Because they are idiots and don't know anything about TV ratings. The NFL routinely whips everything's arse in ratings. People can mock Dallas and Romo all they want, but Dallas will slaughter LSU, Alabama, Notre Dame, everyone in CFB in the ratings
This year its Pitt-Balt
True dat. LSU vs. Collie dogs will probably get the highest ratings on Thanksgiving Day
have you wathced the past 5 years of the NFL on Thanksgiving? Boooooring!!!! The last full NFL game I watched on Thanksgiving was Cowgirls/Saints. The rest just suck
The SEC moved the Iron Bowl to a week later. Lsu isn't the only school that has to budge.
quote:Traditionally the week before thanksgiving. Then the SEC made them move it to a week later so they wouldn't have a week rest if they went to the SECCG and played the likes of UGA or UF, both of whom have tough OOC games the Saturday before Atlanta.
So the Iron Bowl is the same weekend as the SEC championship now?
quote:It was played the week before Thanksgiving through 2004, and then the SEC ordered them to play the week after Thanksgiving, and the game was rescheduled accordingly from 2005 to the present. Yes, that means that the SEC ordered Bama to do something that Bama did not want to do!
The Iron Bowl was moved to Friday for a couple of years, but moved back to Saturday in 2010 or 11. It has not been on Thanksgiving Night as far as I know ever, but certainly not in the last 5 years or so since the NFL starting playing a 3rd Thanksgiving game, so it moving from Friday back to Saturday had nothing to do with the NFL,
quote:There is nothing I've done that can be remotely interpreted as flaming (except saying "Marconi" in my previous post--that's an inside joke).
quit flaming and being a dick,
Nobody is saying an LSU game would outdraw the NFL game. The question is would it outdraw what LSU would normally get on Friday afternoon and whether LSU would outdraw what the normal Thanksgiving matchup is
would rather play thanksgiving night than 1pm that friday.
quote:Why do people make stuff up like this? Saban doesn't work for CBS. CBS chose LSU/Arkansas every year and then decided to pick Alabama/Auburn and then went back to LSU/Arky in 2011 when LSU was preseason #1.
The Iron Bowl was moved to Friday afternoon in 2009 and 2010 but Saban didn't like it so they moved it back to Saturday.