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3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:11 pm
by northwoods oldtimer
I checked the Rapidly Declining schedule today to see they have(/had) 7 total 3 PM home games and play on the road for one 2:15 PM game (whaaaat) in Warroad.
What is this nonsense? Do not coaches and AD's know that hockey here in Minny is PRIME TIME 7:30 PM?!! #-o #-o [-X [-X
3 PM is a total buzz kill start for HS hockey games. 2:15 PM Warroad start time is still hang over central, that dog don't hunt!
Matinee HS hockey is for sissies and fanny packers. Regular season is PRIME TIME 7:30 PM just the way God and Gump Worsley intended it to be.
Enough with this 3 o'clock malarkey
Enter ye in and convince me I am wrongheaded and must be shipped to re-education camp.

"The only job worse is a javelin catcher at a track - and - field meet." The Gumper

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:17 pm
by elliott70
You’re wrong.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:22 pm
by InThePipes
elliott70 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:17 pm
You’re wrong.
Agree, with some of the travel distances involved in the Northern part of the state in particular, they can't have the players on buses getting home at 2:00 am to accommodate a "prime time" game.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:26 pm
by norcon
I like the matinee games. It’s nice to get home by a decent time, especially on those below zero days or go to your favorite establishment afterwards and enjoy a cold beverage & something to eat.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 pm
by blueblood
NWO:

Saturday afternoon games are common between teams from the 612 and the 218 as it allows the visiting team to get home that same day, thus keeping costs down.

You're off to re-education camp in my book

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:17 pm
by Sparlimb
I've had the 3 pm Matinee of the HM girls vs WBL followed by the 7 PM HM boys vs WBL. Had a little stop at the watering hole between games. It all worked out...

So they can be okay...

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:40 pm
by TTpuckster
Did you say Malarkey? :mrgreen:

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 pm
by goldy313
As a fan it stinks.

As a parent, my kid getting back to school at 1am then a 25 minute drive on 2 lane highways was a bigger worry.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:55 am
by northwoods oldtimer
TTpuckster wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Did you say Malarkey? :mrgreen:
Bad timing to use that phrase i'd agree :lol:

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:56 am
by northwoods oldtimer
goldy313 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 pm
As a fan it stinks.

As a parent, my kid getting back to school at 1am then a 25 minute drive on 2 lane highways was a bigger worry.
goldy has it figured correct. BOOM!!!

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:55 am
by Goose21
For those teams that often travel 2,3, 4 or more hours one way there has to be a sacrifice. For the student-athlete it is either missing school to travel or getting home late (sometimes both). Missing school can be really tough for those on a block schedule where missing one class is like really missing two.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:03 am
by elliott70
At my advanced age playing a matinee is great.
It lets me get home by 4:30 for dinner and get to bed by 7:30.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:10 am
by GoldenBear
Kids can't miss school to play sports! Games should start at 7:ish. I'm in Old-timers pocket on this one. GB

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 am
by TTpuckster
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:55 am
TTpuckster wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Did you say Malarkey? :mrgreen:
Bad timing to use that phrase i'd agree :lol:
Heh, nothing to do with politics.
Everything to do with our age. =P~

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:37 am
by Slap Shot
Get off my lawn!!

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am
by InThePipes
GoldenBear wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:10 am
Kids can't miss school to play sports! Games should start at 7:ish. I'm in Old-timers pocket on this one. GB
Aren't we talking about Saturdays for the most part?

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am
by elliott70
InThePipes wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am
GoldenBear wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:10 am
Kids can't miss school to play sports! Games should start at 7:ish. I'm in Old-timers pocket on this one. GB
Aren't we talking about Saturdays for the most part?
Yes
other than the state tournament

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:38 am
by GoldenBear

InThePipes wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:48 am



GoldenBear wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:10 am
Kids can't miss school to play sports! Games should start at 7:ish. I'm in Old-timers pocket on this one. GB Aren't we talking about Saturdays for the most part? Yes
other than the state tournament

My bad. Old-timer no longer with you. Unless the matinee start conflicts with a good lassy rerun. GB

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:42 am
by northwoods oldtimer
blueblood wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 pm
NWO:

Saturday afternoon games are common between teams from the 612 and the 218 as it allows the visiting team to get home that same day, thus keeping costs down.

You're off to re-education camp in my book
Saturday 3 PM start + no band = L-A-M-E :lol:

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:58 am
by elliott70
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:42 am
blueblood wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 pm
NWO:

Saturday afternoon games are common between teams from the 612 and the 218 as it allows the visiting team to get home that same day, thus keeping costs down.

You're off to re-education camp in my book
Saturday 3 PM start + no band = L-A-M-E :lol:
Who in the frick n fac cares about the gall darn band.

Since they no longer have a DIRTY DOZEN - there is no longer a pep band worth listening to in Minnesota.
Geez you are as bad as that Grand Rapids kid that used to play music interludes at the Grand Rapids game.
We are there for the hockey regardless of the time of day.
Just keep getting your old ass off the couch and to the games while you still can.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:01 pm
by east hockey
elliott70 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:03 am
At my advanced age playing a matinee is great.
It lets me get home by 4:30 for dinner and get to bed by 7:30.
True, but doesn't that interrupt your 2 p.m. nap?

Lee

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:05 pm
by elliott70
east hockey wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:01 pm
elliott70 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:03 am
At my advanced age playing a matinee is great.
It lets me get home by 4:30 for dinner and get to bed by 7:30.
True, but doesn't that interrupt your 2 p.m. nap?

Lee
I can sleep through the cheers and whistles, its the dang band that interrupts my naps.
I am good as long as my nurse keeps the blanket on my legs so I don't get chilled.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:37 pm
by northwoods oldtimer
elliott70 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:58 am
northwoods oldtimer wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:42 am
blueblood wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 pm
NWO:

Saturday afternoon games are common between teams from the 612 and the 218 as it allows the visiting team to get home that same day, thus keeping costs down.

You're off to re-education camp in my book
Saturday 3 PM start + no band = L-A-M-E :lol:
Who in the frick n fac cares about the gall darn band.

Since they no longer have a DIRTY DOZEN - there is no longer a pep band worth listening to in Minnesota.
Got that right!!

Geez you are as bad as that Grand Rapids kid that used to play music interludes at the Grand Rapids game.
LOL must be something in the water :wink:

We are there for the hockey regardless of the time of day.
Just keep getting your old ass off the couch and to the games while you still can.

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:16 pm
by elliott70
:lol:

Re: 3 PM Matinee Games - BLAH!!

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:04 pm
by Green and White Fan
With travel distances for a lot of teams, I understand the earlier start times. It is better for the kids, but worse for the fans and the hockey atmosphere. I even see an attendance drop when home games in Roseau start at 6:00. A lot of people still come, but many miss the start or the first period. Times have changed.