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It’s All-Opinions Day

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

Question: After his umpteenth retirement announcement, would anyone really be surprised if Brett Favre waits until the first week of September and decides he wants to play again? Answer: Uh, no . . .

If, by some chance, this is it for Favre, the question becomes: Where does he belong on the all-time quarterback list? He makes my Top 10, but not my Top 5. The recklessness that made him so much fun to watch is also what keeps him from joining the likes of Montana, Unitas and Co at the very top. . . .

So the Mannywood sign has come down in left field at Dodger Stadium, huh? Sorry, but to me, that sure seems like it is sending a message to you-know-who . . .

New Athletic Director Pat Haden’s letter to USC family is so pure and heartfelt, you’d almost think it was phony. But that’s the thing about Haden. It’s not . . .

Nice hire by Ben Howland, bringing Tyus Edney back into the UCLA basketball program. Everyone remembers that coast-to-coast play to beat Missouri, but you should know he is also one of the half dozen or so best guards ever to play in history-rich Westwood . . .

Speedy rookie Peter Bourjos comes up to the Angels, and Torii Hunter and his multiple gold gloves move from center field to right. I know he’ll be politically correct to the media about it, but I’d love to know what Hunter really thinks about that decision . . .

Darrelle Revis has a right to hold out with the Jets. He is not only the best football player on the team, he is the best football player in the league who isn’t a quarterback . . .

The Jets can’t win this one. All of Rex Ryan’s defensive bells and whistles are predicated on Revis and his ability to shut down the opposition’s best receiver. There is no way they open the season without paying him . . .

Tell me, are Angels’ fans really supposed to be excited that Scott Kazmir is coming back to the rotation this week? . . .

Boog Powell Barbecue in Baltimore. I’ve never had it, but it just sounds good, doesn’t it? . . .

Lookin At Lucky’s spectacular victory in the Haskell proved two things: 1) He’s easily the best 3-year-old in the country, and 2) The Kentucky Derby is nothing more than a thoroughbred version of the 405 at rush hour . . .

Of all the early summer NFL hype, hardly anyone is talking about the Indianapolis Colts, who look better than ever to me . . .

Sometimes teams don’t decide pennant races. Injuries do. That could be the case for the Red Sox and Phillies, both of whom have been decimated by stars going down. The latest: Ryan Howard for Philly and Kevin Youklis for the Sox . . .

Gee, I never would have guessed the NBA TV schedule would call for the Lakers and Heat to meet on Christmas Day, would you? . . .

The only real baseball race in this state now looks like it will be between the Padres and Giants. Who knew? . . .

–Steve Bisheff

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

  1. Good point about Torii Hunter. He was not the problem. If a change was to be made, the rookie should have gone in at left field. Abreu will be a disaster in left field, just as he was last night. Go whole hog and put Reggie Willits in left and DH Abreu. I am beginning to think that the manager isn’t all that sharp depite his reputation. He sure isn’t good at handling pitchers.

  2. Steve. I think Torii is way over paid for what he has brought to the team. While unloading some of the veteran baggage, how about starting with Hunter. The Angels should be able to get a lot of bang for their buck and go far toward rebuilding for the future. By the way, I like Scioscia bunches, but I agree with Terry Crow. He may be a bit over his head at times.

  3. Steve, my friend. I agree with both Tony and Bernie. Why doesn’t Mike Scioscia learn from his mistakes with pitchers. When the bull pen comes in, it’s almost a sure fire loss. They need help out there.

  4. Steve – I agree with Terry too. And I don’t think Abreu was very happy either about the switch. Did you notice on TV that after every catch or play he would look over to Hunter and either laugh or smile…..Sort of like “can you believe this Torii -we both had to go move to new spots and I am lost but hey that’s what we were told to do!”

  5. Steve, I refuse to bore you with whom I believe is the greatest UCLA guard was. We have had this discussion.

    I agree that Farve is not in the top 5 because as you say his recklessness. But darn, that made him exciting to watch!

    I hope that the Heat turn out to be one of the biggest train wrecks ever put together.

    Thanks, Jeff


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