OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON
You know things are bleak for the Win Dodgers when you start to hear Montllakers wax nostalgic over the "Lambright Dynasty."
Derek "Loni" Anderson's completion percentage of 47 percent doesn't look so bad upon learning it's still two percentage points above the average test score of the entire Beavo team. Ba-da-da.
OREGON at WASHINGTON STATE
It's taken me most of the season, but finally I've realized why Deputy Duck QB Jason Fife has the unmistakable aura of greatness about him: He could be the twin of Scooby Doo's pal and Cartoon Network hall-of-famer, Shaggy.
Speaking of celebrity likenesses: As the season progresses I have noted that, yes, Jason Gesser does look more and more like John Heisman.
SOUTHERN CAL at STANFORD
On a roll, what with having successfully passed the Toejam-sponsored ban on thunder-sticks, sensitive Southern Gal admin now petitions Pac-10 to outlaw O.J. jokes.
Speaking of silence: Stunford ticket scalping now rated the loneliest occupation by JD Powers and Associates.
CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA STATE
I'm not sure if The Mike Bellotti ever told his disciple, The Dirt Koetter, "I've taught you everything you know, not everything I know," but after the Devil's hellish performance in Pullman last weekend, I'm guessing he must have.
Despite my grass induced - - er, grass roots - - campaign, it now appears unlikely Berkeley admin will ever agree to rename Cal's Memorial Stadium "The House that Holmoe Built."
Pick: Sun Devils
UCLA at ARIZONA
Bruins insist they're not looking past Mildcats, but admit to being a bit distracted by the Posh Spice kidnapping plot.
I asked Zona fans this question last season and I'll repeat it now: You chased Dick Tomey out of Tucson for this?!?!?
Last week: 3-1 (dogged by UW)
Year to date: 39-16