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    Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Another post asks about Thursday night games and why do they keep doing it. Well, I understand the Labor Day thing and the need for a Thursday night game, but I don't understand the Kent game. I would drive over to Ames for the game today if it was an afternoon game, but I don't relish the thought of paying for another night in a hotel or leaving Ames for Omaha late at night arriving home in the wee hours of the morning.

    There has to be other fans who are 3 or 4 hours or more away from Ames that feel the same way. I understand scheduling a night game for TV or another valid reason, but I don't get the reasoning otherwise. Sorry, guess I listen to the radio tonight.



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    You consider midnight the wee hours of the morning?



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Game will get over a 9:30, you could be home by midnight. I love night games. More time to tailgate.


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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Night games suck, football is meant to be played on sat afternoons.


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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    I actually hate afternoon games...damn sunburns.


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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    We got to the lake at 2:30 after the SDSU game and got up the next morning to golf...tough it out as the next day is a Sunday, you dont have to get up until noon to watch the NFL.


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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Night games suck, football is meant to be played on sat afternoons.

    I hate afternoon games because you miss so much other football, with night games you can watch the other games and tailgate.


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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    I think the main reason: soccer. You would be surprised the number of families that cannot be at the game because their is soccer going on I guess, which happens in the morning and afternoon. This is what I have heard.


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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    I like the night games as well. More tailgating and typically not 90 degrees at kickoff.



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    I think the main reason: soccer. You would be surprised the number of families that cannot be at the game because their is soccer going on I guess, which happens in the morning and afternoon. This is what I have heard.

    That is why I won't be to ames until 4. I hate Soccer.

    Another thing. Why does America seem to think they need to take a team photo for every single sport from the age of 3 years old? I am going to have 500 sets of pictures for sports for my 3 kids. Thats not including school pictures, dances and senior pictures. Dang that irratates me. I blame women:) no offense, but I have a lot of proof to back that up. My wife is like the paparazzi.



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Night games own. Nothing better than watching football under the lights. Second best are 2:30ish starts. The worst are the 11am starts, of which I believe 5 of our 7 home games last year were. Ugh.



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Night games suck, football is meant to be played on sat afternoons.
    Second that. Night games should be a special event. I love getting up in the morning and going to the game.



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Second that. Night games should be a special event. I love getting up in the morning and going to the game.
    Me too. Post-game is more fun too - there isn't as much of a rush to get out of town. Afternoon games make much more sense.



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    The movie Friday Night Lights made night games more appealing!



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    Re: Why do they keep playing night games......?

    the atmosphere at night kicks ***. i bet we have a better winning % at night than we do during the day.


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