Are you people really eating all this sports pablum?
How about the ESPN headline this past week? "Sources: Rondo available but trade unlikely."
Stunner. The guy is injured, out for the season, and it's news he's available and unlikely anyone wants him?
— I'm big on "Cat Ballou." Just saw it again, Lee Marvin won an Oscar, but he should have gotten two for his dual role. Amazing how a young Jane Fonda strikes a strong resemblance to Jeanie Buss. I'll bet Phil loves "Cat Ballou" as well.
— Almost forgot. I'm also down on folks who criticize Howard, who agree Howard's back and shoulder are hurting but still criticize him for not playing hard.
It's like co-workers who say they are sick but look fine so there are doubts about just how sick they are. It's not fair.
— The folks at Staples Center got Howard in a nutshell Friday night. The ball came his way just beyond the three-point line. He faked that he was going to shoot, giving everyone a big grin as he did so, then passed. A moment later he got the ball back, scored and was fouled.
I can't remember if he made the free throw, but I presume he missed. If I'm wrong, I'm just doing my Stephen A. Smith impersonation.
— It's interesting how John Ireland and his partner on the radio are always talking about how Howard and Kobe don't get along. And yet Ireland said he will pay me if I write ESPN's Ramona Shelburne should replace his partner. No need to pay just to state the obvious.
— I'm down on anyone who sings the national anthem and makes "wave" into a four-syllable word.
— I know I'm supposed to be big on the Dodgers, but I'm concerned they might turn out to be the Lakers.
I went to "Les Miserables" thinking it was a recap of the Dodgers' last few seasons. Talk about crying a tune, it was like being in the team's clubhouse.
We already have Carl Crawford bellyaching about his stay in Boston. We don't care.
If so, does that make Ned Colletti — Jim Buss?
Don Mattingly — D'Antoni?
The Dodgers can't fall apart, can they?
— I'm big on a friendly A.B. Jackson, who mans the Chick Hearn media room at Staples and who didn't see any of the Academy Award nominees.
"Last movie I saw was 'Jaws,'" he said. "Jaws 1."'
It scared a lot of people out of the water, but the theater?