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    This suggests that even after the Patriots won...

    This suggests that even after the Patriots won their third Super Bowl in 2004, they still hadn't climbed to the top of the picking order in Boston. I have a theory that the more starved a city/region...
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    Considering the amount of talent that comes out...

    Considering the amount of talent that comes out of Ohio I don't doubt that Ohio folks love their football as much as southern folks do. Y'all just need to come down here to learn a few things about...
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    Perhaps bambam can weigh in but it's my...

    Perhaps bambam can weigh in but it's my understanding that the Patriots were nothing compared to the Red Sox and Celtics until very recently, long after they won their 1st Super Bowl. And having...
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    The thing about Boston College is that it's never...

    The thing about Boston College is that it's never been a national title contender in its history so we can only speculate how Bostonians would react if they were. Also, given the history of the...
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    The south is football country so it doesn't...

    The south is football country so it doesn't surprise me that the Mavericks never generated the buzz that the Cowboys did. It would be the same here if the Pelicans won a title. The thing about SMU...
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    The 49ers had 8 pass attempts for the ENTIRE...

    The 49ers had 8 pass attempts for the ENTIRE game. That's a service academy stat. When was the last time that happened in an NFL game?
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    I watch a lot more college football games in...

    I watch a lot more college football games in which LSU isn't playing than I do pro football when the Saints aren't playing but I don't think that I'm representative of South Louisiana. When it comes...
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    Ya think?

    Ya think?
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    Tonea Marshall obliterated LSU's school record in...

    Tonea Marshall obliterated LSU's school record in the hurdles today in Lubbock with a time of 7.86, also making her the third fastest hurdler in collegiate history.
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    I've been amazed at the amount of love Joe Burrow...

    I've been amazed at the amount of love Joe Burrow has continued to receive from the Buckeye nation but this letter to the editor in the Columbus Dispatch takes the cake:
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    I would be ecstatic with a 10-2 record. By my...

    I would be ecstatic with a 10-2 record. By my estimate, Burrow was worth 4 more wins than Brennan.
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    Another LSU underclassman jumps the ship, this...

    Another LSU underclassman jumps the ship, this time outside linebacker Klavon Chaisson.

    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_7792b3ee-37da-11ea-acba-1f11e06c15a8.html
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    Huh? You might have a point if Burrow had played...

    Huh? You might have a point if Burrow had played at Ohio State but didn't. He spent 3 years sitting on the bench behind Braxton Miller (Big 10 MVP), JT Barrett (Big 10 MVP) and Cardale Jones (CFP...
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    I didn't mean to put words in your mouth but the...

    I didn't mean to put words in your mouth but the phrase "the right guy in the right place in the right time" sure sounds like manager to me. Just look at the championship game. Both Lawrence and...
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    Fair point. There have been many quarterbacks...

    Fair point. There have been many quarterbacks (eg. Ken Dorsey, Matt Leinart, Pat Haden, Jay Coker, Greg McElroy, etc.) surrounded by as much and, in some cases, more talent, who weren't as dominant...
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    I agree. How can anyone say Riger Staubach is...

    I agree. How can anyone say Riger Staubach is better than Vince Young or vice versa? What about Red Grange vs Herschel Walker? You can compare them to their peers but not each other.
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    To be clear, Burrow is my single-season GOAT. I...

    To be clear, Burrow is my single-season GOAT. I wouldn't consider guys like him and Cam Newton for career GOAT, just not large enough body of work.

    As for team GOAT I still have to go with the 95...
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    The LSU exodus continues with the departure of...

    The LSU exodus continues with the departure of defensive coordinator Dave Arranda. At this rate, the only people left at the end of the month will be Orgeron and the water boy and that assumes the...
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    North Carolina has hosted twice in 1974...

    North Carolina has hosted twice in 1974 (Greensboro) and 1994 (Charlotte). Kentucky has hosted 7 times, once in Lexington (1985) and 6 times in Louisville (1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1967 and 1969)....
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    What's different about this situation is that the...

    What's different about this situation is that the championship game was being played an hour's drive from campus and it was the 1st time in the BCS/CFP era that the championship game conflicted with...
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    This is a strawman if ever there was one. Neither...

    This is a strawman if ever there was one. Neither me nor my brother advocates lowering the drinking age. In an ideal world his school wouldn't have had to make the decision it did but we don't live...
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    If Jim Brown had been born White would he have...

    If Jim Brown had been born White would he have won the Heisman in the biggest landslide ever? There's no perfect metric but that's the only one I could come up with. For the record, I don't think...
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    It's no surprise that many folks in these parts,...

    It's no surprise that many folks in these parts, with no historical perspective, have been quick to proclaim the 2019 LSU team the GOAT of college football teams and Joe Burrow the GOAT of college...
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    Clyde Helaire is the latest to join the LSU conga...

    Clyde Helaire is the latest to join the LSU conga line bringing the total to 7 players who are leaving college early for the NFL.
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    These are obviously the words of a person who...

    These are obviously the words of a person who doesn't understand south Louisiana culture. My brother whose graduation party I referenced just so happens to be a pediatrician, and I once asked him...
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