Troy and South Alabama introduce rivalry belt

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Here’s something that needs addressing in both the upcoming Republican and Democratic debates: the growing epidemic of rivalry trophies in college football.

Despite playing almost annually since 1929, Baylor and Texas Tech just now created a trophy.

Bob Diaco created a trophy game out of thin air, and it’s hard to be too mad at him because Jim Delany has done the same thing for years.

If every game is sacred, then no game is sacred. Doesn’t anyone understand this?

While both sides of the aisle enthusiastically agree the rivalry industry desperately needs governmental oversight, we can equally agree the new rivalry belt created for the Troy-South Alabama series is great.

They’re both Sun Belt programs in southern Alabama, so the rivalry checks out on both fronts there. And they’ve met only three times previously, not until 2012, so we don’t have a Texas Tech-Baylor situation on our hands, either.

Add in the unique trophy item, and this is a trophy that receives a seal of approval from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump alike.