People have said that I should have wanted Cal in a BCS bowl, because that means a huge payout divided equally among all the members of the Pac-10, of which Stanford is a part. Eminently logical. And ridiculous. Logic is inherently at odds with sports fanaticism. That’s the great thing about sports. Even when your team sucks, you can still hate another team. So like, when the Yankees lost, sports fans around the world, just a fraction of whom were actually Red Sox fans, could rejoice, bonded in the common brotherhood of hate.

Seriously though, was it not crazy how happy everyone everywhere was when the Yankees lost? It was like the last scene in Return of the Jedi. The ghosts of Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin could have appeared on the infield, serenely looking over the festivities and it would not have been out of place.