It’s All Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
Biggest opening night surprise for the Lakers? Two words: Shannon Brown . . .
If the champs’ most athletic player can start hitting threes like that, it’s yet another major weapon in Phil Jackson’s arsenal . . .
The Miami Heat didn’t exactly stink up the joint in its opening loss at Boston, but . . .let’s just say they need to learn how to play together . . .
Anybody who thinks they still won’t be good, however, is kidding himself. They will be very good . . .
Best player on the floor in the first half of that Heat-Celtic game: Rajon Rondo, and it wasn’t even close . . .
Texas has the best pitcher and the better lineup, but somehow you sense the Giants will make the World Series close. Make it the Rangers in seven . . .
Headline: Baseball players’ union would consider more playoff wild cards. Reaction: Why? . . .
I mean, do they want to still be playing after Thanksgiving, or what? . . .
Has it really come to this: A Matt Barkley tweet gets Oregon upset? Come on, that’s stretching it a little, isn’t it? . ..
The atmosphere at the Coliseum on Saturday night should be the best since Ohio State came in here two years ago . . .
The Chargers’ Norv Turner and the Cowboys’ Wade Phillips are both known as players’ coaches. Translation: The players don’t fear them enough to be as disciplined as they should be . . .
Put it this way: You think a Bill Belichick team would ever be as sloppy as San Diego was on Sunday? . . .
Is it my imagination, or is Lane Kiffin starting to loosen up a bit in public? There are even hints a sense of humor is hidden in there somewhere . . .
What’s the over-under on the point total for USC-Oregon? Ninety? . . .
Let’s see, the Angels have Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar, Macier Izturis and Alberto Callaspo. If they’re shopping for a power hitting third baseman, one of those four has to go, right? . . .
Wonder how Jerry Jones would feel about an all New York Super Bowl, the Jets vs. the Giants in Dallas . . .
How many good players you think the Dodgers could go after if they had access to the McCourts’ lawyers fees? . . .
Sometimes you make good decisions, and sometimes you don’t. I’ll bet Brett Favre, the world’s oldest looking quarterback, was thinking that just the other day . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF