So first there was the aircraft carrier game in San Diego last season, then the airplane hanger game at Ramstein Air Base in Germany last month. And now, there’s talk of Michigan State playing in Cowboys Stadium next year, simultaneously with three other ongoing games.
And at some point, you figure that long-discussed game against USC at Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens, Greece, will come together.
All of these are the brainchildren of MSU athletic director Mark Hollis, the “mad scientist,” as Spartans coach Tom Izzo calls him.
So what should be next? What venue or location or concept would be cool to see and is mildly feasible?
I’d love to see MSU take on St. John’s at New York City’s Rucker Park. The problem, of course, being NYC’s weather in November — even a dry day would probably take several dozen space heaters.
But if you can turn a naval ship into basketball arena, certainly you can temporarily cover and heat Rucker Park, right?
Outside of basketball, what about a hockey game on an actual lake? Guessing insurance wouldn’t be cheap.
Or a baseball game at the Field of Dreams site in Iowa?
I’m interested in your ideas. Who knows, maybe it’ll spur another out-of-the-box concept from Hollis.