College football and the Second Amendment

You don’t think the D-1 football regular season is meaningful?

The bowl system, as a whole, is the only postseason institution in sports that is less important than the regular season. Neutral-site meetings with alien opponents, which can be secured without winning records in some cases, don’t necessarily cultivate the same passions as annual rivalry contests.

Case in point: Lexington, S.C., November 2006.

Authorities allege that James Walker Quick, 42, bet on the outcome of the South Carolina-Clemson football game with a longtime friend, Richard Allen Johnson, 43. When Johnson apparently declined to pay up after losing the bet, Quick walked out to his truck, grabbed a hunting rifle and shot Johnson once in the chest.

Let’s be honest: When’s the last time the Outback Bowl generated such passion? I don’t care how long two buddies have been drinking; they’ll stop before they commit a felony in the name of most of these games.

Just remember:  guns don’t kill people, the regular season kills people.



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2 responses to “College football and the Second Amendment

  1. Ally

    This is why I’m ashamed when people ask me where I’m from…


  2. anthony

    Great reporting. There is nothing to add to this story.