It seems like every other year Bulldog Bash gets scheduled the night before an 11:00 a.m. kickoff for the football team. I know it happened in 2012 and 2014. I don't remember when it happened in 2013, but 2015 saw it scheduled the night before a 6:00 p.m. kickoff against LSU. It's a big event for the students of the Mississippi St. Bulldogs, so it always stinks when this happens.
Now none of the blame for this falls on the school. Bulldog Bash is usually scheduled months in advance and kickoff times usually aren't set until about two weeks before the game. And television determines what time we play, and television networks don't give one flip about Bulldog Bash. All they care about is their ratings. If you want to nitpick, the school could have chosen the South Carolina game to hold Bulldog Bash since we knew the kickoff time this summer. But lets be honest, the game is usually scheduled around a game that's got more pub surrounding it to get a bigger crowd.
Every time this has happened, students and anyone else attending Bulldog Bash always face a dilemma. The events of the evening culminating in a concert given by Flo Rida will be over long before the game. But these are college kids who likely won't be done partying until well into the wee hours of the morning.
I'm old now and the thought of staying up from the time class ends on Friday all the way through a game that kicks off at 11:00 a.m. the next day and likely isn't over until around 3:00 p.m. sounds like an experiment in self torture. But college kids might view it as a challenge.
Since the Bulldogs are coming off of a bye week and there really isn't anything to reflect upon, I decided to make this the focus of our poll question. So vote in the poll and tell us why you voted the way you did.