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Looks like at least for another 2 years
What's your guys thoughts
This post was edited by RealChadSchultz 14 months ago
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I think it really helps Iowa gain extra exposure that it wouldn't otherwise have. I know it's inconvenient for some fans, but in the grand scheme of things, I do think it benefits the Hawkeyes.
Perk has made some awesome points in our thread on the Neb site about this.....is Ferentz really that much a man of habit that he would push for a more crowded Saturday spot instead of Fri?
I think, in general, that most coaches would prefer a full week of preparation before each game. So from that standpoint, I could see a coach wanting to move this game to Saturday. That being said, a program like Iowa can't afford to voluntarily turn away the level of exposure this game provides. I think it'd be a bad move on Ferentz's part to push for the game on Saturday.
I like the exposure. I also think it is a really cool tradition to keep. I just hope Iowa can win next year so that we can get the rivalry going! I can't wait until spring ball...I'm already itching for gameday.
Personally, I like the game - The TV exposure is great, the tradition is fun, and selfishly, because I'm traveling from out of town, I like having the extra day of recovery from the all day bender.
I'm OK with it. How about Friday night, so more people can get home from work and watch on TV?
I think that's the best idea. With the Delaney publicly saying that they would encourage more teams to play night games in November (paraphrasing that), that very well could be the direction it goes.
People are already used to watching games that day, but it's not as big of a tradition around the country to watch games that Friday night after Thanksgiving. So in terms of overall visibility for the program, I think the current day/time slot is more effective.
But Iowa is a fairly blue collar state who don't get or take off the Friday after Thanksgiving. Nebraska is the same, but they have tradition with that game, and let's face it, more tradition with their program, so people aren't as apt to take a vacation day or lose a day of pay to watch it in Iowa.
That's a great point. I do think it's more inconvenient for the Iowa fans to have the game during the day on Friday, just like you said. I was mainly thinking in terms of getting Iowa's program as much exposure as possible across the country, and I think a daytime game does that more effectively.
I see what you're saying and obviously I was talking about locally/regionally, but I don't know if I agree with you having more exposure nationally with a day game as opposed to a night game.
Seems like there would be more people at home and at bars at night on Black Friday than during the day.
We need a marketing/demographic expert on here to bring on the numbers.
True, it'd be very interesting to see some hard numbers on this.
I assume there'd be some other college football, college basketball, NBA and NHL games on TV that night, but Iowa-Nebraska would be the only game on in the 11 am timeslot. It's also currently on ABC, while a night game would be on ESPN at best. And I think, over the years, football fans have grown accustomed to watching games the day after Thanksgiving, while that night isn't as traditional.
Again, I could definitely be wrong here, and I don't have any actual statistics.
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