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Friday night TV lights

I'm out to dinner Friday night with my wife when all of a sudden she says the most amazing thing to me: "I think you should start watching more sports on TV at home." Could it have been she believes my column needs more depth? Or perhaps she expects more out of this blog? Maybe it was the fact we were surrounded by big-screen TVs all tuned to sports. Then again, it could have been the buffalo wings.

In any case, who am I to argue?

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(Oh, did I mention somebody thought it might be a good idea to include more links in the blog?)

Unfortunately, the LSU-Miami (fast-food chicken restaurant) Peach Bowl turned out to be less than compelling, unless you're a big Tigers fan. And how many shots of glum Miami fans did ESPN have to show us?

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After LSU scored to go up 27-3, announcers Brad Nessler and Bob Griese talked about what "a show" the Tigers were putting on. Then Nessler added: "Right now, Miami is just glad it's not a double feature." Kids, a "double feature" is something that happened a long time ago, when theaters would show two different movies for the price of one admission.

Give Georgia coach Mark Richt humbleness points for his in-booth interview during the Peach Bowl. Between questions from Nessler and Griese, he offered a "Hi, Mom," because, he said, back in his days as a backup quarterback to Jim Kelly at the University of Miami, Richt wasn't good enough to get camera time for a shout-out.

As the margin grew larger, eventually so did the guts on the athletes on my TV, as I switched over to taped sumo wrestling coverage on ESPN2. One recommendation: We really don't need the replays that show the undulating ripples of fat in slow motion. (I may not know much about sumo, but fat I know about.)


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