You call these conference championships? They can, and will


Key college football TV games in L.A. for Week 14:


== West Virginia at South Florida, 5 p.m., ESPN, with Rece Davis, Craig James, Jesse Palmer and Jenn Brown


== Pac-12 title game: UCLA at Oregon, 5 p.m., Channel 11, with Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Tim Brewster.

== MAC title game: Ohio vs. Northern Illinois in Detroit, 4 p.m., ESPN2, with Joe Tessitore, Rod Gilmore and Jeannine Edwards.



== SEC title game: Georgia vs. LSU in Atlanta, 1 p.m., Channel 2, with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson. ESPN “College GameDay” will also be here at 6 a.m.

== Big Ten title game: Wisconsin vs. Michigan State in Indianapolis, 5:15 p.m., Channel 11, with Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Tim Brewster.

== ACC title game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson in Charlotte, N.C., 5 p.m., ESPN, with Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox

== Conference USA title game: Southern Miss at Houston, 9 a.m., Channel 7, with Mike Patrick, Craig James and Lisa Salters

== Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, 5 p.m., Channel 7, with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe

== Texas at Baylor, Channel 7, 12:30 p.m., with Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Samantha Steele

== Syracuse at Pittsburgh, 9 a.m., ESPN2, with Dave Lamont and Mike Bellotti

== Iowa State at Kansas State, 12:30 p.m., Prime with Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt and Petros Papadakis

== UNLV at TCU, 11:30 a.m., Versus with Paul Burmeister, Shaun King and Anthony Herron

== New Mexico at Boise State, 3 p.m., MNT with Ari Wolfe and Blaine Fowler

== BYU at Hawaii, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2, with Carter Blackburn and Brock Huard

== Fresno State at San Diego State, 5 p.m., CBS Sports Network, with James Bates; Analyst: Aaron Taylor and Brooke Collins

The NFL TV games in L.A. for Week 13:


== Philadelphia at Seattle, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network with Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock



== Oakland at Miami, 10 a.m., Channel 2, with Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf (instead of Cincinnati-Pittsburgh, N.Y. Jets-Washington, Indianapolis-New England, Kansas City-Chicago or Tennessee-Buffalo).

== Denver at Minnesota, Channel 11, 10 a.m., with Thom Brennaman and Brian Bilick (instead of Atlanta-Houston or Carolina-Tampa Bay).

== Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, Channel 11, 1 p.m., with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman (instead of St. Louis-San Francisco and Dallas-Arizona. CBS also has Baltimore-Cleveland in this window)

== Detroit at New Orleans, 5:20 p.m., Channel 4, with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya


== San Diego at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m., ESPN, with Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden

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Obama dialed up Arena … now?


The Galaxy’s MLS Cup victory over … Houston, we believe it was … was a couple of Sunday’s ago. Right?

The White House’s Office of the Press Secretary issued this release moments ago:

“Earlier today, President Obama called Bruce Arena, general manager and head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, to congratulate him and the team on winning the MLS Cup.

“The President said, as a soccer fan, he wanted to let Coach Arena know that the team inspired a lot of young soccer players, including his kids.

“The President congratulated Coach Arena on all that the team has done for the game of soccer and asked him to pass along his congratulations to Landon Donovan, David Beckham and the rest of the team.

“President Obama invited the Galaxy to the White House to celebrate their championship and wished the coach and the team continued success.”

Perhaps if the Galaxy had defeated DC United, the word would have reached Washington much sooner.

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Wheldon photo book “Lionheart” available for order, proceeds to his family


Newport Beach photographer Michael Voorhees is making available more copies of his 2010 book “Lionheart,” his collection of pictures of the late IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, through his website

Clock on the “books” link to get you to the website link. All profits from the $59.99 book go to the Wheldon family trust.

Wheldon was killed on Oct. 16 in Las Vegas in the IRL’s final event of the 2011 season.

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Happy 84th to the man whose high school yearbook notes achievement in elocution, dramatics and spring dance planning


It’s a page from the 1944 Fordham Prep school yearbook, which someone has up for sale on (linked here).

If only because a certain senior class student would go onto Fordham University and achieve some bigger and better things in the baseball world.


The eBay post says there were probably only about 125 graduates in that Class of ’44. There are also pictures in there of the kid who worked on the yearbook and school paper and was voted “Most Popular” and “Wittiest” playing some varsity baseball as a center fielder.

Happy 84th birthday today to Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Someday, he may figure out what he wants to do when he grows up.

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