“Eleven in the morning? I’m not even done throwing up by then.”

An Alabama state legislator, bless his heart, offered a state Senate resolution to encourage college football teams to stop scheduling games with kickoffs before noon.

“I think going forward it’s important that the managers of the universities across this state start to consider the fans,” Pittman said from the Senate podium. “The reason for this could be two fold. For one, Auburn doesn’t play well before noon.”

He’s a Republican, so you can see there are limits on freedom! even for those folks.

Really, it’s amazing how much time they’ve got on their hands.  Must be paradise over there.



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21 responses to ““Eleven in the morning? I’m not even done throwing up by then.”

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    Good Lord. Well, in fairness, Alabama leads the nation in GDP growth, median household income, key education metrics, health/wellness, budget soundness, and overall livability including crime rates—so you can’t really blame the guy, as being a state legislature there is akin to being the Maytag repairman.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      The reality is college football is an economic engine for underfunded universities. Having a med school in Athens is too. 😉


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m sure it seems like they’re spending time in trivial matters, but bear in mind that in Alabama football is more important than EVERYTHING.


    • Scorpio Jones, III

      It is not trivial if you live in, say… Red Bay, Alabama and have to get to Tuscaloosa by 11 Ayem. Considering some of the other trivial matters legislators in all states are involving themselves in, I am astonished how much sense this makes. 🙂


      • Mayor

        The converse is also true. One of my Bammer friends told me he hates night games because he doesn’t get home until after 2 AM. Unless it is a really big game he gives his tickets away if it is a night game. The resolution would ban kickoffs before noon and after 4 PM if he had his way.


    • Bulldog Joe

      True. Having worked a long time in Alabama, this is far from a trivial matter.

      Pittman needed to appease his Auburn constituents who were upset about his blocking of the state resolution to give Auburn nine national championships.


  3. Saxondawg

    Let’s get the government out of our daily lives except on stuff where we want to use it in everybody else’s.


  4. Russ

    Sounds like a great idea to me. I hate 11:00 games.


  5. Cojones

    The “two fold” comment was so like a Texas Republican recently retired from the Presidential race that it requires a Georgia answer: Secondly, there’s not enough time to drink anything meaningful than a couple of shots of moonshine to get you through an entire game.

    He did say he was doing this in consideration of the vot….uh…fans.


  6. Big Shock

    I always hated attending a noon kickoff, but now living on mountain time, I really enjoy a 10:00 AM start and most of the afternoon to do whatever I want.


  7. FisheriesDawg

    If they don’t want to start before noon, they shouldn’t be a fan of a school anywhere but the Eastern time zone. It’s not that difficult.


  8. Cousin Eddie

    Tackle the unimportant issues so the masses don’t see that the real issues aren’t being dealt with.


  9. AusDawg85

    Just pass legislation that Alabama teams must always win and don’t bother with the games at all. #thinkofthechildren


  10. Uglydawg

    There’s an 11 oclock in the morning too?


  11. Normaltown Mike


    What’s he gonna do next? Fly to Alaska to rename a mountain?

    No, of course not. That would be totally fruitless.


  12. Sounds like he would fit in fine with the Republican Establishment.

    Kick him out!!!

    seriously, all laws and regulations should be cleared from the books both federal and state, and we need to start fresh. Make the first law, or and amendment to the constitution, that this happens every 20 years.


  13. El Dawgo

    Is it still compassionate conservatism when you care that much about Auburn’s ability before noon?