There is a theory that God created the concept of time so everything wouldn't happen at once, but the dizzying pace of announcements regarding the Southern California sports scene last week defied that principle.
A series of events altered the landscape dramatically and should provide enhanced thrills for local sports fans.
Moreno stepped to the plate, and $254 million later the Angels pulled off the deal of the year in baseball by signing Pujols to a long-term deal.
But wait (as they say on late-night infomercials), there's more. The Angels then signed
I've been a fan of the Angels since 1961 when they had Little Albie Pearson, "Daddy Wags," Bo Belinsky and Eli Grba (the only player to have a last name starting with three consonants). My father was a die-hard Angel fan and I wish he would was alive to see this season.
This was a move pressured by so-called small market teams to prevent the continuance of super franchises like the Lakers and the
Ironically, there are NBA observers who argue the trade favored New Orleans, a rebuilding team which would have gotten four starters for their franchise. Some argued that the Lakers would be giving away their rebounding and defensive power in the middle by trading
The Lakers ended their pursuit of Paul. They are trying for
My parents hauled me to Bruin games in the 50s in the Coliseum, where Red Sanders coached the single wing. Please don't revoke my citizenship status in this area, known as "SC heaven" because my parents had five UCLA degrees between them. UCLA has been competitive with USC in the past. But the 50-0 shellacking in the USC game was the last straw for alumni and the athletic department.
Many have criticized the UCLA athletic department for lacking the commitment and resources to build a plan for football success. UCLA seems to have been turned down by major coaches like Chris Peterson of Boise State and Al Golden of University of Miami. They have selected Jim Mora Jr., former NFL coach of the
This selection will not evoke great excitement among UCLA fans. But these hirings are difficult to predict. When
Three years later he could have run for mayor of Los Angeles. The
And that was the week that was — changing the face of our sporting scene.