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@John at MrSEC And your second sentence establishes you as a rather literal minded homer. Not that there is anything wrong with that... You are the primary editor and moderator of this site, are you not? You're the captain of the ship - you get the tag.
OK so let's have an end of year party with your tribe and mine . We'll do it in my backyard every year. My Chamber of Commerce will greatly appreciate the money that gets spent locally and the media coverage that gets lavished on the event. I'm sure your community won't mind being left out.
re: 1. Flip-flopping SEC and Big XII sites will accomplish the leveling of the playing field. Home field advantage would be evenly distributed over time. By "home field advantage", I'm not limiting the argument to the play on the field but am accounting for the additional benefits of hosting such an event as well. To my thinking, alternating sites between the conferences is a no brainer.
re: 2. How often has Alabama played in the state of Louisiana in the past 20 years? For how long has Louisiana hosted the Sugar Bowl? For how long have the SEC faithful been chanting SEC! SEC! regardless of specific team loyalty? The Superdome is the SEC's home court. This is not simply a matter of geography and travel times, it's a matter of culture and Louisiana is about as SEC drenched as it gets. I didn't attend the 2003 Sugar Bowl but know more than a few Sooners who have sworn to never go back to LA if LSU is involved and won't be making the trip to Baton Rouge for the home and away that has been slated for the future. Hurled beer bottles, keyed and painted cars, mob threats and aggressive actions against 60 and 70 year olds etc. are not most fans' idea of a good game experience. By contrast, I did make the trip to Bryant-Denny a few years back for the OU-Bama game and had a great time. Excellent tailgating and outstanding hosting by the Tide nation was a top-drawer experience and acknowledged by all. The rabid and rocking Tide crowd in the stadium was the best part - and they did it with class. Regardless - the Superdome is Alabama's (or Georgia's or Tennessee's et al) homecourt and to consider NOLA (or Atlanta or Arlington or frigggin' Kansas City for that matter), as the sole and perpetual host for a game like this ------ well, none for me thanks..
Over the years, I've probably spent over 200 days and nights in NOLA. I've done Brennan's and Commander's Palace more than a few times but prefer Petunia's for Sunday Brunch. Dixie beer - ugh! almost as rotgut as Pearl. The Quarter is well --- the Quarter. But as you point out there's a lot more to do in N'awlins than just the Quarter and that includes the nightlife. Tell you what - I'll go to where the game is being played, you can watch on a tv in Napoleon's and we'll both have a great time. Laissez Le Bon Temp Roulez!
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@AllTideUp Nefarious and malignant - absolutely. Now that Missou is in the SEC, you might catch up on some Mark Twain and the deliberate (and yes outlandish) stretching of a description in service of "comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable." It was a joke son, a joke.
My main point is that (as I clearly stated), the game should alternate between conference affiliated sites. If in Atlanta and Georgia is the SEC representative , then so be it. That would be an occasional event, not a permanent state of affairs.
Making the Sewerdome a permanent venue for the SEC-Big XII bowl would serve the SEC's nefarious and malignant agenda for world dominance quite well. The last time I checked, New Orleans was in Louisiana and Louisiana was in the SEC. And >really< in the SEC at that. To deny that any game LSU plays in NOLA is a home game would be absurd. To deny that a bowl located here would be a near-home game for any SEC team is almost as absurd. Big XII teams coming into this venue would be a de facto "visitor" - permanently. But that's the way the SEC has always stacked the chips, so it's no surprise that Mr. SEC would think this a brilliant idea. Flip-flop Atlanta and Arlington. Just say No to LA.