Pointing Will Kill USC's Football Monopoly

If you missed UCLA's ad in the L.A. Times this morning, you should be know that the school would like to make it clear that there is no such thing as an L.A. football monopoly anymore. Not that you were aware of this, anyway, since it's not like UCLA just started their own football team from scratch, and actually beat USC three years ago. ↵

↵They've had a football program for a long time. What they haven’t had, however, is a coach who, in addition to being very serious about football, is also fond of pointing. This is the key difference: if you point, this means you clearly know what you're doing. ↵

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↵We're not joking about this. Karl Dorrell, fired this past year to make way for Neuheisel, never pointed. He usually gestured with all four fingers extended in karate chop motion. Just look around these internets and you won't find a single photo of the man pointing directly at someone. ↵

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↵The difference is crucial: Clearly, all UCLA needed was a decisive pointer. ↵

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↵This ultra-insightful football tip brought to you free of charge by The Sporting Blog. Really, it's criminal that we just give this away. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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