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Before I could answer, the plastic surgeon looked up from my son and directly at me. He started yelling.

“AP? You’re with the AP? I went to Ohio State and you guys screwed us.”

I shouted back: “Finish what you’re doing! There’s plenty of time to argue about it later.”

Though almost everything else about that day is etched in my memory forever, I can’t for the life of me remember what year he was so aggravated about.

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AP College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo contributed to this story. Jim Litke has been an AP sports columnist since 1989. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org. Follow him at http://twitter.com/JimLitke.