Originally Posted by proto something or other
I will rain on everyone's parade by saying that I would rather start at the announced time of 9:00. It's a bit of a drive for the vast majority of teams, and starting at 8:00 would likely result in less people being there to play.
Thanks for the perfect segue Eric...
Playing at Milo (close to Portland) on Sunday didn't stop most of your team from not showing up. So your rational isn't too convincing.