Afternoon games suck

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  1. Lacaar

    Lacaar Registered User

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    I'm getting sick of the amount of afternoon games this team is playing.
    I count 4 in October. I hate hockey in the afternoon and pretty much refuse or in reality just not bothered to make time to watch it.

    I grew up watching hockey at night. I do stuff during the day and watch hockey at night.

    These Saturday afternoon games are a real kick in the junk and the only thing I can do about it is tune out I guess.
     
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    The Oilers are right there with you. They play these afternoon games like they have other things to do, and their focus is obviously elsewhere.

    They also tend to tune out.
     
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    I don't mind afternoon games, but I prefer them in January and February when the weather is crappy and people start deciding to stay in more. Makes for an enjoyable cheap day with the friends and family

    I also only really consider there to be 2 this month as the one in Sweden I thought was evening there and 4pm isn't that bad.
     
  4. GameChanger

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    As a supporter living in Europe I love afternoon games as it's a much more reasonable time to watch the games for us :) Of course that's not the main purpose and I know how different it feels to watch evening games.
     
  5. oilblue

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    I love the afternoon games (besides the fact our performance seems poor). Afternoon beers, dinner, then you have the rest of the night to go do whatever.
     
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    when you have to work the 8-6 shift at mcdonalds on saturdays the afternoon games stink
     
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    No. Western Canadian start times suck. Who the hell wants to watch hockey until 1am?
     
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  8. bone

    bone 5-14-6-1

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    Spending a week in Halifax during pre-season, I now understand your pain. Man it was impossible to stay awake for games when they didn't start until 11:00PM (game in Vancouver).
     
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    Looks like they have 8 afternoon games for the year and 3 of them happen to be in October. The 4pm MT game against Chicago at the end of the month is 6pm local time so not really an afternoon game. Unfortunately American teams like the afternoon games on weekends, they're more accustomed to those weekend start times because of traditional NFL and MLB game times.
     
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    bone 5-14-6-1

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    I like viewing them in the afternoon, but really wish the Oilers would learn to show up in them because it usually just angers me for the rest of the day.

    Does anyone know where you can get stats on things like all-time records in afternoon games? Is them sucking just our thoughts or do we think they suck in them because they generally just suck and the afternoon games are usually on the road where they've been even worse.
     
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    Here in Finland the games usually start 2-3 hours after that :DD
     
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  12. bone

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    Well at that point, I'd just go to bed early and wake up early to watch it before work. That's probably better than those in the Atlantic or Eastern time zones and would reduce my alcohol intake watching games!!!
     
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    I can only catch this game if I go to bed at like 8pm and then wake up a little past midnight to catch the game. Like WHAT THE HELL!?!??
     
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    Morning* games....11 am is stupid early...1 pm would be nice.
     
  15. McDrai

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    You just know this team is going to lay an egg tomorrow. Being an afternoon game and all
     
  16. McChiaricolson

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    5 or 7 pm is perfect. 11 am is silly
     
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    at least we are not complaining about the usual things in this thread
     
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    I love the afternoon games.
    I don’t love our performance during them though..
     
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    For someone who usually works evenings, I enjoy afternoon games. That being said, they usually lose and ruin my day.
     
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    They should start games when I'm ready to watch. Not when I'm sleeping or at work. These guys are so inconsiderate.
     
  21. Zaddy

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    As a European I firmly disagree. It's wonderful to be able to watch games on the weekend at a normal time. Wish there were more of them :)
     
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    Usually Edmonton plays when it's like 5am here, so..
     
  23. LemmyUlanov55

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    It's actually pretty nice to have a small share of Oilers games every season to watch on weekends at 7pm instead of the usual 4am puck drop.
    Just look at it like a small, free gift to us Euros every year. ;)
     
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    Exactly, looking forward to watching the Oilers at a reasonable time here in Europe
     
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    Aftetnoon games are great. You have an excuse to start drinking early.
     
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