OT: Interview of BCS programmer Billingsley

Submitted by formerlyanonymous on December 5th, 2009 at 9:37 AM

I came across an interview with Richard Billingsley, one of the 6 BCS computer programmers who's creations lead to the teams in the MNC, and it was pretty interesting. He's the only programmer out of the 6 without a degree, and he seems to be one hell of a college football fan. Highly suggest the read.

Forget Afghanistan and health care: Let's argue football

A 60-inch television dominates the living room in his modest 1,600-square-foot home in Hugo, a town of 6,000 about 180 miles northeast of Fort Worth.

He catches parts of 25 to 30 college games per weekend. And those aren’t highlights; he’s totally tuned in with satellite and cable connections as well as an ESPN GameDay subscription for streaming video.

But it’s just a party of two on game day in Hugo. His 79-year-old mother, who now lives with him in the house that was owned by his grandparents, is the only other fan allowed.

"I don’t let anyone else watch games with me," he said. "I get too wound up."

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