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On Moving the Iron Bowl

On Moving the Iron Bowl

By: Magnolia Tribune - April 13, 2009

I know this is old news since the announcement was made on Friday, but I didn’t really have time to address it then and frankly took the news with a shrug of the shoulders and a “whatever, whipping Auburn on Friday is just as good as whipping Auburn on Saturday” attitude. But in thinking about it more over the weekend, I’m not nearly as magnanimous over this decision. To be blunt, this sucks. This sucks for the fans that will have to adjust their Thanksgiving travel plans, this sucks for the people who aren’t fortunate enough to be able to take that day off to watch the game, this sucks for the state of Alabama’s economy, and this especially sucks for the players who will now likely be forced to miss out on Thanksgiving with their families. Yet of all those involved, those that are least affected are unsurprisingly the ones with the most to gain. Alabama and Auburn will each grab an extra $500,000 for the deal, while CBS gets the ratings grab that the Iron Bowl represents on a day when most people are out shopping and gets to dump the so called rivalries like LSU/Arkansas and Tennessee/UK off to Saturday when people are more likely to watch. Of course, Mal Moore is sympathetic to our plight:


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