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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    From a personal perspective, this sounds great. Better weather, crawfish, warm playoffs and natty. Sign me up.

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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Does CBS still have a Sports Department ?

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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by RootinFerDukes View Post
    I'm not a weather expert, i'll admit that, but isn't the spring the least predictable of all four seasons? Why would you put an outdoor sport into that?
    Ding, ding, ding. We're in Tornado Alley, one of the most volatile weather regions on Earth during the spring months. It has wreaked havoc on baseball scheduling in the past. Given how likely lightning is in this area (let alone tornader warnings, we had one earlier this week), we couldn't guarantee playing all of our home games as scheduled on a spring calendar. In fact, I'd put money on at least one of them being postponed.

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    The thing that threw me off was his reasoning behind the idea, which was he didn't know anything about the guys drafted from smaller schools and that this would give those guys a chance to be seen.
    What a lazyass
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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Stupid.

    He apparently doesn't realize how many of the FCS schools, those on the East Coast, have lacrosse which is a dominant Spring sport.

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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Sitting Bull View Post
    Stupid.

    He apparently doesn't realize how many of the FCS schools, those on the East Coast, have lacrosse which is a dominant Spring sport.
    Do 10,000 people show up to watch that "sport"?
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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Sitting Bull View Post
    Stupid.

    He apparently doesn't realize how many of the FCS schools, those on the East Coast, have lacrosse which is a dominant Spring sport.
    He completely forgot about college basketball, track, and baseball too! Imagine trying to play football while the country is focused on March Madness.

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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by citdog View Post
    Do 10,000 people show up to watch that "sport"?
    In many places in the mid atlantic, yes. Maryland, Towson, UMBC, Hopkins, Loyola, Navy, etc all outpace the local FCS attendence with their lacrosse programs.

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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by PAllen View Post
    In many places in the mid atlantic, yes. Maryland, Towson, UMBC, Hopkins, Loyola, Navy, etc all outpace the local FCS attendence with their lacrosse programs.
    Beat me to it. Lacrosse is HUGE in this area.

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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    Quote Originally Posted by PAllen View Post
    In many places in the mid atlantic, yes. Maryland, Towson, UMBC, Hopkins, Loyola, Navy, etc all outpace the local FCS attendence with their lacrosse programs.
    That's because most of you should be D-III.
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    Re: CBS Sports host suggests that FCS should move its season to the spring

    This idea is on par with the idea that college baseball should be played in the summer because the current schedule discriminates against northern schools.

    A spring FCS schedule might be beneficial to CBS sports since it would provide cheap programming for them to show after regular season basketball ends, but would be a bad idea for FCS schools for many reasons.
    1) No more money games
    2) Spring play would reinforce the "minor league" stereotype.
    3) It destroys football tradition. Many FCS teams have been playing football in the fall for well over a century - what would homecoming be without a football game.
    4) Spring break takes students, as well as fans with families, away form campus for two weeks.
    5) Northern teams without indoor facilities will do their preseason training in snow and ice. Or share the gym with the basketball team.
    6) Many fans will be ready for a break from football after bowl season, the college football playoff, the NFL playoffs, and Super Bowl. FCS attendance will likely fall as a result.

    I don't think weather is an issue. In some places spring weather is more unpredictable, on the other hand, in the southeast severe nighttime thunderstorms are common in August and September and many schools have chosen to only play day games in 100F weather to avoid them.

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