It’s Out of the Question: It’s college football, where flexibility means waiting on USC-UCLA kickoff

blessed-are-the-flexible-facebook-timeline-coverHey, hon, do you think we should stay an extra night at Aunt Ginny and Uncle Ferd’s house in Eureka on Thanksgiving weekend?
Or would it be more prudent to up and leave behind the family we rarely get to spend quality time with on Friday afternoon instead of Saturday morning so we make it back in time for the UCLA-USC kickoff at the Coliseum?
By the way, anyone know when the game actually starts?
OOwBOTIThis is college football we’re talking about here. Grab a wishbone and hope for the best.
The answer may not come until Monday, because technically, that’s what the TV contracts stipulate at this point in the season.
Larry Scott’s Pac-12 decoder ring, aligned with how ABC, ESPN and Fox needs to see how UCLA-USC fits best with their “inventory,” have narrowed a kickoff down to either 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.
At least the options of 12:59 p.m. on Black Friday, 3:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday or sunrise Sunday aren’t in play. For now.

Ronda Rousey is tended to by a medical staff member after being knocked out by Holly Holm in their UFC 193 bantamweight title fight in Melbourne, Australia last Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Ronda Rousey is tended to by a medical staff member after being knocked out by Holly Holm in their UFC 193 bantamweight title fight in Melbourne, Australia last Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

== All the negative stuff about Ronda Rousey now after she’s forced to make a walk of shame out of the Octogon — this is some kind of come-
uppance for the arrogance she showed leading up to this point? All because she wouldn’t touch gloves with Holly Holm before the bout?
In the long run, isn’t the UFC better off having someone other than Rousey lug around that large belt around for awhile – and actually create a rivalry that might last a few more years?

== How long before this 3-on-3 NHL overtime format catches on with other sports?
Pay attention, NBA. Imagine a sudden death, full court game. Golden State’s best three against the Lakers’ best three, with everyone casting off 3’s.
Or do the Lakers even have a best three?

== President Obama, underpaid for the standard $400,000 he’s given each year, plus a $50,000 expense account, a $100,000 travel account and $19,000 for entertainment, joked this week that he can’t believe NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes $44 million a season.
Because it probably should be more?

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

== Six months after he was in the running for NBA Coach of the Year after dragging the Houston Rockets past the Clippers and into the Western Conference finals, Kevin McHale is out as the team’s head coach following a 4-7 start.
Or would it be more accurate to say he was clotheslined?

More questions to be answered at this link …

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