Games need to start at later times!
Old 09-27-2013, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is more of a little rant, and I figured now is the time to have it before the season officially starts off.....

What is with this team and the 7pm start time? the majority of teams on the east coast all have a majority of their games start that the 730pm start time. Why are the Raptors so in love with starting the games so dam early. We live in a city with horrible public transit (regardless of if you live along the 3 streets that are serviced by a subway), which also has some of the worst rush hour traffic jams in North America (Canada and US only). When the games start at 7, it usually means that A. i eat a snack at the arena, or B. I don't get to eat dinner until 930-10 o'clock that night. Do us Canadians have some sort of early bed times that we all need to get to? Wouldn't it be more beneficial for west coast watchers in BC to have the game start a half hour later considering the games would be live on the west coast at 4pm local time......I don't know.....all i know is that when I was a season ticket holder it would annoy the shit out of me that the games started so early and that I would have to drive through the last remaining bit of rush hour traffic and not have dinner, just to go down and watch the game......

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Old 09-27-2013, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They also interfere with my kid's bedtime.

First World problems, brah.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like the 7pm games. Done by 9:30pm......perfect


What I would like to see is for the NBA to start the season in early October and have the NBA finals end in late May-early June. Similar to the NHL time frame. I don't get starting around November 1st and finishing up so close to the draft.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I prefer earlier the better... lol dude just eat before you go watch the game. You don't need to eat dinner at 7-9:30. Adjust to the time? Eat something at 6-7, and eat later at night if you wish. And if starting at 7 makes people (like yourself, I'm assuming) buy food at the arena then they'll keep it that way.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Seriously, 30min completely fucks things up for you?
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd like them to start at 9pm so I could actually watch.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd like them to start at 9pm so I could actually watch.
Why can't you watch 7pm games?
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What they need is to play Raptors games on only 1 channel! I don't have the need of TSN 2, sportscentre and overpriced sports packs. Just pick one and I'd just buy that one channel! I'm sure one day in the future, we'll have the ability to choose specific channels to buy.

At this rate, the internet will take over the need for cable.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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doesn't everybody own a pvr nowadays?
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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doesn't everybody own a pvr nowadays?
exactly.

I can't say i'm bothered about any start times for games.
Heck start earlier so i can pvr, then watch at 8:00 and FF all the commercials and breaks.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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30 minute difference what..?? Earlier the better in my books i dont even watch west coast games anymore way to late. Also being a season ticket holder finishing at 9 means im beating all the clubbers home which means a safer 401
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's probably more for the TV than anything
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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For me it starts at 5pm, so most of the time I depend on recording it and watching it later. Sucks but such is life. Thanks for Telus TV and its recording capabilities though.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #15 (permalink)
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prepare your meal during commercial breaks or halftime..

But I prefer the 7 start.. I hear you, it can be early at times.. but it's a good balance.. home games 7, east coast road trips depending on the cities.. usually 7, 7:30.. Chicago games 8:00..

and don't forget west coast, 10, 10:30..
and you also got to factor in those people who commute quite a distance to go to work, late games would be challenging for going to bed early lol
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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7pm is the ideal time for the game to start. Gives you some time to grab dinner after work, have a few beers during the game, but it ends early enough so you can go out afterwards.
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personally, i always liked 8pm games
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7p seems to be working fine but it doesn't hurt to mix up a bit. Kind of like how some home games on Sunday start at Noon,1p,3/330p and 6p(or how I've seen this done before for whatever reason). Maybe the Friday home games could be moved to 730p or
8p
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Why can't you watch 7pm games?
3 boys.... hockey almost every night. Homework, bedtime stories, etc etc

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exactly.

I can't say i'm bothered about any start times for games.
Heck start earlier so i can pvr, then watch at 8:00 and FF all the commercials and breaks.
can't do it. live sporting events have to be watched live, for me.
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