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Family feud

There's always one story like this on Signing Day, which is what makes Signing Day -- one of the more predictable non-events in the sporting world -- interesting.

So, Mom doesn't want Junior to go to Arkansas. Not to defame that fine state, but frankly I could see a lot of Moms not wanting their kids to spend four years in Arkansas. Fayetteville ain't exactly the cradle of civilization, even if President Nixon did helicopter in for a game there once.

I can just see Junior now, stomping off, slamming his bedroom door, letting loose with the universal teenager's lament: "You are ruining my LIFE!"

Too bad Robert Hegyes of "Welcome Back, Kotter" fame, who died just over a year ago, isn't still around. Juan Epstein could teach Alex Collins a thing or two about forging Mom's name on stuff.

Ben Smith's blog.