That will teach Comets to play on NFL...

That will teach Comets to play on NFL Sunday Afternoon

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UC Fan

Utica, NY

#1 Dec 16, 2013
I have never seen an AHL team schedule a Sunday game in the afternoon, knowing there is youth hockey and NFL going on.

Result: Lowest crowd of the season. Great decision.
HMMMMM

Herkimer, NY

#2 Dec 16, 2013
UC scheduled prior to Comets and got the perfect weekend dates. They have only 14 home games. Comets have 38 home games and have no choice then when to play some of them. Next year may be different. And FYI I go to both teams games. Also found out the actual crowd on Saturday was 1976 but 3765 announced. 200 of the 1976 were from Syracuse so before you spout off about UC who are a good D3 team but most of their players are older than the COmets and will never get to that level - EVERRRRRRRRRRRRR. Take each team for what they are and stop bashing the higher level.
UC Fan

Utica, NY

#3 Dec 17, 2013
Bud, you need to think before you type.

1- I said this years schedule. So why are you digging up almost 40 years ago.
Comet Tail

Utica, NY

#4 Dec 17, 2013
UC is a joke. Look at their attendance when college is out. They aren't even from the area.

Cheer on our hometown team!!!
Hockey Nut

Herkimer, NY

#5 Dec 17, 2013
UC Fan wrote:
I have never seen an AHL team schedule a Sunday game in the afternoon, knowing there is youth hockey and NFL going on.
Result: Lowest crowd of the season. Great decision.
Apparently you didn't look at the AHL schedule before claiming that you have never seen an AHL team schedule a Sunday afternoon game. You might want to try doing that before making such claims. The majority of the games are on Friday and Saturday nights but there are games every single Sunday afternoon. This was the first one for the Comets and I'm sure they would rather not have needed to schedule Sundays but they have to fit 38 homes games in some how.

Maybe next year you will see UC having to play a few games on Sunday afternoon and you can decide if you would rather sit in front of a TV watching the NFL or go to the Aud and support your UC Pioneers.
Hockey Nut

Herkimer, NY

#6 Dec 17, 2013
UC Fan wrote:
Bud, you need to think before you type.
1- I said this years schedule. So why are you digging up almost 40 years ago.
Maybe you should read his post again. Where does he say anything about 40 years ago. He said that there was 1976 actual fans in attendance for the UC game on Saturday. Not the year 1976. I didn't go to the game but saw it on TV and the place did look about half full and was surprised to see that the announced attendance was over 3,700.
Comet Tail

Utica, NY

#8 Dec 17, 2013
If you look at AHL Schedule... Sunday afternoon games don't even exist until NFL season is over. Only Utica has a Sunday afternoon game.
Hockey Nut

Herkimer, NY

#9 Dec 17, 2013
Comet Tail wrote:
If you look at AHL Schedule... Sunday afternoon games don't even exist until NFL season is over. Only Utica has a Sunday afternoon game.
Let's see just last Sunday alone......
San Antonio had a home game that started at 3:00 pm local time
Manchester had a game that started at 3:05 pm
Iowa had a game that started at 4:05 pm
Charlotte had a game that started at 5:00 pm and the NFL Panthers had a home game starting at 4:00 pm

That was just this past Sunday.....there are AHL games every Sunday afternoon.

Yes, Sunday afternoon games are not the best times to schedule AHL games but they still need to fill a 38 home game schedule and they are not unique to Utica.
Reading Comprehension

Stillwater, NY

#11 Dec 17, 2013
Hockey Nut wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's see just last Sunday alone......
San Antonio had a home game that started at 3:00 pm local time
Manchester had a game that started at 3:05 pm
Iowa had a game that started at 4:05 pm
Charlotte had a game that started at 5:00 pm and the NFL Panthers had a home game starting at 4:00 pm
That was just this past Sunday.....there are AHL games every Sunday afternoon.
Yes, Sunday afternoon games are not the best times to schedule AHL games but they still need to fill a 38 home game schedule and they are not unique to Utica.
Don't let facts get in the way of a utican trying to lay blame on someone else!
Comets fan

Massena, NY

#12 Dec 17, 2013
I cant believe how dum uticans are fighting tooth and nail for utica college hockey. Im def not against uc but its like utica saying no to the buffalo bills moving here. "We do not want the nfl we already have mvcc and proctor football". What clowns some people on here are. The real reason their mad and cause they cant afford a lousy 15 bucks for a ticket. It was a joke how small the crowds were the last 3 games for the quality of hockey.
Comets fan

Massena, NY

#13 Dec 17, 2013
Plus these poor guys are out in this crap hole community everyday hanging around kids. These guys are at the sangertown mall today after probably being from larger real cities. And they do it with a genuine smile on their faces and we cant even come up with 3500 fans a game. They actually seem like they really appreciate uticans which is even more sad
Dion

Ithaca, NY

#14 Dec 17, 2013
Both teams don't draw butts in seats, period. You cant't get a UC seat but nobody goes and the Comets draw very little from the 1600 season tixs sold and half of them don't go. People, this area and mostly Utica are a dead place. Can't you realize it by now.
Comet Tail

Utica, NY

#15 Dec 18, 2013
UC Doesnt draw. Last game they only had 1,200 through the doors. Why? Because college is out and only the college kids go. So that 1,200 is their basic fan base
ASSJACKED

Utica, NY

#16 Dec 18, 2013
Hockey Nut wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe you should read his post again. Where does he say anything about 40 years ago. He said that there was 1976 actual fans in attendance for the UC game on Saturday. Not the year 1976. I didn't go to the game but saw it on TV and the place did look about half full and was surprised to see that the announced attendance was over 3,700.
Bahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
ASSJACKED

Utica, NY

#17 Dec 18, 2013
Comets fan wrote:
I cant believe how dum uticans are fighting tooth and nail for utica college hockey. Im def not against uc but its like utica saying no to the buffalo bills moving here. "We do not want the nfl we already have mvcc and proctor football". What clowns some people on here are. The real reason their mad and cause they cant afford a lousy 15 bucks for a ticket. It was a joke how small the crowds were the last 3 games for the quality of hockey.
More bahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
ASSJACKED

Utica, NY

#18 Dec 18, 2013
Comets fan wrote:
Plus these poor guys are out in this crap hole community everyday hanging around kids. These guys are at the sangertown mall today after probably being from larger real cities. And they do it with a genuine smile on their faces and we cant even come up with 3500 fans a game. They actually seem like they really appreciate uticans which is even more sad
Bahahaha "they really appreciate uticans which is even more sad" bahahahaha omg! This whole post-Toooo duckin funny man!
Nice

Harpursville, NY

#19 Dec 19, 2013
UC Fan wrote:
I have never seen an AHL team schedule a Sunday game in the afternoon, knowing there is youth hockey and NFL going on.
Result: Lowest crowd of the season. Great decision.
Another one who knows nothing about the AHL, yet posting about it.

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