Perfect Fits Not Always What They Seem

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College football coaches are politicians by necessity -- even though, like many politicians, they claim to hate politics. So it was not surprising to see Bret Bielema package himself up for a sales job Wednesday. He told Arkansas fans that his new gig is "an opportunity to chase a dream ... a dream that started on a pig farm."

Get it? Bielema grew up on a pig farm in Iowa. Arkansas fans yell "Wooooooo, pig! Sooie!" Using the transitive-ish property, we conclude Bielema belongs at Arkansas.

Bielema at Arkansas is a strange sight, though it will seem remarkably normal when he stands on the same field that Les Miles is eating.

I should not be surprised this move. I tell myself this every time I am surprised by a coaching move or free-agency decision....

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