Go Back   Fighting Illini Forums > Sports > Fighting Illini Basketball

Illini vs Wisconsin time change possible?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:37 PM   #1
brapp33
Location: Princeton IL
Posts: 287
I know its a long way away but is it possible to get some sort of petition going to get a time change for the Wisconsin game? Perhaps to noon. If you haven't noticed it's a 2:30 game on Superbowl sunday.
brapp33 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:38 PM   #2
Dan
Admin
Dan's Avatar
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 28,846
No, not possible, sorry.

Thank you, and Go Illini!

Last edited by Dan; Dec 16, 2012 at 07:43 PM.
Dan is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:45 PM   #3
FeelYourPaign
FeelYourPaign's Avatar
Location: Barrington, IL
Posts: 4,128
Quote:
Originally Posted by brapp33 View Post
I know its a long way away but is it possible to get some sort of petition going to get a time change for the Wisconsin game? Perhaps to noon. If you haven't noticed it's a 2:30 game on Superbowl sunday.
Feel like we've been the leadup to the SuperBowl before.
FeelYourPaign is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:49 PM   #4
trevdv
trevdv's Avatar
Location: Champaign
Posts: 3,017
Last year the Northwestern game was on Super Bowl Sunday.
trevdv is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:56 PM   #5
brapp33
Location: Princeton IL
Posts: 287
How empty was the Hall last year? Just seems to me we can't fill it now and people with tickets who live farther away may stay home to watch the big game. Just seems to me it would be in Illinois' best interest to make it more convenient to fill the seats. Granted I know TV has a big say in things.
brapp33 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:00 PM   #6
WesterveltVictoryCigar
Location: People's Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 7,318
Iowa and Minny play on the BTN at noon, so that's why we're at 2:30.
WesterveltVictoryCigar is online now Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:03 PM   #7
brapp33
Location: Princeton IL
Posts: 287
Nobody wants to watch Iowa not even hawkeye fans. And everyone in minny will be ice fishing. BTN make the switch.
brapp33 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:11 PM   #8
trevdv
trevdv's Avatar
Location: Champaign
Posts: 3,017
BTN does have the authority/ability to make the switch, but I've only ever once seen them do that, and it was earlier this year. Indiana was scheduled to play a cupcake at home on BTN, but they switched that game to the digital network, and moved Iowa's game to BTN, because they wanted to give every team a fair shot at being on BTN against a "cupcaker" at home. Basically, they could make the switch but 98% won't.
trevdv is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:32 AM   #9
Konnie
Posts: 153
I am going to the Wisconsin game and I assumed that the trip back to Chicago would be much more interesting listening to the Super Bowl.
Konnie is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:31 PM   #10
FinalFour88
FinalFour88's Avatar
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4,919
I hate when the Illini play on Super Bowl Sunday. They never seem to play well.
FinalFour88 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:36 PM   #11
CHI 1086
We Ready
Location: Merced CA
Posts: 352
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinalFour88 View Post
I hate when the Illini play on Super Bowl Sunday. They never seem to play well.
I tend to disagree...Any day the Illini play is a good day to me As Jack Brickhouse used to say, "Let's play two!":laugh:
CHI 1086 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:12 PM   #12
TCTORNADO
Posts: 3,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHI 1086 View Post
I tend to disagree...Any day the Illini play is a good day to me As Jack Brickhouse used to say, "Let's play two!":laugh:
That was actually Ernie Banks' phrase originally.
TCTORNADO is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:26 AM   #13
CHI 1086
We Ready
Location: Merced CA
Posts: 352
Quote:
Originally Posted by TCTORNADO View Post
That was actually Ernie Banks' phrase originally.
I knew that...Thanks! Age is a terrible thing!
CHI 1086 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:30 AM   #14
DrewD007
DrewD007's Avatar
Location: Swansea, IL
Posts: 4,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by trevdv View Post
BTN does have the authority/ability to make the switch, but I've only ever once seen them do that, and it was earlier this year. Indiana was scheduled to play a cupcake at home on BTN, but they switched that game to the digital network, and moved Iowa's game to BTN, because they wanted to give every team a fair shot at being on BTN against a "cupcaker" at home. Basically, they could make the switch but 98% won't.
There was never a switch. Every team was scheduled for at least one BTN.com game prior to the season. Indiana fans only started complaining once the game was near.
DrewD007 is online now Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:59 AM   #15
Illini2016
Illini2016's Avatar
Location: Chicago/Champaign
Posts: 382
Since I plan on attending this game, I can't think of a better sports Sunday than going to the game and then watching the Super Bowl after! I do understand why some people might not be happy, though.

__________________
ILLINI BEARS CUBS BULLS BLACKHAWKS

Class of 2016
Illini2016 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:02 AM   #16
brapp33
Location: Princeton IL
Posts: 287
Not everyone lives close to champaign.
brapp33 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 03:06 PM   #17
Illwinsagain
Location: Cary, IL
Posts: 453
Quote:
Originally Posted by FinalFour88 View Post
I hate when the Illini play on Super Bowl Sunday. They never seem to play well.
The first time I remember them playing Super Bowl Sunday was the G Tech game that brought the Flying Illini to #1. I also remember beating IU in Bloomington at a time that it would have been an upset, I am thinking 1993 or 1994.
Illwinsagain is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:10 PM   #18
ILLINIDAWG
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 511
llini's Nick Anderson makes a 30 foot jumper to beat the Hoosiers in Bloomington in 1989.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0EWMGIss5U
ILLINIDAWG is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:43 PM   #19
Go Illini
Go Illini's Avatar
Posts: 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by ILLINIDAWG View Post
llini's Nick Anderson makes a 30 foot jumper to beat the Hoosiers in Bloomington in 1989.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0EWMGIss5U

Classic. I watched the ending of that game with someone that had ZERO interest in sports. We were working on a high school bio assignment, and he went absolutely nuts when Nick hit that shot. He loved it.
Go Illini is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:50 AM   #20
JoeJ
Posts: 267
I went to the game vs. Iowa on super Sunday a few years ago. Had to drive to drive to Indy to a hotel for a flight out Monday AM. I live in MA and someone had to go to Indy for business. I happily volunteered. It was a pretty quiet crowd that day, save for me and a few other crazies.
GO ILLINI!
JoeJ is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:20 AM   #21
bartwa
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHI 1086 View Post
I tend to disagree...Any day the Illini play is a good day to me As Jack Brickhouse used to say, "Let's play two!":laugh:

Please get your GD Effen Cubs quotes properly credited. That glorious statement was made by Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.

Last edited by Dan; Dec 19, 2012 at 08:47 AM.
bartwa is offline Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:47 AM   #22
IlliniKat91
IlliniKat91's Avatar
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,610
Quote:
Originally Posted by bartwa View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by CHI 1086 View Post
I tend to disagree...Any day the Illini play is a good day to me As Jack Brickhouse used to say, "Let's play two!":laugh:

Please get your GD Effen Cubs quotes properly credited. That glorious statement was made by Mr. Cub himself, Ernie Banks.
Please read the whole board. Someone else corrected him already. :laugh:

Last edited by Dan; Dec 19, 2012 at 08:48 AM.
IlliniKat91 is offline Reply With Quote
Reply


« Previous Thread | Fighting Illini Basketball | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Forum Jump