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Diane Roberts is the author of Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America (HarperCollins). She's a contributor to NPR, The Guardian, and the Oxford American, and has been anthologized in Best American Essays and Best American Food Writing. She teaches literature and creative writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee.