Fair enough. Lost in translation moment.My remarks were an oversimplification of the matter. The only part of your diatribe that addressed what I was actually arguing was when you stated that "Better to be overprepared and underwhelmed than the other way around." Again, I can buy that to a degree, but making moves days out is not being overprepared, it is being paranoid. Making the call at 10am the day of is being more than prepaid enough. We are not talking about a hurricane where you need to evacuate. We not even talking about trips that include charter buses for 99% of the teams involved let alone flights and accommodations at hotels. We are talking about 2 hour school bus trips.
Thing is, the moves being made are mostly pushing the start times back an hour. No one is calling for hurricane level adjustments. Games used to start at 7:30 all the time. Everyone has lights. The hassle involved for everyone is minimal. They make the call a few days in advance for the word to spread to local papers and the less informed fans. That's more practical to get accomplished than the day of the game. I'm no player, but if Shelby were faced with the situation that a lot of schools in Southwest Ohio are facing, I (the fan) wouldn't care. I'd prefer not taking a mini timeout a few times a quarter to watch a kid cramp up.