Even before the kickoff, the FSU fans were flaunting their painted faces and chanting their grade-B movie Indian chant, and doing the infamous tomahawk chop. "Yes, we are killers; we are savages who will use our tomahawks to take your scalps."
Ole Miss hosts Tennessee this week and, while we were early to the Ole Miss bandwagon, expectations may have grown a little excessive for the Rebels. A closer game than sports books and fans expect is likely.
Just a few years ago, Winston would be called greedy if he demanded more money for his likeness or signature. But it's refreshing to see someone of his generation, tabbed as self-centered, realize that a college education is, indeed a privilege.
This year the BCS Championship is special because it's the last title game before college football transfers to a four-team playoff. Check out Miami-based comedians Dave Williamson and John Wynn's spoof on football fanaticism.
Auburn is better than the fluky nature of the team's most high profile wins would suggest, but Florida State was never even in circumstances like that at any point in the year because the Seminoles won every game easily.
Despite what many consider to be a racist, degrading, insulting and out-of-date mascot, the Washington Redskins football team refuses to change the team's name. No need to penalize the home team. I've come up with the perfect replacement.
It is much more difficult to fight ignorance than racism. In a way, ignorance and racism are one in the same, but until white and black Americans walk one mile in our moccasins, they will never see the difference.
Is it a choice I would recommend? It's a tough, personal and likely uncomfortable decision to make -- especially for those who drive around town with the mascot of their former school plastered across their car's license plate (just saying). It's not for everyone.