The crew from 1460 The Fan tackles the week's biggest sports questions.

The crew from 1460 The Fan tackles the week's biggest sports questions.

Lori Schmidt Scott Torgerson Keith Allen Tony Castricone Clair the Fan Girl Does OU deserve more respect for nearly upsetting the Buckeyes? OU has been making strides from the day coach Frank Solich arrived at my beloved alma mater. They deserved respect before Saturday as OSU learned. The bottom line is the Buckeyes won. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Nope, they didn't win. This isn't Little League - you don't get a pat on the head for coming close. Maybe a little. I'm proud of my Bobcats, but the real way to get respect is to start winning and stop coming close. Anyone that can put over 100 yards on the Buckeye defense deserves credit. Especially in the Shoe. What's your prediction for the final score of Saturday's game? OSU 17, USC 14, because of all the talent these teams have on defense. OSU 23, USC 27. After watching OSU vs. Ohio U., I have doubts. I hate to say it, but 24-10 in favor of the Men of Troy. OSU 20, USC 17 OSU 26, USC 21. This is going to be a defensive battle. What should the Buckeyes avoid off the field when they're in L.A.? There's an In-N-Out Burger on Pacific Coast Highway that they should avoid. In-N-Out Burger joints. I could spend a week there. Guys picking up prostitutes in order to qualify for the HOV lane, so they can get to Dodger games faster. No Pink's Hot Dogs, no In-N-Out Burger Plastic body parts, surfing lessons from Pete Carroll and sidewalk sushi bars. Is there any relief in sight for Bengals fans? Yes, on Feb. 2 Bengals fans will be able to rejoice because the season will finally be over. Yes, Mike Brown may die in the next 20 years. Yes, Paul Keels will still call the preseason games next season in stunning high definition. No. Awful. If we've stuck with the Bengals this long, we don't deserve relief.