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Bad News About the Sugar Bowl

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Here at the palatial headquarters of Arkansas Expats, Inc, we make no bones about our nerdy fascination with the computer simulations done by the gang at WhatIfSports.com. So, it brings us no pleasure to report that they have already run the numbers on the Sugar Bowl, and it turns out that Arkansas loses.

We recommend checking the box score for more details, but suffice it to say that giving up a five point lead in the waning minutes of the game will be a particularly unpleasant way for the Hogs' first BCS appearance to go down. Apologies to all of you who have already bought tickets and booked hotel rooms - it may not be too late to get a refund.

On the other hand, playoff advocates have additional ammunition for their argument: the WhatIfSports people also simulated a 16 team playoff, and the Razorbacks beat Michigan State 40-35 in the first round thanks to a last second TD pass to Chris Gragg of all people. We play Auburn this weekend...should be a great chance to get revenge for that horrible game on the Plains earlier this year.

And with that report from the future, we now return you to your regular, non-simulated lives.