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SHUTDOWN FULLCAST PREVIEWS THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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OK, YOU KNOW, “PREVIEWS”

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WELL LOOK AT THAT IT’S A SHUTDOWN FULLCAST EPISODE POSTED RIGHT HERE ON EVERYDAYSHOULDBESATURDAY.EDU

And it’s a National Championship preview, too! Within that loose framework, we asked our listeners two questions on Twitter. One, where are you from? Two, why should we hold the title game there instead of Santa Clara? The answers were fascinating and plentiful, so I wanted to address a few that we didn’t get to on the podcast.

We received many impractical submissions - Alaska, remote parts of the Midwest or Northeast - but I can say that none made me say “yuck” out loud quite like this one. (Nothing personal, Andrew, I’m sure you are a very nice and smart person.) Even though getting to this game would be very easy for me and lots of other college football fans, the DC title game would:

  • certainly have terrible weather
  • be a traffic/public transit nightmare
  • benefit Dan Snyder, the NFL owner who most resembles/has as much personality as a Guess Who? card

Approved. Tickets to the game will cost $4 and come with three chili dogs and a bundle of bottle rockets, no matter how old you are. Is there a reptile lagoon? Yes, there is a reptile lagoon, so please enjoy SNAKECAST, the ESPN3 broadcast of the game with a booth full of angry snakes.

Worth it primarily for the people who mistakenly think they’re going to Charleston, South Carolina.

Chattanooga did in fact host the FCS title game from 1997 through 2009. The venue, Finley Stadium, holds about 21,000 people, so every seat is going to be good and tickets are going to be crazy expensive, which will give sports bloggers a thing to blog about.

(is trampled to death by UCF fans)