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Pat Haden in wrong place at wrong time at USC-Stanford game
Pat Haden in wrong place at wrong time at USC-Stanford game

A blue-ribbon committee convened early Sunday to choose the weekend's low-light playoff team. The 13-member panel was fictional, formulated in a columnist's post-Oregon drive back to the hotel, but included so many upstanding citizens its credibility could not be impugned. "They are an all-star team of people who love this game," fictional committee spokesman Phil Peacock said. The phantom panel included a former U.S. secretary of State, a Rhodes scholar and a former superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Members were puffed up and marketed like the Mercury astronauts, then paraded through the breakfast lounge at a residence-style hotel off Interstate 5...

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