Somebody I respect asked me recently what the big deal was about the British & Irish Lions tours, and I found that my answer rambled on way too long - not a big surprise when you’re talking to a rugby journalist and history major who went to school in Britain.
The news that the CRC and Varsity Cup may well be in a breakup with NBC is not especially surprising.
Strong personalities both at the network and in United World Sports seemed ripe for a little bit of conflict, and while United World Sports may not be a scorched earth organization, it certainly doesn't carry a water hose with it, either.
Todd Clever has announced that he will be retiring from international rugby following the June 24 and July 1 Rugby World Cup Qualifiers against Canada.
The Collegiate Rugby Championship is an event that is supposed to say a lot about the college game, mostly because it's on NBC, but NBC also says what it wants.The results are all here, with pool standings, so have a look.
What we found out on Saturday was intriguing.