Devils’ Advocate

Question for ASU football fans: Did you really want to face the mighty Oklahoma Sooners in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl? Wouldn’t you rather enjoy the game instead of watching the football deities from Norman running circles around the Devils?

Yeah, it sucks that the hometown team got screwed out of a BCS berth, but personally, we’re as pleased as punch about this year’s match-up between the Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers. Before you rant like those whack jobs who call into Devil Talk on KTAR-AM 620, think about it. The Sooners’ Sam Bradford, an archetypal drop-back passer, versus the dual-threat stylee of the Mountaineers’ Pat White. Two talented defenses battling potent offenses. A competition that could very well live up to 2007’s unbelievable overtime victory by Boise State.

Wed., Jan. 2, 5:30 p.m., 2008
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Steve Jansen
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