Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Salma Hayek. It’s Cinco de Mayo. She’s from Mexico. My logic is very tidy.
• CBS Sports’s Bryan Fischer examines the new Pac-12 media rights deal. He does everything he can not to let it slip that everyone in the conference somehow now has a condition in which their pupils now take the shape of dollar signs.
• The US Department of Justice has officially become involved with the BCS, sending the NCAA a simple question — why isn’t there a playoff? Officially, the NCAA has resonded with, “Well, I, um, er, you see…” Psh, amateurs (allegedly).
• ESPN’s Ted Miller speaks with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Things were going swimmingly until Mr. Scott made it monsoon over an ashamed, yet accepting Miller.
• EA Sports is in the clear after a US District Court dismissed former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the company. No word yet on how this affects Ty’s desire to ask uncomfortable questions to Russ Kiniry.
• EDSBS has updated Fulmer Cup rankings. Welcome back, Oregon!
• ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg uses the word “brand” to look at Nebraska’s role in college football. I’ll let that speak for itself.
He also looks at what he learned this spring in the B1G Ten. He implies that Jerry Kill may be spicy, whatever that means.
• It seems as if football players either like to or need to get high to get through 3-5 years at an SEC school. They may even bake it right into casseroles at the cafeterias.
• Fox Sports’s Thayer Evans takes five of the bigger stories in college football and re-summarizes them. We all have quotas.
• Oklahoma is getting new state of the art dorms. Everything sounds positive, but the nondescript white-shadowy people shown in the picture give me pause.
• SB Nation’s Bill Connolly goes in-depth with Iowa State. I don’t know what it all means, but I feel a bit smarter for it all.
• SI.com’s Stewart Mandel checks in with a decidedly Tressel-free mailbag.
• Washington‘s starting QB is officially not Joe Montana’s kid and is officially Keith Price.
• Arizona State girls ran around in their underwear. I’m not exactly sure why, but if I had to guess, I would think Fox Sports had something to do with it.
Today’s VIdeo of the Day is a short film done by Damon Lindelof, one of Lost’s head writers. It involves farting and Nazis.
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