Let's own the week.
Recent MAC football history has shown a marked increase in the number of games that are shown nationally on weekdays. Of course we all know why this is. Rather than compete with larger conferences for a share of viewership on Saturdays, the MAC has agreed to show a large number of their games on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We're provided with at times national coverage, an opportunity that is unlikely on the weekend. It seems my fondest memories of MAC football occurred on these days. The MAC should continue to push for this. I've advocated in the past that Ball State play all of their games, save for homecoming, through the week. Iowa and Michigan State grinding out a 13-7 game on Saturday? Give me Ball State and Toledo first to 50 on Thursday. Cardinal attendance seems to be better on those Thursday games than Saturday, and let's face facts. D1 college football, on any level, will be televised over World Series of Poker, or the umpteenth replay of SportsNation. Stagger these games midweek and we'll have the opportunity to see more of our conference than any other. We've this opportunity because our alumni and boosters do not hold so fiercely onto a "Saturday tradition." Northern Illinois opened the door. Saturdays are played out. Let's put up 200 points Tuesday through Thursday and redefine football. Alabama-LSU 9 to 6 on Saturday night sounds as dull as my 9a-6p through the week, save for my hour lunch break to check in on MAC football. Here's to "First to Fifty Thursdays."