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…

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  2. anthony

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

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