On September 10, 2022, two of the nation’s biggest college football programs will come together for a historic game when Alabama plays Texas. But Longhorns fans have a petition that will try to make some adjustments to it.
Following news that the game will be played at 12pm on what is likely to be a hot day, fans are trying to petition Fox Sports to make a change. They advocate moving in the afternoon or evening.
“Rather than compete with the game that ESPN wants prime time, FOX Sports, like the cowards they are, choose to broadcast their marquee matchup of the day at noon. noon,” the petition reads. “If FOX Sports wants fans to think of them as the ultimate college football broadcaster, they should compete with ESPN during prime time, not opt out of the challenge, and submissively show their best game at midday to make sure people see it.” .”
The petition says temperatures are expected to hover around 97 degrees for fans. But field temperatures could rise as high as 105 degrees. And fans will be stuck in the sun under the current times for the entire game.
“Fans of both programs planning to attend Clash of the Titans in September can expect forecast highs of 97 degrees Fahrenheit in Austin. Players on the artificial turf at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium can expect field temperatures in excess of 105 degrees. Fans in the east half of the west-facing stadium can expect sunshine throughout the game. Let me repeat that for emphasis. West-facing fans can expect the sun to shine on them THE ENTIRE GAME. The sun will not set under the main stand opposite until the game is over. Sunscreen can’t protect fans of lighter complexions, and skin cancer doesn’t discriminate.”
As of Wednesday, the Change.org petition has over 1,000 signatures and counting. But college football fans and analysts are largely unconvinced that this will affect Fox’s decision in the slightest:
Texas has hosted numerous midday games in September over the years. It will be difficult to convince FOX of a change.
Instead of spending time signing the petition, Texas fans might want to use it to go out and buy extra sunscreen if they plan to go there.