The football gods blessed Georgia football by not giving the Dawgs a noon kickoff for the Vanderbilt home game. After two of the first four games were at noon, Dawg fans were ready to riot because Sanford Stadium at night is far better than any other time of day. Now this kickoff for Vanderbilt isn’t a night game, but it will allow the fans to see Sanford Stadium light it up in the fourth quarter with darkness approaching.
As the No.2 team in the nation, Georgia playing at noon seems like a travesty, but it really isn’t. These are things that no one but the television network can control, so overreacting about a night game isn’t really worth it.
Georgia fans love their team, so it’s understandable to want a primetime game, but let’s take it week-by-week before overreacting. The schedule so far hasn’t favored many night games, so it’s understandable why it has been nooner after nooner.
However, now that the meat of the schedule is here, the Dawgs could see quite a few evening games. There is a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Auburn at home, which would have been the final straw if Georgia played at noon for that one.
Georgia football will have the perfect kickoff time for the Vanderbilt game.
Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Florida will all be at 3:30 p.m. That time is the perfect kickoff slot because you have plenty of tailgating before the matchup, and there is still time to catch the primetime game afterward.
Sometimes night games can take forever to get to like the Missouri game was a long wait for it to happen. It’s better when the game is at home, but at the same time, it did take forever for the game to start. That 3:30 p.m. slot is prime time for college football, and for Georgia to have three straight weeks of it is how it should be.
It is frustrating, but as long as Georgia wins, who cares when they play? So take a sigh of relief, Georgia fans will feature afternoon games that Georgia should win for the next few weeks. The night game could come against Tennessee and even Georgia Tech, though I wouldn’t hold your breath for that final home game of the season.
The Mississippi State and Kentucky game could be at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. depending on which television network picks it up, so fingers crossed for that. However, remember that 3:30 p.m. is a primo spot, too, and we should enjoy those afternoon games more than we should spend time complaining about not having a night game.