Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Texas alumnus Owen Wilson. I’m not sure if he’s funny when he’s not with Wes Anderson or (occasionally) Ben Stiller, but he sure is … a Texas alumnus. And not as happy as most Iowa State graduates today.


• ESPN’s squad of CFB bloggers drop power rankings, bowl predictions, and take some time to figure out what they’ve learned. And also, a bit of advice — don’t wake them up when they’re dreaming.

The latest rankings are out. Oregon has somehow insulted the computers and I can’t help but feel that, at some point, Chip Kelly told off a customer service rep at HP and things have since snowballed out of control.

Did you know that the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl is now the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl? Thanks to some nifty new bowl projections, you do now!!

• Louisville is 4-3 after dismantling UConn. Turning around disaster programs in a year or two can be done. Ok, being in the Big East helps.

SB Nation’s Andy Hutchins and Yahoo!!!!!!!!’s Dr. Saturday take a long, hard look at some of Saturday’s (and Thursday’s) box scores. I enjoyed the DII Indianapolis – Northern Michigan analysis. Really.’s Stewart Mandel tries to figure out who will be left standing and colleague Andy Staples talks about eating pizza in Columbia, MO. Ok, a fair amount of college football knowledge bombs are also included.

• Wounded: Two Notre Dame defensemen (whatever, I’m bringing the term to football) are undergoing MRIs, Colorado’s Tyler Hanson is out for the year with a ruptured spleen, and BC DE Alex Albright is also done for 2010, as broken fibulas are total jerks.

• Texas coach Mack Brown likes to use the word “I” when things are good and seems to shy away from it when things aren’t so good.

• The Wiz has the snapshots of the week. It’s mostly a cautionary tale examining how unacceptable the combination of a hat with revealed dude-bangs truly is.

• If Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads stops getting supremely excited over ginormous Cyclone road wins, his soul has been compromised. Here’s Saturday’s Austin glee.


Today’s Video of the Day is a very convincing argument against going to law school. It even applies to those with dude-bangs.


Enjoy your Monday.