Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Michigan alum Lucy Liu, who, all things considered, is probably pretty happy with the Christmas Eve Columbus, OH is having.
• San Diego State had their way with Navy 35-14 in last night’s Poinsettia Bowl. SDSU RB Ronnie HIllman is now officially an enemy of the state after what he did to our brave Naval Forces.
• Once again, Ohio State suspended five players for selling awards, rings, and jerseys, including QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Dan Herron, and WR Devier Posey. They’ll sit, if back, for the first five games of 2011, but will be allowed (HURRAY!!) in this year’s Sugar Bowl against Arkansas.
SI.com’s Stewart Mandel says it only helps to support the thought that NCAA‘s punishments are arbitrary and inconsistent. SI.com’s Andy Staples believes the players in question should cut bait and turn pro.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg examines the impact of the suspensions.
• Rumors are swirling that Penn State coach Joe Paterno will retire after the Outback Bowl. I’m as stunned as you are.
• USC‘s appeal to the NCAA will happen January 22 in Indianapolis. Without knowing exactly what USC will present to defend itself, expect the NCAA’s response to be devoid of any reason, precedent, or consistency.
Today’s Video of the Day is a collection of amusing things that are somewhat related to Christmas.
Enjoy your Friday + Hawaii Bowl + Holidays!