F$U BUYS PARTICIPATION TROPHIES FOR FOOTBALL TEAM

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The geniuses at the School Out West decided it was a great idea to buy “State Champion” rings for the football team, since the Noles didn’t win a national championship or even an ACC title this year.  Heck, they didn’t even win their division.  They didn’t even beat Houston in their bowl game.

From Deadspin:

The rings, which also acknowledged the Seminoles’ appearance in the Peach Bowl—a 38-24 loss to Houston—cost $62,010. The school also purchased 64 pendants at $175 each. The final total: $73,210.

I’m guessing, since it’s F$U, that this is taxpayer money. MY taxpayer money.  And I think it bears repeating that the ring commemorates a bowl game in which the Noles LOST.

Of course, there’s no such thing as a “State Championship.”  While it’s true that Florida State beat Florida, Miami and South Florida, it’s also true that the Noles didn’t play every Division I team int he state.  UCF, FIU and FAU technically went undefeated against F$U in 2015 (because they didn’t play).

It should not go unremarked that in years when Miami, Florida and F$U all play each other, there is already a trophy – the Florida Cup, of which F$U is the present custodian, having last won it in 2013.