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BCS Championship - Florida State vs Auburn - Jan. 6, 2014

Rose Bowl Stadium - Flickr image by Ron LuteEric Pound says - There’s been a lot of hype over this game the past few weeks, and I can certainly see why. I mean, it is the last BCS Championship game after all. However, that’s all the hype you’re going to get out of me. I’m taking this game for what it really is. This is a game between an undefeated ACC team that has played to near perfection down after down, and a 1 loss SEC team that up until this point hasn’t dislodged the horseshoe from their asses. A little harsh? Yes, but it’s a pretty accurate assessment on things. Florida State has been absolutely dominant this season. Not a single time have the Seminoles been in danger of letting a team play them close. Statistically, they have the best offense and defense in the nation. They are in the top few teams in the nation in passing yards, and their rushing game is outstanding, averaging 5.7 yards per carry…again, one of the best in the nation.

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BCS Championship - Florida State vs Auburn - Jan. 6, 2014
Monday, 06 January 2014
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Eric Pound says - Yes, I know they are only a 2 loss SEC team that won the east division, but damn... Read More...
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The Great Gameday Bunny Ranch

Disco - Flickr image by haReeRemember that time when you went to Vegas and lost all your money playing craps…so you let some creepy guy with a crazy mustache take pictures of you bumping uglies with a complete stranger in a warehouse…and he paid you less than he told you he would…but he told you that you were incredibly gifted and should “perform” again for him…but this time he will pay you more money…so you agreed…and then he didn’t pay you the full amount again…and now your trying to sue him, but under a alias so that your family and coworkers don’t catch wind of this…but it’s now costing you more to go to court than it is worth…so you go “perform” again for some other creepy guy (but this one didn’t have a mustache), so that you can earn enough money to pay your attorney...you remember all that don’t you? Well, it sure wasn’t me!

Unfortunately, something very similar happens every fall, and people not only put up with it, but we watch it! I’m talking about the “paycheck games” we typically see in the first few weeks of the college football season. Now most of you know how this works, but here’s an abbreviated version, just in case. In spite of what most people think, most athletic programs in the U.S. operate on a loss. Even some of the larger schools have operational deficits for their athletic programs.

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