at 11. Hell, put "College Gameday" in the lineup and I am a couch potato many Saturdays for 17 or 18 hours.

Did I mention that I love college football?

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

+1 HS
Byaaaahhh's picture

I love them, but only a few times a year. For us, scheduling night games was a rarity. I'd like to see them every season, but still occasional enough to be a special event.

+1 HS
One Bad Buckeye's picture

My wife and I went to the Northwestern game in Evanston last year, it was a pretty incredible experience.  I think there are some HS football stadiums that can make that stadium look silly.  So it was really cool to see the Buckeyes play in what felt kind of like a glorified HS football game under the lights.   After we came back and won, I was able to give Hyde a five as he ran along the stands and into the tunnel.  I'll never forget that experience.  Not to mention the wife and I lived it up in Chicago for a long weekend, thanks to the overwhelming input from some Chicago E-Dubbers.  

Just got my tickets to go hang in east lansing to watch the Buckeyes exact their revenge on some Spartans.  

GO BUCKS!

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

Buck Commander's picture

Fishing by day and Buckeyes by Night!

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

OnlyOne's picture

Live in CA so actually just late afternoon for me.  Wife hates when first thing I do Saturday morning is watch the game.  Evening games allow me to get some chores done, ie. make my wife happy, and still watch an entire game. A win-win for us.

Go1Bucks's picture

Damn.  I asked this question yesterday for a paper I am writing and by end of day, I had lost 140 helmetstickers for various cordial responses to the great and informational knowledge I gleaned from them.  What a difference a day makes.

Go Bucks!

+2 HS
One Bad Buckeye's picture

+1 to offset one of the DV's you're sure to get for mentioning previous DV's.  

By the way, you actually went back and counted how many DV's you had compiled in a given thread? LOL! I don't know why I find this hilarious....maybe because I need to go to sleep.  

Go Bucks!

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

+2 HS
Go1Bucks's picture

Didn't plan to, just happened because they just kept coming. Made for a bad day.  Lol.

Go Bucks!