The fact these college football non-conference games aren’t annual traditions already should make you sick to your stomach and quite frankly, battery-throwing mad, alright!
With Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate and Navy-Notre Dame getting quite stale, let’s mix it up a bit and give college football fans what they want: Non-conference games that we should be ashamed that aren’t annual traditions yet!
No, there will be no Backyard Brawl or Border War appearing on this list. Although those two great rivalries should return full-time, we know what those look like already. But what we do not know is the potential splendor we are missing out on with these rivalry games that don’t even exist yet! It is about making these teams uncomfortable and traveling to places they are not accustomed to.
For the love of god and god bless Saturday, may these non-conference games become a thing!
5 college football games we should be furious aren’t annual traditions
5. Alabama vs. Hawaii: The “I’m not going to Hawaii, so quit asking!” Bowl
Nick Saban might be 70 years old, but he’s not about to go to Hawaii in the middle of the college football season, so quit asking! Well, what if I told you the Crimson Tide had to play the Rainbow Warriors in the non-conference every year? It may be a pretty cool recruiting tactic that Alabama could use to entice players to come to Tuscaloosa, but Saban is 100 percent not having it, alright.
I don’t know who would be more out of place: Saban in Honolulu or Timmy Chang in Birmingham? Either way, the Tua Tagovailoa Bowl will be a huge hit in both the Aloha and the Yellowhammer States. Not only will folks be putting barbecue on their pizzas, they will be putting pineapple on their pizzas, sometimes incorporating both to blow everyone’s minds simultaneously. Huzzah!
If there is anybody who would be furious about a fall trip to Hawaii, it would have to be Saban. He would so not be McLovin this. Organ donors, sexy hamburgers and Irish R&B singers be damned, Saban will do everything in his power to not go to Hawaii. Unfortunately, Tagovailoa and athletic director Greg Byrne have already set the wheels in motion for a guaranteed non-conference win.
Just imagine all the Crimson Tide football players getting lei’d as soon as they step off the plane.