I just got home from a piece of history!


I was hoping to witness USC win its third straight national championship in a row.  Instead, I witnessed one of the greatest college football national championship games ever…it just didn’t turn out the way I had hoped.   My bowl record is now 0-2 (2001 Las Vegas Bowl – USC lost to Utah, 10-6 and the 2006 Rose Bowl – USC lost to Texas, 41-38).  Hopefully one of these days, I’ll witness another USC football national championship in person.  If not, it’s good to know there’s more to this life…than living and dying…more than just trying to make it through the day!


Here are my thoughts on this year’s Rose Bowl.  You are more than welcome to agree or disagree.



  1. USC didn’t deserve to win this game (Reggie’s lateral that turned out to be a fumble, getting stopped on 4th down twice (the second time turned the ball over for Texas’ winning drive), being too soft on pass coverage, and poor tackling)
  2. Texas won the game (fine final drive)
  3. Most Texas Longhorn fans have class

Congratulations to the Texas Longhorns and their fans.


The only solace I had after the game was getting a picture with the lovely Lindsay Soto, a USC alumna and current Fox Sports Net West reporter, and Steve Quon and Jon Mak.  Driving Jon Mak’s 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI last night and riding in it again today both before and after the game helped a little as well!  Even after that experience with his STI, I still  the car I drive!


UPDATE: Hanley, I think it was good USC went for it on 4th down and 2 yards to go.  It was a good call with a bad play chosen and execution

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7 responses to “”

  1. randomranting says :

    With our sovereign God as my witness…Vince Young is still a prideful prick…though he is talented…he always says really cocky things…which makes him…well…if i aint got nothing good to say…shouldnt say it at all…sorry about the game….they should have punted…

  2. sup_cuz says :

    post that pic! sadly usc did lose but as you said, alot of the texans are classy winners

  3. brentlicious says :

    USC requests you never go to another of their bowl games. :)I have a feeling you haven’t seen the replays of the horrendous officiating . It was a disgrace. But hey, it’s just a game.I think I’m qualified to be a video review official – My knowledge of the rules is sketchy and my eyesight is horrible.

  4. kaumama says :

    my condolences, loren. you have class!

  5. SportyABG says :

    thanks for the kind comments on my horns, loren. i know there are usc fans out there that have class, unfortunately the bar i was at had none.
    vince young is a prideful prick? and cocky?? hmmm..i can say the same thing about matt leinart. a quote that will always stick in my mind is when he still said that usc was the better team. ummm…who lost?? who’s #1?? yeah that’s what i thought!

  6. AznLzyGuy says :

    HEY IT WAS A GOOD CALL..USC NEEDED TO KEEP THE BALL ON OFFENSE BECAUSE THE DEFENSE WASN’T GONNA HOLD UP..OUR BLITZ PACKAGES WEREN’T PRESSURING YOUNG AND OUR ZONE COVERAGE WAS AWFUL..EVERY PASS YOUNG THREW THE RECEIVER WAS WIDE OPEN…WE COULDN’T STOP THEM FROM SCORING.. THE BIGGEST MISTAKE WAS TAKIN THAT TIMEOUT ON THE 2 PT CONVERSERTION…WE NEEDED THAT FOR THE FINAL DRIVE…BUT ITS GOD WILL…I AGREE WITH THE VINCE IS REALLY COCKY GUY BUT A GREAT PLAYER..TEXAS DESERVES TO BE THE NATIONAL CHAMPS AND SHOULD BE NUMBER #1 IN THE AP POLLS. GREATEST GAME BUT IT DIDN’T TURN OUT THE WAY WE HOPE..HEY ITS FOOTBALL!!

  7. Strikezone says :

    I have no problems going for it 4th and 2. I agree. Great game, but so many little things that could have changed the game. Instant replay really disrupted the flow of the game. We’ll come back next year.

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