There's a football game tonight. Championship of the BCS tournament, or something like that.

And, of course, the Yankees somehow got dragged into this.

"We just watched a video of Mariano Rivera," Alabama coach Nick Saban said yesterday. "And he talked about when he struggled at some time in his career because he was trying to be a perfectionist. And that when he's in the bullpen, he sees the crowd, he hears the crowd… but when he runs out and they hand him the ball, he's got one focus; he's not worried about the crowd, he's not worried about any of the external factors. One focus: Three outs. 'How am I going to get three outs?' I think a team's ability to do that, to stay focused on the things that are going to affect the outcome of the game, are critical in games like this."