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It’s All-Opinions Day

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:

Yes, ladies, you showed the men how it’s done. Texas A & M and Notre Dame were only miles better than UConn and Butler when it came to NCAA championship games. You go, girls . . .

The saddest story in sports revolves around the Giants’ fan who was beaten into a coma in the Dodgers’ parking lot. Truth is, it’s a situation that has been building for some time. People have been talking about the “Raiders element” at Dodger Stadum for a while now. The problem is, how do you deal with it? . . .

Or maybe you don’t remember what those Raiders crowds used to look and act like in L.A. . . .

I thought UConn didn’t get enough credit for playing hellacious defense in the paint in the men’s NCAA title game. There was a reason Butler shot so poorly. It never got a good look inside 15 feet . . .

Give the Angels’ Mike Scioscia credit for demoting erratic closer Francisco Rodney and replacing him with Jordan Walden, the kid with the 97 mph heater. It had to be done . . .

Now what does he do about Scott Kazmir? This is a guy who has lost his fastball, his slider, his control and, not surprisingly, his confidence. Not much you can do to fix that. If it’s my team, I don’t let him make another start, $14.5 million owed or not . . .

The story of the spring so far at USC is sure-tackling Tony Burnett, who has risen from obscurity to become a starter at one corner on defense . . .

Why in the world was the Lakers’ Phil Jackson playing an already banged up Pau Gasol Tuesday night against Utah? Makes no sense with the playoffs fast approaching . . .

It would be nice if the Masters turned into another Tiger vs. Phil show, but there has been absolutely no evidence that Tiger Woods has any of that old magic . . .

There never has been stronger evidence that college basketball’s regular season is meaningless than having UConn, a team that finished ninth in the Big East, win the whole enchilada . . .

Butler coach Brad Stevens was classy to the end, wasn’t he? . . .

I know Red Sox and Brewers fans are panicking, but both those teams will hit in due time. Trust me . . .

Headline: NFL gives $1 million to charities of current, ex-players. Reaction: As PR moves go, that one is about as subtle as a Ray Lewis blitz . . .

Our old friend Manny looked well past his prime, striking out three times against Jered Weaver Tuesday night . . .

The NFL lockout is really getting to be a lot of laughs, isn’t it?

By the way, with the draft coming up, I love the way the fickle scouts keep changing their minds. It’s as if all those games they watched last fall suddenly are meaningless . . .

I love Charles Barkley, but he never really seemed comfortable talking college hoops during the tournament . . .

USC’s Matt Barkley keeps throwing interceptions in spring practice, and Lane Kiffin keeps saying it’s nothing to worry about. Sure, it isn’t . . .

— STEVE BISHEFF

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4 Responses to “It’s All-Opinions Day”

  1. Kazmir and Colapseso must go. The former can not pitch anymore and the latter is a loser.
    I still say Conger has got to be the everyday catch. Defense is adequate. Arm strengh the best of the 3 and hitting no doubt. Mathis is and always will be a 200 hitter.
    I would love to see Trumbo heat up.

  2. Your comment on the Dodger’s “Raider-like” crowd is right on. Steve Lopez in the L.A. Times this morning indicates that damage to the local neighborhoods around Dodger stadium is at an all time high due to McCourt’s excessive parking fees and prohibition of tailgate parties. Not providing adequate security for attendees is unbelievable. I would think that a clever law firm could figure out how to organize a class action suit against the McCourt’s, MLB and Selig, as well as the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the ticket holders and the neighborhood homeowners for public nuisance and extreme negligence. The potential cost liability to the guilty parties would surely solve the problem by getting rid of the McCourts.

  3. Did the ball have too much air in it with the way it kept clanging off the rims from 3-pt range? No mention of that whatsoever during and after that Conn-Butler championship? game!

  4. Maybe Kazmir should go the Rick Ankiel route and become a position player. Of course, he would have to go elsewhere to find a good hitting coach. Hatcher couldn’t hit when he was a player and can’t teach it now.


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