Yes it would probably be at its peak sometime between 1-5. A night game especially given the aura is the only sensible thing. There’s not another game worth anything on that week.Like everyone else I hate 11:00 starts but have a question on whether it would be as hot or hotter in the 3:00 to 5:00 time frame. The obvious solution is to play it at night but within the powers that be who really cares about players health.
Fox’s main game of the day is always 11 am. That is unless they have 2 that day. It’s one of the reasons Texas and Oklahoma wanted out of the BIG XII. Oklahoma especially. Oklahoma went 3 straight years without a conference home game that wasn’t 11 am.I could be wrong but it seems awfully early for broadcast schedules to be released.
Neither the Alabama nor the Texas official football schedules indicate this.
I'll wait and see, but I'm not worried either way. Bama will be ready.
Pittsburgh and Tennessee is the only other noteworthy game that day....This is really pretty simple. The 11:00 AM start for Fox keeps their games from directly competing with the marquee games in the SEC/B1G, or even a solid ACC matchup. About 90% of the time that would make perfect sense but seems they would make an exception since they have that day's national marquee matchup. I hope this isn't just them being petty.
With all due respect, you're not getting what's being said here.We are not talking Phoenix here, It can’t be 105-110 degrees that day, unless there is a historic heat wave. The record high in 100 years is 100 For Austin for that day. record high for that day in Tuscaloosa is 99. the average for that day in Austin is 92.2, the average for that day in Birmingham is 87.4 . I couldn’t find historical data on Tuscaloosa but I will add that Tuscaloosa weather runs about 2 degrees hotter than Birmingham on average so I would say it’s about 89. Don’t believe me? Check the weather channels long range forecast and every day in T-town is hotter. The big difference is dew point where every day I checked the dew point was about 25-30 degrees higher in Birmingham than Austin. Much higher humidity. BTW, the temp was close to average in Austin most years over the last 10, but 2 recent years it didn’t even make it to the eighties. Only one year over the past eleven , it was in the upper nineties. Most years it was around 92.
What does it mean? Its probably going to be hot. But coming out of August in Alabama , the team should be acclimated. I would dare say with superior recruiting, Alabama depth should be better than Texas , which may be an advantage.
Big Noon Kickoff on Fox. I could see that happening. Don’t like it, but could see it.
Weather data history
my issue with the players is mainly Bama doesn’t start well at 11. That may be due to competition normally played at that time, but my hope is we get off to a good start.With all due respect, you're not getting what's being said here.
You're addressing the PLAYERS. The players, being young, conditioned, and healthy are going to do just fine, plus we have all that we know and a highly paid staff (as does Texas) to not suffer a horrible tragedy like Gregg Pratt or Korey Stringer. We've learned a lot.
We are referring to those going to the game and attending in person. Quoting us sterile high temperatures doesn't address heat index, it doesn't address how hot it gets in the stands when you have 100,000 other bodies giving off heat around you, and doesn't figure for reflected heat.
In terms of the TELECAST at 11am, who really cares? Well - having lived on the Left Coast about 20 years ago, there's good and bad that come with the 9am kickoff. The good is that you don't have to hum around waiting for the games to begin; the bad is that if you tie one on on Friday night, you may not wake up until the fourth quarter of an 11 am game in the Central Time zone.
The air temperature was 94 with an index of 105 back in 2019 when 130 fans at BDS were treated for heat-related illnesses. And you know that not everyone who may have needed irrigated went and saw a medical worker. 81 is correct in that the HUMIDITY in Alabama/Mississippi is FAR WORSE. But the heat indexes beating directly on the fans isn't going to be very fun, and I dare say you'll have far more people liquidated with booze even at 11 am with a Redneck Bowl than you did for us playing the likes of WKU and NM State early in the morning.
That's all I'm saying.
Players? They'll be fine. The humidity in 2023 at BDS is going to be far more of a factor for Texas than the heat index will for the Alabama players in September. That part is correct.
You apparently haven't spent much time in Texas.We are not talking Phoenix here, It can’t be 105-110 degrees that day, unless there is a historic heat wave. The record high in 100 years is 100 For Austin for that day.