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What is a championship worth to you?

Every year I consider this thought experiment. It usually takes the form of, "How large a check would I be willing to write to insure Louisville wins it all?" - but this seems a bit sketchy as it implies somehow rigging the game. So perhaps a better way to think of it is, "If you were offered either a) Louisville wins the NC, or b) a check for X amount, how large would the check need to be for you to choose b?"

However, you might not such a crass person so easily influenced by money, so it might require you to conduct this thought experiment another way. You might ponder fictitious scenarios, like would it be worth:

a) my dog getting run over?

b) the football team having dreadful - even winless - year?

c) remaining single for the next 3 years?

d) totaling my car?

e) becoming a vegetarian and/or giving up alcohol the rest of my life (that might require multiple NCs)?

f) spending a month is solitary confinement

g) losing my job / getting transferred to Toledo

h) losing my most prized possession, ___________

Or perhaps you'd like to offer another entry. But answer the question - not absurdly - how much is it worth to you?

For me that check would need to be at least $10,000 to even start thinking about it. I was 6 in 1986 and I've been waiting a long time. Plus I'd get to enjoy it the rest of my life.

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