Well, you can make an argument that technically USC did.
I'm still not 100% sure why LSU passed USC in the polls. Both teams played like crap on the road but won. If you want to bring up the point differential in the games forget it. Tulane isn't nearly as good as Washington. Tulane plays in Conference USA and is 1-3. Washington is in the Pac-10 and is 2-2. This isn't even debatable, Washington is clearly the tougher opponent. Yet LSU jumps USC. It's not really that important, since as long as both teams win out, they'll face each other in the national championship. But this is why we need a playoff system. Because there are years when something like this is a huge deal, and the rationale behind the change in votes is basically nonsensical.
On to the links.
Dan Patrick's first radio since leaving ESPN, not so good. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
Hatin' on Norv Turner. [Rumors and Rants]
Hope Solo's World Cup tirade and dismissal were the best thing imaginable for women's soccer. [The Beautiful Game]
Ric Flair, finance wizard. [Pop Jocks]
Michigan might have to forfeit the game it won against Penn St. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
The betting odds are against Cuban winning Dancing With the Stars. [Deuce of Davenport]
The LA Galaxy seem to be doing fine without Beckham. Wait, the LA Galaxy still exist? [Lion in Oil]
Texas is not that great of a football team. [The Pig Pen]
We're apparently an influential blog. But this list leaves off some huge names, and switches from influential bloggers to influential blogs for no real particular reason. You can check and see if you're on it. [Juiced Sports Blog]