Home and home series are a thing of the past with big programs man. Yeah, you'll make your usual take with the home game, but you'll be losing money having to travel somewhere else. With the neutral sites you get just as much if not more than you would even a home game because of the huge TV money involved.
Yeah, I'd love to take a road trip up to Wisconsin, but what does LSU get from that? If you do a neutral game/series, both schools still make serious bank to alleviate losing the home game.
I realize this is a slippery slope argument, and I'm using it as an absurd example, but at what point does the schedule only have SEC games at home and all OOC games played at neutral sites? Clearly it's more cost effective to play a game at a neutral site than to pay Kent St to come to us. When will we see a home schedule with only 5 or 6 games consisting of only SEC teams with the rest being either on the road in the SEC or neutrals?
I'll be honest...this is no doubt, at least in part, a selfish POV I guess. As an LSU fan, I want to see The Tigers play in Tiger Stadium as much as possible. It is, after all, "The cathedral of college football." Plus I tend to think these neutral site games take away some of the mystique of doing that at the end of the season during bowl season.