A friend of mine, Jerry Palm, earned a computer science degree from Purdue University years ago. He lives in a suburb of Chicago, where he has four children, and no pets. Well, that's not exactly true. Palm's pet is the Bowl Championship Series formula. He writes a column for CBS Sports that explains what the computers will spit out each Sunday. Everyone reads the thing. In fact, Palm is so good at what he does that colleges have hired him over the years as a consultant...
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