Going after regional FBS matchups are desirable (and something I’d love Joe to pursue), but the original topic was out-of-market type of games. I think everyone would love to go to see Lehigh play Penn State because it’s a car ride and you get to taste what it’s like to see Penn State. Same with Temple, Boston College… It’s when you go out of the area, though, where you start to really get into environments that are interesting.
That’s why the MAC games don’t totally interest me. They’re lacking in “event”. LSU, Stanford in the Rose Bowl – those are events. Not a good chance of a win, but they’re events.