| Nov 3, 2012
| 8:34 PM
So much bellyaching in sports today, so many athletes talking about the adversity they overcome, and Octavio Sanchez loses his right hand, two fingers on his left, his nose burns off and he says, "I've been blessed."
It's a lump-in-your throat UCLA...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:55 PM
So I buy into this Jim Mora-walks-on-water hoopla.
"Discipline," as one UCLA honk after the next says as I arrive at the Rose Bowl, making the difference.
I've only seen the Bruins play Rice, and I thought I was watching two high school teams.
| Sep 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO — I drove down here alone so that I'll have plenty of room upon my return to bring back any Chargers wanting an early start finding a place to live in Los Angeles.
While here I thought I might as well ride the Choking Dogs for going belly...
| Sep 28, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The other night after the Dodgers lost to the Padres, while the media met with Manager Don Mattingly, screaming could be heard from the nearby coaches' dressing room.
"Passionate" screaming? General Manager Ned Colletti says with a...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Let's take this a step further.
The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers.
This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness.
That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building.
De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — I'm liking the laugh-out-loud guy sitting across from me at Starbucks, maybe as big a shock as Kobe Bryant and I getting together to sip vanilla lattes.
You know who I'm talking about: the Kobester, the Big Baby, the Ball Hog, the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:16 PM
Dwight Howard stood in the Lakers' locker room before the Miami game with an arm around his girlfriend.
"Judy," he said, while introducing her to everyone.
That's Judy, as in his imaginary girlfriend, as in take that, Robert Horry.
Now how can you...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Everyone loves everybody now. There were Lakers hugs all around, with fans at Staples Center on Sunday joining the party, getting rally towels and the feel of a playoff game.
Happy 79th birthday, Jerry Buss, as Gush City flattens Oklahoma...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:50 PM
SAN DIEGO — There have been rumors down here that the Chargers might be interested in UCLA's Jim Mora as a replacement for Coach Norv Turner.
If the Holiday Bowl was an audition, Mora could not have done more to prove himself the ideal choice to...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 9:36 PM
To use an expression he knows so well, I don't give a rat's [tail] what Jim Mora says.
I'm the guy trying to get the Rose Bowl named after him, and so after getting thrashed by Stanford I'm asking him if he had the Bruins just going through the motions...