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    Default Re: 11am Kickoff

    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    Absolutely horrible. We need to go back to playing under the lights! Kickoff at 7 pm no matter what!
    I know we didn't have a choice... apparently... but that whole situation sucked. Apart from the game itself... we imprinted another bad experience on our fans, for a fan base we used to pretend we'd like to grow.

    Even though those Boise guys sitting next to us were good guys... if we ever wanted Boise State to sign up with a home and home again... that early hot mess trashed that deal.

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    UL Football Re: 11am Kickoff

    Don't we have a choice? Can someone point out that we agreed to play a game regardless of anything to honor a SBC contractual obligation to provide a team. Seriously Ga Southern could have played this game instead of us.

    I am fairly confident we not only agreed to the game and time, but did it so that WE COULD be on a minor network. I am really glad it was not seen in NOLA except on ESPN 3. The score doesn't have near the impact that the game actually did.


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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.
    Don't know what would happen, but highly doubt this school or conference is willing to challenge a contractual agreement in court. More than likely, your game won't be televised and there would probably be a good chance that the rest of your games won't be after you've ____ed off ESPN because they didn't receive their compensation after selling the game rights to the American Sports network. Do you really want to go down that road and have you brand tarnished? You really think the SBC or UL has that type of bargaining power?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Don't know what would happen, but highly doubt this school or conference is willing to challenge a contractual agreement in court. More than likely, your game won't be televised and there would probably be a good chance that the rest of your games won't be after you've ____ed off ESPN because they didn't receive their compensation after selling the game rights to the American Sports network. Do you really want to go down that road and have you brand tarnished? You really think the SBC or UL has that type of bargaining power?
    I agree I dont want to go down that road. I just didnt realize we were contractually obligated to play the game at one of those times.

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    UL Football Re: 11am Kickoff

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Don't know what would happen, but highly doubt this school or conference is willing to challenge a contractual agreement in court. More than likely, your game won't be televised and there would probably be a good chance that the rest of your games won't be after you've ____ed off ESPN because they didn't receive their compensation after selling the game rights to the American Sports network. Do you really want to go down that road and have you brand tarnished? You really think the SBC or UL has that type of bargaining power?
    You could, in advance, tell the SBC you will not participate in games before six PM in the first three weeks of September. That way ESPN and nobody else is surprised. We do it not for exposure, but to tell recruits you can be on national tv, regional tv, whatever. That is an important part of the recruiting package you sell the kids.

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    Default Re: 11am Kickoff

    Simple solution, spend the $4 million to buy our own top of the line production equipment. Tell everyone else to kiss our arse we are playing at 6:30. Better crowds cooler temps and we can make the money back by selling our games to some other tv provider as well as larger attendance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    You could, in advance, tell the SBC you will not participate in games before six PM in the first three weeks of September. That way ESPN and nobody else is surprised. We do it not for exposure, but to tell recruits you can be on national tv, regional tv, whatever. That is an important part of the recruiting package you sell the kids.
    I didn't like the time at all but the SBC nor UL is telling any network they aren't going to play on a given day or time. We are in a different world where even P5 teams are playing games at less than idea times to accommodate TV. It wasn't just us either. I'm sure Boise State would have preferred this game at night as well. Apparently they didn't have the stroke to get it done either.

    I think the best thing is for the schools to coordinate with the conference and come up with a system that gets put into the contracts that will minimize how many times one particular team has to deal with this issue.

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    Default Re: 11am Kickoff

    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    Simple solution, spend the $4 million to buy our own top of the line production equipment. Tell everyone else to kiss our arse we are playing at 6:30. Better crowds cooler temps and we can make the money back by selling our games to some other tv provider as well as larger attendance.
    But that requires implementation of some key recommendations of the Alden report...uhh never mind

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    Hey schedule maker! When we do a home and home with Boise the next time, lets play up there in September and down here in November. Everyone wins.


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    Where the hell was any promotions for Boise St coming in? 22k? Did we do anything to promote the game to the area? Anything at all?

    I know the time, but we get Boise here and little to no push to alert the city or surrounding area of this opponent. Am I wrong? Did I just somehow miss the huge marketing campaign behind our season opener?


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    Where the hell was any promotions for Boise St coming in? 22k? Did we do anything to promote the game to the area? Anything at all?

    I know the time, but we get Boise here and little to no push to alert the city or surrounding area of this opponent. Am I wrong? Did I just somehow miss the huge marketing campaign behind our season opener?
    The promotion was the "whiteout."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    The promotion was the "whiteout."
    And the result was "washout."

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    Default The answer to the 11am Kickoff problem

    Hey T joe.....raise the money to buy the __ ___ed TV production epuipment, produce your own broadcast and because of that you have re-aquired your 3rd tier rights. Sell said rights on a game by game basis and CONTROL those broadcasts...game time, content (branding ourselves Louisiana, etc.)...and best of all, voila!....a new revenue stream. Knock off the foot dragging bull crap or go back to the __ ___ed SLC because that's how you are running athletics..... (apologies for the profanity but that's the mood I'm in)


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    Default Re: The answer to the 11am Kickoff problem

    He's telling it like it is...


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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Hey T joe.....raise the money to buy the __ ___ed TV production epuipment, produce your own broadcast and because of that you have re-aquired your 3rd tier rights. Sell said rights on a game by game basis and CONTROL those broadcasts...game time, content (branding ourselves Louisiana, etc.)...and best of all, voila!....a new revenue stream. Knock off the foot dragging bull crap or go back to the __ ___ed SLC because that's how you are running athletics..... (apologies for the profanity but that's the mood I'm in)
    Nice thought but Townsquare Media doesnt have enough money to broadcast on a FM station much less run a TV station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    Nice thought but Townsquare Media doesnt have enough money to broadcast on a FM station much less run a TV station.
    Townsquare media has nothing to do with what I posted.

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    Default Re: The answer to the 11am Kickoff problem

    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Townsquare media has nothing to do with what I posted.
    I completely understand and agree with you but you missed my point. I was taking a jab at the current administration. We all know where the puppets are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    I completely understand and agree with you but you missed my point. I was taking a jab at the current administration. We all know where the puppets are.
    Sorry....I have had blood shooting out of my eyes since Saturday....did not see it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    Sorry....I have had blood shooting out of my eyes since Saturday....did not see it....
    Its all good. We have one hell of a mess with absolutely no signs of recovery anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisingCajun08 View Post
    Its all good. We have one hell of a mess with absolutely no signs of recovery anytime soon.
    Remember when we hit a 50 yard field goal to beat a respected G5 on national TV. In front of a record crowd. And people were trying to steal our coach?

    Sigh.

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