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Which is More Important: Resiliency v. “Game Control?”

I love college football and a couple of years ago, when I learned that a decision had been made to implement a four-team playoff, I was overjoyed.

As a fan, the move excited me because instead of relying on computers and polls, we’d have an actual committee to evaluate which teams had earned the right to battle for the national title…then let the championship be decided on the field. But as this season has progressed, I’ve lost much of my enthusiasm for that committee because it seems that every week it is announcing a new criteria for what makes a team a top-four candidate.

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When A Loss Doesn’t Have To Be A Loss

With all due respect to my friends in Alabama, it is “The greatest rivalry in all of sports.”

That’s how Dick Vitale refers to the legendary tussles between Duke and the University of North Carolina basketball teams and I agree with him. You have a private school in Duke less than fifteen miles away from a major state university in UNC. Both are perennial contenders for the national championship. UNC leads the all schools with 18 Final Four appearances while Duke is in third place with 15. UNC has five national championships while Duke has four. Earlier this year Duke beat the Tar Heels in a buzzer beater at North Carolina. This past weekend North Carolina avenged the loss by beating Duke 88-70 at Duke.

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