COLLEGE FOOTBALL, HUSKIES
Well, foiled again. I really thought I would get some responses on a college top 5, but the optimism was misplaced.
Wait a minute. I get it now. No one disagreed with my list. That's it. It was perfect. I have earned so much trust with my sage Pac-10 picks (more on that in a second) that you all agree with my rankings.
Good, because I came this close to ranking Arizona No. 5.
Speaking of the Wildcats, and my Pac-10 picks, I would have been nearly perfect if the Pac-10 officials hadn't hosed Mike Stoops and his Wildcats. I know it was in revenge against his brother speaking the truth about the Oregon game the week before. They were mad at Oklahoma and took it out on U of A. I didn't see the game, but I'm sure there are some video floating around the Net somewhere that shows UA getting hosed on some calls – has to be. We all know it happened.
If USC had any class, they would forfeit the game to the Wildcats. After all, the officials must have taken it away from the Cats.
Otherwise, the only game I missed was UCLA and UW (if you don't count my stupid comments about the margin of victory). I'm just not a Husky believer yet. And I know they're not going to win this week. They are headed to Tucson and, unless coach Stoops gets jobbed again, the Wildcats are taking this one.
The Huskies believe they have to improve their running game if they want to make a run (pardon the pun) at a Pac-10 title. Where can they improve? According to Bob Condotta's blog, it starts up front.
This one had to hurt to write. Jim Moore of the P-I actually gives the Huskies their due, writing paragraphs like "The Huskies have gone from fractured to unified, not to mention bad to decent, and are on the verge of being highly competitive again."
Pretty high praise indeed from Moore.