It was a reasonably good Saturday for the sports teams of this blog. # 22 Iowa beat Northern Iowa 45-21, #15 Cal beat Illinois 35-20 (despite long-time reader g's prediction that "Illinois will take care of business for the Big Ten by crushing Cal"), and in the sweetest game of the trio, unranked UCLA trashed #21 Oklahoma 41-24.
Things could have gone better. Considering that Northern Iowa isn't even a Division I-A team, it's kind of lame that Iowa gave up three touchdowns. I mean, this is a team that hasn't beaten Iowa since the 1880s. As for Cal, it was actually behind 17-7 well into the third quarter.
But the UCLA win was convincing, and as an added bonus, kills the national championship hopes of Oklahoma, which, after all, is one of the teams that I automatically root against due to the fact that it has routinely bullied its opponents.
Even better, Notre Dame (another bully school) lost 44-41 in overtime.
Oh, and maybe the best thing of all today is that when I played the Cal (and UCLA) fight song, my baby son started dancing. My early indoctrination of him has worked!