Monday, September 24, 2012

You Snooze, They Win

You Snooze, They Win
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If college football possessed its own Rip Van Winkle, this weekend couldn't represent a better time for him to wake up.

Washington Irving's most famous literary creation (with apologies to Ichabod Crane, who might have benefited from today's ban on helmet-to-helmet hits) snoozed for 20 years, plum missing the Revolutionary War. If Rip's modern equivalent had dozed off around 1992 only to awaken today, at least he'd find the current college football landscape pleasingly familiar.

That's right: Florida State and Notre Dame are back. The only thing that might comfort our Rip more is confirmation that he still owned his stock in that woefully underperforming tech company, Apple.
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It is a good thing when college football's traditional powers are at the top of the game. Children play joyfully. Babies rest comfortably in their mothers' arms. The trains run on time and God rests more comfortably on His throne.