(Note: Not FP'd because this topic has been somewhat beaten to death lately)
There's been something of a rash of opposing teams' fans coming out of the woodwork lately to whine about Alabama requesting a schedule change for 2010. For those idiots (and those of us who have to listen to them) remember the one argument that they won't have any coherent response for (emphasis supplied):
Last November, after a story by The Tuscaloosa News illustrating a four-year trend in which Alabama faced more than three times as many idle-rested opponents as any other SEC school, UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore said he would seek support among his league peers for legislative changes that would rectify such imbalances. About three weeks later, Moore was successful in persuading other league athletic directors for changes when the 12-member group held a regularly-scheduled meeting at the conference's Birmingham office.
At the time, Bloom said the vote was unanimous in approval for Moore's request.
Every single Athletic Director in the conference both a) recognized the inequity that Alabama raised and b) voted to try to alleviate that inequity. Every single one. Auburn. Tennessee. LSU. Mississippi State. Everyone else. All of them.
So if, for example, you come across a corndog crying about "favoritism", the real question they have to answer is this: if the claim is illegitimate or otherwise wrong, why did their Athletic Director -- and every other AD in the conference -- side with Coach Moore?