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.
- 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)
- Texas won the game (fine final drive)
- 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