WASHINGTON at SOUTHERN CAL
Mutts not too worried about road tripping to Troy. After all, it's not like they're playing Cal.
Toejam CEO Mike Garrett pressures Pac-10 to ban thundersticks. Whew, for a minute there I thought he said Thunderbird!
ARIZONA STATE at OREGON
Years from now, this group of Sun Demons will look back on this aught-two season and reminisce: "For several glorious weeks, we were mathematical contenders for the Pac-10 crown."
Panic was beginning to settle in on the Duck bench last weekend at Westwood. Thankfully, a quick glance across the field to Bob Toledo calmed them.
UCLA at CALIFORNIA
Boohooin kicker Chris Griffith thrilled to be captain of special teams, but not so crazy about "Captain Hook" nickname.
I'm not 100 percent sure, but I believe a win this weekend would move Cub coach Jeff "Jesus in Headphones" Tedford past Tommy Holmoe on the Cal career victories list.
Pick: GOLDEN BEARS
ARIZONA at STANFORD
Although not the way I originally intended it, the nickname "Cool Hand" that I gave to Card QB Chris Lewis last season has turned out to be pretty accurate.
Memo from Pac-10 HQ in sunny Walnut Creek: Loser of this game must change nickname to "Golden Bears."
Last week: 5-0 (Don Larsonesque)
Year to date: 31-11