Alabama state senator wants to end early-morning CFB kickoff times
Maybe Sen. Tripp Pittman wants to finish College GameDay before plopping on the couch for SEC football?
The Republican from Alabama has asked for the regulation of college kickoff times (no games before noon local time) to increase attendance.
“I think going forward it’s important that the managers of the universities across this state start to consider the fans,” Pittman said, according to AL.com. “The reason for this could be two fold. For one, Auburn doesn’t play well before noon.”
The groggy Tigers, if you recall, managed to escape Jacksonville State’s upset bid last week during a game that began at 11 a.m. local time.
Pittman’s constituents didn’t appreciate his non-political remarks.
“We have a ridiculous ability to come into this chamber and talk about football,” said Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, according to AL.com. “I’m ashamed to be in this body right now.”
By the way, Pittman graduated from the University of Alabama, which rarely plays ‘morning’ games.