kobe24: Any word on how Bynum is progressing? when he'll be back?
ButrosButros: Hey Bill, TJ Simers said Pete Carroll was packing his bags. We're on the verge of spring ball and Petey is still here. What was the deal with Petey becoming secretive with the LA media this winter?
Bill Plaschke: butrso, we always think pete is on the verge of leaving, but the right offer hasn';t come along yet. pete is being secretive because he doesn' twant to be a nick saban type guy who lies about not changing jobs. but he's here for this season, anyway.
nomuskles: firejoemorgan recently criticized your style, how do you react to a situation like that? do you try and refine your style?
Fran 77: to follow up on your writing do you ever feel the need to live up to a jim murray standard just like we might judge a player for not living up to the jordan or tiger standard?
mikeb: No one can live up to MJ or Jim
mikeb: but Bill has his own style which is great to read-just like the late great Mud wrote
Amir: Plaschke's greatest articles are the Lakers Championship run articles...all i wanted to read come morning.
mikeb: in his own style
Bill Plaschke: nomuskles, I didn't see the firejoemorgan thing, but I've seen plenty of firebillplaschke blogs, and all I can is, my style is who is I am..I can't change that any sooner than I can chance the color of my eyes. And after all these years, I still have a job, so I must be doing something right.
UCLA student: Bill my friend, who do you see challenging UCLA for the NCAA Basketball title in March?
Bill Plaschke: fran, I don't try to live up to jim murray. he was the greatest ever. he was also a completely different writer than me. I just try to live up to myself, as cliche as that sounds.
Bill Plaschke: ucla student, I see tennessee and UNC challenging UCLA.
doris: Hi Doris here!
Mack: Bill what do you think the dolphins will do first round...McFadden was a monster yesterday...will they trade down or keep the #1 pick?
Bill Plaschke: hello doris.
doris: Glad to see you welcome a lady in on the talk