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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:41 PM
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20 minutes until my alma mater, Buffalo, plays for the MAC championship
Our first championship game and this will be our first bowl season, as well. Exciting times for the area considering how poorly the Buffalo Bills and Sabres are playing right now.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:54 PM
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1. Okay, I'm sports illiterate
so I have no idea what the MAC championship is. :)

Are you a UB alum? :hi:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:06 PM
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2. Like the Nathan's hot dog eating contest
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 08:06 PM by KamaAina
except the contestants eat McDonald's hamburgers. :P

Actually the MAC is the Mid-American Conference, like the Big East or Big Ten but not as prestigious. While you weren't looking, UB begat a (sort of) big-time football program. It is divided into East and West divisions; the two division winners, UB and Ball State, are playing for the championship.

A UB upset here would accomplish three things: a) give a big boost to coach Turner Gill, one of four African American coaches out of 120 programs overall, b) kick Ball State in the pants after they declined a chance to play Boise State (also undefeated) in a bowl game because it would have been in Boise (Humanitarian Bowl, famous for its blue "Smurf Turf".) and, of course, c) give sports-obsessed Buffalonians (see under Russert, Tim et al.) something to cheer about.

edit: and
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Godhumor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:33 PM
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3. Ahem, spoilers....
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 point underdogs and win by three scores--I do believe I will be traveling to a bowl game this year!

And, yes, I am a UB alum, so this is thrilling.
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