Indiana Blue

October 24th, 2016 at 12:21 PM ^

Since Michigan is now the #1 team in the B1G, we'll likely get the later kickoff times for national exposure.  The GAME is already a noon kick ... but Iowa is at night, so IU would be the last unknown kickoff time ...

Go Blue!

ijohnb

October 24th, 2016 at 12:39 PM ^

The Game been unbeaten v. unbeaten, they would have moved it to 3:30.  No chance they were going to play that game at 9:00 AM West Coast Time.  I did not believe that press release when it came out, or I guess I should say that I believed that it when they were setting it, but not when it would eventually be played if it was like a #1 v. #2 game.

Wolverine Devotee

October 24th, 2016 at 12:44 PM ^

I'll say it: I do not give a crap about what time it is on the West coast. That's not relevant to Michigan.

The game is being played in the Eastern time zone. This is why we schedule games based on our time zone and not 11pm night games so it's an 8pm game on the West coast.

And they already announced The Game for Noon. It's set. Outside of 2006, the latest it's ever been was 1:30pm. That's it. 

ST3

October 24th, 2016 at 2:27 PM ^

There are a lot of UofM alumni that relocated to the West Coast, but the primary reason you should give a crap about the West Coast is that Michigan recruits the west coast. Have you ever heard of Tom Brady? I sure enjoy watching Devin Asiasi play and that Erik Magnuson is quite a player.

I'd argue that the noon EST starts are preferred for west coast viewership (I love rolling out of bed and turning the game on.) Maybe when you grow up a little you'll expand your horizons and not be so provincial.

P.S. Early congrats on the 100K milestone. That's quite an achievement, no sarcasm intended.

Wolfman

October 24th, 2016 at 5:41 PM ^

Actually its a recipe for a very drunken Saturday evening. When visiting my son for a November in Santa Monica we had to be up early Saturday - meaning we were already hungover - just to be at the bar for kickoff at 9 a.am. Three Bloody Marys later and there was o doubt where this day was headed. 

goblue224

October 24th, 2016 at 1:25 PM ^

Eh, I think that one still has a good shot at being a 12:00 kickoff. There's 7 conference games that weekend, with the 8PM marquee matchup between PSU/Rutgers already locked into BTN. Of the 6 remaining, only 2 (Mich/IU & OSU/MSU) are played in EST. I doubt they want those two games being played at the same time so one of them will get the noon slot and the other will get the 3:30 kickoff slot.