A fine series this would be, pairing power programs and huge fan bases from the nation's two most bragging-rights-prone conferences (whether they have the same things to brag about is beside the point). The two haven't played since 1972 despite being in the same time zone and calorically similar. Yes, let your mind boggle at the tailgating combination here.
The neutral-siter is a satisfactory gimmick and crowd-pleaser for a one-time matchup, but a series of college games at NFL stadiums? Should there then be a neutral-neutral-site game in St. Louis, which is about halfway between Green Bay and Houston?
I'm with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva here (via Jim Kleinpeter): "The biggest thing to consider is the value of playing a game that far away versus the value of playing a game in Tiger Stadium." But I'm biased against playing college games in NFL stadiums, so don't listen to me.
Either way, let us focus on the tailgating thing.
BREAKING: LSU to play home-and-home series against La Tech at Indy Bowl and Cajun Field because that makes about as much sense— Pod Katt (@valleyshook) May 1, 2013