When we look to the future, we must pay respect to the past. With that in mind two Saturdays hence Stanford will host USC when the two meet for the first time since last year's
comeuppance display of poor sportsmanship. Many of you will recall the post-game, mid-field inquisitive posed by former USC coach Pete Carroll to Stanford's Jim Harbaugh. However, what you may not know is that, unlike the now-mocking imperative "WIN FOREVER," Carroll did not originate the rhetorical "what's your deal?" phrase. Join us now as we examine how it entered Pete's lexicon and its continuing evolution, via the magic of sleep-deprived speculation and some MS Paint knock-off freeware.