October 10, 2011
CFB: New Meaning to 'Rivalry'
To be sure, many storied college football rivalries are identified by their bellicose or martial language. The Iron Bowl. Bedlam. The Backyard Brawl. The Civil War. The Holy War. The Red River Shootout. The Border War. Even the more plainfully nondescript Army-Navy game allude to a contest that is more than just a game, but more of a fight to the death. But even with a real arsenal at their disposal, at least West Point and Annapolis have never pointed military ordinance at each other. But that is exactly what the Toledo Rockets have done in pointing a missile from their home field at the Glass Bowl toward the 50-yard line of arch rival Bowling Green, about 25 miles away. The two meet this Saturday for their annual grudge match - let's hope it stays a cold war. Either that, or the Falcons can scare up a couple F-16s for defense!