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Your New Year's Day Couch Primer

So ... it's 4:30 p.m. on New Year's Day. The champagne is well on its way out of your system, replaced either by coffee and Gatorade, or by more champagne. Either way, I don't judge you--you sad, hopeless drunk, you.
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↵The MVPs of the day thus far have been:
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↵Shonn Greene, Iowa RB: 30 rushes, 132 yards, 3 TDs, and the pains to move the chains taken in a workmanlike performance, helping Iowa grind out 25 first downs on South Carolina's only hope, their defense. If Greene wasn't the MVP for the Hawkeyes in a 31-10 Outback Bowl victory, then South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia will do, as he handed Iowa 3 INTs, a fumble, and the remaining stomach lining of Steve Spurrier as a trophy.
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↵El Myr's Burrito Special. The Atlanta standard offers up the perfect meal for those who have overindulged in the holiday's traditional beverages: a pipe-bomb sized burrito and a Pabst Blue Ribbon, the "Recession Special," for $5. Protein, a bit of grease, and hair of the dog to soothe the pain.
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↵Matt Stafford, Georgia QB. He took the first half off just to be sporting, but Stafford's three TD passes in the second half of the Capital One Bowl were each works of art--especially the head fake he executed on a bluffed screen to pull Michigan State's safeties up and off receiver Michael Moore, who caught a precise post throw for a TD. Georgia  wrapped up a 24-12 victory.
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↵Mike Patrick, announcer, ABC/ESPN: "Georgia is just pulling a Plaxico. They just keep shooting themselves.” 
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↵C.J. Spiller, Clemson. Mentioned here not because he scored on a second-quarter punt return (he didn't,) but because he made no fewer than seven Nebraska defenders look very, very silly on said return, traveling somewhere around 90 yards to get the ball out to the fifty. He returned the favor by making himself look very silly by throwing the ball at a Cornhusker defender, giving Nebraska 15 yards and a slightly more comfortable field position in a very tight 23-21 Cornhusker-controlled Gator Bowl.↵

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