OutOfState wrote:But starting the season mid August is worse than finishing close to Christmas. Those first couple games the students are not even back in school yet. Plus whatever happened to a Summer break? This means that Summer football after the dead period starts earlier... cutting into family vacations, etc. I can go on and on why I think starting mid August is a bad decision IMO.
I totally agree. It's stupid. No good reason for it. Practicing on Thanksgiving was always the measuring stick for a good season. Now only a few teams a year get to do it. Lame. Football in November and December is good. Football in August, not so much.