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Bitcoin Will Sponsor A College Bowl Game

Not a drill.

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Here's a thing that's happening in real life: On Dec.26 on ESPN, two very real and not made-up college sports teams will face off in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.

Today the Wall Street Journal reported that BitPay, a Bitcoin payment-processing company and ESPN events reached a deal to rebrand the game through 2016. Previously, the bowl was sponsored by Beef O'Brady's.

And yes, you will be able to purchase tickets with Bitcoin.

This is our future, people. Get used to it.

As usual, EVERYBODY'S GOT JOKES:

@cwarzel @jyarow @McMurphyESPN the game starts at 730pm. No, 5:45. Wait, now 8:15. No 6:21. Oops, 7:54.

Hunter Walk@hunterwalk

@cwarzel @jyarow @McMurphyESPN the game starts at 730pm. No, 5:45. Wait, now 8:15. No 6:21. Oops, 7:54.

9:37 AM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"We'd like to sponsor a bowl." "Great, that'll be $200K." "Do you take bitcoin?" "LOL, no, we need money."

TEDDY GOOALSEVELT@edsbs

"We'd like to sponsor a bowl."
"Great, that'll be $200K."
"Do you take bitcoin?"
"LOL, no, we need money."

9:40 AM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Players at the Bitcoin Bowl will receive: - Film canister full of MDMA - Two unregistered handguns - A federal prosecution

Ryan Nanni@celebrityhottub

Players at the Bitcoin Bowl will receive:
- Film canister full of MDMA
- Two unregistered handguns
- A federal prosecution

9:33 AM - 18 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.

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