“Dumbest thing ever!” Deion Sanders launches a verbal attack on broadcasters for late kickoff times in Pac-12

Sanders said he has to watch Steve Harvey all day to pass time until the kickoff.


“Dumbest thing ever!” Deion Sanders launches a verbal attack on broadcasters for late kickoff times in Pac-12

Deion Sanders not happy with late kickoffs for his team's games (Image via YouTube)

So far, the broadcast network has seen an uptick in its viewer rating since the arrival of Deion Sanders in Boulder. But the Colorado Buffaloes‘ head coach is not thrilled by the 10 p.m. ET time set by ESPN. Sanders called it the “dumbest thing ever” and “the stupidest thing ever invented in life.”

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Colorado will host Stanford for an 8 p.m. local kickoff on Friday night. After learning about the late game day, Sanders (Coach Prime) was left scratching his head as to why this was scheduled at that kind of hour. The retired NFL legend vented his frustration in a recent interview.

“Who makes these 8 o’clock games? These are the dumbest things ever,” Sanders told Colorado radio host Mark Johnson. He argued in favor of the people on the East Coast, where the time zone is different. “Do they even care about ratings or anybody watching it?”

Sanders questioned, “What are we supposed to do with the kids all day until 8 o’clock?” Johnson replied that he could watch other teams play football. But Coach Prime countered, “Who’s playing on Friday?”

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In week 3, Colorado hosted the Colorado State Rams at 8 p.m. Besides a packed Folsom Field, the TV rating skyrocketed to watch the Buffaloes victory. According to data shared by ESPN, an average of 9 million people tuned in.

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Deion Sanders is happy that the Colorado Buffaloes are leaving PAC-12

Despite the irritation of playing so late in the day, Deion Sanders was happy about one particular news item. At the end of the season, his team will be leaving the PAC-12 division.

"Dumbest thing ever!" Deion Sanders launches a verbal attack on broadcasters for late kickoff times in Pac-12 Colorado Buffaloes
Sanders was the coach of Jackson State before taking over in Colorado (Image via IMAGO)

“Thank God we’re not gonna be in this conference,” Sanders said. CU is in the process of joining the Big 12 next year. It means they will play conference rivals in the Central and Eastern time zones. This could well result in fewer late kickoffs.

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But before thinking that far ahead, they have to deal with Standford. And not only that, there is also a 10:30 p.m. ET Friday, Nov. 17, game at Washington State. If the Buffs manage to play postseason football, then there will be more late games. That’s because PAC-12 games suit the Pacific time zone, which provides more value for networks like ESPN and FOX.

Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes sit with 4 wins and 2 losses after 6 match days. Stanford, on the other hand, has only one win all season.

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