Despite my general disrespect for big-time college football, I watched a fair amount of The Game, The Game, and Cal-USC today, and a generally miserable experience it was. Shockingly, the outcomes of the first and third of these were determined with absolutely no reference to moral desserts, truth and goodness, or any higher principle. It was simply a matter of which team played better, and the good guys played distinctly worse whether virtue was clad in red (The Game) or blue (Cal-USC). (I discern no moral standing differential between Michigan and Ohio State, so that was a push).
The only explanation I have for this generally bad day is that the election sucked nearly all the good karma out of the universe and the stock hasn’t been replenished enough yet to assure that everything else will unfold properly.
No expert, even I was struck by what a bunch of amateurs and klutzes I-AA Ivy players look like compared to the pros in I-A. I like to think the Harvards and the Yales had more fun, though.