by Max Brantley
Here's an open line.
My update: It's not raining in Pacific Beach, Calif. A plane is pulling an advertising message aloft along the beach, but the streamer is not griping about Blanche Lincoln, as occurred at today's Hog game. The Razorbacks won in a walk, by the way.
The ad banner I saw had a happier topic -- selling booze. And it's been pouring freely in beach bars, each one seemingly devoted to one or another Big Ten school's game watching party.