Minnesota Governor Is Tired of 11 A.M. Kickoffs

By D.J. Byrnes on December 31, 2014 at 11:03 am
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As someone who hates noon kickoffs, I did not know a pestilence like 11 a.m. kickoffs existed, but then again I live in the eastern timezone.

But, 11 a.m. kickoffs do exist, and Minnesota's lame duck governor, Mark Dayton, is fed up with them.

From David Montgomery of TwinCities.com:

His final campaign behind him, Gov. Mark Dayton plans a battle next year over a minor but very personal issue: the start time for University of Minnesota football games.

"They talk about the concern about attendance at the Gopher games -- they start them at 11 o'clock in the morning," Dayton said Tuesday in an interview with the Pioneer Press. "I'm going to propose that we pass a law that no (Division I FBS) football game in Minnesota can start before noon."

Dayton said 11 a.m. kickoffs -- as the Gophers had for home games this year against Northwestern, Purdue, Iowa and Ohio State -- are just too early.

An 11 a.m. kickoff would be brutal.

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