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Page 2's Bill Simmons wants to know why he always sits right behind this guy at an NFL game. Some days are just like that. But, oh, when things go right, nothin' beats a day at the ol' stadium.
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Oklahoma quarterback Jason White might not win the Heisman, but his stats (40 TD passes vs. six picks, 3,446 yards, etc.) this year are mighty impressive. Are they strong enough to make our list of the best college football single seasons of all time?.

10]  Nile Kinnick, Iowa (1939)
He was Iowa's iron man, accounting for 16 (five by run, 11 by pass) of Iowa's total of 19 TDs. Kinnick also punted, place-kicked, returned kicks and played all 60 minutes.
9]  Hugh Green, Pitt (1980)
One of those rare players who controlled games from the defensive line, Green finished second in the Heisman voting. With Green at end, nobody ran against Pitt's defense.
8]  Herschel Walker, Georgia (1981)
Walker's sophomore season (172 rushing yards per game, with 20 TDs) was actually better than his Heisman-winning junior year. His best game: 265 yards vs. Ole Miss.
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Holy Cross fired its football coach last week after a 1-11 season. Big deal, you say. With that record, the guy deserved it. Well, the guy is suffering from a rare disability. Does that change your opinion?

The members of the Writers' Bloc aren't showing much sympathy as they debate Holy Cross' decision and try to decide if all college athletics are now big-time athletics.

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It's Wade Redden of the Ottawa Senators, left, and Eric McCormack of "Will & Grace." This match was suggested by Stephanie in Ontario. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


ACC-Big 10: Georgia Tech at Ohio St
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Yellowjackets try to avoid a sting.
 
ACC-Big 10: Clemson at Purdue
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