The best thing about this week’s slate of games: The San Francisco Giants’ home field gets torn up by football players. Maybe Barry Zito would be more effective with no mound drawn on the field.
It’s also “Hurray for the Pac-10” week. Oregon State, Cal and USC can do them proud. Or, as proud as one conference can have with only one BCS participating team.
== Las Vegas Bowl: No. 18 Oregon State vs. No. 14 BYU, 5 p.m., ESPN, with Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May and Todd Harris
== Poinsettia Bowl, San Diego: Cal vs. No. 23 Utah, 5 p.m., ESPN, with Mike Patrick, Craig James and Heather Cox
== Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu: Nevada vs. Southern Methodist University, 5 p.m., ESPN, with Terry Gannon and David Norrie
== Little Caesars Bowl, Detroit: Marshall vs. Ohio, 10 a.m., ESPN, with Pam Ward and Ray Bentley
== Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: No. 17 Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina, 1:30 p.m., ESPN, with Bob Wischusen, Bob Griese, Chris Spielman and Quint Kessenich.
== Emerald Bowl, San Francisco: No. 24 USC vs. Boston College, 5 p.m., ESPN, with Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore and Todd Harris
== Music City Bowl, Nashville, Tenn.: Kentucky vs. Clemson, 5 p.m., ESPN, with Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Holly Rowe