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A Case of the Mondays

It's time to look back at the weekend that was:

1. Big victories by the Louisville and Kentucky men's basketball teams on Friday and Saturday. At this point it's not inconceivable that the two could be unbeaten and ranked Nos. 1 and 2 when they meet New Year's Eve in Rupp Arena, wouldn't that be great?! Of course they'll need some help for that to happen (i.e. Ohio State has to lose, and probably Syracuse too), but it's possible. The biggest hurdles the Cardinals have between now and then are Memphis, a week from this coming Saturday, and a trap game, and their Big East-opener, Dec. 28 against Georgetown. The good news, though, is that both of those games are at the KFC Yum! Center. Meanwhile the Wildcats' toughest game between now and New Year's Eve appears to be this Saturday's showdown at Indiana.

2. Is LSU-Alabama the right call for the BCS national championship game? I think so. There's no question those are the two best teams in college football this season, so it should be a great matchup. My only problem with the game is, what happens if Alabama wins? Do we have a tiebreaker third game between the two teams a week later? I wish that could happen, but unfortunately it won't. If this isn't reason for a playoff in college football I don't know what is.

3. Speaking of college football...congrats to UofL Coach Charlie Strong for one of the great coaching jobs this season. Who would've thought, after home losses to Florida International and Marshall earlier this season, that the Cards would finish with a winning record much less make it to a bowl game?

4. Are the Green Bay Packers going to finish the NFL regular season undefeated? It's certainly looking that way. They have four games left - against the Raiders, Chiefs, Bears and Lions - and all but one of those (Dec. 18 at Kansas City) is at home. And after yesterday it looks like none of those teams have a shot to beat Green Bay. The Raiders lost to the Dolphins (?!), the Chiefs beat a Chicago team that had an awful offense and Detroit got routed by New Orleans. Obviously the Bears (as long as Matt Forte is healthy) and the Lions (as long as Ndamukong Suh isn't stepping on people) probably have the best chances, but both of those teams appear to be on the downslide.

5. Tiger Woods won a golf tournament yesterday...it's about time, if you ask me. But wake me when he's in contention heading into the final round of a major. Until that happens I could care less.