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Topic: Cross-Division Rival, Since 1992

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bamajoe

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Re: Cross-Division Rival, Since 1992
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2020, 08:32:58 PM »
If I understand the Gator Guy correctly, he is proposing doing away with the cross over games and adopting a system whereby everybody gets to play each other the same number of times. I think before doing this one needs to understand why we have cross over games to start with and also in state rivalries which would be affected by such a new arrangement. The reason we have the cross over games is because some of them are extremely popular among fans and the public and are very lucrative. You would have years when Bama would play Kentucky but not Tennessee and Georgia might play Arkansas but not Auburn. An executive would have to be crazy to make such a change.

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Re: Cross-Division Rival, Since 1992
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2020, 09:59:40 PM »
If I understand the Gator Guy correctly, he is proposing doing away with the cross over games and adopting a system whereby everybody gets to play each other the same number of times. I think before doing this one needs to understand why we have cross over games to start with and also in state rivalries which would be affected by such a new arrangement. The reason we have the cross over games is because some of them are extremely popular among fans and the public and are very lucrative.
2 of these games were popular, 2 out of 6.  The few dictating things over the many. 
Georgia-Auburn every year means other teams' opportunities to face those teams are lessened.  Doesn't Florida want to play Auburn more than twice every decade plus?  Yes.  Doesn't LSU want to see UGA?  Of course. 

I'm not sure seeing Alabama curb stomp Tennessee yet again is exactly must-see. 
“The Swamp is where Gators live.  We feel comfortable there, but we hope our opponents feel tentative. A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous." - Steve Spurrier

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Re: Cross-Division Rival, Since 1992
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2020, 09:40:57 AM »
2 of these games were popular, 2 out of 6.  The few dictating things over the many. 
Georgia-Auburn every year means other teams' opportunities to face those teams are lessened.  Doesn't Florida want to play Auburn more than twice every decade plus?  Yes.  Doesn't LSU want to see UGA?  Of course. 

I'm not sure seeing Alabama curb stomp Tennessee yet again is exactly must-see. 

Things are cyclical. 

And Bama would be curb stomping whichever team from the East they were paired with, so does it really matter?


 

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