Enter the Warzone, still unpacking from the move to Tuesdays.
** Fresno State entered college football’s Top 25 without taking the field, which is such a brilliant strategy it’s hard to believe someone else didn’t think of it first.
If the 2-0 Bulldogs can just find a way to avoid playing the rest of their games, they’ll stay undefeated.
And if the Bulldogs stay undefeated, the BCS will have no choice but to invite them. Simple.
** The Bulldogs might be a very good team. Or, they might not. The season is three weeks old, and we’re no closer to answering that question than we were during camp.
Friday night will be as informative as it is entertaining.
** For years, Boise State enjoyed what Charlie Weis’ would term “a schematic advantage” over Fresno State.
It was like the Broncos were playing in calculus, while the Bulldogs were stuck in remedial algebra.
** Derek Carr says he no longer has a Boise State flag hanging on his wall because his dog ripped it down.
Every Bulldogs fan suddenly has a new favorite dog.
** Fesno State’s only victory in the past 12 meetings came during a year (2005) when the Bulldogs had a dominant offensive line led by Kyle Young and Dartangon Shack and a 1,300-rusher in Wendell Mathis.
In other words, better come up with Plan B.
** When Chris Petersen was a senior quarterback at UC Davis, completing 70.6% of his passes, a certain sports columnist was a lowly freshman.
And his passes almost always fell incomplete.
** Drawing conclusions after Week 2 of the NFL regular season is dangerous, but this one you can carve in granite:
The 49ers have no chance against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
** The only reason we tuned into Raiders-Jaguars was to get a good look at Terrelle Pryor.
But the Raiders had this tailback, No. 20, that really caught our eye. Too bad he hardly ever plays.
** Texas A&M’s 12th Man. The Sooner Schooner. Auburn’s War Eagle. The Haka Dance.
To the list of great college football traditions, add the Pac-12’s weekly reprimand of its inept officials.
Yeah, just let Arizona State’s players lie on the football as the final seconds tick away.
** Given cycling’s history, it pushes the boundaries of believability that a 41-year-old could win a three-week grand tour like the Vuelta a España.
That said, we were pulling hard for Chris Horner.
** A public memorial for trail crew leader and all-around great guy Shane Krogen (see Sunday’s column) will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Woodward Park. Just follow the long line of cars.
** For no particular reason: Jair Jurrjens
** Dodgers fans nearly made it to the end of the column without being reminded the last-place Giants just took three of four at Dodgers Stadium.
(Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
** Floyd Mayweather let ESPN The Magazine’s Tim Keown take a peek at an ATM receipt that showed a balance of more than $123 million.
“One account, baby,” Mayweather told the startled writer.
And all this time you thought the government bailed out the banking industry.
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