The MAC decides to boldly go where no other conference has gone.
You either love MACtion or you hate America. Pick a side, comrade.
While you’re deciding, take a look at the vast array of dates this November when Mid-American Conference football games will be showcased: 11/1, 11/2, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/21 and 11/24.
That seems like a lot of game days, especially since there are only four Saturdays in college football’s most critical month. November contains 30 total days. Ten of them will feature MACtion.
Guess which day of the week won’t have any?
NOVEMBER IN THE MAC, 2017
Imagine being a season ticket holder and seeing this. Now blink, makes some weird noises and imagine how quickly you just decided to stop being a season ticket holder.
There’s only one reason to do that, and, podnah, you know what that is.
It’s not hard to see that
ESPNthe MACquietly made a financial decision to transform its flagship sport from a live in-person rite of college life into made-for-TV programming for the masses for the sake of margins. The casual smattering of fans in their stands is set to shrink even more, and the atmosphere that makes November college football so great will be replaced with a figurative green screen, along with literal green.
On the bright side, I bet you can pick up a Tuesday night ticket to watch the Zips play for pennies on the dollar. Maybe a penny on the dollar, now that I think about it.