Post # 61
Sorry OP!! Omg I’m a huge basketball fan–I even started a thread here for the nba finals!
I Would look at it this way. Most people who attend weddings usually leave pretty early anyway. If the game is going and incorporated into your wedding, people will NOT LEAVE because they already started the gamr in your wedding. People will be in a high energy mood, more laughter and cheering. They will stand until game ends, they will probably hang around because now they’re not rushing home to watch a recorded game. It has a possibility of actually making your wedding even more of a success!
I would understand a non sports fan not loving this at all and, again, I’m super sorry. I hope this gets resolved for you.
Post # 62
Oops! Sorry! This said 12:00 AM FNT (whatever FNT is?) http://espn.go.com/nba/schedule
So I thought it would be a 9:00 PM west coast start and seen at midnight, on the east coast.
Maybe FNT is just when it’s repeated?. We get 7:00 PM baseball games, played on the west coast, at 10:00 on the east coast, so I fall asleep after 3 innings.
Post # 63
It’s definitely 9pm ET, 6 PST. There’s no way they would start a game a midnight that half the country would miss.
Post # 64
if you have friends that would leave your wedding to watch a sports game, you don’t have very good friends.
Post # 65
I got married during a big college football playoff game. I have zero interest in college sports, but I knew that there would be a ton of people who would be way more interested in the game than the goings on at my wedding. It’s shitty, but it is what is it. The bar for our reception site had TVs and was located just off the dance floor. I told them to play the game with the volume off. There were about 20 guys huddled around the bar watching the game. They had a fantastic time and I preferred that to them leaving early or being quietly hunched over their phones. Not ideal by any means, but you can’t change peoples’ priorities. I’m guessing with a game as big as that one in the team’s hometown, there’s no getting around people wanting to watch them game.
Post # 66
I’m a clevelander too. Is your wedding in Cleveland? If so, I know this makes you sad but people are going to be leaving to watch the game. I would try to accommodate them by having a TV. At least then they’ll still be there and party if the Cavs win. Maybe do the speeches and first dances early in the night before you turn on the game.
Post # 67
As a former Clevelander (now in exiled to NY), I’m with swirlyclover. You can either embrace the game and integrate it with your wedding (“My wedding was super special and here’s why!!!”) … or get super upset when everyone leaves by the end if the third quarter to watch rhe game on DVR so that no one gives away the outcome in advance.
Cause here’s the thing: you will look beautiful and princessy, and everyone will oooh and ahhh at you. For abou 5 minutes. But then they will start thinking of something else. That’s just how people are. No matter how spectacular you and your party are, you simply wont be able to capitvate people for hours straight during a Cavs final. Best to put the game on in the room (on silent) and accept that plenty of people will want to watch it. Either that, or accept that they will leave early, before the final score.
Post # 69
Warriors will win in game 6 — I’m pulling for it / you, OP
Post # 70
Make it into a game. The guys can earn 5 minutes with the tv on by asking a lady to dance or participating in activities of your choice. Control of the tv gives you power. Have some fun with it 😉
Post # 74
Are you in the US? Or browsing through a proxy or mobile phone? The espn site uses your IP to determine your approximate location and gives you times based on that. If I go there it says 6pm PT because I live on the west coast.
FNT is Fernando de Noronha Time, so basically your IP is telling ESPN that you’re in Brazil for some reason