It’s not a done deal just yet, but if you’d care to have a sympathetic crew of scientists cryogenically freeze you to make good and sure nothing happens to you during the next two football seasons, it’s an understandable impulse: Alabama and West Virginia are in negotiations to open the 2014 season as part of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic. WVU officials confirmed the possibility to the Charleston Daily Mail.
We have spent more time watching these two teams than any other save our actual alma mater, but even if you despise both programs it’s hard to deny the curb appeal of BOOM GRR DEFENSE versus HISS SPAT OFFENSE. This particular game of Red Team Blue Team, still more than two years away, will be hard to top for other neutral-site organizers in terms of pure built-in narrative and mayhem potential. Start building your Walking Dead bunkers now, Atlanta residents, and disguise your couches as chest freezers for the duration of the weekend.