Okay, so the SEC just crapped all over a bunch of basketball rivalries and toyed with doing the same thing on the football side. That doesn’t mean it’s a conference that doesn’t appreciate creating rich, deeply historic events that bond its collective fan bases. Why, look what it’s got in mind for its newest classic.
The Champions Bowl remains a somewhat confusing concept. In years that it doesn’t host a semifinal, the Big 12 and SEC want it to take place outside of the BCS so those two leagues can keep all the revenue. Also, the bowl doesn’t have a fixed site. It could wind up being hosted by the Sugar Bowl, the Cotton Bowl or some other entity.
They don’t even bother with the pretense of caring anymore. Except for what’s in your wallet, of course.