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Dallas-Fort Worth expects a $300 million economic impact for the College Football Playoff Championship

The inaugural College Football Playoff Championship is 179 days away - and some in Dallas-Fort Worth believe they are in for a $300 million payday.

A report for AT&T Stadium's Stadium Events Organizing Committee, obtained by the Dallas Morning News, expects $308.6 million in total spending and $16.1 million in tax revenue for the Jan. 12 title game. The report projects 91,781 ticketed spectators and 12,500 credentialed attendees, with another 18,000 visiting the Metroplex but not attending the game. 

These types of reports are all over the place. Atlanta expected a $70 million economic impact for the 2013 Final Four, while the 2014 Final Four - held in the same stadium as January's football championship - was expected to generate $200 million more than that. The Super Bowl XLIX host committee expects a $600 million benefit for the Arizona economy this February, up 20 percent from a reported $500 million windfall for Super Bowl XLII in 2008. 

These reports are often unreliable, and always optimistic

In this case, AT&T Stadium's report is based on a projected number of more than 61,000 out-of-town visitors for the CFP championship. Considering that the two fan bases entering the championship game will have just traveled to the Rose and Sugar bowls, respectively, many working people will have exhausted their allowance of vacation days from the Christmas-New Year's holiday season, and the championship game is on a Monday, 61,000 feels like a lofty number. 

Our coverage of SEC Media Day: Day 4

The final day of SEC Media Day wraps up today with Mark Richt (9am CST) leading things off, followed by Hugh Freeze (10:30am), Nick Saban (12:10pm), and Mark Stoops (1:40pm).

9:00am - Georgia head coach Mark Richt

10:30am - Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze

12:10 - Alabama head coach Nick Saban

1:40pm - Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops

If you haven't seen Stuart Scott's emotional ESPY speech, make time for it

Last night marked one of the most emotional nights in all of sports, with the annual ESPY awards being handed out. It will now also forever mark a night of one of the most iconic speeches in sports when Stuart Scott took the mic.

When it came time to hand out the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, Keifer Sutherland gave everyone in the room, and everyone watching at home chills with his introduction of ESPN anchor Stuart Scott noting his very public struggle with cancer. 

Trying to sum up Scott's message once he took over the mic would do it a major injustice, so listen for yourself as he talks about living life to the fullest while you're still lucky enough to be alive, and the importance of leaning on others during struggles instead of battling alone.

Hang in there until the end, becuase how he wraps up his time on stage is the personificiation of who Scott is as a human, and it may just be enough to choke up even the most hardcore audience.

You might want to bookmark this one and visit it as needed. It's that good.

Video of the Day - Mizzou brings a GoPro to SEC Media Day

How Texas A&M used a little-known NCAA rule to keep a first round pick on campus

Take heart, SEC defensive coordinators. When Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi spends his Saturday driving your defensive line into the dirt, he'll have done so thanks to a $50,000 payment from the Aggies' athletics department - with the NCAA's blessing.

Fox Sports had an interesting story in which the Aggies brass utilized the NCAA's Student Assistance Fund to front the money necessary to secure loss-of-value insurance for the Aggies' senior left tackle. After receiving a first-round grade, Ogbuehi considered turning pro until head coach Kevin Sumlin, offensive line coach B.J. Anderson, associate AD for football Justin Moore and DFO Gary Reynolds presented the Ogbuehi family with their plan to use the Student Assistance Fund to obtain Ogbuehi's loss-of-value insurance, which the family could not have afforded on its own, Cedric says, and thus allow him to return to school.

Many insurance companies offer policies such as these and then collect the money after a player signs his first professional contract. The article does not delve into the specifics of Ogbuehi's policy, but it appears the Aggies went a different route. The Student Assistance Fund is a little-known corner of the NCAA rulebook that allows universities to cover things ranging from loss-of-value insurance to suits for official functions like conference media days. The money fluctuates from year to year, and Fox says A&M exhausted much of its fund to obtain the policy.

"I don't think many schools know about it," Moore said. "It's a game-changer."

Read the full story here.

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