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PostSubject: Rooney not wild about all his prime time appearances   Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:33 pm

Most people want all the prime time games they can get. But the Steelers wouldn’t mind having fewer, according to owner Art Rooney II.

The Steelers are scheduled to make the maximum number of appearances a team can have (five, not counting potential flex-scheduling games), and Rooney said that becomes a burden on parts of his fan base.

“The thing that concerns me about our attendance is more related to our schedule — I would rather not have as many night games,” Rooney told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Last year we had three home night games almost in a row. I just don’t think our fans want to do that anymore.”

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/08/01/steelers-owner-not-wild-about-all-his-prime-time-appearances/
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If I'm watching on TV, as I almost always am, I love prime time games. It's a great atmosphere, the all-day wait adds ro the excitement, and I have all day to do work around the house and run errands. When they play early, I'm usually too emotionally spent to get much of anything accomplished after the game, especially if they lose.

Going to a game is a different story. I prefer 4:30 games. There's plenty of time to get to Pittsburgh and hang out, and I still get home at a reasonable time.

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PostSubject: Re: Rooney not wild about all his prime time appearances   Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:04 am

Having been to one Sunday Night Football game (Steelers - Chiefs at Arrowhead November 2011), I have to say I really liked the night atmosphere. It was really cool. I've been wanting to go to another prime time game but my biggest issue is that the ticket prices seem to be quite a bit more expensive than your noon, and early afternoon games.

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PostSubject: Re: Rooney not wild about all his prime time appearances   Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:27 am

I do enjoy the night games but there are times I'm happy it's a day game.

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