An aggressively active weekend of college football has sussed a few things out, and before you know it, we'll be fully ensconced in the morass of meaningless bowls hosted by dying dot-coms. (Our two favorite bowl games this year: The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. We are pleased to live in an era where a local credit union sponsors a national bowl game.)
Anyway, it's looking like it's going to be USC vs. Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game, though we think we're going to be more compelled by whoever Rutgers plays (if they can win next weekend) or the potential Texas-Boise State game in the Fiesta Bowl. We are enough of an undefeated purist — we repeat: Division I-A college football is the only sport on earth in which you can go undefeated and not have the opportunity to even be considered for a championship — that if Boise State were to win its title game and Ohio State were to lose to USC, we'd feel obliged to vote BSU No. 1. (Fortunately for humanity, we'd never be granted a vote.)
We are also intrigued by the constant rumors that our Buzzsaw That Is The Arizona Cardinals might be making a big push to hire USC coach Pete Carroll once they finally get around to firing Dennis "Unemployment Is What We THOUGHT It Was!" Green. We're not sure how Carroll would do back in the NFL, but we can say this: Don't do it, Pete. Seriously. Life is good in LA; transferring from the University of Southern California to the University of Phoenix is pretty much a downgrade in every respect, though the latter will provide you more useful woodworking skills.
Weekend Review [Every Day Should Be Saturday]
(The headline, by the way, is an exact quote from Brent Musberger this weekend. He's so great.)