Updated 9:05 a.m., Dec. 5, 2011
At least one travel website already is trying to cash in on the Alabama-LSU rematch. Esoteric Sports, which lists a Suwanee address, is selling travel packages that include game tickets. "Don't miss your chance to see your Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game, in the greatest party city in America - New Orleans," the website read Sunday morning. Prices range from $1,300 (no ticket needed) to $5,000.
The title game will be Jan. 9 in New Orleans, near LSU's home in Baton Rouge, La.
A person at Esoteric Sports said Monday morning that "we are in the middle of college bowl season" and would not comment further about business.
The website read Monday: "12/5/11: EIGHT SEATS REMAINING!"
The Bowl Championship Series title game has its first rematch, as the Crimson Tide edged Oklahoma State in voting and will take on top-ranked LSU, which routed Georgia 42-10 in Atlanta to win the SEC title, it was announced Sunday.
The Tide lost to the Tigers 6-3 in the regular season. This means the SEC will win its sixth straight BCS title.
Also, Georgia will take on Michigan State in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2. Georgia Tech will face Utah in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Oklahoma State (No. 3 in the BCS) made a good case for the BCS title game by routing Oklahoma 44-10 on Saturday to win the Big 12. The Cowboys actually outdid the Tide in computer rankings.
And a cbssports.com columnist says it's simple: Alabama, not Oklahoma State, is in the title game because it plays in the SEC.
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