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A Day in the Life Of Columbus
Rick Reilly
November 19, 2007
MARCUS FREEMAN, a star line-backer for Ohio State, wakes up in his princely room at the Blackwell Inn in Columbus, one of the best in the city. Nothing is too plush for a Buckeye. The athletic department at Ohio State leads the nation in spending, at $109 million, more than the GNI of Burundi. Must work. No team has won more games in the last two seasons than the Buckeyes.
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November 19, 2007

A Day In The Life Of Columbus

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After a victory Freeman comes out of the locker room and is greeted by hundreds of fans. He signs as many autographs as he can, then heads out to meet his girlfriend. Later they might go to a party. "You know, celebrate a little," he says.

After a victory, Murphy leaves the Mission and heads to the liquor store, then back to the park to bed down with his box, his blankets and his two 40-ounce beers.

You know, to celebrate.

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