The whining about lost USC football scholarships, lots of it done by typists like this one, needs to stop. That cow has left the barn. Reality needs to set in. 'SC got jobbed, and Miami, Oregon and Ohio State got the friend-of-the-judge sentences.
It's over. 'SC played the we-are-bigger-than-you hand with the NCAA and found out it wasn't. Now all the whining has started to become a convenient and unproductive crutch for fans and media, maybe even the coaches and team.
The fabled P-Val, jockey Patrick Valenzuela, may be back in the saddle again soon, after yet another in a long series of disappearances from riding.
"He had some headaches, and we're not sure why," says his agent, Tom Knust.
Usually, P-Val gives the headaches.
Another pro football death that didn't get much play and needed to: Jim Hudson, the defensive back who made a key interception in the famed 1969 Super Bowl III — Joe Namath guaranteed that his Jets would beat the Colts from the established NFL and they did so — died in late June.
Hudson's wife, Lise, donated his brain to the Boston University clinic now doing much of the research on former NFL players' brain injuries. She said doctors believed his condition was football-related.
Hudson was 70.