Michigan State football has announced that the home opener against Central Michigan has been moved from a Saturday afternoon to the Friday night before. The Spartans have made this move before and seems to be a big hit with the fans. Under the lights is a great feeling, creates buzz and makes it feel like a big primetime game.
But it’s not all sunshine and roses.
Here are two pros and two cons for moving the first game of the season on a Friday.
Pro: One less day without football
As of the time of this writing, there are 130 days until Sept. 2. That’s 130 days of sitting, wishing, and waiting for the football season to start. But now, there’s only 129, thanks to the scheduling update.
While “Week 0” is technically the kickoff to football, Spartan fans (and college football fans) recognize that the season starts when your team is on the field. Plus, there’s not a whole lot of people getting fired up for UTEP at Jacksonville State until money is involved.
By late summer, all the transfers and freshmen have settled in, the team and fans are itching to see real game action, and everyone looks to see if their offseason predictions come true. After months of build up where we countdown the days until kickoff, us Spartan fans have one less day without football.