Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Alabama/USC should have been a home-and-home series

As documented earlier today per various news outlets, Alabama and USC will clash in Arlington, Texas at the Cowboys Classic to begin the 2016 season.
While Alabama is no stranger to "kickoff" type games, in both Arlington and Atlanta, Georgia, under the cover of the Georgia Dome, I'd love to see a rare moment where the money walks, rather than the logic.

Last month, the Georgia Bulldogs and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish agreed to an on-campus home-and-home series in 2017 and 2019. Upon this news hitting the wire, college football fans all over the nation applauded the move, while commending both schools. Why? Because true college football fans, and college football traditionalists, understand that collegiate games were never meant to be played inside an NFL stadium, a baseball stadium, on the moon, etc.

The almighty dollar has thrown a monkey wrench into tradition. Period.
Alabama/USC is amazing, and I'm certainly looking forward to the game, but I'm not looking forward to the neutral site in Arlington, Texas.

How cool would it have been to see USC come to Tuscaloosa, and then watch the Crimson Tide return the favor and head to Los Angeles to conclude a home-and-home series? Well, you know how cool it would have been. We all know how cool it would have been.

I'm a fan of major non-conference powers going head-to-head, but I'm also a fan of the campus scene.

I'm well aware that "money talks and logic walks," but as mentioned above, I'd love for logic to hang around more often...for the sake of tradition.


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