As I sit and write the Patriot League preview for I-AA.org magazine, something keeps bothering me.
Every time I refer to Lehigh/Lafayette, I have to call it "The Game". Some may like it named that way, but I sure don't. I feel like when most non-beleivers look at references to "The Game", it refers to Harvard/Yale. When pressed further, I then have to talk like a wild-eyed cultist as to how Lehigh and Lafayette have played each other more times, have played more consecutive years, and have more at stake (I-AA playoff berths).
There has to be a better name to call the most-played football rivalry in the world. "The Rivalry", "The Backyard Brawl", something. But after years of thinking about it I can't figure out a better way to describe the best football rivalry in the world.
That's why I'm holding a contest. If you, dear reader, can come up with a better, marketable, name for Lehigh/Lafayette, your choice will make the pages of I-AA.org the magazine. The rules are simple: leave an email to me, or a comment on this posting. If I like it, it will make the magazine. I'll also announce the winner here.
I eagerly await your inspirations.