Must (Ess Eee) See TV

Here’s the TV schedule for the first three weeks of the season.

One good thing about the nooners in Athens is that at least I can get back home in time for the evening offerings.

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19 responses to “Must (Ess Eee) See TV

  1. Cynical in Athens

    So, let me see…there is ONE important SEC game in Week 2, and it will be at 12:00 in the hottest f*cking place this side of Sudan.

    And in week 3, there are only TWO important SEC games, one of which starts at 12:00.

    How the hell is that ESPN contract working out so far? This is going to be a real pain in the ass.

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    • Cynical in Athens

      Oh yeah, that’s right, inter-regional matchups are much more important than conference games, because guess who arranges the inter-regional games?

      Hmm….what was the point of conference expansion, again, if the conference games cease to be important anymore?

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  2. Go Dawgs!

    Great. Three straight weeks of noon kickoffs in the hottest time of the year. It’s not all ESPN’s fault, though, Damon and Adams said that they prefer the early games to calm the unrest of the south Georgia contingent.

    Besides, Damon was too busy getting his rocks off to try to fight ESPN so we wouldn’t have to sweat ours off.

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    • Well, let’s be fair here. ESPN or not, the first game would never have kicked off later than 1PM. The second game is in Columbia, so I’m not sure how much say so DE had anyways.

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      • Go Dawgs!

        Well, DE really has no power over anything that the SEC or ESPN makes UGA do in terms of kickoffs. But there was a time when we’d kick off an early season game later in the day or early evening to avoid the heat when TV wasn’t an issue. If the SEC Network hadn’t picked the game up, we would have had options, but Adams and Evans were already on record that they wanted it to be early. So, I blame them for it… the Evans joke was a cheap shot, but it made me laugh.

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        • NCT

          Really? My recollection growing up is that the default start time for *all* games was something like (perhaps exactly like) 1:00 or 1:30 p.m. And the only occasions where kickoff was at a different time was because TV moved the game.

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          • Will (the other one)

            Yeah…and when I was in school it was said that Dooley didn’t want late kickoffs and we unofficially never had more than 2 night games/year.
            But that didn’t stop me from looking with envy at LSU scheduling their easy-win games at night.

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            • Macallanlover

              +100 Night games in the SEC before October suck. That’s all.

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              • Macallanlover

                Sorry, deep into the Macallan tonight. DAY games suck.

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                • GumpDawg

                  I’m jealous,…although I am looking forward to my Scapa tonight.

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                • Macallanlover

                  Don’t know what that is, but I am sure I have had much worse in my time. Nothing is expensive to drink if you consume no more of it than I do. 1-2 hours of anything at a cocktail party/dinner and I am back to Diet Coke.

                  It doesn’t affect me at that point, I just get tired of any alcohol by then. I have put my share of it away in my time, but I prefer quality in small doses to mass quantities these days.

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  3. 69Dawg

    Keep trashing North Campus and we will keep getting 12:30 Kick Offs. The night games of last year just proved that UGA can’t or won’t police the North Campus and kick the litter bugs to the curb. I like early in the year night games but night games at UGA equal drunk as heck fans, I know I are one.

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  4. Andy

    Yet, true to the intent of the original post, these nooners do allow us to catch the evening games. If we lose those nooners, though, I’m filled with rage, wreck cars, smash TVs and end-up pissing all over the evening games. Except for the UT game last year, we tend to do well with early starts, right? There were the Vanderbilt and Kentucky games in Stafford’s freshman year, but he made up for it in Auburn. Nevermind, I don’t know what the point of my comment was. GD global warming.

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  5. Chuck

    Well, I know y’all hate early starts for tailgating reasons, but I always thought a nooner was a good thing. 😉

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  6. S.E. Dawg

    When there are about 3,000 people falling out of the stands due to heat exhaustion maybe they’ll rethink these game times next year.

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  7. NRBQ

    Excuse me, but I’m in Augusta, which makes Athens (and maybe even Columbia) seem temperate.

    Here, 3-4 p.m. is easily 5-10 degrees hotter than noon. I’m guessing the same holds true at the game venues.

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    • Chuck

      That’s actually a good point. Noon temps are better than what you see from 2 to about 4. If you have South Stand tickets in Sanford, a later start gets you shade quicker, though. If you are in the North stands….

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    • anon

      Temperatures are at the hottest between 3 and 5pm.

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      • Go Dawgs!

        True, but in a 3:30 kickoff, you start getting shade over much of the stadium in the second half. It’s merciful.

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