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With TV gaining more and more control over scheduling, it is probably a matter of when, not if, this happens. Big 10 kicked it around at a meeting last week.

"Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is trying to get feedback to be used in negotiating the next series of TV deals for the league. The current contracts run through 2016 (with Fox for the conference football championship game) and ’17 (with ESPN and ABC for regular-season games)

If the networks want Big Ten games on Friday nights — a slot traditionally reserved for high schools — Delany wants to know where his constituents stand and an idea of what a commitment like that would be worth."

Read more: http://host.madison.....#ixzz2uvfmTbvY

Big 10 said no, for the time being. What will the SEC do?


http://espn.go.com/c...day-night-games

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I wonder about the impact on high school games....

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College football just feels 'right' on a Saturday to me.
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High school games around here are becoming more and more televised on Friday night.

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View PostUAdan, on 03 March 2014 - 03:29 PM, said:

College football just feels 'right' on a Saturday to me.

couldn't agree more with you dan!

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I won't watch games on Friday night unless it's Bama against someone I care about. I don't watch Thursday night games, or the awkward Sunday/Monday games on Labor Day weekend. If they want me to watch, put it on Saturday.

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I actually wouldn't mind it if it is lower level SEC teams that I don't normally watch
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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

I actually wouldn't mind it if it is lower level SEC teams that I don't normally watch

Kentucky vs Vanderbilt type games
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View PostShaunMac, on 03 March 2014 - 04:15 PM, said:



Kentucky vs Vanderbilt type games

These days the Vols qualify as low level, but yeah
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Would kill the tailgating experience imo. I think that's one of the things I love about having Saturday as gameday. You literally eat and breathe football from the time you wake up Saturday morning to the time you go to sleep at night. It's as if the entire day is a celebration of football. Playing games on Friday night just would ruin that pageantry, I think. By the time you get home from work, change your clothes, get a quick bite to eat, etc...kickoff is about 30 minutes away and then the day's gone.

There's nothing like grilling/tailgating/throwing the football in the yard from sunup to sundown in anticipation of your game...all Saturday long.
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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2014 - 04:16 PM, said:

These days the Vols qualify as low level, but yeah

I guess, but I see Vandebilt coming back down to Earth this season
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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2014 - 04:11 PM, said:

I actually wouldn't mind it if it is lower level SEC teams that I don't normally watch
You don't usually watch the Vols? :trollface:
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View Postzartan, on 03 March 2014 - 04:16 PM, said:



These days the Vols qualify as low level, but yeah
Dang it, beat me to it.
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SEC already has a lock on Saturday games with ESPN its is the contract

Edited by Noah, 03 March 2014 - 04:22 PM.

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View PostMizzou_Fan, on 03 March 2014 - 04:21 PM, said:

You don't usually watch the Vols? :trollface:

I tend do something more pleasurable when they play Bama or UF

like hitting myself in the head with a hammer for 3 hours
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