Ramble On! Pac-10 Picks: Week Seven

HOW I LOOK FORWARD to the next Cougar football game. For those of you having trouble coming with me and want to keep on complaining about the last two games, just remember this: We're better looking. It's not even close. And THAT my fellow Cougs is all that matters. That was my response to everything this week, which made for a rather interesting sequence in the Taco Bell drive-thru.

The Beavs leave the city of Bean Dip this weekend to play Cal, a team that beat them so badly, the scoreboard operator just flat-out stopped counting. I think J.J. Arrington is STILL scoring touchdowns in that game a year later. Anyway, our favorite Barkrats have had two weeks to sit around and scout out sheep redistribution centers in the Bay area. Watch how fast the sky falls. Bears

We've been so bombarded with previews and insights and rumors about this game, I'm sure everyone's sick of it. I don't have anything further to add, but I do have one question for America: You ARE aware these two teams play for a trophy that consists of a stick on a plate, right? Trojans

Now no matter how hard the Huskies try to tell themselves that they're in for a safe remainder of the season since they got to play a UCLA team that waited until the fourth quarter to start playing, the inevitable conclusion is that they're still going to have one hell of a laundry load to do once reality hits. Ducks

In an open letter addressed to anyone who feels they need to knock our crowd, I'd like to remind you that I am a Cougar fan who owns a pet Husky. If there's someone in the world more open-minded and tolerant than me, I'd like to meet them. I predict the men in Crimson shock the world, along with quite a few of their own fans, and pull off the upset. But only because this is the time of year the Bruins all simultaneously lose 50 pounds, get about four steps slower and drop 30 IQ points. Must be October. Cougs

How much do you think it would cost to have somebody follow Mike Stoops around on a daily basis and see if they can make the big vein in his forehead explode? We can watch him throw fits at Starbuck's, in traffic, watching Jeopardy, you get the idea. With as much talent as the Arizona team has on the field, you have to think this is the week they finally win, no matter how hard the head man tries to screw it up. Wildcats

Last Week: 1-3
Overall: 26-13

My luck's going to change sooner or later, let's hope it starts this week. As I keep reminding you, all winnings this year are helping out my friends at the ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org). May your rivals have to claim Kenny G as alumnae if you do the same. This week we're rolling with:

Week 7: ($168)

Oklahoma (-6) over Kansas: $42
South Florida (+2) over Pittsburgh: $42
USC (-12) over Notre Dame: $42
Missouri (-6) over Iowa St: $42

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