College football fans react to Florida-Florida State moving to Friday night in 2022
College football fans and media members are used to the Saturday after Thanksgiving being “Rivalry Weekend.”
But, with TV slots needing to be filled, more games are being moved up to Friday. For example, the Mizzou-Arkansas rivalry has taken over Black Friday in recent years out of the SEC.
On Monday, the ACC announced its schedule for 2022, and fans weren’t happy to see the Florida-Florida State game in Tallahassee moved up to Friday for this coming season.
Florida State’s AD issued a statement on the decision on Monday night:
— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) February 1, 2022
Here’s a look at some of the reaction to the schedule news on social media:
florida state – florida moved to friday pic.twitter.com/YRcCpUwWa2
— Trey Rowland (@trey_rowland59) January 31, 2022
Why is the Florida vs FSU game going to be on a Friday?
— Patrick (@patrickreubanks) February 1, 2022
I'm dying at this being painted as "Broadcasters are embracing putting great matchups on Friday nights" and not the reality, which is "Florida and Florida State suck now lol"https://t.co/t4hifmaISD
— Mitchy (@MRD_Png) January 31, 2022
Florida vs FSU on the Friday night after Thanksgiving? pic.twitter.com/q3OxCcpftO
— Logan (@LoganTaylor34) January 31, 2022
ACC is holding up CFP expansion talks and moving Florida-Florida State to Friday. Some Group of 5 stuff right there.https://t.co/NGloMcgClz
— Jake Winderman (@jakewinderman) January 31, 2022
With the UF-FSU game being moved to Friday before the season starts, is there a way they could change it back to Saturday if hypothetically both teams are contending for either conference championships or playoff appearances?
— ?Sidelines – UF Gators? (@SSN_Gators) January 31, 2022
Just when you thought driving on interstates in Florida was dangerous enough, now imagine driving on them on Black Friday when the biggest in-state rivalry game takes place. https://t.co/dATXlW4RMC pic.twitter.com/AJDP6DFgP9
— Sean Doty (@TheRealSeanDoty) January 31, 2022
Florida-FSU on Black Friday sounds to me like a really great way to get more people killed on Florida highways than necessary.
— Alligator Army (@AlligatorArmy) January 31, 2022
Yeah, that same Friday night is likely going to be a Florida HS football playoff date lol. https://t.co/uDAy6MPHml
— TMac (@BourbonGator84) January 31, 2022
Yes, this is strange, but it looks like it won’t become a regular thing. The Gators have the game in Gainesville listed for Saturday, Nov. 25, in 2023.