| Nov 15, 2012
What an exciting night, and it's all about basketball.
It's been nothing but chaos, dysfunctional management and poor public relations around here the last few days, so what a relief to spend some time with the Clippers.
It never fails to amaze how some...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
Obviously, the good people in Los Angeles are very different from you people in San Diego.
Or, as Bill Johnston, the director of public relations for the Chargers, put it in a recent blog to folks in San Diego: "What's with you people?''
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:54 PM
I just don't get some sportswriters.
What do they want?
I pick up Sunday morning's newspaper expecting to read about our guys' hard-fought victory, only to find a disappointing tale about what the winners didn't accomplish.
Where's the gushing? Where's...
| Oct 14, 2012
I had such expectations, the cast sounding terrific, the early Oscar buzz.
Then I went and paid to see the worst movie ever made — dumbfounding how anyone ever agreed to make it — an idiotic, stupefying, colossal waste of time.
I sat there...
| Oct 10, 2012
My favorite TV show is "The Mentalist."
I think Patrick Jane is just the greatest, so flippant and smart and capable of saying the most outrageous things at any moment.
"Remind you of anyone?" I'm asking Lane Kiffin on Tuesday morning while mentioning...
| Oct 9, 2012
It's a difficult admission, one that would trouble my poor mother if she were still alive.
But on occasion, I can be critical here.
I remember my mom once telling me, "If you can't find anything nice to write about someone, then go do a boxing, tennis...
| Oct 7, 2012
An athlete plays 15 or 20 years, retires and there is great fanfare upon his departure. Maybe tears, maybe gifts given, maybe his number hung in honor.
Los Angeles' very own Jack Disney calls it a day and he's just gone.
Disney is good people. There...
| Oct 2, 2012
There's no quit here, although I can only imagine how many folks wish I was on the verge of elimination.
Before Monday's all-important Dodger game, I go to the clubhouse to remind Andre Ethier how important he is to the team.
It's a discussion that will...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
BOULDER, Colo. -- Proving it was no fluke when Sacramento State, Colorado State and Fresno State somehow found a way to beat Colorado, UCLA did the same Saturday.
The gutty little Bruins, while not winning by 55 like mighty Fresno State, did a...
| 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...