Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If College Football Were "Rasslin'"

From Tigernet comes the pointer that this week is a big one in the ACC: the National Football Belt is up for grabs in a big game on Saturday--Clemson Plays Florida State with the Belt on the line.

As the web site Collegefootballbelt.com explains (follow the link and click on Belt Description), since college football doesn't have an actual championship game decided on the field, it needs a Championship Belt, like professional wrestling. When the belt-holder plays and wins, they keep the belt; if they lose, it passes to the winner.

Starting with the first college game between Princeton and Rutgers in 1869 to the present day, the belt is now worn by Clemson by virtue of their defeat of Auburn last week-end. The Belt is thus on the line again this week when Clemson plays FSU. Will the Tigers retain this mythical National Championship symbol?

I hope so. Go Tigers!

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