And the winner is…..GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Um….yeah. Denver haters rejoice? Collegelax is reporting on Twitter that the site has been chosen. This marks … well, a shift. A decidedly eastern shift. Eastern Standard Time shift. For a league that has never had a champion in either division from east of Michigan…
And what about Greenville itself? What MCLA presence does it have? Furman Univer— oh wait, no… Furman just canceled their season. No MCLA presence in the city. Oddness.
Well, since I posted an article covering some criteria for a new tournament, certainly this city has a major airport. Certainly, it must, in order to accommodate the teams coming from all corners of the country. Oh, what’s that? It doesn’t? This is becoming more of a head scratcher. It’s only three hours from Atlanta by freeway, which will be very convenient for the teams based in Atlanta.[stu alias="fivestar1"][/stu]
At the tournament in Denver last month, MCLA brass was discussing the lack of bids they had received. The only two realistic options they had on the table were Denver and, you guessed it: Greenville. It was laughed off at the time. But now it’s a reality. I guess all the hating on Denver struck a nerve. So now we’ll never have tornadoes again will we? Because a place like Greenville will NEVER have serious weather…right? Maybe not…just read this weather report from the Greenville area in March.
Ever since the @collegelax tweet about an hour ago, there has been radio silence. As soon as we get official statements we will bring them to you.
What do you think of the tournament being in South Carolina? Tell us in the comments.
Plan on bringing your rain jackets…with the metal plating in the sleeves: