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Kyle Nodarse

I am already so hyped up for Sunday’s game, perhaps the biggest regular season game in pro football in the last decade. My goal this week has been to wear my Patriots apparel every day. If you’ve seen me, you’ll notice that it is Patriots gear I’m wearing, and NOT Boston Red Sox material.I absolutely abhor the Red Sox. I am a Yankees fan, regardless of success, and watching Boston celebrate their second World Series in four years crushed me. I didn’t think it could get any worse until I learned that Alex Rodriguez had opted out of his contract, Joe Torre was gone, and the rest of the Yankees are about to follow suit. No more powerhouse Yankees means a very long baseball season for me. It’s not looking good at all.

In better news, basketball season actually starts soon. All the talk about the Boston Celtics and how good they are going to be will be proven false and I will be laughing all the way to the NBA Finals with my Chicago Bulls.

I can’t argue that the Celtics don’t have three great starters. It’s a given that with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, they’re going to be good. But sorry Boston — your dream of three major championships in Boston just won’t happen this year. or ever. The Celtics will fail because basketball is not about one great superstar; it truly is a team sport.

Look at the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, the best superstar in the NBA. He can’t win by himself, because other teams have depth and defense and a supporting roster to carry the load. The Celtics have no one behind them at all, and won’t go much further than the first round of the play-offs.

The new rankings in college football are in, and the wonderful BCS program has me stumped. The Cinderella story USF football team does not belong among the nation’s best anymore. Yes, at one point they were undefeated along with Ohio State. Yes, at one point they had defeated Auburn and West Virginia.

But when you lose on consecutive weekends to two unranked teams, you don’t belong in the ranks. No more ranked football program, no more Cinderella story. The coach should be turned back into a pumpkin.

The Wisconsin Badgers continue punishing their opponents this weekend, defeating overmatched Indiana 33-3. They’ve outscored their opponents in the last two weeks 77-6. They are currently 26th in the nation, with the nation’s leading rusher P.J. Hill leading the way. College football currently has five undefeated teams left, with Hawaii ranked lowest at 12th.

All five teams have the potential to win out from here, and if they do, they will all be playing in the BCS. That will give them all a chance to show what they’re made of against real teams and will put to rest the issue of the pass-happy offense that Colt Brennan runs. The last few weeks of the season will be interesting.

After all of the news about upsets and Cinderella stories, the Colorado Rockies fell flat against the stronger, better and more aggressive Boston Red Sox. I’m not happy about it, but it’s hard to be unimpressed with the Red Sox’s domination of the Angels, Indians, and Rockies. Congratulations to all Red Sox fans. I think I’ll steal a saying from all Chicago fans and say: Wait till next year!