UTE-FUL INDISCRETION

January 30th, 2015

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Ute is wasted by the young — #11 Utah comes into to Pauley overconfident (after having beaten UCLA by 32 three weeks ago), and gets out-played, out-hustled, out-muscled, and outscored 69-59 by the youthful Bruins, who came in 0-4 against Ranked teams, having lost those by about 20 a game

UCLA is a different team at home, especially when they are at full strength.  Last weekend in Oregon, playing without an injured Tony Parker, the Bruins got swept pretty easily by the Beavers and Ducks.  After that lackluster showing, very few people thought that the Bruins could compete with the #11 team in the Country, especially considering that that team beat UCLA 71-39 25 days ago.

But right from the outset on Thursday night in Westwood, the Bruins showed that they have come a long way in 3 weeks.  With Tony Parker back at Starting Center, the Bruins were tough inside, forcing Utah out of their comfort zone.  And even when Parker went to the bench, a continually-improving Thomas Welsh came in and took it to the Utes.  Welsh has been accused of being too soft, but he is responding.  He had two monster dunks, Read the rest of this entry »

SEVEN (DOMI)NATION ARMY

January 15th, 2015

stan14fb107bUN-UNBROKEN — Bruins smack down the clowns for the 4th straight time in Basketball 83-66; Add that to the 3 straight beatings in Football, and that’s SEVEN straight UCLA torchings of u$c in the two biggest college sports

Rivalry?  What Rivalry?  With UCLA’s latest annihilation of the u$c Clown College on Wednesday in South Central, there is no doubt whatsoever who owns this town, in BOTH major sports.

Do you like seeing trojans tortured?  Did you like Angelina Jolie’s movie “Unbroken,” where trojan Louis Zamaparini gets stranded at sea in a life raft for 6 weeks, then tortured in a Japanese POW camp?  Well, then you must be enjoying these last couple of years, watching trojan fans suffer endlessly, as their beloved Athletic Program has been getting humiliated by their clearly-superior crosstown rivals, to the tune of seven straight.

On Wednesday night, IN THE TROJANS’ HOME ARENA, the Bruins blew out the home team 83-66.  A UCLA team that had recently lost 5 straight games and started the Conference season 0-2 came into the Galen Center and spanked troy by 17.  Even after losing 5 guys to the Pro’s and enduring one of their worst early seasons in recent memory, the Bruins were barely threatened by the struggling-even-worse trojans.

The Bruins exploited their huge front court advantage to build an early 8-point lead, as Tony Parker started 5-for-5 and Kevon Looney — the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week — helped UCLA grab 24 of the first 34 Rebounds.  But Read the rest of this entry »

RED ASS-FAULT

January 12th, 2015

Yet another selfish trojan football player puts public lives in danger, as u$c Linebacker Don Hill gets busted for a DUI

Considering u$c’s  ever-growing list of criminals that is longer than a chimpanzee’s arm, you have to wonder:  Do they RECRUIT all these idiots and a-holes, or do they just train them up to be that way?  Apparently, trojan Football coach Steve Sarkisian failed to show his players the infamous “Red Asphalt” videos.  For you kids too young to know, the Red Asphalt films were a series of videos produced by the CHP, intended to scare the hell out of teens.  They showed the gory wreckage and bloody carnage of car accident aftermaths, in a “Scared Straight”-type effort to keep kids from driving negligently.  And of course, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, is the most negligent a driver can be.

Which brings me to trojan Linebacker/D-Lineman Don Hill.  This week, in Boise, Idaho of all places, Hill was awarded his first DUI, seemingly a rite of passage for trojan athletes.  Hill is a 19 years old, who redshirted last season, but will surely be back on the team next year, ready to wreak havoc on the on the field like he does on the open highway, assuming that the trojans follow their usual modus operandi, which is to fail to discipline their law-breakers and various miscreants.  Just ask the Clown College “Hero” Josh Shaw, Read the rest of this entry »

HOLY ALAMO-LY!

January 3rd, 2015

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Take a guac on the wild side — UCLA dominates early to lead at the Half 31-6, but have to recover a last-minute onside kick — twice — in order to stave off a valiant Kansas State comeback attempt and take the Alamo Bowl 40-35

Texas may be the Lone Star State, but when the Bruins played in San Antonio on Friday evening, it was all four of their biggest stars who had huge games and carried the team to victory.  It started out easy, as #1 Bruin star, Quarterback Brett Hundley, in his final game as a Bruin, led the way with a scramble TD, and then a Read-Option rushing TD — on a FOURTH DOWN — and completed 9 of his first 11 passes, to guide #14 UCLA to an early 17-0 lead over #11 Kansas State.  And the reason high-powered K-State had zero was simple:  UCLA’s two biggest Defensive stars were stymie-ing the Wildcats’ attack.  Butkus Award Winner Eric Kendricks was, as usual, all over the field, gumming up the Offensive works of KSU.  And when it wasn’t Kendricks, it was Myles Jack, on pass defense and run support.    A Jack Interception and 41-yard return set up UCLA for their third Touchdown.  Kendricks finished with 10 tackles, 3 for loss (totaling 21 yards), and Jack had 8 tackles, 2 for loss, plus the huge INT, which set up the fourth star, Running Back Paul Perkins.  Three plays after the pick, Perkins scampered 32 yards for the first of his two TD runs.  GAME MVP Perkins ended up with 194 yards rushing, including the game-winning 67-yard TD run with 2:20 left in the game, when the Wildcats had cut the lead to 6.

But it wasn’t as simple as the Big 4 doing everything right, by themselves.  After going 9 for his first 11, Hundley missed on his next 7 passes.  And Perkins lost a fumble in the 3rd quarter that aided the KSU comeback.  Then, with 1:21 left in the game and UCLA up by only 5, KSU attempted an onside kick, which Perkins caught, but Read the rest of this entry »

RIGHT LANE OBSTRUCTED AGAIN

January 2nd, 2015

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Lowest Lane — Just like the 405 North near UCLA, when Lane Kiffin is coaching in a big game, you can assume that a Lane will be shut down, and that’s what happened in the Sugar Bowl, as Kiffin’s confused Offense chokes in the end, allowing Ohio State to upset Alabama and advance to the Championship game against Oregon

It’s the eve of UCLA’s appearance in the Alamo Bowl against Kansas State, but there was a couple of developments on New Year’s Day that might give Bruin fans a reason to smile.  Not only did a Pac-12 team end Florida State’s 29-game winning streak, knocking the Seminoles and their QB of dubious character Jameis Winston out of the Playoffs, but then the not-so-vaunted-anymore SEC got eliminated from the first-ever Playoff Title Game, when the Buckeyes stunned the Crimson Tide, whose Offensive Coordinator is the slimy former trojan coach Lane Kiffin.

Many Bruin fans hate Oregon, due to the Ducks’ cocky fans, and embarrassment of riches brought on by Nike owner Phil Knight, but most of those same UCLA supporters are happy that UCLA’s Conference will be represented in the big game next week, and that the ESPN darling SEC will not.  And I’m pretty sure that all UCLA fans — and most u$c fans — are taking pleasure in the failure of Lane Kiffin in the Sugar Bowl.

Kiffin, who got fired ignominiously on the tarmac at LAX by Pat Haden after a humiliating loss to Arizona State, was being lauded this year as one of the best Assistants in the Country, as the Tide was rolling to a #1 ranking.  Alabama has the Nation’s best Wide Receiver, and Kiffin rode him all season long, against a watered-down SEC and some OOC cupcakes.  But when the chips were down, Kiffin folded like someone facing Jennifer Tilly in a low-cut dress at the World Series of Poker.

The Tide capitalized on OSU turnovers and led 21-6.  But Kiffin’s Offense could not keep it going.  The Tide committed 3 Turnovers on the night, but that didn’t do them in.  The key statistic was 3rd Down Conversions, where the O.C.’s strategy is crucial.  In these clutch situations, Kiffin’s Kids went a pathetic 2-13, despite Read the rest of this entry »

KENDRICKS CAN TELL PAC-12 HEAD COACHES: “KISS MY BUTKUS!”

December 10th, 2014

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UCLA’s Eric Kendricks wins the Dick Butkus Award as the NATION’S Best Linebacker, despite Pac-12 Head Coaches failing to name him to the All-Conference 1st Team

Sometimes, you have to leave home to get a little respect.  Last week, the Pac-12 announced their All-Conference 1st and 2nd Teams, and Honorable Mentions.  This list is voted on by the 12 Pac-12 Head Coaches, and apparently, some of these Coaches are either not paying attention, or are holding grudges, or are simply clueless.  The first tip-off to this sad state of affairs was when the League’s LEADING RUSHER, Bruin Paul Perkins, was left off the 1st and 2nd Teams, notching only an Honorable Mention.  Believe it or not, no less than FOUR Running Backs with less yards gained than Perkins were voted in above him.  The second tip-off was Eric Kendricks being relegated to the 2nd Team, with THREE other Linebackers being selected ahead of him.

Could it be that there is a little conspiracy by the 11 Coaches not named Mora, to try to keep surging UCLA out of the limelight?  UCLA has risen up the charts over the last three years more than any other school, as Jim Mora has steadily been placing the Bruins on the map, and positioning them for a run at Elite status.  It therefore makes sense that all the other Coaches would be in FEAR, and that they would do whatever they can to keep UCLA from getting more accolades, and more Press, as this increased exposure would only fuel Mora’s stellar recruiting freight train.

Some evidence for this theory can be found in the Polling results.  Washington Coach Chris Peterson, who insulted UCLA when they tried to offer him a job, saying he had no interest in “that place,” voted UCLA #21 in the last poll, which is SIX spots below their actual ranking.  The All-Conference voting individual ballots weren’t released, but Read the rest of this entry »

USE YOUR INSIDE BOYSSS

December 4th, 2014

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OH SHHHHH– With the excitement of UCLA’s Football season gone, it’s time to become Westwood Insiders, and shift your loyal excitement to the Basketball Bruins, who left Fullerton’s Titans unfulfilled on Wednesday night, 73-45

With UCLA Basketball in a rebuilding year, having lost 5 key players to the Pro’s, it’s hard to get too excited about the prospects for this season.  It got even harder, when the Bruins lost last week to unranked Oklahoma, and then got schooled by the school where players don’t have to attend school North Carolina (who now has 2 losses).  But that doesn’t mean that you can’t root your heart out for OUR boys.

UCLA has shown some flashes of talent, while cleaning the clocks of the cupcakes and creampuffs on their schedule like Cal State Fullerton.  The Bruins cruised against CSUF, going up by 17 at halftime, and using a 13-0 second-half spurt to win going away.  UCLA is playing a fun and entertaining brand of basketball.  They run the floor, they emphasize transition, they shoot the ball quickly, and they maintain a great pace for 40 minutes.  Most importantly, they SHARE the ball.  This fact is demonstrated by their balanced scoring, as the starting five often ALL score in double-figures.

Bruin fans also have the privilege of watching one of the Country’s best Freshmen, in Kevon Looney, who so far leads the whole Nation in Rebounding.  Looney has a knack for knowing where the missed shots will go, and with his impressive wingspan, he seems to get twice as many as anyone else on the floor for either team.  The rest of his game is also solid, and getting better.

But not since DePaul in the 70’s has FIVE GUYS been enough to win at this level.  Unfortunately, due to some unforseen circumstances, the Bruins lost two players before the season, leaving them with Read the rest of this entry »

STUN AND DONE

November 29th, 2014

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From entitled to un-titled — Bruins take early 7-0 and 10-7 leads, then give up a stunning 24 straight points to a dominating 5-loss Stanford team to lose 31-10 — their seventh straight loss to the Cardinal — costing UCLA the Pac-12 South Division Title and killing their Playoff dreams

Curses, spoiled again.  For the seventh straight time for UCLA and fourth for Jim Mora, the Bruins have gotten beat by Stanford.  In the past, it was because Stanford had a better team on paper and on the field.  This time, the 9-2 Bruins were 6-point favorites at home over the 6-5 Cardinal.  And the Bruins were playing for the Division Title, while Stanford was playing for nothing.  It was Senior Day for UCLA, so all the Seniors on the team — plus Brett Hundley — were all fired up, playing their last home game of their college careers.  And UCLA came out on fire, forcing a Stanford 3-and-out, then driving down the field for a TD (on a Hundley-to Thomas Duarte 15-yard pass) to draw first blood and a 7-0 lead.  But that would be UCLA’s only TD all day, as Stanford outscored UCLA 31-3 the rest of the day, dominating every facet of the game.

Even without their star Wide Receiver/Kick Returner Ty Montgomery, the Cardinal moved up and down the field at will.  QB Kevin Hogan was 16-19 passing for 234 yards, completing his first 12 passes.  He burned UCLA’s best, as Myles Jack and Anthony Jefferson could not stop Hogan’s TD passes.  The game was really won in the trenches, as Stanford totally controlled both lines.  UCLA could not pressure Hogan, but Hundley could not find any running room, and had many of his passes rushed. Hundley was unusually off-target, and had no effective scrambles, as Stanford’s stellar D completely neutralized him.

The Bruins WERE able to run on Stanford, as the Pac-12’s leading rusher Paul Perkins gained 116 yards on the ground.  But he couldn’t get to the end zone, and with the Cardinal controlling the clock for the last 35 minutes of the game, Perkins’ running was not nearly enough for the Bruins to compete.

Stanford scored on a long pass right before halftime to make it 21-10, then scored again in the 3rd quarter to increase the margin to 18.  Stanford’s Defense is 7th in the Nation, and nearly impossible to mount a comeback against, especially with Hundley having an off-day.  So STUNford shocked the Bruins, playing spoiler, and sending ARIZONA (who beat ASU) to the Title game, as Read the rest of this entry »

DANCING PAST THE GRAVEYARD

November 25th, 2014

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Fiddlin’ around while Troy burns — Bruins continue to celebrate their third straight victory over Southern Cal, while trojan fans go into full meltdown mode, calling for their Coach’s head

There really is no shame getting your ass handed to you by the #8 team in the Country… unless your school’s entire existence and WORTH is totally reliant on winning Football games.  Of course usc is such a school, so trojans all over the City — a City now clearly RUN BY UCLA — are going ballistic, and doing one of two things:  Making excuses or demanding that heads should roll.

Some die-hard ketchup and mustard fans are blaming scholarship reductions for the spanking they took on Saturday night at the hands of the Bruins.  This is ridiculous on two fronts:  Firstly, sc brought the sanctions on themselves with their infamous arrogance and institutional above-the-law attitude; And secondly, the sc STARTERS were getting killed against UCLA, and the game was completely DECIDED way before stamina or team depth could have possibly become a factor.

Equally ridiculous are the trojan fans in the other faction, calling for the firing of Steve “El Siete” Sarkisian.  Sark may or may not turn out to be a successful Coach, but it is too early to decide.  He didn’t do anything in his FIRST YEAR at usc to deserve getting the ax.  Why don’t these people take a cue from the other faction, and cut Sark some slack for having his hands tied by the scholarship reductions?  Give him a chance to Read the rest of this entry »

WE OWN THIS TOWN, WE OWN THESE CLOWNS!!!

November 23rd, 2014

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The Three-ry of Everything — Brett Hundley throws THREE Touchdown passes to beat sc for the THIRD time in a row, making Jim Mora THREE-and-0 against Southern Cal Clown College and their THREE different trojan Head Coaches in THREE years

THREE OWN THIS TOWN!  It’s a TRI-UMPH!  In the Crosstown Rivalry, we have a TRI-NASTY!!

On Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, UCLA kicked the crap out of Figueroa Tech for the third time in a row, to take control of the Pac-12 South, and tighten their stranglehold on the Los Angeles City Championship.  After spotting sc an early 7-0 lead on a gimme Pick-6, the Bruins came back quickly on two Brett Hundley TD passes to go up 14-7.  They capitalized on a Nelson Agholor muffed Punt to get the first one, with a 10-yard TD pass to Devin Lucien, then when they got the ball back, Hundley hit Thomas Duarte over the middle for a 57-yard catch and run TD.

The Bruin Defense was stellar all night, making FORMER Heisman hopeful Cody Kessler look pathetic.  They pressured him all night, into missed targets, 1 Interception (an acrobatic pick by Eric Kendricks on a tipped ball), and SIX SACKS.  The UCLA D also stopped sc on a 4th and 2 on the Bruin 5-yard line to end the 1st quarter.  But sc came back in the second quarter and tied the score at 14.  UCLA didn’t get discouraged.  They marched down the field for a tie-breaking Field Goal by Ka’imi Fairborn, then Kendricks’ INT allowed the Bruins to dnrive for another score — this time, a 13-yard pass to Eldridge Massington, right before the Half ended.

The Bruins got the ball to start the 2nd Half, and immediately expanded the 24-14 lead.  Paul Perkins scored on a 10-yard run, then Hundley scored on a 15-yard run, making it 38-14, behind 24 STRAIGHT BRUIN POINTS.  The game was basically over at this point, with 9 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.  Trojan fans started streaming for the Rose Bowl exits with 12 minutes to go in the 4th, still down by 24.  Thousands of Bruin fans waved goodbye as all the red drained out of the stadium.  It was pure joy in Pasadena.

After a Read the rest of this entry »

WE “DON’T NEED A F*CKING FIRE” TO GET FIRED UP TO BEAT SC

November 21st, 2014

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The gloom is off the rows — Selfish-bastard protesters block the bonfire, potentially creating gloom for hundreds of rows of Bruins, but Mora won’t hear of it — He makes the no-fire announcement with flair, forbidding fans from booing, saying we don’t need a f*cking fire, and having his players dance to entertain the crowd more than any fire ever could

Leave it to Jim Mora to take a bunch of lemons and make Lemon Meringue Pie.  A small group of a-holes — oops, I mean “protesters” — tried to ruin a long-standing and cherished UCLA tradition, and they almost succeeded.  I refuse to mention here what their cause was, because they don’t deserve the publicity.  Let’s just say they are trying to help students, but their idiotic plan did nothing but HURT students — THOUSANDS of students.

The annual BeatSC Bonfire is a STUDENT-organized and executed event, FOR thousands of students and former students who still support UCLA.  And these idiots tried to disrupt the enjoyment of these students and alumni.  Morons.  Why don’t they take their battle to the people they are fighting AGAINST, instead of pissing off the very people they are trying to help?  Even if I was FOR their cause, there is NOW no way I would ever try to help their efforts.  F*ck them, and the trojan-horse they rode in on,  for what they did last night.

Because they would not vacate the immediate area around the intended bonfire site, the Fire Marshall deemed the area unsafe for a fire, and the UCLA Student Alumni Association was not allowed to ignite the flames.  Security was told they couldn’t forcibly remove them, because the protesters were non-violent and had a 1st Amendment right to protest.  Ridiculous.  They couldn’t “express their views” from the other side of the quad?  I can’t begin to tell you how mad Read the rest of this entry »

29 PICTURES ARE WORTH 3 WORDS, AND THOSE 3 “WORDS” ARE “BEAT SC”

November 19th, 2014

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It’s BeatSC week, the Bruins are up to #9 in the Playoff Rankings and are favored by 3 over the #19 trojans, so u$c re-instates Josh Shaw (the lying fraud “hero” who said he saved a child from drowning to cover up his fleeing from Police), apparently reneging on their promise to investigate the incident first

U$C has no integrity or class.  This proclamation should not come as news to you, but if you were looking for more evidence to prove it, here you go.

On Monday, Police announced that they are not pursuing charges against trojan Josh Shaw for Domestic Violence, due to a lack of evidence.  They know that he was in a heated argument with his girlfriend, and they know that he bolted to EVADE them, by jumping off a second-story balcony and injuring both ankles.  But they don’t know if he actually battered his girlfriend or not, so once again, another trojan suspected of violence against women gets off the hook.  Maybe the u$c Legal Machine had something to do with this, because the timing couldn’t be better:  SC has rivals UCLA and Notre Dame next up on the schedule and could really use another Defensive Back to shore up their piss-poor Pass Defense.

But the Police failing to indict Shaw SHOULD not have been the only hurdle to Shaw’s re-instatement.  In fact, u$c said that once the Police make their decision, then u$c would conduct ITS OWN internal investigation of the entire incident (when Shaw lied right to his Coach’s face, and to the trojan staff, insisting that he  hurt his ankles while trying to save his 7-year old nephew from drowning in a swimming pool.  He even coerced his sister into lying to the authorities, to corroborate his lies).  But less than 24 hours after the Police made their announcement, sc reinstated Shaw and said he would play this Saturday.

What happened to sc’s promised investigation??  Did they do it in less than 24 hours?  Yeah, right.  Obviously, Pat Haden told the investigation committee to Read the rest of this entry »