Sharp poster from Division I-AA Savannah State, which gained notoriety last season by playing two "paycheck games." For those unaware of what that means, well it's not good. Division I-A teams looking for a cheap victory to pad their bowl resumes bring in I-AA teams. Granted, once in a blue moon a I-AA team rises up and strikes down the team writing the check, but you can count those occurrences on one hand.
The problem with the Tigers is that they will take next to nothing to get trampled. Last year the team played at Oklahoma State and Florida State. The total payout was $860,000. Then somebody figured out that Savannah State had to forfeit $200,000 to Northern Iowa in an exit-fee agreement that kicked in when the Tigers dropped the Panthers to play the Seminoles. So the total take was $660,000.
The going rate to get pummeled once is often more than that. Deadspin called Savannah State "a relatively cheap date."
But it's the sacrifice teams are often willing to take in order to build their program. Unfortunately, Savannah State has put together three consecutive 1-10 seasons and has only 18 victories over the past 12 seasons.
The Tigers play at Miami on Sept. 21. Savannah State will receive $375,000 to serve as the punching bag.
The poster was designed by Summit Athletics. Thanks to Adam.