Right, and the statement was made in the context of the current scheduling paradigm. Right now, this game is very doable under each team's conference and TV restrictions. If Iowa tried to end it now, the legislature would step in as it did to get the series back in play back in the 70s and as it did 10+ years ago when Iowa started talking about moving it to a 2 home 1 away series or 2 on 2 off. Heck, a few years back even Governor Reynolds weighed in a few years ago and said cancelling the series "was not an option." These are still state institutions and they absolutely have to play nice with the politicians. Everyone involved is a state employee and the schools budget and funding is set by the state. Iowa couldn't just give the middle finger to the vast majority of Iowa politicians who passionately want this game. That said, if the Big Ten mandated 10 conference games and one game against an SEC team every year, Iowa would be stuck. The politicians get that leaving the Big Ten is a non-starter for Iowa. So, everyone would be stuck with losing the game.Your direct quote from post #38: "whether I like it or not, there isn't anyone who seriously believes that the schools or the legislators are going to let the series die."
That would seem to imply that legislators have the power to decide whether or not the game continues.
So again, absent a bigger sea change in college football, this series aint going anywhere. I haven't seen you contest that position, which was my very clear point.