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Trick and treat

I am a total sucker for trick plays and college football never disappoints. The latest comes from Friday’s FCS playoff quarter-final between the Chattanooga Mocs and the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Wildcats scored on a convoluted 61-yard pass play and went on to win the game by a score of 35–30.

Crossing Continents: Washington Redskins

BBC Radio 4 documentary about the Washington Redskins name controversy:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tljk6

Another prayer at Jordan–Hare

A couple of weeks ago, I called the Georgia vs Auburn game “the most dramatic game of college football” I had seen. Admittedly I have only been following college football for about three years or so, but it was still quite a big statement to make. The game was still fresh in my memory and I probably got caught up in all the drama and excitement. So at the risk of overplaying things again, let me say this: Saturday’s Iron Bowl game between Alabama and Auburn was equally exciting and dramatic, if not more so, and the ending was perhaps even more shocking.

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The Inaccurate Reception

Saturday’s game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers was undoubtedly the most dramatic game of college football (and quite possibly American football as a whole) I have seen and I’m sure it will be one that lives long in the memory. In terms of recent sporting drama, it was comparable with Game 6 of the 2011 World Series and Manchester City’s last day win in the 2011–12 Premier League. Just watching on television was nailbiting enough, so how it was for those in attendance, I can scarcely imagine.

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Manic Monday

For connoisseurs of precision punting, here is Will Monday’s effort from the 2012 Belk Bowl.