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December 4th, 2009, 05:57 PM


The CSN Way: The Long Goodbyes?
By Chuck Burton, The CSN Way Columnist

floatedleftIt was a crazy first weekend of the FCS playoffs, with two team losing on a botched field goal attempts - one returned for a touchdown to provide the margin of victory - while another team enjoyed one of the best football comebacks in history in order to survive into the second round. Eight teams said goodbye - including hard-luck teams Elon, South Carolina State and South Dakota State - and eight teams survive to compete for the Division I National Championship.

Two of the venues for this game - Richmond Stadium, home of the Spiders, and McAndrew Stadium, home of Southern Illinois - are engaged in “long goodbyes” of their own. In their final year of service, every weekend could be the final game enjoyed in their stadiums before new stadiums open up in Richmond and Carbondale next year.

Add to that two teams in the “Gridiron Classic” that are playing their first postseason games at the FCS level, and you have one damned exciting FCS football weekend. Save your goodbyes for another time - it’s time to pick some games.

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