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Madison
01-07-2006, 07:34 AM
In 2007, let's make Kickoff in the evening.

Thanks,
The West Coast

Bill Gold
01-07-2006, 07:42 AM
In 2007, let's make Kickoff in the evening.

Thanks,
The West Coast
Seconded. Or at least push the time back a bit farther than 7am Pacific Time.

kthxbye! :p

raf4far
01-07-2006, 07:44 AM
Third that. Then the west coast doesnt have to get up at around 5.

EddieMcD
01-07-2006, 08:41 AM
Could be worse. You could be on a Hawaii team. :p

killerofkiller
01-07-2006, 09:16 AM
or alaska, its 6Am... but who cares im in Florida.. :-p :-p

DCA Fan
01-07-2006, 09:47 AM
Hear hear. These morning wake ups are starting to drain me.

wilshire
01-07-2006, 02:17 PM
ahhh come on. isn't the excitement of a new build season and new challenging game enought to get you guys up on the west coast. :D Today seemed like christmas to me. I just couldn't wait till 10am.

Eugenia Gabrielov
01-07-2006, 03:38 PM
Please forgive Wilshire's enthusiasm.

The rest of the midwest (myself included) likes to sleep too.

If it was about 12 hr time diference between Israel and Alaska, then hypothetically we could just shift that 12 hours to a different time slot?

Cory
01-07-2006, 06:14 PM
I'd actually prefer to be in Hawaii for kickoff.

Not only is Hawaii incredibly awesome, but I'd be wide awake at 3-4 AM :p

EddieMcD
01-08-2006, 12:57 AM
My followup to M.: Yeah, but I bet the early wakeup was worth it once Woodie got talking. :p

Elgin Clock
01-08-2006, 01:04 AM
Quoted from section 11 of the 2006 manual on the FIRST Site*.
West Coast Kickoff 2007 (Section 11)

1) Set up VCR/TIVO to record kickoff.
2) Watch when you want to, maybe at 10am to keep in synch with East coast.
3) Enjoy 2007's Water game.


:rolleyes:





*not really.

Bill Gold
01-08-2006, 01:49 AM
Quoted from section 11 of the 2006 manual on the FIRST Site*.


:rolleyes:





*not really.
Who, exactly, would volunteer to be doing kit distribution from ~8am until ~2pm on kickoff day out here on the west coast? Yeah... doesn't help those of us who lead our teams and need to get our kits of parts, but also like to sleep a little. Thanks for the thought, though.

ali_rockon22
01-08-2006, 04:08 AM
You guys do know that you get 3 extra hours to do whatever, be it kit pick-up or brainstorming or whatever.

Steve W
01-08-2006, 08:36 AM
I really feel for those out West. Doing the Kickoff here was difficult too. It seems that it is really tough to get teenagers out of bed anywhere, anytime. I know that they wouldn't get out of bed early to line up for X-Box 360 or concert tickets for their favorite groups so why for FIRST?







(all written tongue in cheek)

EOC
01-08-2006, 10:59 AM
An evening kickoff means working late into the night finishing inventory and initial brainstorming, but noon eastern time seems reasonable.

Conor Ryan
01-08-2006, 11:09 AM
The West Coast does have an advantage, getting the rules several hours earlier, meaning they get that many more hours to ship the robot...Yes it makes a difference. I wouldn't mind them changing the times around too much, but sleep should definetly be included in the KOP for 07.

Also don't forget our friends in Israel, they got Kickoff at 5pm? was it? Any later and they'll be pushing 10pm.

Wetzel
01-08-2006, 11:45 AM
In 2007, let's make Kickoff in the evening.

Thanks,
The West Coast

It was in the evening this year, you just had to be in Israel. :p
Globalization has some interesting and unique challenges.

Wetzel

sciguy125
01-08-2006, 02:14 PM
What about going neutral and having kickoff at 12am GMT?

KTorak
01-08-2006, 05:07 PM
I would make it later, but *not* becuase I cant get up early, but for the weather. It took my team 3x the time we expected to get to Novi, had we even expected bad weather, we would have planned an earlier departure, but the weather was suposed to be fine. Because it took so long, we missed everything and arrived just before the game was announced. If it was in the early afternoon or evening, atleast the roads will be in better condition if it snows or something. (It's some rule that in Michigan, it always snows/is icey for Robotics....kick off 2005 - snow, GLR - snow, coming home from Atlanta - snow, kick off 2006 - ice).

sdexp
02-04-2006, 09:31 PM
Why make kickoff any later than it should be? We all deserve the same amount of time until ship date, and the first day into the project is most crucial!

Cory
02-05-2006, 02:54 AM
The West Coast does have an advantage, getting the rules several hours earlier, meaning they get that many more hours to ship the robot...Yes it makes a difference.

You're kidding, right?

3 hours over a 42 day period. That's 4.26 "extra" minutes per day. There's no way it makes a difference.

EddieMcD
02-05-2006, 03:35 PM
You're kidding, right?

3 hours over a 42 day period. That's 4.26 "extra" minutes per day. There's no way it makes a difference.

I don't know... you can do a lot of cheese holing in three hours. :p

mizscience
02-07-2006, 09:27 PM
or alaska, its 6Am... but who cares im in Florida.. :-p :-p


ditto. :D

:]

Adam Richards
02-07-2006, 09:31 PM
What about going neutral and having kickoff at 12am GMT?I'm sure that the two UK teams would love finding out all the full game information at 1:30am. :rolleyes: