The only good thing about last week's astonishingly depressing Cal loss to Arizona is that I'm less stressed about this evening's trip to the Coliseum. All season I've been dreading the prospect of USC dashing our Rose Bowl hopes. Now that the day is upon us, though, I'm not so tense. I suspect the Trojans will win. But last week's black-and-white-striped debacle in Tucson has actually made me slightly more hopeful. The Bears will be looking to redeem themselves instead of stressing out over losing their lead in the Pac-10 and the dim, but still alluring prospect of making the BCS championship game. I also think that my pledge to not root for Michigan, which I graciously made to siyeh, even though I am, as I told her, drawn to blue and gold even when the gold is called "maize" and also have a fondness for all mustelids, is taking up so much of my energy that I don't have the capacity to worry myself into a frenzy. Alright. Here goes: "Go teams whose mascots start with the letter 'B'!