Deion Sanders of Colorado calls the Pac-12’s later kickoff times “the dumbest thing ever” and criticizes them.

Deion Sanders of Colorado calls the Pac-12’s later kickoff times “the dumbest thing ever” and criticizes them.

The Pac-12, known for its “Pac-12 After Dark” late kickoff times in college football, is where Colorado is playing its final season.

Coach Deion Sanders of the Buffaloes made a strong statement about these late kickoffs on Wednesday night during his weekly radio show in Boulder.

David Ubben of The Athletic reports that Sanders said, “Thank God we’re not going to be in this conference.”. The dumbest thing ever, who makes these games at eight o’clock.
The most idiotic thing that has ever happened.
What about the East Coast, do they even care about ratings or anyone watching it? Who wants to stay up until 8 o’clock for a dern game?”.

 

Similarly, the Pac-12 has experienced its fair share of 9 a.m. m. and 10 a.
m.
This season, kickoffs will be at local time, in large part because of the meteoric rise in popularity of Colorado behind its rookie coach, Sanders.
In fact, according to Ubben, Colorado has hosted five of the top ten most watched games this season.

 

Different television networks have different rights when it comes to how they approach the distribution of their television rights.
For example, ESPN and the Pac-12 Network have prioritized late-night kickoffs for their conference coverage, while Fox has attempted to fit Colorado games into its Big Noon Kickoff window.

Sanders doesn’t like the team’s night schedule, but it’s unclear how much better it will get once Colorado joins the Big 12 the following year.

 

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