WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross loves a lot of things in life. WWE, BBQ and his beloved Oklahoma Sooners football team. As the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl games get underway today, JR offers his picks for the winners, the losers and the Sooners for the 2009 Bowl season.
Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Penn State vs. Southern Cal
This is essentially a home game for USC and even though the alums at rival school UCLA like to say the USC Trojans are named after a condom – not that there is any thing wrong with that – I see USC having too much speed for Penn State, under normal considerations. However, the return of 80-something year old Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno, who was rumored to have taken Mae Young to his high school prom, has me thinking. I want JoePa to win this game. Who knows when the “old timer” will make it back to the Rose Bowl at his stage of his game? Yeah, I’m sentimental, so what? USC has a magnificent program, is the Alma Mater of one of my heroes, John Wayne, and are a nine point favorite. I’m taking JoePa’s boys and the nine and only wish O.J. was out of jail so he could give the Trojans a “pep talk.”
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