Iron Bowl move not a big deal

What about people who work on Saturday?

I never hear those folks forced to work on Saturdays in our emergency rooms, steel plants or retail stores complaining about the injustice of the Iron Bowl being played on Saturday. But somehow when a football game takes place on a Friday it shows just how greedy and evil college football is.

Give me a break.

Aren’t most people off the day after Thanksgiving anyway? It is the high holy day of our consumer religion—Black Friday. Of course, consumer moralists are busy telling the state that moving the game to Saturday is also bad for us because it will hurt the economy.

Mike Goens of the Times Daily wrote, “Also, don’t be surprised if it hurts the state’s sales tax collections and causes great hardship on retail stores statewide. The Friday after Thanksgiving usually is the busiest shopping day of the year, but it won’t happen the next two years.”

Right. If I skip shopping on Friday that somehow means I don’t have to buy as many Christmas presents?

Sign me up!

However, let me assure all of those people worried about the economic impact that even the Iron Bowl on Black Friday will not encourage fiscal discipline and responsibility on the part of American consumers. People will still spend money they don’t have, but they will do it on Saturday or Sunday or weeks later on Christmas Eve.

I could understand the irritation if the move were announced a week or two before the event; however, this is months before. It gives you plenty of time to schedule your vacation days or plan how to watch the game on a big screen during a long lunch. Besides, this isn’t the first time the game has been played on Friday, and those other times I don’t remember any of this bitching.


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  1. 1

    “and those other times I don’t remember any of this bitching.”

    i do. and i remember folks bitching about it.

    people bitch about everything.

    (i should know)

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    E.G White

    Actually I started bitching when they quit playing college football on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. For my whole life the biggest and nastiest rivalry’s were played on Thanksgiving and bowls on Christmas. For years now I’ve had nothing to do while I sit and gorge myself on turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potato’s, ambrosia, pumpkin pie, etc. What a drag! Anyway, this is a country full of bitches – er, bitchers. It’s pathetically spoiled. Bring on the Cow College! Don’t matter if it’s Saturday or Tuesday! RTR!

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    Well, if Bama wins the west, it would give an extra day to prepare for the SECCG. But people saying that it will hurt the economy, that is just dumb. Now, most married Bama husbands will have a built-in excuse NOT to go shopping on the craziest shopping day of the year. Do people really enjoy shopping on that day? I have done it before, and it is a horrible experience anyway. Now I just wait and go shopping when it is less busy. But most people are off that day. The only disadvantage that I see for this year is that Auburn has an off week before the Iron Bowl, and Bama does not.

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    Auburnisajoke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian.

    Most people work Monday through Friday. It will suck not to be able to watch the game. It will affect me if its a day game. I must say I will e ticked.

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    Auburnisajoke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian.

    Yes. I work on Christmas eve. New years eve. Labor day. and every other non major holiday.

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    Auburnisajoke formerly the fan known as Ballplay Indian.

    Im not saying we will win bamaman. But dont look forward to a repeat of our dismall performance last year. You will be the one that will be disappointed.

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    Ballplay, you see that train coming again, and you know that it could happen again. You just hope Auburn at least shows up, even if they lose. Which I think Auburn would have to be fired up after that last beatdown. But more than likely, it will be the Bama game that could make Auburns season, possibly even a trip to a bowl game may be on the line. But you really don’t sound as confident about it as you did last year. That is a good sign you are finally accepting the reality of the situation. Good for you!

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