Many UGA fans complained on social media because ESPN’s SEC Network delayed the start of the live broadcast of G-Day.
It was delayed because SEC Network decided to stick with the finish of the Georgia-Tennessee softball game.
The live start of G-Day was moved to the SEC Network “Alt” channel, which varies by the cable system you use – and some may not have it at all. The best way to watch the start was on the ESPN App.
The SEC Network eventually broke from the softball game at 2:43 p.m., and picked up G-Day with seven minutes in the second quarter.
Below is a small G-rated sample of tweets:
— Timmy Cochran (@timraider57) April 20, 2019
Still inexcusable. The notion that the G-Day game rides backseat to a softball game is downright treasonous.
— Three Year Letterman (@3YearLetterman) April 20, 2019
Whoever at #SECNetwork planned the programming today is an idiot since we can’t watch the G-Day game until softball finishes.
— Ty D. (@TSteaksGA69) April 20, 2019
Bummer that Georgia fans have no way of watching the G-Day game on TV right now. #GoDawgs though!
— UGA Recruiting (@UGARecruiting20) April 20, 2019
@SECNetwork Appreciate your scheduling incompetence and now we’re missing G-Day
— William Bolton (@wtbolton) April 20, 2019
I can’t believe they would show the softball game over g-day!!
— KFjord (@FjordKatie) April 20, 2019
The SEC network is trying their absolute best to show how “woke” they are by showing a softball game instead of the G-Day football game…. unreal. Literally unbelievable
— Tob (@tobDawg9870) April 20, 2019