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Please: Somebody Give Alabama a Game!

College football conference championships are the fish bicycles of college sports—utterly unnecessary contraptions that exist for one reason, and that reason is to vacuum up more TV and sponsor money for over-bloated conferences. Even worse, conference championships get played at neutral fields, most of them antiseptic tin bowls that strip college football of its greatest asset: loony home field crowds screaming their faces off. It’s like hiring Ozzy Osbourne, and then making Ozzy play Cat Stevens covers in an airport food court. Aesthetically, the whole idea doesn’t make a lot of sense. Honestly,... ...