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It’s All-Opinions Day

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:

So now LeBron James apparently will announce his decision to a breathless world on ESPN at prime time, huh? Tell me he’s not going to do it with that silly hat-picking routine the high school kids use . . .

Hey, the way ESPN has been slobbering over this story, maybe it’s only fitting . . .

Seantrel Henderson dropping his USC football commitment might not be such a bad thing. The kid had this “entitled” feel to him from Day One . . .

See what I meant about Matt Kemp? The Dodgers just needed to be patient with him. His skills are extraordinary . . .

Memo to the Angels: Calling up old Triple-A players isn’t the answer . . .

I like the Steve Blake signing by the Lakers. He’s a nice, reliable, non-flashy point guard and, finally, another legitimate outside shooting option . . .

LeBron can go where he wants, but if Dwayne Wayne and Chris Bosh somehow end up in Chicago with Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be the new favorites in the East . . .

Sorry, but if it’s Amare Stoudemire by himself, it won’t do much for the Knicks . . .

Bengie Molina could be a big help to the young, still maturing Texas Rangers’ pitching staff . . .

The way Tiger Woods is playing, it might be wise for him to cut the snippy routine with the media . . .

Come on, the arm-rich San Diego Padres have to get one pitcher on the National League All-Star team, don’t they? . . .

The Rockies’ Obaldo Jimenez has had a spectacular first half, but I wonder if those high pitch counts he’s been rattling off are starting to have an effect on him . . .

Hope the Angels don’t try to eat any deep-dish pizza in Chicago. The way they’re going, they’ll only get about halfway through it . . .

One thing about the horrific baseball umpiring we’ve watched this season: At least it’s been consistent . . .

Don Coryell, the former Chargers coach who died this past weekend, was a true pioneer of pass offense with genius designs. But if he’d cared just a little bit more about defense, the Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow San Diego teams might have won two or three Super Bowls . . .

Coryell was the most intense, single-minded coach I’ve ever been around. I remember the day at training camp when everyone was talking about the Prince Charles-Diana royal wedding, maybe the most hyped event of the decade. Coryell walked by and seriously asked a reporter, “What wedding is that?” . . .

— Steve Bisheff

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3 Responses to “It’s All-Opinions Day”

  1. Sorry Steve, but I have to disagree with you. The Angels are right on calling up aging Triple-A players. They should, in fact, fill their line up with them. My old San Francisco Seals of the 40s and 50s played more interesting baseball than do the present day Angels. The only difference: my seats at the Big A cost nearly $50 bucks while my seats at Seal’s Stadium cost about $1.50. Where is our refund Artie?

  2. I remember being in San Diego before the 1979 season’s Super Bowl, played in Pasadena in January, 1980. I had my Rams gear on and a woman stopped me and said, “It isn’t fair. We beat both of you during the regular season.” She was correct. The Chargers beat the Steelers in San Diego and the Rams in Los Angeles during the season. San Diego was probably the best team that year and it is a shame that the team did not go to the Super Bowl.

    • Absolutely. I was a columnist in San Diego at the time, and there’s no question the Chargers’ offense was the best in the league. But the defense always lacked something because Coryell was so consumed with the offense.


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