Even yesterday's show made a big deal about how Al was in Pasadena. Nice little trick by the producers.
Another nifty NBC trick? Pretending that they'd actually cover the Tournament of Roses parade. Their coverage was awful and beyond annoying. Why on earth would you show the Rose Bowl float, the Oregon cheerleaders and band, and completely leave out the opposing team's entries?
On our local paper's comments section, one person has commented that students have been known to set things on fire and riot for much less.
"In all our woods there is not a tree so hard to kill as the buckeye. The deepest girdling does not deaden it, and even after it is cut down and worked up into the side of a cabin it will send out young branches, denoting to all the world that Buckeyes are not easily conquered, and could with difficulty be destroyed." - Daniel Drake, 1833