8:45 a.m. Friday: Thanks for the responses so far, gang. Will gladly accept more if you’ve got ‘em. Writing a column for tomorrow on the topic.
Andy has a story about the Tech running game here.
And Ralph, if you’re out there, buddy, this one’s for you: I wrote about tennis!
“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”
― Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man
Conventional wisdom says everybody hates noon starts for college football games, or almost everybody. Pregame tailgating time is compressed, long-distance drivers struggle to arrive in time, etc.
But here’s what I want to know: How do you make the MOST of early kickoffs? What under-appreciated benefits do they have that later games don’t? Virginia Tech fans have had plenty of practice this season with all the noon and 12:30 kicks…what have you guys learned? How have you perfected the experience, or at least optimized it?
Maybe you’ve nailed the arrival time, or have discovered how to extend the postgame malingering just right, or whatever. I’d love to know.