Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I'm Still Waiting.......

I'm still waiting for a quarter-page picture of O.J. Mayo on the (UC)LA Times front page and a two page article about his success in the NBA!

Kevin Love and his Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Lakers, and Mark Heisler wrote a two page article about Love. Kevin was featured with a quarter-page picture on the front page also. Love scored two points against the Lakers. He is a former Bruin!

O.J. Mayo and his Memphis Grizzlies lost to the Lakers yesterday, and Mike Bresnahan wrote four paragraphs about Mayo. There was no picture at all of O.J. Mayo. Mayo scored twenty-two points against the Lakers. He is a former Trojan!

Guess I will have to keep waiting until the (UC)LA Times is not Bruin biased!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Have Three Words for Gary Klein!

I have three words to add to the first paragraph of Gary Klein's Friday, December 19, 2008 article entitled "Sanchez is back at practice". The three words will be inserted in his paragraph as follows:

"As USC resumed workouts for its Rose Bowl game against Penn State, quarterback Mark Sanchez practiced Thursday for the first time since absorbing several (DIRTY, LATE) tough hits against UCLA (BRUTES) nearly two weeks ago."

Truer three words were never spoken!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Can't Wait.....

I can't wait until Tuesday 12/23/08 to see a quarter page color picture of former USC basketball player, O.J. Mayo, on the front page of the (UC)LA Times sports section after the Memphis Grizzlies play the L.A. Lakers!

Former UCLA basketball player, Kevin Love's color picture was on the front page this morning, along with a two page article, after his Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Lakers last night.

Wow! (UC)LA Time's reporter Mark Heisler praised Love (referring to his UCLA playing days) when he wrote, "His skill level was off the charts. His personality was dazzling." Now that Love is struggling in the NBA, Heisler wrote that Love is "Already the game's greatest outlet passer". In a total of 23 NBA games, Love is the "greatest"?

As I said in the title, I can't wait to read what Mark Heisler has to say about O.J. Mayo, the future NBA Rookie of the Year, on Tuesday 12/23/08!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pepper or Assault?

I totally loved this morning's (UC)LA Times Sports Viewpoint headline! "Pepper or Assault?" However, I am totally disappointed that they did not publish my letter. It was as follows:

I, for one, will be very glad to see defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker leave. In their "dual" loss to USC, both in the score and in their lack of sportsmanship, Coach Walker changed the name of the UCLA Bruins to the UCLA BRUTES!

It was ASSAULT!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A non-NCAA title is worth more than an NCAA Championship!

When the UCLA Women's Soccer team lost to North Carolina, ending their bid for their first NCAA Championship, the (UC)LA Times published a lengthy article with player's and coach's comments. Poor Bruins!

When the USC Men's Water Polo team went undefeated 29-0 in winning their fourth NCAA Water Polo Championship by beating Stanford yesterday 7-5, the (UC)LA Times published a measly two paragraph article with NO pictures, NO player accomplishments, and NO coach's comments. What about equal rights?

USC's and Olympic silver medalist, J.W. Krumpholz, was selected as the MVP, and five Trojans were selected to the All-Tournament Team. Congratulations and FIGHT ON TROJANS!

The (UC)LA Times' UCLA BIAS over USC lives on!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A more palatable Bill Plaschke!

As (UC)LA Times reporter Bill Plaschke "salt and peppered" his way through his article, I aim to make today's article more "palatable" to USC Trojan readers.

Just insert these different words as you read Bill Plaschke's "Bruins live to fight another day next fall".


1. "Thugs" for "Bruins"
2. "Dirty late hits" for "outfought"
3. "Assaulted twice" (but stopped short of battery) for "charged twice"
4. "Unsportsmanlike" for "peppering"
5. "Obnoxious" for "salty"


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Why is one NCAA championship more valuable than another?

My answer: When you are the UCLA Women's Soccer team versus the USC Men's Waterpolo team.

The (UC)LA Times has published three articles about the UCLA Women's Soccer team in their quest for a NCAA Championship. Then, one article today when they lost 1-0 to North Carolina yesterday.

The (UC)LA Times has published no articles about the the USC Men's #1, undefeated Water Polo team in their quest for a NCAA Championship.

The UCLA bias over USC STILL lives on in the (UC)LA Times!!!

Thank you, Kent!

I received an email yesterday from a fellow Trojan alum, Kent. Kent wrote to tell me that a reporter, David Wharton, was sent to Austin, TX to cover the UCLA game against Texas, while no reporter was sent to Norman, OK to cover the USC game against Oklahoma. The USC article was composed from AP articles.

I was so flabbergasted to see a color picture of Trojan basketball player DeMar DeRozan on the front page of the (UC)LA Times sports page that I didn't notice the two bylines.

The (UC)LA Times still sends a reporter to cover every UCLA football game, even though the Bruins are cruddy this year. The USC men's basketball team has a winning record so far, but they were not covered by a (UC)LA Times reporter in Puerto Rico or Oklahoma.

Kent and I know that the UCLA bias over USC lives on!

I Never Thought I Would Say This....

I totally agree with what Bill Plaschke wrote about in his Friday, 12/5/2008 (UC)LA Times article entitled "Truth is, USC misses Chow". My alma mater USC has not won a football championship since Norm Chow left the coaching staff in 2005. I really believe that we would have beaten Texas in the 2006 BCS Rose Bowl if Norm Chow was the offensive coordinator in the booth.

Fight On Bill Plaschke!