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After a hiatus of thirteen years, Steve Harvey's The Bottom Ten has returned to the Times sports pages. He singles out the Crummy Game of the Week and the Rout of the Week, and of course ranks the losers in college football and the pros. From today's entry:

Seven of the Bottom Ten teams won over the weekend, a catastrophe that would ruin the credibility of most rankings of losers. Luckily, the BT never had any credibility. to begin with.

Bucking the disturbing victory trend, the Fighting Rash of Notre Dame fell to 0-4, despite a pre-game pep talk by alum Regis Philbin, who once roomed with Knute Rockne.

Stumbling newcomers included No. 9 Louisville, which somehow lost to 37-point underdog Syracuse, and the No. 7 SMUs (1-3), who next must face the deadly University of Texas at El Intercepted Paso (2-2). No. 5 Penn and No. 19 Dartmouth face off in a must-lose game for both.

In real life Harvey is the Only in L.A. columnist for the Times' California section.

September 25, 2007 10:58 AM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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