Category archive: Michigan State Spartans
If you missed it back in January, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier found a few reporters at a hoops game and played a game of his own with them.
"I came across a certain statistical trivia that I wanted to ask you guys," Spurrier said, according to my old newspaper, The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier. "How many teams in the BCS conferences have won 11 or more the last two years? I've got a bonus for you if anybody knows the answer."
Two reporters answered correctly: Alabama. Oregon. Stanford. And the Gamecocks.
Spurrier gave them each a $100 bill. (No word on whether they ultimately kept the Benjamins.)
Think about that. Not the money. Not how goofy of Spurrier. No, think about the accomplishment.
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