They’re only opinions, but . . .
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
Funny how when the Lakers’ big men (that includes you, Lamar) are playing well, all their other problems disappear . . .
Before the Dodgers crown young Clayton Kershaw as the ace, it might be wise to make sure he can simply be a consistent part of their rotation . . .
The Chone Figgins batting second experiment in Seattle isn’t working out much better than the Erick Aybar batting first in Anaheim thing . . .
So tell me, Sports Illustrated, what do you REALLY think about Ben Roethlisberger? . . .
The Celtics-Cavaliers Eastern Semifinals series now looks like it could be the best of the NBA Playoffs so far . . .
Super Saver was clearly the best horse in the Louisville slop, but I don’t think his Derby victory makes him a cinch in the Preakness . . .
You do have to give trainer Todd Pletcher credit, though. Not many guys can win the Kentucky Derby with their second-stringer . . .
All right, I give up. Who is Kelly Johnson and why is he suddenly hitting all those home runs for Arizona? . . .
The best defensive player in the USC Spring Game was Shareece Wright, who was academically ineligible a year ago. The gifted cover corner is primed to have a huge senior season . . .
How does offensive coordinator Norm Chow feel about this new “Pistol” offense Rick Neuheisel has put in at UCLA. Hey, I’m just asking . . .
Mark it down right now: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is a lock to happen. There is just too much money at stake for it not to come off . . .
Don’t know about you, but I think Tasering a fan for running out on the field is carrying things just a tad too far . . .
So wait, Barry Zito wakes up one day and he’s back to being a Cy Young Award-caliber pitcher again? . . .
Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame baseball announcer who died at 92 on Tuesday, was the rarest of species, someone was as great a gentleman as he was a broadcaster. In his last year as a Tigers’ announcer, he came to Anaheim and I wrote a column on him. The next morning, my phone rang at home and I knew who it was as soon as I heard that syrupy smooth voice. Ernie was calling personally to thank me for the piece I wrote. I told him it was my pleasure, and I meant it. You talk about class acts . . .
— Steve Bisheff