Fresh off the news that Miami joined the ACC, turning down a $45 million bribe incentive package from the Big East to stay, we now learn that Alabama and Penn State have agreed to postpone their 2004 and 2005 home-and-home series until the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Why? Money, of course. Strange as it may seem, Alabama will make more money from two home games against replacement Utah State than by playing one home and one away game versus Penn St. Go figure.

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  1. You might want to add a M to that $45. Of course they responded to the offer like it was $45, not $45M…

  2. James Joyner says:

    Heh. And yep. Really, it’s amazing that the Big East would offer that much or that Miami would turn it down. They must really see some big things ahead for the ACC.

  3. jen says:

    Big rivalries in the ACC now:

    1. UVa vs Va Tech
    2. Fla State vs Miami
    3. Fla State vs Va Tech
    4. VA Tech vs Miami

    Just to name a few of the biggies I see. Of course, outside of Virginia, people don’t care about #1.

    I don’t know how these will affect the BCS, but they’re big money games.

  4. John Lemon says:

    Plus, Alabama gets to have two home halftime shows with Destiny Stahl!

  5. Jeff Quinton says:

    Alabama is trying to cut down on travel costs… they still haven’t paid off Price’s room service bill…