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Grey and Scarlet versus Yellow and Green. Midwest versus West Coast. Buckeyes versus Ducks.

Diehard fans of Ohio State and Oregon converged on North Texas for the College Football Championship game at AT&T stadium.

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Backers boast that tonight’s College Football Championship game in Arlington will bring in as much as half a billion dollars to North Texas. We heard similar numbers about last April’s Final Four. And four years ago, the impact of the Super Bowl was estimated as high as $611 million. But are those sky-high estimates grounded in reality?