The Monopoly isn't over, but the Honeymoon is.
When Rick Neuheisel gave his traditional postgame pep talk to the UCLA football fans from the sidelines Saturday night, I was walking down through the opposite stands, but I stopped to listen, because he sounded so futile and he seemed so alone.
I only heard half of it. The rest was drowned out by boos.
"We will get (booooo). ... We will (booooo). …You can't get any farther down than (booooo). ..."
The legendary charm is wearing thin. The resilient smile is fooling nobody. The few folks who stayed until the end of the Bruins' 35-0 loss to Stanford had seen enough, and could hear no more.
"Stop talking and win a game!" shouted one.