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And Another Thing


Coming soon from your backyard

Don't look now, but I think Baylor just scored again down there in San Antonio.

I'm not sure what it was we saw in the Valero Alamo Bowl last night, but it looked a lot like 45 years ago in my backyard. We used to have epic football games in my neighborhood, complete with tackling and rampant cheating. And I have to say nobody ever confused us with the '85 Bears or the '70s Steelers.

Which is to say, we had three basic plays: Go Long, Go Longer and Hey, That's Not Legal, I Quit.

Final scores were generally not kept, as we preferred the first-team-to-10-touchdowns-wins method of documentation.

That was a lot like what we saw from Baylor and Washington last night. The only thing missing was the rule that the littlest Logue brother from down the street had to be all-time center.

It was fun, in other words. But 67-56 isn't football, no matter how you dress it up.

Ben Smith's blog.