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Archive for January 2011

What Do Ron Artest And Tiger Have In Common?

January 30, 2011

What do Ron Artest and Tiger Woods have in common today? Neither is even close, or the equivalent of a long, par-five drive, to what he was in his prime. At least Tiger might still get better. Artest almost assuredly won’t. If you watched the Celtics’ 109-96 thrashing of the Lakers on Sunday, you saw, […]

Why, And How, Moreno Landed Wells

January 26, 2011

Here is the first thing you have to know about the Angels’ deal for Vernon Wells: If the offer had come two months, or even six weeks earlier, they might have laughed Toronto’s GM off the phone. How many millions would it cost to pick up the contract of the Blue Jays’ outfielder? No chance. […]

It’s All Opinions Day

January 25, 2011

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: Eric Gordon out three to four weeks with a wrist injury. Ah yes, they’re still the Clippers . . . Guess the Lakers still know how to play some defense, huh, Utah? . . . Yes, the Angels overpaid for Vernon Wells. But those critics who […]

Did Cutler Quit, Or Not?

January 23, 2011

It was easily the most controversial question of Conference Championship Sunday. Did the Bears’ Jay Cutler quit, or not? The argument continues to rage today and is likely to continue until the results of an MRI on his injured knee are known. Maybe there is damage there and he was unable to plant and throw […]

Finally, Angels Get A Big Bat

January 21, 2011

The long winter of discontent for Angels’ fans is over. After months of dragging their feet, — or was it Arte Moreno’s wallet? — the club that was so desperate for offensive help finally made a major move to get better on Friday. It reportedly acquired three-time All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells from Toronto in exchange […]

The Two Most Important Players On Sunday

January 20, 2011

You can have Super Sunday. To me, the best day of the NFL season is Championship Game Sunday. The four best teams — or at least the four best survivors — all going at it for the right to play in the Super Bowl. As disappointing as some of those Super Sundays have been, the […]

It’s All Opinions Day

January 18, 2011

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: This is how good Blake Griffin is: I doubt if even Donald Sterling can screw him up . . . Count me among those happily surprised at the Eastern voters rare display of objectivity in naming Zenyatta Horse of the Year over the East Coast-based Blame […]

Time To Stop Underestimating Sanchez

January 17, 2011

For some reason, a lot of people — and coaches — have continually underestimated Mark Sanchez. Well, it is officially time to stop. It is time to acknowledge Sanchez for what he is: One of the better young quarterbacks in the NFL, someone who has demonstrated that he can compete with the top players at […]

It’s All Opinions Day

January 12, 2011

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: If, as reports indicate, Norm Chow is out as UCLA offensive coordinator, I know what you’re going to ask. The answer is no, he won’t be coming back to USC. Not as long as Lane Kiffin is head coach. Trust me . . . Imagine if […]

Was He Down, Or Not? Title Games Shouldn’t Be Decided Like That

January 10, 2011

So was Michael Dyer down, or not? That’s the lingering question from a dramatic, defense-dominated and somewhat less than stylish, BCS Championship Game on Monday night. Auburn was the better team for most of the evening and deserved to win. But did the Tigers really want to win THAT way? Did they really want this […]