The College World Series, By Ken Burns

When my team makes the College World Series for the first time this millenium, you know how I like to celebrate victory? With the condiment that never goes bad: tangy, vaguely racist invocation of the Civil War, sir!
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↵I don't remember any tigers walking on their hind legs in the Civil War. Even if they had, they would have been superb close combat brawlers, but terrible marksmen. The lack of a thumb is crippling when you're trying to reload the ancient squirrel killin' musket you took to war with you, much less trying to pick off a bluecoat from 100 yards.
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↵Oh, and LSU's going to the CWS, a best of seven -- just like the battle of Antietam. And wasn't that fun!
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↵(HT: Friends of the Program.)↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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