CBS Forced To Show Egg Bowl After Broadcasting Too Many Alabama Games

In this Alabama football news update, the Alabama Crimson Tide are so popular with CBS executives that they're monumental Iron Bowl clash with the Auburn Tigers this year won't be broadcast by the network.

Yes, you read that correctly.

After CBS chose to broadcast this Saturday's game between #3 Alabama and the #1 Mississippi State Bulldogs, the network exhausted its limit of five broadcasts of the Crimson Tide.

Per The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger:

There are certain appearance limitations within the agreements the SEC has with its partners. CBS has exhausted the number of appearances for Alabama this season. The Tide’s games against Florida, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and LSU were also on CBS, which has the first pick each week among SEC games.

Therefore, the Iron Bowl will be an ESPN broadcast while CBS will show the Egg Bowl (Ole Miss/Miss. State) that day. This marks the first time that the Egg Bowl will be on network television since 1964.

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