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College Classics: 61 - 58

Yes, it’s still okay to talk about it.

NCAA Football: Rice at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t care what you think. It’s Friday. Football is almost back. We all like good memories, so we’re rehashing this good #content. And I didn’t even start it this time.

For most national college football fans, 61-58 doesn’t quite make it as a “Top Game Ever”, but Bears will feel differently. It was validation that the Bears belonged on the national football landscape.

I can’t wait until the Good News Bears make new, untainted memories in McLane, but until then, we can still hold on to a few pieces of joy from that era.

It was a game that the nation could comfortably predict would be extremely impactful in the Big XII Championship race. Undefeated, top-10 teams, both clawing for a championship usually reserved for the big two or three schools. It was tense.

It started horribly. Halftime was stressful. It never felt in control. But... a lot of Baylor fans never gave up hope. Some did. Boo those people.

It was a good day. It was a good week after that. OurDailyPodcast had to get the band together to talk about this one FURRSHURR. Gary said the refs and fatigue beat them, not Baylor. And of course...this totally coincidental team photo.

I need more good football weeks.