USC did their part

Congratulations to the Trojans. The football team took care of business in the Rose Bowl, with a dominating win over Michigan. That should give them the No. 1 ranking in the AP poll and insure a split championship along with the winner of Oklahome-LSU.

I’ll be very interested in the rating numbers for Sunday’s Sugar Bowl. The BCS bowls will pay the participating conferences $80 million this year. If you want a Division 1 playoff, then you need to see some impressive numbers – because TV money is going to have to replace most of that $80 million. I think that the weekend’s NFL playoff slate will slake the appetite of all but the most avid sports fan and will be surprised if the Sugar Bowl out does the best NFL playoff game.