nomuskles: I'd love to be as limited as shaq. millions of dollars is so limiting.
mikeb: Mack-read the question-he wants them to beat the Yanks and Mets back to back playing Yans first
Bill Plaschke: ucla student, chow and neuheisel will be effective in a couple of years. but not so soon. usc will still win.
Fran 77: who do you think is the most under appriectaed athlete out there right now?
mikeb: Bill-there is no way they beat the Pistons-maybe not even Orlando or Cleveland
nomuskles: kwame brown
Bill Plaschke: most underappreciated athlete, believe it or not, is tiger woods. we cannot grasp his current greatness
mikeb: lunch bet? winners choice?
Ali: Is USC and Pete Carroll overrated because they reminded me of the University of Miami in the early 2000s with talent and overconfidence.
Bill Plaschke: mike, you don't think garnett wins east all by himself? then you don't know garnett.
Bill Plaschke: ali, usc was overconfident last year, but not anymore. they learned.
Stan1234: How did you find the style of short, single-sentence paragraphs?
Bill Plaschke: stan, my short style comes from the way I talk..and I think that's the way people listen today. We don't hear long paragraphs. we're a world of sound bites.
josh: The question was ment like Bill answered it. I want to see the Yanks play the dodgers again. Interleauge play or WS. Who cares about the mets.
Amir: Plaschke, why havent we seen too many Lakers articles from you this season?
mikeb: Do not think he can win east all by himself and I do know him-of course I must admit being from NY I am biased against Boston-helped me to big money in SB-which I congratulate you on for your pick-but I am ready to back up Celts opinion with lunch bet
Bill Plaschke: amir, because I'm the lead columnist and I have to be at all the national events, I usually start focusing on the lakers in march, then go with them during the playoffs.
UCLA student: Hi Bill again...how far do you see the UCLA basketball team getting in the NCAA tournament?
Bill Plaschke: ucla will WIN national basketball championship. write it down.
Mack: Bill- The Rockets have been on fire lately...do they have a chance of winning the West? Or will they get bounced in the semi's?
Live chat with Bill Plaschke
Transcript: Times columnist Bill Plaschke took readers' questions in a live chat February 25.
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