A good day for the Dow and for U.S. Bank stock as well. While I have no idea how any of these things might have an impact on the stock market, my best guess for today's results is that it has something to do with any or all of the following:
* Oregon and Oregon State winning on the same day
* USC demonstrating that beating Cal is no big deal - anyone can do it.
* The Twins and Tigers deciding to postpone the final day of the MLB season until tomorrow
* Bret Favre fans / haters likely needing to leave work early to get ready for the big Green Bay / Minnesota Vikings game tonight.
Take your pick!