I hate Thursday night games.
There. I said it, and I'm glad we don't have a Thursday night game this fall.
It's not that I hate football, but when every single student, season ticket holder and tailgating enthusiast descends upon campus, the day becomes nothing short of a drag.
The buses become delayed and crowded, out-of-towners pull up past the white line at the red light on Roanoke Street so the Harding Ave. bus can't make a right turn, and students show up late to the skip-or-fail class with their sobriety in question. Please, just exit.
I am sure there are others like me. I bet right now, scores of students are secretly sending complaints to VT Confessions about how they can't park, how they need to prep for lab but not watching the game means ostracization, or saying that they are cadets with no time already and now they have to sit through an entire game in the middle of the week. Not to mention all of the non-traditional students and staffers who need to worry about childcare.
It's just a hassle. A semi-fun, 63-percent-enjoyable hassle. It's like getting stationary for Christmas. Yeah, you needed new "thank you" notes, and these aren't bad-looking, but it's just ... eh.
Don’t get me wrong; I like watching the game and nothing beats the atmosphere of Lane Stadium on a Thursday. I just very strongly prefer games on Saturdays.
Thursday is still during the week and I have other obligations. The games are just tiring. Why not a Friday night game? Or a Saturday night? Even a Sunday night would be better because nothing happens on Sundays. Anything but Thursday.
I know, I know, real Hokies live for night games. Whatever. Bring on the anonymous comments.