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    Now that it has come and gone, how did that 11am kickoff treat everyone?


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    Well it would seem to have affected the attendance for sure. Lucky for me the beer was cold!


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    Was terrible. My group showed up at 6:20 as noted within that gate opened at 6am per tailgate rules. Cops told us that UL informed them gates wouldn't open until 6:30. Tried another gate and the cop said gates weren't suppose to open until 7am. Shouldn't be surprised about a ____ poor operation. We spent 30 minutes driving around waiting for them to open the gates.


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    Didn't treat the band too well. Acadian medics had to drive on the field mid presentation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    Now that it has come and gone, how did that 11am kickoff treat everyone?
    I love an 11 am kick off....when it involves watching teams from up north playing on TV. It's a great start to a full slate of college football that builds up to Louisiana's 6 pm kick off.

    In all seriousness, it's a freaking safety issue. Throw the TV exposure out of the window and do what's best for you players and fans.

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    Absolutely horrible. We need to go back to playing under the lights! Kickoff at 7 pm no matter what!


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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie85 View Post
    Didn't treat the band too well. Acadian medics had to drive on the field mid presentation.
    It was ridiculous that the band wore their hot black uniforms.

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    I'm not gonna sit here and say the time of the game was the cause of our horrible loss. Because it wasn't. We sucked today. Everything sucked except for our punter. But this game should have never been played at 11 o'clock. But I do know we lost quite a few thousand fans and tailgaters to th start time. If this game was played at 7 or even 8 o'clock, Cajun field is packed and rockin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    Now that it has come and gone, how did that 11am kickoff treat everyone?
    How much money did we actually make from TV by sacrificing all of our fans to risk heat stroke? How much did we lose in ticket sales and concessions by not playing a night game? I can't believe that we didn't learn our lesson a few years ago!!

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    The only thing good about this start time is that I will be able to attend 6pm mass today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBug58 View Post
    How much money did we actually make from TV by sacrificing all of our fans to risk heat stroke? How much did we lose in ticket sales and concessions by not playing a night game? I can't believe that we didn't learn our lesson a few years ago!!
    Either you guys don't listen or you don't understand! We have no choice in the time of the game other than 11:30am or 2:30pm because the SBC bundled our television rights. That's it, end of story. The only fix to this problem is getting out of this conference. Today's performance on the field doesn't exactly help in that area, regardless of Farmer's faults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Either you guys don't listen or you don't understand! We have no choice in the time of the game other than 11:30am or 2:30pm because the SBC bundled our television rights. That's it, end of story. The only fix to this problem is getting out of this conference. Today's performance on the field doesn't exactly help in that area, regardless of Farmer's faults.
    I always respect your opinions; but this was a safety risk for the fans and the players. If we just stand up like responsible people and say NO, we are not going to put people at risk! So pick another game for your TV deal; the safety of our people is more important. Nothing is set in stone, this could have been negotiated out of. I've been in business long enough to know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBug58 View Post
    I always respect your opinions; but this was a safety risk for the fans and the players. If we just stand up like responsible people and say NO, we are not going to put people at risk! So pick another game for your TV deal; the safety of our people is more important. Nothing is set in stone, this could have been negotiated out of. I've been in business long enough to know this.
    Another game next week like today, we won't have to wait for the problem to be fixed and it won't matter what time the game is afterwards.

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    But it helps us recruit better players by getting skulldrug on national TV. Didnt you see the rewards of all the exposure on the field today?


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    I can tell you this, they could play in my backyard and I aint going. $30 a ticket for GA. No way Im paying that again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Another game next week like today, we won't have to wait for the problem to be fixed and it won't matter what time the game is afterwards.
    If this Cajun team and coaching staff layes another egg next week, HUD and his staff can start packing their bags because that will be the beginning of the end for them, just as it was for Bustle!

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    11 felt like 4, 7:45 pm feels like midnight. Bicky had way to many today with first bloody at 7:45am.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Either you guys don't listen or you don't understand! We have no choice in the time of the game other than 11:30am or 2:30pm because the SBC bundled our television rights. That's it, end of story. The only fix to this problem is getting out of this conference. Today's performance on the field doesn't exactly help in that area, regardless of Farmer's faults.
    So we had no choice in playing in the heat of the day? 11:30am is the better of the 2 choices but what would have happened if we simply said "No, we are playing at 6pm"?

    That was the most miserable game experience I can remember. The game was only a small part of the misery since its basically what I expected. For day games, instead of announcing "Welcome to the Swamp", announcer should say "Welcome to the Gumbo Pot".

    There was a true safety concern for all those that played, attended the game, and worked the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    So we had no choice in playing in the heat of the day? 11:30am is the better of the 2 choices but what would have happened if we simply said "No, we are playing at 6pm"?

    That was the most miserable game experience I can remember. The game was only a small part of the misery since its basically what I expected. For day games, instead of announcing "Welcome to the Swamp", announcer should say "Welcome to the Gumbo Pot".

    There was a true safety concern for all those that played, attended the game, and worked the game.
    Agreed. Just brutal. Our group ranks the other brutal (recent) games as:
    1. The ULM game last year. More than 4 hours sitting in the driving rain....and half that time getting beat by them. Good thing the 2nd half ended like it did.
    2. The regional double header: all day in the blazing summer sun, to watch us loose both games.
    3. Yesterday's game.

    I actually put yesterday as my new #1. Hated everything about it....horrendous playing, ruined TG'ing, plus the heat and sun were just as bad as the baseball games. And not just the game playing was bad, but by far the worst band performance I've seen in a while. And yeah: who in their right mind thought the all black uniforms for them was the right choice? We're on the student side, so think the sun made it even worse. By the end of the game the Boise fans were dropping like flies; they were mostly in the cool off areas, or being hauled off in stretchers. Maybe the Cajun fans would've too....had there been any left.

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    I would like to hear Hud's comment to this question today, "What are your thoughts on the 11am kickoff?".


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