It's hard to beat the pageantry and passion of college football's storied rivalry games. Perhaps that's why college football has recently witnessed such a proliferation of hackneyed, half-assed, manufactured rivalry games. Part of it is the need to sanctify the weekly marriages of necessity wrought by conference expansion and realignment (like the bloody affair between. . . UCF and UConn?). How else do you explain a "rivalry" between South Carolina and Texas A&M?
Heck, even actual traditional rivalries aren't immune from rivalry syndrome. How else do you explain Georgia and Florida playing for something called the Okefenokee Oar? And let's say nothing of
But why should fat cat athletic directors have all the fun? Now with Every Day Should Be Saturday's Instant Rivalry Generator you to can ignore decades of tradition in favor of a gridiron collision with some school you're only playing for the paycheck or because some consultant said their local TV market was desirable. I for one can't wait to tune in to these thrilling affairs this fall:
I've been to Lawrence and Lubbock and therefore have no problem imagining this as a real rivalry game. pic.twitter.com/iSLTggXw4g— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) June 9, 2015
This one clearly being played in Athens. Otherwise would be the "crap, the boiler's on the fritz again!" Bowl. pic.twitter.com/63oI8mL592— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) June 9, 2015
The possibilities are endless! And besides, if you don't actually want to play these matchups you can just do like the real ADs and cancel the game before anyone has to actually lose it. Feel free to post your results in the comments, and . . .