Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'll Take 15 to 1 Odds!

(UC)LA Times reporter Chris Foster should be jealous of fellow reporter Gary Klein!

On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Mr. Foster wrote that UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel suspended tackle Mike Hariis for the first game for violating team rules. ONE PARAGRAPH hidden in the article.

This morning, August 12, 2010, Mr. Klein wrote that USC Coach Lane Kiffin suspended running back Dillon Baxter for the first game for violating team rules. FIFTEEN PARAGRAPHS! Color picture on the front page! Large 5x5 picture on C4!

Why is there such a coverage discrepancy about the two suspensions?

The (UC)LA Times is biased for UCLA over USC! They sensationalize any USC problems and COVER-Up any UCLA problems.

I'll Take 15 to 1 Odds!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Let Me Teach You a Thing or Two!

I am a retired Los Angeles USD teacher who taught for 37 years. I believe that Pete Carroll is an excellent teacher!

Evidently (UC)LA Times Editor Bill Dwyre disagrees. In his Saturday, July 31, 2010, article entitled "Carroll could have taught a lesson while learning one", Mr. Dwyre insinuated that Coach Carroll was not a teacher. Mr. Dwyre wrote, "John Wooden always said that people in his position were, first and foremost, teachers. Had Pete Carroll stayed around, faced the music and coached his gut out for a 4-7 record, he would have become one."

Not a teacher? Let me teach you a thing or two, Bill Dwyre. Excellent teachers have control, are great motivators and teach respect. I was fortunate enough to hear Pete Carroll speak six years ago at a seminar in Heritage Hall about his "A Better L.A. Foundation". Coach told the audience that the first thing he taught his players was to respect everyone the same way. RESPECT! Secondly, a student must be motivated to learn. Coach Carroll is a master at motivation! After observing him on the practice field, playing field, in Heritage Hall and at Monday Morning Quarterback, I have seen him in action. Every word out of his mouth is positive! MOTIVATION! Lastly, control. I remember the first Carroll coached game in the Rose Bowl. The losing Bruins, near the end of the game rushed to the USC sideline, ready to fight. I saw Coach Carroll point at every USC football player from one end of the line to the other. No USC player moved. There was no fight. That's CONTROL!

I have told Coach Pete Carroll in writing and in person that he is the best teacher I have ever seen!

The question is, will Bill Dwyre ever learn?

Sunglasses? Give me a Break!

(UC)LA Times reporter Bill Plaschke criticized USC coach Lane Kiffin for wearing metal mirrored sunglasses on the stage at the Pac-10 Media Day in his Friday, July 30, 2010 article entitled "He's not so sure about this self-assured Trojans coach".

Sunglasses? Give me a break! Mr. Plaschke then wrote, "What is he hiding? Who is he hiding?" Just because Coach Kiffin was the only coach to wear sunglasses in the bright sunshine while the other nine Pac-10 coaches did not. Give me a break!

I wonder if Bill Plaschke was wise enough to wear sunglasses!