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Daily Bull 09.14.15

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out in his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving," but the fighter still remains

Thousands look on from the opulent coliseum as the unpaid gladiators fight for their amusement.
Thousands look on from the opulent coliseum as the unpaid gladiators fight for their amusement.
Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

THIS MAN IS NOT TOEING THE COMPANY LINE A&M left a nice paycheck on the dresser for Ball State, but some people have the gall to suggest that mid-major teams not line up for a cupcakening in the name of making money for the program.

"We are sacrificing our kids and letting them get their butts kicked in order to make more money for ourselves," he said. "We need to look at ourselves in the mirror and we have to realize who we are and that it's okay competing against schools we can compete against."

It's almost as if he feels that they should schedule competition that is actually competetive and that players should see some sort of compensation for working their asses off every day and placing themselves in harms way. What a commie.

THE NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME PIGS Kickoff times for Week 4 have been announced, and the Ags and Pigs will be getting things started in Jerryworld at 6 PM. Arkansas has become something of a college football punchline after losing to Toledo this weekend, which Bert will vehemently protest, defending his team's honor by dictating a series of Tweets into his PalmPilot.

"PROJECTIONS" IS JUST AN ANAGRAM FOR "COINS PER JOT" The pro journos know that nothing keeps the clicks a-comin' and the cash a-rollin' like meaningless playoff projections after 2 weeks. Well they're right, because this one has the Aggies on the fringe and that's good enough to keep me at a low simmer through Thursday.