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From the archives: The lure of Southern football

TweetWhile I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m reposting and updating selected links from the archive.
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When Florida State defeated Auburn in the last BCS title game in January, it ended a seven-year run for the SEC in winning national championship games.
But the trophy still remains [...]

A few riffs on the culture of Southern football

TweetMy favorite explanation of the appeal of college football in the South came from Clinton campaign guru James Carville several years ago, when he was asked by The Wall Street Journal to explain the legions of fans who never took a step inside a classroom at the schools they follow treat yet their teams with [...]