Will this fall turn into the best sports season L.A. has ever seen?
Add UCLA football to this fall festivus as well. Think Blue, the sequel.
In its opener, Jim Mora's offense moved north-south in ways UCLA hasn't in years.
In past seasons, the running game revolved around some speedy Bruins tailback trying to outrace the speedier cornerback around the corner.
Not anymore. This Mora team goes right up the gut. Tailback Jordon James had more yards than Lawn Boy.
"Remember 2013?" your kids may be asking their friends 40 years from now.
Sometimes, the "good old days" are right in front of you.
Meanwhile, glimpse the future Sunday night when NBC surrounds the Dallas red zones with dozens of super high-def cameras.
Synced to special software, a dozen of the tiny cameras will be positioned inside the 20-yard lines at each end of the field, to generate the type of revolving effects usually seen only in video games.
"Huh?" you're asking. Well, just think of it as surround sound for the eyes.
"I think this is the first step in a revolution," says Fred Gaudelli, coordinating producer for "Sunday Night Football." "I think in 10 years this will be commonplace."
For now, the setup will be used only in Dallas, where the high-tech stadium supports such digital magic. The network will share feeds from the cameras with the Cowboys, to show on stadium video boards.
How often will you see it at home? That depends on how the game goes, Gaudelli says. Lots of red-zone action between the Giants and Cowboys will mean more of the high-tech inserts.
The NFL and American Youth Soccer Organization starting on the same weekend is almost too much excitement for one nation. On the AYSO side of things, I recommend taking the Purple Bumblebees and the points.
On the NFL end of things, here are a few lines, courtesy of Bovada, an offshore Internet site:
• Odds Tim Tebow signs with an NFL team: 4-7