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ACC Margin of Victory, and OSU Ticket Prices

(DCU defender and "Guts" runner-up Bobby Boswell has been added to the list of celebrity judges for tonight's Funniest Sports Celebrity event. The tally, I believe, is now five judges to six contestants. Give us a few minutes, we'll find a few more judges.)

(The Baltimore/Washington Bayhawks pro lacrosse folks have now rescheduled their welcome-to-D.C. press conference until tomorrow afternoon, due to the rude simultaneity of the Nats' Manny Acta press conference.

"All details still remain the same. Hopefully this will allow you to attend both important announcements," the press release reads.

Sadly, I was planning on going to the Final Four send-off for the Maryland field hockey team tomorrow afternoon. Any way we could make it Thursday, Bayhawks? I promise, I'm free all day.)

Two college football nuggets before I rush off for the Nats celebration:

1) The Maryland football team's decision to win every game by one point has resulted in possible history. Maryland currently is +9 in point differential after six ACC games. That would be the third-lowest mark for a conference winner in ACC history, and bear in mind that teams used to play just five or six conference games. The lowest? N.C. State in 1964, which somehow won the conference despite being outscored by 23 points in seven league games. Second-lowest was Clemson in 1958, at +7.

Since the ACC added a ninth team in 1991, only one team has won the ACC with a point differential of fewer than 85 points. That was Florida State last year, which was +39, but which obviously didn't have the best regular season record and was aided by the new divisional format.

The Terps figure to win their next two games by a combined three or four points, which would give them a spot in the ACC title game, which would give them a chance to have the lowest margin for an ACC champion in the modern era. And for the record, here are their ACC results: -4, +2, +6 (blowout!), +3, +1, +1. I'd try to figure out whether they've had the most number of close games in ACC history, but that's what the Elias people are for.

2) Co-worker Alan Goldenbach points out that this crazy person is attempting to sell two Ohio State-Michigan tickets for $20,000.

"ARE WE CRAZY?!" the crazy person asks.

This may be the highest amount ever paid for Ohio State Michigan tickets - but these are arguably the best seats you can buy for the best game ever played in Ohio Stadium!

This sale is for one pair of tickets located at Club 3, Row 22, Seats 13 & 14 - which are on the 49 yard line (50 yard line if you lean left!!!)

#1 Ohio State vs. #2 Michigan! Both teams undefeated and the winner might be deemed the National Champs by the virtue of this game alone!

The owner of these tickets may not be able to attend the game, and so we are ecstatic to offer them to you here. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a once-in-a-lifetime event! If you can't conceive of paying this kind of price to see this game in person, then this auction is not meant for you!!

Free shipping, though, which is nice.

Me, I'll be skipping the Game of This Century, and the Last One, and Maybe All Time in favor of George Mason-Wichita State, a game that will be attended by OffTheMeter, whose basketball exodus was chronicled here last week and is now gathering wider attention, thanks to TheGlassSneaker.

P.S. Send your Jim Larranaga questions here.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 14, 2006; 2:36 PM ET
Categories:  College Football , Terps  
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Hey Dan, if you can score me a press pass to the Michigan v OSU game I'll make sure you drink for free at all the Barra tailgates next year. :-D


Posted by: Chico | November 14, 2006 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Dan, don't be snookered, everyone drinks free at the Barra tgates! ;-p

Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan

(I've got UM ties)


Posted by: SEKim | November 15, 2006 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Don't worry about Maryland setting history, the actual 2006 ACC champs are currently sitting at a much better margin of victory thanks to the 30-0 shut out of FSU. Puts them at +37, which should extend to +53 or so by the time the regular season ends.

Posted by: David | November 15, 2006 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Fight the team across the field
Show them Ohio's here,
Set the earth reverberating
With a mighty cheer
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Hit them hard and see how they fall,
Never let that team get the ball,
Hail! Hail! the gang's all here,
So let's win that old conference now.

Had to represent!

Posted by: BuckeyeGirl | November 16, 2006 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Do we get an OSU prediction from you? Seriously, you are more trusted than Kornheiser here and we'd love to get a spread.

Posted by: anon | November 17, 2006 11:05 AM | Report abuse

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