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the strangest dream

Last night I watched the strangest thing on television. It was a college football game, somewhere in Tennessee, and it was a big football game. The words "national championship" kept being thrown around, and it all made sense, as the fans were excited even in the standing-room-only endzone, the coaching was intense, and the players were putting everything they had into the game. It was definitely some kind of championship.

But here's the thing: it seemed that the decision as to which teams would play in this game was not made by computers. Or polls. Instead, apparently, the teams had the right to be there because they had played other teams through some kind of single-elimination tournament system. The two teams that beat everybody else in this system then got to play each other, and the winner of that is considered the national championship.

I'm not sure what to think about this. It seemed so logical and intuitive and ... fair. Was it a dream?


Anonymous rp said...

It was a dream...the kind of dream as in "I have a dream", dream....or, for some crusty old college presidents and rose parade matrons it was a nightmare....

dream on!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007 12:37:00 PM


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