Georgian football announced a number of kick-off times on Thursday and let’s just say none of them outside of Flordia were worth anything.
The reigning national champion should play as many night games as possible. Why wouldn’t ESPN and the other networks want to do that? Can you imagine how incredible the atmosphere will be in Athens or on the road in 2022 with Georgia reigning champions?
Instead, the Dawgs get two midday games and one at 4 p.m. Of course, the Georgia-Florida game will air at 3:30 p.m. on CBS as it should — thank god they didn’t screw that up.
Georgian football deserves top notch kick-off times in 2022, not mediocre ones.
The worst announcement had to be that of South Carolina and how the game will be in mid-September in Columbia, SC at noon when it will be 100 degrees after the humidity.
Georgia and South Carolina play Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. on ESPN. So come on ESPN, do you really want your crew to get heat stroke in Columbia? Nobody wants that, but here we are.
People will melt in the parking lot because it’s so hot, but sure, let’s play what could be a match between two undefeated conference opponents in the middle of the day.
Sure, I understand that the big networks seem to be trying to make the midday games the most important venue, but it should be for this one because it’s going to be too hot.
The month of September, especially in the south, shouldn’t have more than one midday game – it’s safer that way.
Georgia has two in September — South Carolina and Kent State, in back-to-back weeks. Dawg fans have rarely gotten a night game in 2021, and they deserve better than this.
Kent State is the following week after traveling to Columbia, SC. It will air on ESPN+/SEC Network+ — don’t get me started on that topic either. Georgia should not be on the extended network. It’s ridiculous that they are and it’s disrespectful.
Sure there are contract agreements and stuff, but how many times do I have to say reigning national champions for it to matter.
Georgia may get a 4:00 p.m. kickoff against Samford for the home opener, but it’s still going to be hot. This game will be aired on the SEC Network, which is fine, but at the same time UAB got an evening time last year – why couldn’t it?
At this point I think the networks would like to see if Georgia can pull in the ratings at different times just to see what will happen.
If the Dawgs go 4-0 after the Kent State game, hopefully Georgia fans will see night games week after week to compensate for that awful decision.