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ESPN is reporting it, via sources.
Makes sense. What do you all think?
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sounds good. Will they rotate it? or will this be permanent home?
I figured it would either be the Sugar or Cotton, so no surprise here. Sounds good to me.
Cotton would make more sense to me since both the SEC and Big 12 have teams in that state. Louisiana is SEC country.
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Huge for New Orleans and the Sugar Bowl. Instead of being saddled with the Big East Champ or best "other" team, the game will get a marquee name most every year.
As it stands this year, the game would be Georgia vs Oklahoma. That trumps practically anything the Rose Bowl could do.
The game would have been the same regardless of location, but you have think the SEC is pleased having it in home territory.
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Not a fan of this. More sense to play it at Jerry's World. Better facilities and in the heart of Texas.
I think it's largely irrelevant where they say this game will be hosted, because it will almost never be played. You would have to either have neither champion in the 4 team playoff, or both of them in and seeded 1 and 4 or 2 and 3. If, for example Alabama and Oklahoma are ranked 1 and 2 or 1 and 3 or 2 and 4, they won't play in the Champions Bowl.
EDIT...in such a scenario, the game will actually be played with substitute teams. But it will be rare that the two champions actually play each other.
This post was edited by airharper on 11/6/2012 at 11:19 PM
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