It’s All Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
I think UCLA’s Ben Howland is still the Pac-10 Coach of the Year this season, but let me add this: Nobody misuses time outs more than he does . . .
By the way, where exactly was that TV camera site for the Bruins game against Washington? In Spokane? . . .
Anybody notice the Spurs’ Tony Parker, the Thunder’s Kevin Durant and the Mavericks’ Tyson Chandler all suffered significant injuries this week? I’m sure the Lakers did
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Wait, wait, now they want to call the NFL’s proposed L.A. Industry site Grand Crossing? OK, but it sure isn’t grand when you’re trying to cross that freeway at rush hour . . .
I know it makes me sound old, but I can remember when the Santa Anita Handicap was one of the bigger races in the country, loaded with quality contenders. Now it is something less, and this Saturday’s edition appears to have only one proven, quality animal — Twirling Candy . . .
I like Don Mattingly talking about a set Dodgers lineup. I think Joe Torre tinkered far too much, especially with the young kids. It will help the Matt Kemps and Andre Ethiers to know where they’re hitting every night . . .
The Kendry Morales health reports out of Angels camp in Arizona are not good. It’s tough enough to come back from a broken ankle. But reporting 15 pounds overweight only makes it more difficult . . .
So the NFL labor negotiations were extended for 24 more hours, huh? They can extend it for 24 more weeks, and I’m still not sure they could come to an agreement . . .
The Phil Jackson quote of the week, or the year, in a Lakers’ story talking about Ron Artest adjusting to the triangle. “He’s probably a little better than Kobe is at it because Kobe ignores the offense.” . . .
Why don’t you just come out and say what you really think, Phil . . .
USC’s Lane Kiffin sure knows how to keep the media away from upcoming week day spring football practice sessions. He’s starting them at 7:25 a.m. . . .
At that hour, least he could do is serve coffee and doughnuts. (Yeah, right) . . .
It doesn’t matter how many ways they examine him, someone selecting in the top ten will pick Cam Newton in the NFL Draft . . .
Seems fair that the kid from BYU was thrown off the basketball team for having sex with his girl friend. I mean, that never happens at any other college in America . . .
Now that it appears the Sacramento Kings are moving to Anaheim, I disagree with those who say Orange County basketball fans won’t come out. They will, but it will be to see stars on the other teams . . .
The NFL Combine might be the most overrated thing in sports. Seriously, what do most of those things have to do with whether somebody can play football? . . .
Watch out for Xavier in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Then again, I think I say that every year about Xavier . . .
If somebody tied Dick Vitale’s hands behind his back, I’m not sure he could talk . . .
How much fun would it be to make out the Boston Red Sox lineup card every day? . . .
The Max and Marcellus sports talk show on 710 ESPN would be better if they talked less about Max and Marcellus . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF