Florida and Oklahoma took care of business on Saturday and will now play for the U.S. college football national title. But it’s not fair to Texas.

Why does the Big 12 football conference not have a head-to-head criteria? Texas beat Oklahoma by 10 points on a neutral field and their only loss of the season came at Texas Tech on the final play of the game. Yet Oklahoma was given the right to play in the Big 12 championship game against and eventually blow out Missouri – a game which Texas would have won as well.

How does that make any sense? Oh, that’s right, it doesn’t.

Sorry Texas fans, who get to see their team play against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl while Oklahoma plays Florida on January 8 in Miami for the title.

Let’s stick with American football for one more minute. What can you say about the Pittsburgh Steelers? They came back from a 13-3 deficit in scoring 17 unanswered points in the final 7:15 for a 20-13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. This looks like a team ready for the Super Bowl.

Moving over to the hardball of baseball. The Texas Rangers took the first move to solve their logjam at catcher by trading Gerald Laird to the Detroit Tigers for two pitchers – exactly what the Rangers need. And Texas did not need Laird since they have Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Max Ramirez and Taylor Teagarden waiting in the wings.

So, here’s a sad note from the world of baseball. Pitcher Greg Maddux will be announcing his retirement on Monday. It’s a great shame to see such a legend leave the game.

Here the latest on the Chicago Cubs getting sold.

As fans of international sports know, players can switch their nationality but not play for another national team after they have already played for another. Therefore, it is an outrage that baseball star Alex Rodriguez will suit up for the Dominican Republic at the 2009 World Baseball Classic after having already played for the United States in the 2006 Classic.

Here’s looking to get Ettore Messina a job in the NBA. How can Randy Wittman be still coaching the league with his past record.

One coaching spot open at a top European address is Lithuanian side Lietuvos Rytas after Antanas Sireika resigned on Sunday.

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