... before I take off for a few days of ho-ho-ho-ing.
1. Wasn't that a thrilling way for the Colts to play their way out of the No. 1 draft pick?m 'Cause you know -- put money on it right now -- they are going to whip Jacksonville to finish 3-13. They just are.
2. Watching Boise State dismantle another major-conference opponent -- this time it was Arizona State of the Pac-12 in the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl, whom Boise dispatched 56-24 -- again made me wonder what Boise has to do to be taken seriously as a major power. It's the only team I can think of that literally has to go unbeaten to get a BCS berth, even though it began this year by beating Outback Bowl-bound and SEC title game participant Georgia, and ended it by absolutely embarrassing an Arizona State team that lost by 18 fewer points to Pac-12 champ Oregon.
And with that, I'm out. Merry Christmas to everyone to whom it applies. And just to get you in the mood ...