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Kory

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Side note about Saban scolding fans for leaving. Get over it, Nick. It is ABSOLUTELY uncalled for to insist the fan base doesn’t appreciate what the team does. Heat indices were pushing 110 and I saw at least a dozen people being wheeled out of the stadium on stretchers. Water tanks ran empty for a while. I’ve never seen a crowd that agitated in Bryant Denny. Ever. So while you and team have the privilege to have medical staff to rehydrate much faster than under normal circumstances and cooling stations, the fans do not have that.

So, how about you and Byrne use some of the clout and get us a different time slot for early September games when we’re under a heat advisory.
 

skelly

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Also lol. Two schools claiming to be DBU give up over 900 yards of offense combined. I’m not remotely worried about LSU although it’ll likely be a top 5 match up.
See Ehmlinger (sp?) could play in SEC but his O line not so much. They were tackling the LSU DL and backers much of the time so no telling how much holding they did...
 

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Word from a friend who was working with EMS. Saturday there were over 150 people that had to be treated by paramedics due to heat-related illness.


Sorry, as a fan and alumnus of UA...I love the school, but I was not getting brain damage from heat stroke. Left at the half.
 

Kory

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We're such selfish fans. We don't deserve Alabama football.

There are complementary water stations to keep fans cool, but the lines can take up to thirty minutes, and some stations were completely empty. Other fans waited in line to buy their own water, but these lines take even longer. While these fans are waiting, they are unable to be in stands anyways.

While this was happening, fans were dropping like flies. Dozens of students needed medical attention due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. At times, it felt as if there were too many fans passing out and not enough paramedics to properly take care of them all.
https://saturdayblitz.com/2019/09/07/alabama-football-tide-loyalty-program-inefficient-dangerous/
 

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Cecil Hurt makes a good point.



Some pushback from Byrne.

I believe the TV contract is actually between the SEC and the various television partners they use. I would think that the TV partner likely has a decent amount of control over who plays/when, however, I also think the SEC has influence over those decisions, and the TV partners take their input into account.

I don't know how much the University themselves can actually do. They should be able to push the SEC to pressure their TV partners to be more equitable with the distribution of morning/afternoon kickoffs.

I think it's a fair request. LSU should have to play some day games at home. Tradition is nice and everything, but teams shouldn't be handed a competitive advantage, and fan-bases shouldn't be disadvantaged because of the desires of another school. It should be as equitable as possible.

You know this as well as anyone, but LSU has a VERY VERY VERY vocal fan-base that thinks nothing of complaining to the SEC about even the tiniest issues whenever they believe they're being treated unfairly. If Alabama and other Universities want to see gametime distribution change, they should probably adopt some of the techniques that LSU fans have used.

I usually prefer Auburn to have night games as well, but so far this year that's all we've had. I'm actually looking forward to a 2:30pm game, but I prefer those to be later in the year because it's just too hot in September (and sometimes in early October).

I actually think that LSU having a high-ranking and some recent success will lead to them getting pushed into some 2:30pm time slots, but I doubt the networks will try to force that on LSU at home. Ironically, if the shoe were on the other foot and Alabama only played night home games, LSU fans would be screaming bloody murder about favoritism.
 

Kory

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I believe the TV contract is actually between the SEC and the various television partners they use. I would think that the TV partner likely has a decent amount of control over who plays/when, however, I also think the SEC has influence over those decisions, and the TV partners take their input into account.

I don't know how much the University themselves can actually do. They should be able to push the SEC to pressure their TV partners to be more equitable with the distribution of morning/afternoon kickoffs.

I think it's a fair request. LSU should have to play some day games at home. Tradition is nice and everything, but teams shouldn't be handed a competitive advantage, and fan-bases shouldn't be disadvantaged because of the desires of another school. It should be as equitable as possible.

You know this as well as anyone, but LSU has a VERY VERY VERY vocal fan-base that thinks nothing of complaining to the SEC about even the tiniest issues whenever they believe they're being treated unfairly. If Alabama and other Universities want to see gametime distribution change, they should probably adopt some of the techniques that LSU fans have used.

I usually prefer Auburn to have night games as well, but so far this year that's all we've had. I'm actually looking forward to a 2:30pm game, but I prefer those to be later in the year because it's just too hot in September (and sometimes in early October).

I actually think that LSU having a high-ranking and some recent success will lead to them getting pushed into some 2:30pm time slots, but I doubt the networks will try to force that on LSU at home. Ironically, if the shoe were on the other foot and Alabama only played night home games, LSU fans would be screaming bloody murder about favoritism.
What used to be our only guaranteed night kick off vs LSU is now a 2:30 CBS pick (very likely). Hopefully homecoming is an evening game but I’ve seen them schedule that at 11am once too.
 

skelly

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People need to pump the brakes on Joe Burrow, Ensminger, and the LSU renaissance until they get into SEC play with SEC defenses. Even if Texas D is above average for Big 12 just look at the Big 12 year in year out they give up big yards. And the LSU D gave up big yards against a back up for CFU in the bowl game and then this season against Ehmlinger, which a lot of teams will but still their defense needs to be ready to carry the team I’d say at least twice this regular season if the want to contend with Alabama and Clemson and Georgia.


Right now I’m having my doubts on Alabama and Auburn until and unless they get the running game going. Two minute offenses win games but we need some four minute offense to make it there. That means the running game and the sticks. (And defense defending the sticks by the way)
 

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