It’s a sad day, SEC fans, as the conference announces a new affiliation with the Gator Bowl. That’s not the sad part, of course. It’s that the move precludes the conference from maintaining a relationship with the Independence Bowl, which moves on to match up schools from the ACC and the Mountain West.
And that eliminates the word “Shreveport” from the lexicon of SEC mockery. Nothing says “gee, your program sure is mediocre this season” quite as efficiently as referencing that Louisiana metropolis.
You will be forever in our hearts, Shreveport. Take care.