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cjared036
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Houston, tx
Member since Dec 2009
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Red river rivalry question...

Why do they always have the kickoff at 11am?

Seems like the perfect prime time game.

In an attempt to answer my own question.... Does the cotton bowl have lights.???


bayou2003
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Why do they always have the kickoff at 11am?

Seems like the perfect prime time game.

In an attempt to answer my own question.... Does the cotton bowl have lights.???


I don't know if it's the State Fair that weekend. I know it's around that time.


COTiger
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Colorado
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re: Red river rivalry question...
Someone from the DFW area can confirm it, but I don't think the stadium has lights.


Ostrich
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Austin
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re: Red river rivalry question...
I don't know the real answer, but the weather is usually awesome so I don't mind it. Also, it's fun(if you win) to hang around the fair after the game and then go party in Dallas at night.


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bayou2003
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Someone from the DFW area can confirm it, but I don't think the stadium has lights.


It use to have lights, I was down there in 2001. Loong ago but still I was there for a night game.


TIGRLEE
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re: Red river rivalry question...
Cotton bowl is in the ghetto.


Ostrich
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Austin
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re: Red river rivalry question...
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I don't know if it's the State Fair that weekend. I know it's around that time.


It's always during the state fair.


bayou2003
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It's always during the state fair.



Ok that's what I thought. Now I can see why they have the early time start.


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tigerpimpbot
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re: Red river rivalry question...
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It's always during the state fair.



And has been for a long time.


Mercy Percy
Florida Fan
Norman Oklahoma
Member since Oct 2009
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Cause they don't want Texas and ou fans getting tore up. Just think if it was at 6 pm. A lot of fricking drunks


COTiger
LSU Fan
Colorado
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Red river rivalry question...
And the question remains. Does the Cotton Bowl stadium have lights today?


cjared036
Alabama Fan
Houston, tx
Member since Dec 2009
7346 posts

re: Red river rivalry question...
The no drunks answer is better than the State fair answer.

State fair goes for weeks. That makes no sense....


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USMC Gators
Member since Oct 2011
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Same reason the WLOCP is never at night.


bigpapamac
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Mobile, AL
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re: Red river rivalry question...
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Does the Cotton Bowl stadium have lights today?


A quick Google image search shows that it does


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WG_Dawg
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Same reason the WLOCP is never at night.



It was at night....once.









































Once.


bigpapamac
South Alabama Fan
Mobile, AL
Member since Oct 2007
18715 posts

re: Red river rivalry question...
At least the WLOCP is at 330 local time and not 11. That's 4.5 more tailgate hours.


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USMC Gators
Member since Oct 2011
14633 posts

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Ooh that's right, it was a night game in 02.


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ClydeFrog
New Orleans Saints Fan
LA
Member since Jul 2012
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It's so people can spend money at the state fair all day after the game.

School is closed on Friday so people go down Thursday night or Friday morning and tailgate and party all Friday.


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Quidam65
Florida Atlantic Fan
Q Continuum
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re: Red river rivalry question...
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Cotton bowl is in the ghetto.


This.

Fair Park is one of Dallas' most dangerous areas. Being there in the daytime is bad enough. At night God help you.


Armchair_QB
Member since Aug 2013
111 posts

re: Red river rivalry question...
Because if those two fan bases had all day to drink before a 7 pm kickoff, you'd have a three-hour prison riot in the stands.

And, to answer the other pressing question, yes, the Cotton Bowl does have lights and they still work.


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