Talking Points: Any buzz for Pac-12 game?

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What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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The Seahawks played on a Thursday and Golden Tate scored a TD. Since when did the NFL schedule preseason games in December?

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There are only two ways for the Pac-12 championship game to get any national buzz Friday night and into Saturday morning’s college football preview shows: Either UCLA wins a shocker or Oregon does something incredible.

We know UCLA is not going to win, so here’s hoping that Oregon scores 100 on the Bruins. Even if you don’t like the Ducks, follow our logic.

If Oregon wins 49-3, nobody outside of Eugene will care. Fans across the nation will turn off the game after the first quarter if its 28-0.

The only way those fans come back is if they hear that it’s 66-0 in the third quarter. Twitter will be twittering, Facebook will be Facebooking, and the TVs will go back on to see if the Ducks can do the incredible. Normally, we would not be in favor of running up a score. But it’s the inaugural championship game for the conference. Make it epic.

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The lockout is not even officially over, but already the new NBA is a lot like the old NBA — the players making whiney demands to play with their friends and/or in big markets.

Chris Paul, reportedly, has asked to be traded from the New Orleans Hornets. Not only that, but he has asked to be traded to the Knicks.

We like the good old days when our whiney athletes demanded a trade, they just wanted a trade — to anywhere. But now, they demand trades to specific destinations.

Unless some superstar wants to get traded to Portland, we don’t like this trend.

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