Amazon.com Widgets
James Frey Official Website
Join the JAMES FREY mailing list
Click

BigPac-10 (or 12, or 14, not sure)

from The LA Times

USC and UCLA rock college sports by leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

BY J. BRADY MCCOLLOUGHBILL PLASCHKERYAN KARTJEBEN BOLCH

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson scores past USC linebacker Ralen Goforth during a game on Nov. 20.
UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson scores past USC linebacker Ralen Goforth during a game on Nov. 20. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

It may be hard to imagine — USC cardinal and gold and UCLA blue and gold blending into the pageantry that permeates through frosty fall Saturdays in America’s heartland.

It may be hard to imagine — Trojans and Bruins annually competing with Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines for conference championships and bragging rights instead of Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies.

But Thursday, when USC and UCLA officially announced they are leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference, college sports fans from coast to coast were forced to conjure up a vision that what would have once — in simpler times, perhaps — seemed unthinkable.

The Trojans and Bruins, both of whom have been trying to reclaim past football glory with varying degrees of desperation, came together and completed a shocking move that will forever alter the national college sports landscape.

[ click to continue reading at LAT ]

Posted on June 30, 2022 by Editor

Filed under Mirth, Weirdness | | No Comments »