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ROSEN ASSETS

Variable Interest Rate — Coming off a 4-8 season, expectations for return on investment are low, until you see Josh Rosen’s leadership, mechanics, and pinpoint accuracy accrue, and then you get your hopes up again that UCLA’s stock will rise

As racial tension rises in the Country, and nuclear tension rises internationally due to a severe lack of diplomacy, it is a miracle that the Stock Exchanges continue to thrive.  Let’s take this as a metaphor for UCLA Football.  The O-line is coming off its worst year in memory, the record was a dismal 4-and-8, and there are no super-frosh, immediate impact saviors coming in to Lonzo Ball the Bruins to respectability.   But with a new Offensive Coordinator and the return of a HEALTHY Josh Rosen at Quarterback, the Bruins could easily hit new highs like the Dow Jones and Nasdaq.

The blame for last year’s fiasco falls squarely on the injury to Rosen, and the horrendous playcalling and nonexistent adjustments made by the incompetent Offensive Coordinator Kennedy Polamalu, who was immediately fired in disgrace after the season.  So with the respected Jedd Fisch coming in as the new O.C., and with Rosen looking as strong as ever, 4-8 should quickly become a distant memory.

Saturday was UCLA Football’s Fan Appreciation Day on campus, with the program’s supporters encouraged to attend practice.  It was nice, but Continue Reading »

DON’T HAVE A COWLINGS, MAN!

Ay CAR-amaba!  And that car is a White Ford Bronco — Thanks to a $15 Million “anonymous” donation, u$c has named a residential building on campus after the trojan who was charged with a felony for aiding fugitive O.J. Simpson after the infamous double murders

[I know this is an older story, which was first reported last month, but I was just informed of it (by a reader who really GETS IT), so here is my take:]

U$C never ceases to amaze, with their severe lack of class and integrity.  It is all about Football, Winning, and of course, the Mighty Dollar.  They allow a KNOWN Meth Addict to party on campus with hookers and criminals, and they extend his multi-million dollar contract to continue on as DEAN of their Medical School, because they don’t want to lose his FUNDRAISING acumen.  They refuse to take down a double-murderer’s giant ceremonial football jersey or their copy of his Heisman Trophy because TOUCHDOWNS, and now, just to show that these are not aberrations, they have named a brand new campus residential building after Al “A.C.” Cowlings, because $$$$.

Cowlings, you will remember, was the driver of the infamous White Ford Bronco that Continue Reading »

U$C’S JOKE OF A MARCHING BAN

The Meth Head and the Murderer — U$C finally bars double-murderer O.J. Simpson and (alleged) Hooker-loving Meth Addict Carmen Puliafito from official events, after decades of overlooking all their criminal acts, but, O.J.’s giant ceremonial jersey and Heisman will continue to be glorified

The hypocrisy and denial of the so-called “University” of Southern Cal knows no bounds.  It took 22 years to finally — but only partially — disown double-murdering, armed robbery-committing SCumbag of the Century O.J. Simpson, and even with this week’s announcement that O.J. will NOT be allowed on the sidelines at trojan football games or permitted to attend any other officially-sanctioned trojan activity, they still couldn’t bear to do what really needs to be done.  The trojan “brain” trust will NOT commit to removing the giant #32 football jersey from the bleachers of the Coliseum, nor will they take down the display of the Heisman Trophy that O.J. won back in the 60’s.

The trojan football machine masquerading as a school of higher learning will never be able to see that murder trumps football glory, and that it is NOT WORTH IT to insult the memory of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman by continuing to celebrate The Juice’s gridiron career.  Even the fact that O.J. went on to confirm the accusation that he is a felonious criminal by committing armed robbery wasn’t enough to sway the powers-that-be at SC.  After 9 years in prison, O.J. has still shown no remorse, no contrition, and hasn’t even admitted fault.  No allocution whatsoever, except for his “If I Did It” book, which he incredulously claims is fiction.  But despite the fact that almost everyone in the World considers him to be a murderer, his trojan career will continue to be publicly lauded for that whole World to see.  It is a miracle that they don’t make him the Honorary Captain of a game after his nauseating October parole.

Based on the way u$c has refused to fully renounce Simpson, it is no surprise what is going on in the news this week with former U$C Dean of Medicine Carmen Puliafito.  For the last week or so, the Los Angeles Times has been exposing u$c for their handling of Puliafito, whom sc KNEW was committing serious crimes ON CAMPUS, but let him continue as their Medical School Dean anyway.

Sc has been cheating for Continue Reading »

P(H)AT SUMMER(B)ALL

The Lon Hot Summer — Bruin Star Lonzo Ball is a Summer Blockbuster, winning the Most Valuable Player Award for the NBA Summer League

The NBA’s Summer League has been in existence for 13 years, and it has never been lit up like it was this year by Lonzo Ball.  Not only did Ball fill up the sold out arena in Las Vegas, he also filled out the box score, notching the League’s first-ever Triple-Double.  As if that weren’t impressive enough, Lonzo duplicated the effort in the very next game, for back-to-back Triple Doubles.

His all-around dominance included FOUR games with double-digit assists (no one else has ever had more than ONE), one game with 36 points, and another game with double-digits points and 8 Assists IN THE FIRST QUARTER ALONE.  He averaged over 16 Points a game, and over 9 Assists per game.  He also affected the game on the Defensive end, with 2.5 Steals a game and 1 Block per game, and, he pulled down 7.7 Rebounds per game… and these games are only 40 minutes.

Lonzo is THE TALK of the whole Basketball WORLD now, after wowing fans and critics alike.  Doubters are dwindling fast, and Continue Reading »

RUSSELL WAY MORE THAN PHAT

Holy Russell Above — UCLA’s Russell Westbrook gobbles up the NBA MVP Award with 69 votes, compared to 22 for Harden, 9 for Leonard, and only 1 for LeBron

Even if your team is not elite, if you AVERAGE a triple-double, you deserve the League MVP.  That’s exactly what the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook did, and on Monday night, he won the Most Valuable Player Award in a landslide.

The Thunder won only 47 games, but they DID make the Playoffs, as Westbrook averaged over 31 points, 10 Rebounds, and 10 Assists per game.  He also snagged 1.6 Steals a game, proving that he was a force on both ends of the court, with an unparalleled energy that never sees him take a possession off, like Continue Reading »

DREAM LAKER, LEAF-RAKER, IKE TAKER

…don’t you mess around with me — Lakers choose UCLA’s Lonzo Ball to be their dream maker, mover-shaker, hope-baker, and curse-breaker, seeking to end their 4-year streak of missing the playoffs, while Indiana picks up two Bruins in T.J. Leaf and Ike Anigbogu in the NBA Draft

If Lonzo were a lozenge-type candy, he’d be a Mentos, because he is now “the fresh-laker.”  On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers did THE RIGHT THING:  They used the 2nd overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft to select Bruin One-and-Done Superstar Lonzo Ball.  The Lakers saw how Ball turned around UCLA the year before, and will hand him the reins to do the same thing in the Staples Center this coming season.

Ball will be the starting Point Guard of the most storied L.A. sports franchise, as the Lakers look to unseat the Clippers as the best team in the City.  With Chris Paul possibly defecting from the Clips next month, this Laker goal is not far-fetched at all.  The way Lonzo’s play-making raises the bar Continue Reading »

FOR LEAP CLOSURE

Turning the page — This is the final set of photos from the final auditions, as the NBA Finals continue

Bruin Kevin Love is playing well for the Cleveland Cavaliers; Bruin Matt Barnes is barely playing for the Golden State Warriors, but none of that matters, as the Warriors, with this year’s addition of Kevin Durant, seem unbeatable, taking a 2-0 series lead with consecutive blowouts.  Golden State is undefeated in the ENTIRE 2017 Playoffs, heading to Cleveland for Game 3.  Maybe the Cavs can turn it around at home, but they will have to start playing Defense if they are to even have a chance.

The Warriors beat the Cavs for the Title in 2015, but the Cavs came back from an 0-2 hole last year to win the 2016 Title against the Warriors.  But now with Durant leading the W’s, it looks like down, up, down for Kevin Love in an Elevator.

This year’s Playoffs are becoming known as the year of the blowouts, which is bad for viewers.  No casual fan gets a ton of enjoyment from Continue Reading »

UCLA: MO’ ABILITY FOR UPWARD MOBILITY

Born two Rung — A 2017 New York Times study proves that UCLA is #1 in the Country for graduates achieving a two-rung ascension up the ladder of success

UCLA has always been known as an elite University, and for a long time, being a UCLA student has been the most coveted honor amongst high schoolers Worldwide — The Westwood campus is the perennial leader in terms of applications received.  And now, according to the revered New York Times, there is a clear, logical,  justifying reason for this global desire:  UCLA ranks #1 for upward mobility.

Compared to the other 63 top-tier Universities, UCLA is the decisive winner.  Way more Bruin graduates rise up TWO LEVELS (or more) economically than any other school on the list.  It is no surprise that UCLA performed so much better than u$c in this metric;  The only surprise is that u$c was included in the “top tier” at all.

In the Sports World, a lot of people judge a school by how many of their athletes make it to the Pro’s.  Plenty of Continue Reading »

NICE COMEBACK!

Happy (about) returns:  Carin’ about Aaron’s, and more calm with Tom’s — The Bruins better be good with the return of Holiday and Welsh, or elsh!

UCLA Basketball was facing the potential loss of FIVE different players who all would have been STARS this upcoming season, but on Tuesday, two of those five decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft and return for another year in Westwood.

After losing Lonzo Ball, T.J. Leaf, and Ike Anigbogu — all one-and-dones — to the Pro Draft, it was essential that Steve Alford retain the other two NBA Hopefuls, and luckily for the Bruins, that’s what happened.  Aaron Holiday and Thomas Welsh have officially announced that they are coming back to UCLA for another season.

With those two probable All-Conference honorees, along with a stellar incoming class of Freshmen, the Bruins appear on paper to be talented and deep, and legitimate contenders for the Pac-12 title.  Arizona is even more stacked, and u$c gets all their starters back from last season, but UCLA is now expected to Continue Reading »

BRUIN DREW IN

Memories of Mau-rice wither soon? Hell no! — Bruin Football hero Maurice Jones-Drew heads the 2017 list of UCLA Hall of Fame inductees soon to be immortalized

If you are a UCLA Football fan, you will never forget Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew.  At first, the dreadlocked phenom was known familiarly as Mo Drew, and some people felt he was too small to excel.  Those people turned out to be as wrong as they could possibly be.  MJD went on to set record after record as a Bruin, racking up rushing and return yards by the mile, and notching Touchdowns in a way not seen around Westwood for years — and that was while on teams that did not afford him the greatest supporting cast on the field or on the sidelines.  So it was a no-brainer that the tougher-than-nails Footballer was chosen as a UCLA Hall of Famer.

Not that it matters for this honor, but Jones-Drew also kicked ass in the NFL, even leading the League in Rushing in 2011.  One thing that DOES matter as he has transitioned into the media, is that he seems to be a good representative of our alma mater.  I’ve seen him giving sound, insightful advice on TV to Fantasy Football players.  It looks like Mo could have a nice career in the studio if he decides to pursue it.  Right now, he is part of the L.A. Rams radio broadcast team.

Joining MJD in this class of inductees is Toby Bailey, who was one of the leaders of UCLA’s last Basketball National Championship team, in 1995.  The other members are Kristen Maloney (Gymnastics), Brandon Taliaferro (Volleyball), Monique Henderson (Track & Field), Gina Vecchione (Softball), Robin Beauregard (Women’s Water Polo), Bab Larsen (Track & Field/Cross Country Coach), and Bobby Field (Athletic Department).

This group will be formally inducted on Continue Reading »

ABBY LEE TO BE DRABBY, NOT FREE

Reality Star behind bars — “Dance Moms” terror Abby Lee will be wearing drab prison garb for a while as she is sentenced to a year in jail for bankruptcy fraud;  Can’t wait for her to start browbeating her fellow convicts as they prepare for the Summer Stockade Talent Show

A lot of people would like to see a former Reality Show host get arrested for serious crimes against humanity.  But while that particular guy continues to offend half the Country, ANOTHER abusive Reality personality DID get caught, convicted, and now, sentenced.

Abby Lee Miller was the host of the popular Lifetime show “Dance Moms” for about a half-dozen years, getting famous for berating a group of very talented, very young girls as they engaged in intense dance competitions.  It was a tough show to watch:  The children were remarkably graceful under pressure, but some of the actual Dance Moms were obnoxious and belligerent, and Abby was so grating, and at times, despicable in the way she treated the kids, I usually couldn’t take it.

I realize that these reality shows are secretly SCRIPTED, and coordinated in advance, but it didn’t matter.  Whether Abby was just “playing the part” of an over-the-top tyrant or whether that’s how she really is in real life, I couldn’t stand watching her.  Too bad, because some of those girls were ELITE, and definitely could have been future members of the UCLA Dance Team.  You may have even seen one of them — Maddie Ziegler — in a Sia music video.  She is quite talented (at least from my non-expert point of view).

Anyway, Abby really got on my nerves, basically ruining what could have been Continue Reading »

AUDITION’S ADDITIONS FORM NEW EDITIONS

Wake News – Yesterday, in wake of the news that made me feel like I was AT a wake, I “introduced” only the two new members of the UCLA Dance Team.  Today I bring you the six new girls on the Cheer Squad

I tend to react over-emotionally to pain and heartache.  Obviously, I am overly passionate, and not all that stable.  Well, I’m happy to report that the student for whom I was feeling sympathy yesterday is MUCH stronger than I am.  She has taken the day in stride, harbors no resentment, and will live on with the same joy for life that she has always shown.  This is just more proof that the UCLA Spirit Squad recruits and attracts high quality human beings who have solid character, and who are much more mature than I ever was or will ever be.

The Cheer Squad had added six new members this week, and I will point them out to you in Continue Reading »

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