Larry Scott’s experiment this year to shorten Pac 12 halftimes by five minutes has inspired me to cut some slack out of this season’s halftime report.
We’ll excise superfluous adjective and nouns and abbreviate the glossary of terms as follows:
Chris Petersen =Coach Pete
Washington State =Wazzu
Eastern Washington =EWU
Tee Martin =T Martin
Commissioner Larry Scott =Larry
Pac 12 Network =P12N
Rose Bowl = RB
Kirk Herbstreit =Herbie
Late Night Kickoffs =LNK
Non conference =NC
Arizona basketball =Team 1 (FBI report)
College Football Playoff =CFP
Kentucky Fried Chicken =KFC
At this time =ATT
Not too shabby =NTS
Cut to chase. The Pac 12’s first half report is in and it is solid. Larry’s League is much better positioned in the CFP race than it was last year at this time. It has three legitimate contenders in UDub, Wazzu and SC. Meaning: if any of those top-15 schools win out they will likely be playing a national semifinal game at the RB.
Those schools are a combined 17-1…NTS
Last year ATT only UDub was in the mix. SC started 1-3, remember, and Wazzu opened 0-2.
This is progress. Pac avoided embarrassing NC loss that can set your reputation back. Last year, remember, Wazzu opened with a home loss to EWU and SC was blown out by Tide.
This year’s worst NC defeat was what…UCLA at Memphis? The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.