Answers, answers, answers.
Q; Scott, did you ever read the article, a long one, in the comments section of your blog about this time a year ago, posted by both trojanbobcat and USC1966, about a delusional fellow who, among other things, beleived he was in contact with PC via thought waves, and, if you did read it, or part of it, what did you think of it? I know you don’t ordinarily read the comments, but this one was so strange, even involving a love story, that I thought possibly someone may have tipped you to it.
A: I vaguely remember this but probably did not read anything too closely and quickly forgot about it
Q: Scott, how do you conceptualize your ballot each week? Meaning, do you cast your lot for how you think the team will finish the season (if you put Texas #1, you are saying that will win every game they play the rest of the way, up to and including a BCS Title game), how good you think they are currently (regardless of how they’ve done it, just current record and how they played this past weekend), how will they match up versus rest of the field (you rank Alabama #1, you are saying they can beat every single team below them both home and away) or do you look at it as this is what they’ve done and this is what they’ll do?
A: I voted Texas No. 1 because right now they just defeated Oklahoma and Missouri in back-to-back games and that’s the most impressive achievement of the season to date. They also play Oklahoma State this week, another really tough game. Alabama struggled a bit with Ole Miss, so they were not hard to drop a notch. I’m not saying that these teams will finish 1-2. Look at the road they face compared to USC? It’s not even humorous. I still USC is in a good position if it does not screw up.
Q: At the 2008 song girl tryouts, was there a lot of smoke from a machine and many mirrors put in too?
A: Yes, but no soft-serve ice cream.
Q: What do you think. Butch Lewis = Wally Pipp?
A: Butch Lewis is too athletic and too talented to be a relegated to the bench for the rest of the season. I imagine he and Nick Howell will share time until one emerges. But Lewis will continue to play and be a critical player.