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Pop-culture nod: Bulls make Tank McNamara



Tank What's next: USF playing a home-and-home with Enormous State University? Jim Leavitt making a cameo on Marmaduke?

The Bulls, whose 12-year-old football program is still entering the mainstream of cultural awareness, got a reference in Thursday's Tank McNamara, even if it's a slightly cynical nod to colleges' public perceptions.

"When you think 'University of South Florida,' what do you think?" a university chancellor asks two men in her office in today's strip.

"Minor-major with a darn good football team," one answers. "Came out of nowhere to rank Number 2 for a week a couple of seasons ago."

"See," the chancellor replies. "That translates to academic prestige."

If the 35-year-old sports comic doesn't make your daily paper -- I'm still in Orlando, and it doesn't make the Sentinel's lineup here, you can read the strip at Thanks to the sharp eyes over at for spotting it ...

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