It’s All Opinions Day
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? . . .
You watch Duke basketball year-in and year-out, you see how smart and disciplined and talented those kids are, and you realize Coach K really is this generation’s John Wooden . . .
The Tigers spend $50 million on Victor Martinez, huh? Let the money wars begin . . .
I love the way Jeff Fisher is handling the Vince Young thing. Someone has to show these divas who’s in charge . . .
The Yankees are talking a lot of smack about Derek Jeter now. But I want to be there when they have to tell the New York fan base they’re letting their revered captain leave. Trust me, it will never happen . . .
Here’s what I want to know about Norm Chow: What does he really think of UCLA’s new pistol offense? . . .
Someone should tell Brett Favre that this “he says, she says” stuff is beneath him . . .
I love Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, but right now, the Chargers’ Phillip Rivers is my NFL MVP . . .
The Angels didn’t offer Hideki Matsui arbitration. Is that really a news bulletin? . . .
What the Clippers’ Blake Griffin really needs is a good nickname. Considering the way he rattles rims on those spectacular dunks of his, how about “Blake The Quake”? Hey, maybe it’s a little cheesy, but he plays in earthquake conscious L.A., right? . . .
You check out the Bulls and you remember just how good a young point guard Derrick Rose is . . .
Michael Vick is fun to watch, but if he keeps exposing his body on those exciting runs of his, he’ll never make it to the postseason . . .
Stanford’s Andrew Luck is making a big run at breaking into the top three in the Heisman race . . .
If it somehow turns out that way, Stanford vs. Wisconsin would be a wonderful Rose Bowl. In some ways, the two teams are mirror images of themselves . . .
Who would have ever believed it? USC-Notre playing a game of little, or no, relevance . . .
If fiery new first base coach Davey Lopes can’t get through to those Dodgers kids, nobody can . . .
Maybe it’s just me, but I think Jason Garrett is proving he should be the Cowboys’ permanent head coach . . .
This year, all the best football games are on the day AFTER Thanksgiving . . .
Joe Paterno, age 84, has announced he is coming back to coach Penn State next year. Hey, in this market, where’s a young, energetic guy supposed to get a better job? . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF