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Chris_NH
03-21-2010, 05:19 PM
Conventional thought says the #1 seed gets the first game so they'll 'have more rest' going into their expected Championship game the next night. Three of the four Regions have the #1 seed playing the early game while the West Region has #2 & #3 playing the early game.

What was the rationale for that?

This is St. Paul for goodness sakes...two teams of chimpanzees playing hockey would draw a crowd. So it can't be a worry about attendance.

IrishHockeyFan
03-21-2010, 05:26 PM
I think the rationale is always going to be how can we sell more tickets or get more viewers (which means more money). Years ago -- and someone can correct me if this is wrong -- it always seemed to be that the higher seed got the earlier game, the rationale being what you figure, but anymore this isn't the case. And it isn't just a consideration of one regional. They want to maximize viewers and ticket sales everywhere. Isn't it why we had so much creativity out of the committee this time around?

Priceless
03-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Conventional thought says the #1 seed gets the first game so they'll 'have more rest' going into their expected Championship game the next night. Three of the four Regions have the #1 seed playing the early game while the West Region has #2 & #3 playing the early game.

What was the rationale for that?

This is St. Paul for goodness sakes...two teams of chimpanzees playing hockey would draw a crowd. So it can't be a worry about attendance.

I'm going to guess ESPN. The Wisconsin game is on ESPNU live, and the first is tape delayed. If Wisconsin played the early game it would have to be tape-delayed and ESPN is betting Wisconsin will get better numbers.

Just a guess.

Jason A
03-21-2010, 05:42 PM
This is St. Paul for goodness sakes...two teams of chimpanzees playing hockey would draw a crowd. So it can't be a worry about attendance.This is what I say about the "Minnesota rule" in the Final Five, but when I do that I'm told I don't know what I'm talking about. So I stay quiet. ;) :D

Pucky-Bucky Backer
03-21-2010, 05:44 PM
It is to allow the Wisconsin fans more time to dump boatloads of cash at the local pubs before the game. Has the freight train of paint thinner been ordered yet? We would hate to run out.

mwellens
03-21-2010, 05:50 PM
It is to allow the Wisconsin fans more time to dump boatloads of cash at the local pubs before the game.

And then the Yoopers can play catch up at those same pubs while Bucky is playing.

mookie1995
03-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Conventional thought says the #1 seed gets the first game so they'll 'have more rest' going into their expected Championship game the next night. Three of the four Regions have the #1 seed playing the early game while the West Region has #2 & #3 playing the early game.

What was the rationale for that?

This is St. Paul for goodness sakes...two teams of chimpanzees playing hockey would draw a crowd. So it can't be a worry about attendance.

uhn got the sioux in the first game in manchvegas last year (while the terriers waited).

chit happens.

davyd83
03-21-2010, 06:33 PM
I actually think that playing the late game is more beneficial. To play the earlier game disrupts your usual game day routine. By the time you have your morning skate, shower and have a meal, you're almost ready to turn around and head back to the rink for the game. So, though you may get a couple extra hours off between games, playing the late game to start allows for a more normal weekend.

MaizeRage
03-21-2010, 10:49 PM
I actually think that playing the late game is more beneficial. To play the earlier game disrupts your usual game day routine. By the time you have your morning skate, shower and have a meal, you're almost ready to turn around and head back to the rink for the game. So, though you may get a couple extra hours off between games, playing the late game to start allows for a more normal weekend.

On Friday, Mike Eaves talked about how he felt like afternoon games were a roll of the dice in terms of what kind of performance you get because it disrupts a team's normal preparation. I'm sure they'd much rather have the late game.

Also, the West regional final doesn't start until 8pm on Saturday, so the team that wins the later game gets as much turnaround time as they're used to.

Almington
03-21-2010, 10:57 PM
On Friday, Mike Eaves talked about how he felt like afternoon games were a roll of the dice in terms of what kind of performance you get because it disrupts a team's normal preparation. I'm sure they'd much rather have the late game.

Also, the West regional final doesn't start until 8pm on Saturday, so the team that wins the later game gets as much turnaround time as they're used to.

I seem to recall hearing that the #1 seed gets the choice of either the early or late game. For UW, the late game will also give more time for fans to make it to the arena.

The Rube
03-21-2010, 11:00 PM
I seem to recall hearing that the #1 seed gets the choice of either the early or late game. For UW, the late game will also give more time for fans to make it to the arena.

And it's because SCSU fans touch themselves at night.


Any questions about when a team plays, or where they play, just follow the dollar. Plain and simple.

nudgy_olsen
03-21-2010, 11:06 PM
On Friday, Mike Eaves talked about how he felt like afternoon games were a roll of the dice in terms of what kind of performance you get because it disrupts a team's normal preparation. I'm sure they'd much rather have the late game.

Also, the West regional final doesn't start until 8pm on Saturday, so the team that wins the later game gets as much turnaround time as they're used to.

mike eaves also said they are going to start scheduling easy NC games to help out their PWR

The Rube
03-21-2010, 11:21 PM
I love noob season:

Thanks for the rep (in reference to my last post in here), I enjoy creativity such as this:


inappropre faggot ya u wish they did u gay faggot

It makes me feel good about being me. :D

Chuck Schwartz
03-21-2010, 11:22 PM
I love noob season:

Thanks for the rep (in reference to my last post in here), I enjoy creativity such as this:



It makes me feel good about being me. :D

And I thought it was bad when someone called me Hitler a few weeks ago. Yikes.

The Rube
03-21-2010, 11:25 PM
And I thought it was bad when someone called me Hitler a few weeks ago. Yikes.

I've seen "worse" insults, but they were more creative and I appreciate creativity. ;)

Any old fool can say stuff like that rep I received. It takes an intellectual to get the insultee to give kudos. :)

And are you Hitler? :eek: :p

St. Clown
03-21-2010, 11:27 PM
And it's because SCSU fans touch themselves at night.


Any questions about when a team plays, or where they play, just follow the dollar. Plain and simple.
That's not necessarily true. Some of us are morning guys.

The Rube
03-21-2010, 11:35 PM
That's not necessarily true. Some of us are morning guys.

Now this is a guy with a sense of humor.

Honest question, since I really don't know: is the WI basketball team still alive in March Madness? I think that cut into some of the attendance of Badger fans at the F5. That could also cut into it at the regionals, especially given that they're playing Vermont. Possibly playing SCSU might help draw some fans in, but still...

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
03-21-2010, 11:44 PM
Now this is a guy with a sense of humor.

Honest question, since I really don't know: is the WI basketball team still alive in March Madness? I think that cut into some of the attendance of Badger fans at the F5. That could also cut into it at the regionals, especially given that they're playing Vermont. Possibly playing SCSU might help draw some fans in, but still...

They lost by 18 to Cornell today...

The Rube
03-22-2010, 12:04 AM
They lost by 18 to Cornell today...

Whoops. :o

Then I expect a very good turnout by my hated neighbors to the east. Hopefully, NMU/SCSU fans follow suit.

thebrain
03-22-2010, 12:09 AM
I love noob season:

Thanks for the rep (in reference to my last post in here), I enjoy creativity such as this:



It makes me feel good about being me. :D

I think that's French...Not sure what it translates too...