It’s All Opinions Day
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 . The Grand Lady of racing certainly deserved it . . .
Most USC fans wondered what Pete Carroll saw in Jeremy Bates when he brought the offensive coordinator with him to Seattle. Now Pete must be wondering, too. He fired Bates on Tuesday . . .
Speaking of the Trojans, their already excellent upcoming recruiting class got better this week when two highly-regarded, previously committed Stanford prospects switched to USC . . .
The more I think about the Jets’ defensive performance against the Patriots and Tom Brady, the more amazed I am at the way they smothered all those quick little receivers on virtually every play . . .
Playing at home, with a solid running game in bad weather, the Bears have a shot at beating the Packers, but I can’t get by that Aaron Rodgers vs. Jay Cutler match up at quarterback. The way Rodgers is playing, you have to like the Pack . . .
Boy, I’m really impressed the way the Angels are re-signing all their players, aren’t you? . . .
Marcus Thames isn’t a bad pick up by the Dodgers. The guy can hit . . .
There is actually talk now of unbeaten San Diego State winding up with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Amazing . . .
If Andy Pettitte really decides to retire, the Yankees’ starting rotation is in serious trouble . . .
If it is starting to sound as if I’m anxious for baseball season, you’re right . . .
It’s so much more fun to watch the Lakers when Kobe takes 20 shots or less . . .
Phil Jackson would never say so, but I’m guessing he thinks the same thing . . .
There is conversation now that only players on winning teams should make the NBA All Star rosters. That’s crazy. If the Clippers’ Griffin and the Timberwolves’ Kevin Love don’t make it, they shouldn’t even play the game . . .
Are you as curious as I am to see who Jim Harbaugh picks as the new 49ers’ quarterback? . . .
I don’t know which is less enticing, watching one of the 50 college basketball games on TV every week, or tuning in to any of the bowl games other than the Rose and BCS title game . . .
I think it’s obvious now that this particular San Antonio Spurs group is no fluke. The Lakers should be worried. Very worried . . .
I know he was held out of the first series against the Jets because of it, but I thought Wes Welker’s tongue-in-cheek foot satire last week was hilarious . . .
Somewhere, you know even Rex Ryan had to laugh at Welker’s shtick . . .
When he is healthy, the way he is now, the Jets’ Darrelle Revis is the best player — not just the best cornerback — in the NFL . . .
Say it ain’t so, Lance. Say it ain’t so . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF