Here's a look at what happened in the Lone Star State and with LSU:

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LSU 37, Georgia 10

Joe "Superman" Burrow padded his Heisman resume even further with an extremely impressive performance leading No. 1 LSU to a spot in the College Football Playoff after routing No. 4 Georgia 37-10 in the Southeastern Conference championship game on Saturday. Burrow threw for 349 yards, four touchdowns and added another 41 yards rushing on 11 carries. The Superman highlight of the game came late in the third quarter when Burrow scrambled to get away from Travon Walker, leaving the lineman on the turf, then drilled a 71-yard pass to Justin Jefferson while sprinting away from another Georgia defender. "It was all improvised," Burrow said. "Justin ran a 6-yard hitch route and saw me scrambling and took off deep. We got a great feel for each other. I knew exactly where he was going to be when I got out of there." Georgia entered the game ranked second in points allowed and until Saturday held nearly every opponent under 20. "That is a really good football team," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. "We were going to have to make explosive plays. We were unable to do that." LSU is going for its first national title since the 2007 season and will head to Atlanta or Phoenix for a semifinal game on Dec. 28 against OU.

Oklahoma 30, Baylor 23

The sixth-ranked Sooners are Big 12 Champions for the fifth consecutive year after another close win over No. 8 Baylor. "I hope they see the Big 12 champions. They've got a job to do, I get that," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said after the Sooners' 30-23 overtime win on Saturday. It was the second time in four games that the Sooners have bested the Bears and third-year Baylor coach Matt Rhule says Oklahoma should be in the playoffs no matter other game results. Only three times since the founding of Baylor's football program in 1899 have the Bears won 11 games in a single season. This historic year for the Bears comes two years after Rhule's first season as head coach in which Bad Baylor lost 11 games in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles. Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was 17-of-24 passing for 278 yards and a touchdown and wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had 173 yards on eight receptions. The Bears will face Georgia in the Sugar Bowl which will likely be hosted in New Orleans. OU will face LSU in the playoffs.

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The media has mixed feelings about the James Harden trade. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

James Harden was 100-percent exactly right earlier this week when he said the Houston Rockets were "just not good enough."

How could they be? Not when their moody superstar scorer, who makes about half a million dollars per game, shows up chubby, looking like a kielbasa about to explode in the microwave. Hey, some people eat when they're unhappy, it's a defense mechanism. In Harden's case, the only defense he's exhibited this season. At least he had a good excuse for missing pre-season training camp and alienating his teammates - he was busy partying with Cinnamon and Cherish in Atlanta and Vegas without a mask. Worst of all, he went into the tank his last four games in a Rockets uniform, standing around, arms folded, scoring fewer than 20 points each time, all Rockets losses. Fans in the front row were asking him to move, he was blocking their view of players who cared about winning. James Harden sabotaged his own team, a team that offered him $50 million a year to stay. Something that crazy could only happen in professional sports these days.

There's a saying that drives the American labor movement: "a fair day's wage for a fair day's work." It's the motto of the American Federation of Labor. The National Basketball Players Association is not a member. Harden's sulking on the court, cheating the Rockets and their fans, was unforgivable.

Harden, sitting out games while somehow being on the court, forced the Rockets to trade him - and quick - to Brooklyn. The trade, when you ignore the fine print and unindicted co-conspirators Cleveland and Indiana, sent Harden to Brooklyn in exchange for Caris LeVert (immediately flipped for Victor Oladipo), Jarrett Allen, three first-round draft picks and four swapped first-rounders. It's true, when you trade a superstar, you never get back equal value. The other team wins.

If it makes Rockets fans feel any better, the media in New York already has problems with their new problem child. I should say newest problem child. Kyrie Irving plays for the Nets.

"They (the Nets) gave up everybody! There's nothing left now. I just want to cry, It's awful," weeped WFAN Radio talk host Evan Roberts. For those who don't subscribe to weekly Arbitron ratings reports, WFAN is the most powerful, top-rated sports talk station in the Apple.

"You're leading down the road of doom. Harden and Durant could be gone in a year and a half. I'm not convinced this gives them a better chance to win a title. I'm living a nightmare again. They better freaking win."

Circle March 3 on your Rockets schedule. That's when the Brooklyn Nets, with their Big 3 of Kevin Durant, James Harden and possibly Kyrie Irving visit Toyota Center. I hear talk radio salivating over the record jeers that will cascade over Harden's name, although I'm not buying it. Fans don't think like the media does. I'm thinking that Rockets fans will welcome Harden back - one night only - with cheers.

Toyota Center public address announcer Matt Thomas: "Usually when former Rockets come to town for the first time since leaving, I give them a positive introduction. It's up to the fans how to react."

James Harden spent eight seasons with the Rockets. He is a spectacular player who watched other NBA players engineer trades so they could compete for a title. Harden didn't think the Rockets were good enough, and he's right. So he wanted out. We've all been there, a job we didn't like for a company we didn't like, for a boss we didn't respect. Harden wanting to be traded is understandable. How he went about it was deplorable. He hurt his co-workers.

Houston will make Harden pay for his disrespectful departure. He has an upscale restaurant set to open here. The name of the steakhouse will be "13." Harden's business partners may want to change that number ... before the restaurant's telephone number is disconnected. There are plenty of other restaurants in Houston. Rich people who can afford steakhouse prices hold grudges.

Rockets fans searching for a silver lining say, "We got two decent players and a whole bunch of precious first-round picks" for a malcontent who would rather be anywhere (except maybe Sacramento) than Houston." Yes, a bunch of first-round picks does bode well for the future. Anywhere, except maybe Houston.

Houston's draft war room isn't the most successful operation in the NBA. Over the past decade prior to 2000, under the direction of general manager Daryl Morey, the Rockets made 16 draft picks. Not one of them is still in a Rockets uniform, many of them have sought employment outside of America, some outside of basketball. Among their first-round whiffs: Nikola Mirotic, Terrence Jones, Sam Dekker - all out of the league. Best of all, Royce White, who played three whole games in his NBA career and finished with a scoring average of 0.00 points per game.

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