At last. It's finally here.
With all due respect to Oregon State and Stanford, the Pac-12 conference's two powerhouse teams are about to square off in Los Angeles. Also, with due respect (sort of) to Alabama and LSU—who cares? I would much rather be in L.A. on Saturday than Baton Rouge, and it's a good thing, because that's where my plane is headed.
The Ducks are preparing to fly south in big flocks for this one. Oregon fans are packing their Rose Bowl green and yellow beads (note to Nike: In case you missed it, those are the Oregon colors), lucky Duck socks and must-have O earrings.
USC fans are flocking to Craigslist to see how much they could get for their tickets. Just kidding, Trojans; we know you wouldn't desert your team at this crucial juncture in the season.
Here comes a preview of this big-time Pac-12 matchup.