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    Thursday game...

    I'm back again to wondering why we are playing this game on Thursday. It's not on TV. I can't believe it's easier to sell tickets for a Thursday game over a Saturday game even if it is Labor day. And it's a huge hassle for a lot of people. I really hope they move the games back to Saturday only unless they get a good TV package for it. I absolutely hate the Thursday game.




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    Re: Thursday game...

    yeah, it kinda sucks for us out-of-towners as well...



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    Re: Thursday game...

    The no TV thing is perplexing.

    However this would be the 2nd straight year we've done the Thursday night game without TV. So there must be something to it.



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    Re: Thursday game...

    I think a big reason is because the students will be on campus for a Thursday game. If it was Saturday you would probably get most of them but not all because of the holiday weekend.



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    Re: Thursday game...

    Has Mediacom made any mention why they are not covering this game. Seems wierd this is the mediacom classic game with no mediacom tv.

    Although, I guess Marty and Miller were also saying Mediacom messed up this last weekend with the horse racing at Prairie Meadows advertising that they would be live and not showing it till the next day... OOPS....

    I don't mind the Thursday night game since I now live in central iowa. Although I won't be able to tailgate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk4Life24 View Post
    I think a big reason is because the students will be on campus for a Thursday game. If it was Saturday you would probably get most of them but not all because of the holiday weekend.
    Yet, I've never considered ISU a suitcase college. I think the student fan base would be just as strong on Saturday. This is my 7th year with children at ISU and I've never had one come home for this weekend. Why would they? Living in Ames and going to ISU is fun.



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    Re: Thursday game...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry1982 View Post
    Yet, I've never considered ISU a suitcase college. I think the student fan base would be just as strong on Saturday. This is my 7th year with children at ISU and I've never had one come home for this weekend. Why would they? Living in Ames and going to ISU is fun.
    I would, especially early in the year... I was SHOCKED how empty the dorms were just about every weekend untill Thanksgiving...

    Personally, I love the Thursday games but only in this type of situation (Holiday weekend). It wouldn't make sense any other weekend...



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    Re: Thursday game...

    I agree, there would be at least 2000 less students at the game. These are mostly freshmen who can't drink, want to go back and see high school friends, and aren't pumped up enough yet about the football team to want to see Kent State.



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    Re: Thursday game...

    Grew up on a farm...crops...pigs - had to go back many weekends, especially in the fall.



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    Re: Thursday game...

    Quote Originally Posted by wonkadog View Post
    These are mostly freshmen who can't drink,
    There is no such thing


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    Re: Thursday game...

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I would, especially early in the year... I was SHOCKED how empty the dorms were just about every weekend untill Thanksgiving...

    Personally, I love the Thursday games but only in this type of situation (Holiday weekend). It wouldn't make sense any other weekend...
    I agree, there are a lot of students who leave town for Labor Day. I never have, but I will be this weekend to help my parents with their new house in Des Moines. It's nice in this instance, but I also like the Thursday night game because it gives you something to look forward to after a long day of classes.

    Last year was a great atmosphere leading up to the Toledo game, with everyone in their Cyclone gear and the game day traffic that filled the streets while walking to class. I wouldn't like doing that every weekend (it sucks for us who can't tailgate until an hour or two before kickoff.), but it's a nice change of pace.


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    Re: Thursday game...

    I will tell you why, because Thurday gets here before Saturday and I don't think I could wait all the way until Saturday. Also we get to watch the other great opening weekend games that are on Saturday.


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    Re: Thursday game...

    Really sucks for those of us that have to put the pedal to the metal to try and make the game by kickoff, let alone tailgate.




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    Re: Thursday game...

    I LOVE the Thursday night game. Gives me a reason to take off Thursday and Friday to make it a 5 day weekend.

    It also allows me to watch all the Saturday games on tv.

    Save some vacation time and at least take Thursday off. Everyone gets vacation right?



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    Re: Thursday game...

    I think the main reason is Jamie wants families to have the weekend for family things- reunions, camping, etc.



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