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Archive for November 2010

It’s All-Opinions Day

November 30, 2010

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: The Lakers can’t keep asking Pau Gasol to play 44 minutes a night and expect to win consistently. They’ve now lost three in a row for only the second time since the big guy from Spain arrived in L.A. . . You mean to tell me […]

King of the Angel fans

November 29, 2010

The Angels lost their biggest booster on Monday. Rabbi Bernie King died at age 72 of cancer. This remarkable man of the cloth, who promoted warmth and spirituality everywhere he went in the community and the world, loved God, his family/friends and his congregation. But the Angels came in a close fourth. He adopted them […]

Are You Ready For The Salvage Bowl?

November 28, 2010

They’ve played the USC-UCLA game for a lot of reasons down through the years. But they haven’t played many when both teams were simply trying to salvage something from the season. That’s what we’ll have on Saturday in the Rose Bowl on what figures to be a cold December night in more ways than one. […]

My Favorite USC-Notre Dame Games

November 25, 2010

It’s been such a great series through the years, everybody has their favorite USC-Notre Dame games. Here are my five personal favorites, starting from the bottom up: 5. USC 14, Notre Dame 14 in 1969. Yes, I know, ties never thrill anyone. But this was my first trip as a working newspaperman to the college […]

Taking The Holiday Off

November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I’m taking the holiday off. The blog will resume on Friday. — STEVE BISHEFF

It’s All Opinions Day

November 23, 2010

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: Matt Barnes, Steve Blake, Shannon Brown taking his game to another level. The Lakers’ bench is so much better now, it’s ridiculous . . . So when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach, wasn’t he supposed to bring his victories with him? . . […]

Why Angels Must Move Fast On Crawford

November 22, 2010

The word is the Angels and Carl Crawford already are deep in talks, and that’s a good sign. An even better one would be for the club to lock up the much-coveted free agent outfielder to a multi-year deal. Because if they don’t get this done quickly, their chances of winning the Crawford Derby could […]

Suddenly, USC’s Season is Fizzling

November 21, 2010

It’s what fascinates so many of us about sports. Everything can change quicker than a Tom Brady snap count. Just last week, Lane Kiffin’s USC Trojans seemed on the verge of overcoming the odds and all their ugly circumstances, winning a huge game on the road in Arizona, squeezing back into the national Top 20 […]

The Perils of the Northwest

November 18, 2010

It was just moments after USC’s 2008 Trojans had finished off a good, young Oregon team, 44-10, at the Coliseum. Pete Carroll was sprinting off the field and just as he brushed by me, he looked over and shouted a loud expletive. I figured he was kidding. Why would he possibly be angry after such […]

The Real Reason Howland Changed

November 17, 2010

You watch UCLA’s basketball team this year, and you immediately do a double take. Wait, those fast-paced, revved up kids are Bruins? And Ben Howland is still their coach? What ever happened to slow-it-down, set-it-up, pass-it-around and barely get your shot off before the 30 second clock goes off? You know, the style we’ve been […]