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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told me he has "definitely not moved past" making fun of teammate Clay Matthews's hair (above). (Part of it is rivalry-based; Rodgers went to Cal, Matthews went to USC.) "He definitely thinks very highly of his hair," Rodgers said. "I asked him the other day if he got it insured." When I pointed out that Rodgers had let his hair grow out in the past, he joked, "I did. It was a phase, not a lifestyle."
• Good Luck
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the Heisman runner-up, told me that he hasn't decided whether he'll turn pro. Luck also said that he can't argue with the way the BCS worked out this year. But with his team just a loss to Oregon away from an undefeated season, he isn't opposed to some sort of playoff—so long as it is limited. "It can be taxing on students late in the year, with finals and playing multiple games, if there was a playoff system," he said. "So I think a final four would make it easier."
• Line of the week
Heisman Trophy finalist Kellen Moore on if he'll return to Boise State for his senior season: "Absolutely. Until a 6-foot pocket passer becomes a popular thing [in the NFL], I think I'll be back".
THE FINE PRINT: WikiLeaks tried to release the Jets' game plan for the last two weeks. Turns out there wasn't one.
Now Hear This
Listen to the podcasts at danpatrick.com/interviews
1. Maurice Jones-Drew discusses the NFL MVP race.
2. Dan Fouts on the pro prospects of Cam Newton.