Pac-12 Takes Center Stage: NFL Thursday Night Football

The "Dream Team" Philadelphia Eagles take on the Seattle Seahawks tonight at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, a stadium known for being extremely loud.

One of the crown jewels of West Coast stadiums will be featured in prime-time, as well as 21 Pac-12 players and a coach. In all, the following schools represent WestSide Culture tonight: Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and USC. Additionally there two Mountain West schools in the mix with San Diego State and Boise State. (Blue turf, what what).

Take a look at the following names and tell me this is not impressive:

Desean Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, Cal Golden Bears teammates.ASU - Zach Miller

Cal - Desean Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Justin Forsett, Nnamdi Asomugha (Lynch, Jackson and Forsett were all on the same team, almost as dominant as when Dennis Erickson had Stephen Jackson, Chad OchoCinco Johnson and TJ Houshmandzadeh at Oregon State).

Stanford - Doug Baldwin

USC - Pete Carroll, Mike Williams, Steve Smith

Hey, in a game where two 4-7 teams take the field, you gotta' find something interesting to follow. Let's see if we can get the Pac-12 to outscore all the rest of college football tonight. I'll keep track for you. Give me the Pac-12 minus 7.

As a side note the soon to be fired head coach of the Eagles, Andy Reid, has some ties to the West Coast. Reid was born in Los Angeles, CA, attended BYU and coached at BYU, San Francisco State and Northern Arizona University. Reid also runs a modified version of the West Coast Offense.