It’s All Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
Before talk of a new NFL stadium in downtown L.A. gets too far along, I have one simple question: Where would everybody park? . . .
Anyone who’s been to Lakers games knows it is tough enough to park with crowds of 17,000 at Staples. Where would 70,000 find parking spaces? . . .
Athlon Pro Basketball magazine named its all-time starting lineups for all NBA teams, and it is the first one to get the Lakers right. Their lineup: Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. That, folks, is nailing it . . .
For USC to beat Arizona at Tucson, Robert Woods, the dazzling freshman receiver, has to be recovered from a sore back and ready to play. Matt Barkley looked lost without him in the second half against Arizona State . . .
Nickname I wish I’d thought of for Zenyatta: Shebiscuit. Heard it on a cable TV show . . .
Firing Wade Phillips saved everybody connected with the Cowboys from suffering, including Phillips. But unless Tony Romo makes a miraculous recovery, Dallas still won’t win many more games this season . . .
Phone conversation you have to think occurred sometime this week: “Hello, Carl, Carl Crawford? Hey, this is Tony Reagins with the Angels. So how’s everything going?” . . .
The no-name free agent the Angels should also be calling about is Toronto’s Scott Downs, a killer lefty reliever . . .
UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland is switching to an up-tempo offense, huh? That’s like Phil Jackson suddenly switching to stand-up comedy . . .
I’d bet a lot of money Pete Carroll talks to Matt Leinart, currently an innocuous back up in Houston, about joining the Seahawks next season . . .
You’re a better football fan than I am if you can name where Peyton Hillis, Cleveland’s new running star, went to college . . .
Tell me what the following numbers have in common: 72, 48, 69, 42, 52, 43, 60, 53, 53. Give up? Those are the remarkable point totals No. 1 Oregon has put up on the way to 9-0 . . .
Makes it even more impressive that, a year ago, Boise State, the team everybody wants to overlook, held the Ducks to 8 points . . .
The Browns’ Colt McCoy is just the latest non-prototype quarterback to fool NFL scouts. At 6-1 without a “big arm”, he lasted until the draft’s third round, even though he was college football’s all-time winningest quarterback at Texas . . .
Here’s my question: Did anyone watch him play? McCoy was one of the most accurate passers I’ve ever seen in college . . .
Terrell Owens never has been a favorite of mine, but I’ll say this for him: The guy can still play . . .
Just like everyone figured. The new key player in the Chargers’ offense is Seyi Ajirotutu. Seriously . . .
Somebody tell me what Jon Miller and Joe Morgan did wrong on ESPN’s Sunday night baseball . . .
NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon reportedly are swapping pit crews. Isn’t that kind of like the Jets and Giants swapping backfield? . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF