Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/10/12
Every four years, college football season and its annual Heisman hunt converge with presidential debate season. There are more than a few similarities between the two American pastimes: Each industry was supposedly founded on good and righteous ideals college football as a maker of strong and educated young men, politics as a place where the most selfless of our citizens go to serve our country but are now consumed by greed and the pursuit of power. Pundits overemphasize every mistake on the field just like they hype every jump or drop in the polls. Our televisions are as inundated with advertisements pumping up the next weekend's all-or-nothing gridiron matchup as they are with negative ads milking the latest debate stumble by the opponent.But there is something political professionals have a firm grasp of that still eludes the professionals of the college football industry.Confidence is good. But hype is bad. And expectations should be set just low enough that exceeding them by ...
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