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Last edited by Franco; 11-13-2013 at 06:32 AM.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge
I remember in 1978 Alabama played Nebraska (opener), Missouri in Columbia, USC (I watched this one in a house full of Auburn fans and got enough of a dose of that to last a lifetime), Washington in Seattle, and Tennessee in Knoxville, and we ended up beating JoePa and Penn State 14-7 in the Sugar Bowl in the Goal Line Stand game. We split the NC that year with USC. For an example of how things change, I believe the homecoming opponent that year was Virginia Tech. For another, I remember buying a ticket to the Coliseum here to watch the Washington game on closed circuit TV. That's right: Alabama-Washington was not widely available on TV that day.
Who would be crazy enough to play a schedule like that today? And even if someone would step up to the plate, would the TV contracts allow it?
To your other point, in the current BCS run, 4 different SEC teams have won it all. This is not like the old (new?) Big 10 when it was Michigan and OSU and nobody else. Query whether you think the BCS game result would have been much different last year if Georgia had played ND.
Last edited by RookieTrainer; 11-13-2013 at 07:25 AM.
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It's meant to be. What sucks is if we don't make it to the NC we'll get the non AQ team (Fresno St, UCF, N Illinois) in the Fiesta Bowl.