I read where Belk Bowl wants Carolina – travel and fans.
But the SEC is running interference and insisting on Arkansas. I like how the SEC now intervenes to ensure the bowls are distributed equitably. We won two SEC West titles and got sent to minor bowls as a reward – had the SEC been more active then, we would have gotten better bowl games those years. A 7-5 Arkansas team should play in a better bowl than Birmingham or Shreveport instead of a 6-6 Carolina team that was humiliated in its last game by Clemson.
If somehow Belk got to take Carolina, that’s where the Birmingham talk comes into play. Arkansas would be a much better fit for Shreveport, and our fans would roll out – I have a feeling very few folks will go to Birmingham. Anybody old enough to remember that empty stadium in Birmingham for the Hall of Fame (Shame) Bowl when a Holtz-led team blew out Tulane – but to an empty stadium?
I have one friend who is of some connections telling me it’s going to be Shreveport and not Charlotte.
I have not called in my sources at UA – kind of like to save those for when I really need them – and I’m a little ambivalent about the bowl game this year.
Shreveport sucks…sorry but it’s a pit. I would have 0 desire to go there. Might have to do with the last time I went. Maybe 1997…2 of our party of 4 were held up at gunpoint and another guy was assaulted and now missing an ear. I was the only one to come out of it unscathed… No thanks!
It was as we were leaving the game. We all met at the game and ended up taking 3 separate cars…I didn’t even know what happened until the next morning. This was before everyone had a cell…The guy who is now missing an ear basically got jumped by a couple of guys (who were Hog fans) who tried to rob him. All they got was the ear…The other two had their wallets stolen at gunpoint. I hope it’s Charlotte!!
I spent the first 32 years of my life in Pine Bluff. In that period of time I had a gun to my head twice (robbery), a knife pulled on me and several close calls with crazy people. Thankfully I left there in 83. I’ve also spent a lot of time in Shreveport. Fortunately I’ve not had any of the above to me there but it’s not a good place. Not a good place at all.