FOX announces kickoff time for Alabama-Texas showdown; fans angry on Twitter
FOX released a number of kickoff times and college football game schedules on Thursday, but there was one that caught everyone’s eye.
That would be the major Week 2 showdown between Alabama and Texas in Austin, which will be part of FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff festivities.
Of course, that means the game will kick off at 11 a.m. local time in Austin, which was confirmed on Thursday:
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) May 26, 2022
This is exactly what fans wanted to avoid. A group of Texas fans even tried to start a petition to get FOX to make the game a night kickoff. It was unsuccessful, it appears.
That led to plenty of ire from fans of both teams on social media, as you can see below:
Trash Big 12 TV contract https://t.co/HdHnv2PW1O
— Atlanta Fighting Ronald Acuñas (@DelusionalGump) May 26, 2022
— Christian Sykes (@ctsykes13) May 26, 2022
Man…. You guys really fumbled the bag with this one! Texas v alabama should have been prime time like lsu game was
— Jose Martinez (@JMartinez1789) May 26, 2022
IS THIS A JOKE???? Wtf @FOXSports
— Tyler (@Tyler_Zorn) May 26, 2022
Biggest game of the season at 11AM 🤢🤮 https://t.co/juK6uiYtYW
— Andrew Chapa (@Chapa316) May 26, 2022
— Joe Scanlan (@JoeScanlanTV) May 26, 2022
— Paco Gloria (@Paco_Gloria) May 26, 2022
We’ll see how hot it ends up being in Austin on Sept. 10. It’s sure to be a topic of discussion in the weeks leading up to the major showdown, though.