Our View: Black Friday with the Flashes

DKS Editors

To anyone who will be anywhere near Kent Friday:

In case you haven’t heard, the Kent State football team has won the division title for the first time ever. It’s kind of a big deal.

Fittingly, we have a chance to celebrate with the team, which has one more home game Friday against the Ohio Bobcats. Unfortunately, most everyone on campus will have gone home for Thanksgiving break.

Attendance tends to be terrible for these Black Friday games. The last time our 20,000-seat Dix Stadium hosted one was in 2010, just 8,340 showed up.

These Flashes deserve much, much, much, much better than that.

So if you will be in town (or within a reasonable drive), please take a few hours away from your Black Friday shopping and get to Dix Stadium in time for the 11 a.m. kickoff. The current forecast is a pleasant 48 degrees, and you’ll warm up even more as you stand up and cheer every time Dri Archer goes off on another of his famous and spectacular runs.

Remember, students get in for free; just bring your Flashcard. Plus, if you have family or friends visiting, bring them along so you can show off how impressive your school’s football team is this season. Tickets for them cost as few as $5.

If this team hasn’t earned your support yet, we really don’t understand how. After a nine-game winning streak and repeated Player of the Week awards for some of the best college football players in the country, it’s unquestionably a historic year for the program — and it’s been absolutely thrilling to watch, too. So let’s go see the game Friday.

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.