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How Joe Burrow authored the best season in college football history

NEW ORLEANS — We have become liberal with the use of GOAT in American sporting vernacular.

The acronym for Greatest of All Time is tossed around in emojis, used in reference to fast-food items and even inspired the naming of an actual farm animal.

In a sports era where many are considered prisoners of the moment, the GOAT should be locked away for safer keeping.

But on Monday at the Superdome, LSU senior quarterback Joe Burrow transcended the flippant hyperbole that’s accompanied the GOAT label. He completed the best singular season in the 150-year history of college football by annihilating No.