Hello, college football fans!
Yesterday was for many college football teams their season closer and for many teams their rivalry game.
However, with many conferences switching conferences many rivalries may have ended or will be played earlier in the season rather than at the end of the season.
While many of the unwanted conference switches are too late to change, the rivalries shouldn't have to. In fact, Rivalry Week shouldn't have to either. The SEC and ACC allow their conference teams to play non league games the last week before conference championship games. This past week, USC played Notre Dame.
The Big Ten and Big 12 should allow conference teams to play non conference opponents during Rivalry Week. How are Longhorn fans going to feel if Texas plays Texas Tech or TCU or Baylor next Thanksgiving? When West Virginia joins the Big 12, who in the Big 12 should they play during Rivalry Week? Anyone?
This is a list of games I would like to see played Thanksgiving Weekend in 2012. There will be many non conference games listed, but so what?
Putting these schools together is like arranging dates for a prom.
You have the couples like Michigan and Ohio State you know are going together.
You have couples that have dated and aren't sure they should go to the prom together but should because they belong together.
You have couples that are thinking about breaking up but you don't want them to.
You have couples that broke up but you want them back together.
Finally, you have some single schools that just need a partner and you have to pair them with someone.
So who should be dancing late next November?