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WHITEOUT SUPREMACY

Whiteout Power — This Saturday night the Bruins and their fans will wear white at home and some people don’t like this break from tradition

Blue & Gold lives matter.  UCLA has the best-looking HOME uniforms in the Country.  The medium blue and gold combination is striking.  Samsung uses them in their commercial for their new big screen TV’s to demonstrate how vivid the colors look on it.

But on this Saturday, the Bruins will wear white, which is almost always the VISITING team color.  All the fans are encouraged to wear white as well, to turn the Rose Bowl White.  Sounds like a certain Continue Reading »

HOOKED ON A KNEELING

Kneel Diamond — The issue of the day is getting too much publicity already (so why not add more?),  and it’s all based on a misunderstanding

I hate to get political, but…

Sometimes, I don’t like something, but I still have to admit that it should not be banned.  I would PREFER it if everyone would stand for the National Anthem.  Why?  Because too many people MISINTERPRET the meaning of the kneeling.  Of course I recognize that there is severe inequality in the Country, including how justice is meted out.  And of course, I respect the right of people to peacefully protest this issue, in a way that brings attention to it.  Unfortunately, too many people see kneeling during the anthem as a slight against the flag, and against the military, and against the Country itself.

None of that is accurate.  The people kneeling do NOT dislike our servicemen and women of the armed forces, and they do not hate the flag.  They are just trying to bring attention to a long-time problem, which deserves attention.  Now that this kneeling issue has garnered so much publicity, maybe the protest can shift, away from the actual anthem, so that Continue Reading »

U$C: “OUR BLAND IS CRISIS”

Bland on the Run — U$C Assistant Basketball Coach and “Elite Recruiter” Tony Bland is ARRESTED by the FBI for bribery, wire fraud, and paying players

“Welcome to the party, pal!”  For all of you deniers and skeptics who have scoffed at me for the last 40 years as I have repeatedly insisted that USC runs a dirty and corrupt athletic department, now you have some hard evidence, on tape.  Proof positive, supplied by none other than the FEDS.  The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has finally gotten involved, and quickly targeted and nailed USC for not just NCAA violations, but serious Federal Crimes that have already led to arrests.

Ten different people around the Country got busted by this FBI sting, where undercover agents posed as parties interested in exploiting basketball recruits for thousands and thousands of dollars.  Four of those ten were Basketball assistant coaches involved in recruiting, including a guy at the University of Arizona, and Tony Bland of the University of Southern California.

Bland was caught by wiretap, taking bribes, calling the corrupt, illegal situation a “goldmine,” and guaranteeing that he can manipulate players into signing with whatever agents or representatives Bland chooses.  And Bland was choosing based on the big money KICKBACKS these people were showering him with.

Bland has already been placed on administrative leave, and sc has hired an investigation firm to look into these allegations.  One of their current recruits is involved, Continue Reading »

MARCEDES TRENDZ

…but Eddie V. offends and his Oakland Defense bends — Bruin great and previously forgotten Jaguar Tight End Marcedes Lewis scores three Touchdowns in Jacksonville’s 44-7 triumph, then former Bruin Eddie Vanderdoes chooses to not mention UCLA in his primetime TV intro (maybe due to how bad the Bruin Defense was the night before), then Eddie’s Raider Defense proceeds to get shredded in a loss to Washington

Remember Marcedes Lewis?  He was a total stud Tight End for UCLA about a dozen years ago.  He was a part of the great Drew Olson/Maurice Jones-Drew 2005 team that completed some miraculous comebacks.  In fact, Mo even CREDITS Lewis for making Jones-Drew such a prolific Running Back.  Well, Lewis had some good years for the lowly Jaguars, but was eventually drafted over, and relegated to the bench.  That may change now, after Sunday’s game in London, because Lewis caught three Touchdown passes from Blake Bortles in a 44-7 trouncing of the Ravens.  Good for Lewis, to survive the rigors of the NFL, Continue Reading »

GROUND TO A PULP IN PALO ALTO

[Not Stanford, but fitting.]

I never sausage a thing — Meating a team playing without their starting Steer-er (QB), the un-beefy UCLA Defense still manages to get butchered for 405 yards on the ground and 7 Touchdowns, including 3 by the back-up Running Back, in a 58-34 pulverizing in the Stanford Stadium Slaughterhouse, for the Bruins’ 10th straight loss to the Cardinal

Chalk this one up to Defense.  Bad Defense.  REALLY bad Defense.  Against a team that just lost to San Diego State, scoring only 17 against the Aztecs, WITH their starting Quarterback.  That was a week ago.  Then Stanford faces their favorite doormat, UCLA, loses their starting QB in the first quarter, but still scores FIFTY-EIGHT points against the Bruins.  Something is wrong at UCLA, and the blame falls squarely on the Defense.

The Offense was far from perfect, and made a dozen mistakes that could have made the game more interesting.  There was a dropped Touchdown pass, at least three other dropped passes, penalties, three or four fumbles (two lost), two Interceptions, less-than-stellar pass protection, and some errant throws.  But compared to the Defense, the Offense looked All-American.  Once again, Quarterback Josh Rosen tallied Heisman-level stats, going 40-for-60 for 480 yards and 3 TD’s.  Receivers Jordan Lasley and Caleb Wilson each caught 11 passes for 158 and 145 yards, with Lasley, Darren Andrews, and Eldridge Massington snatching TD receptions.  And even the Running Game rose from dormancy, with the return of Soso Jamabo.  In defiance of the TV announcer mispronouncing his name as “Jamobo” for half the game, Soso gained 100 yards Rushing on 12 carries, including a long of 49 and a Touchdown run.

You would think that all of that, accounting for 34 points, might be enough to at least compete with a team that put up a total of 17 against San Diego State last week.  But the Bruins Continue Reading »

MISSING DOZENS IN LAND OF KISSING COUSINS

Memphizzle — Deep down in the heart of Tennessee, the Bruins, who were missing several key starters, proceeded to miss several golden opportunities to beat Memphis, by missing 4 easy catches, missing open Receivers, missing tackles, and missing coverage on one main Tiger in 45-48 loss

Josh Rosen put up some unbelievable, Heisman-type numbers, but lost the game and the Heisman, with two BAD Interceptions, including a costly Pick 6, and an incompletion on 4th Down with a minute to go, when the Bruins were only 15 yards away from a game-tying Field Goal.  A loss to unranked Memphis, when they had two good opportunities to win, could easily lose Rosen any Heisman support he had.

So despite throwing for 463 yards and 4 TD’s, and rushing for another one, this was far from Rosen’s finest hour.  His turnovers were devastating, arising off of devastatingly bad decisions to throw.  The Bruins gained 633 Total Yards, and it wasn’t enough, thanks to the decimated Defense being unable to stop the Tigers.  Memphis gained 560 Total Yards, and QB Riley Ferguson (who?) threw SIX Touchdown passes.

A team with depth doesn’t ever have to blame losses on injuries, but Continue Reading »

PIN CUSHING

The bigger the Cushing the better the (drug) pushing — Ex-trojan and repeat offender Brian Cushing of the Houston Texans has been suspended from the NFL for the second time — this time for TEN games — for taking performance-enhancing drugs again

[Note:  For legal reasons — This article is based on reported facts, but is definitely an OPINION piece, and all sentiments expressed herein, and all conclusions drawn, are ALLEGED.]

Why is he even allowed on the field?  Ever?  This guy has stuck more needles in his ass than Keith Richards and Sid Vicious combined have stuck in their arms.

Brian Cushing looked like a roided-out freak 8 years ago at u$c, when the trojans were swimming in accusations of steroid abuse.  Cushing’s before-and-after pics made it so blatantly obvious that you would have sworn they were Photoshopped (but they weren’t).  This guy went from skinny little overachiever to monstrous hulk practically overnight, and everyone outside of Figueroa Tech knew why.  This was back in the Pete Carroll era where if you weren’t cheating, you weren’t trying.  This was the time when Dr. Ting the Steroid King was an integral part of the trojan football factory, and his sons, the Ting Brothers were on the team.  One of THEM tested positive for steroids before both brothers quit the team.

Only a blind monkey or a trojan fan could look at Cushing and not know the truth.  In fact, trojan fans did know the truth, and they applauded it.  And they weren’t the only ones loving juiced-up athletes.  In Baseball, ex-trojan Mark McGwire was Continue Reading »

HAWAIIAN NICE

Maui wowie — Surf away the Monday blues with these blue and gold-clad beauties, who make L.A. a paradise

No article.  No Irma coverage.  No pretense.  Just 42 more UCLA Spirit Squad photos from the Hawaii game… Continue Reading »

ROSEN GOES FIVE-0 ON HAWAII (PART 2, 65 MORE PHOTOS)

(Before you continue to view these 65 photos, make sure you’ve looked at the previous article first)

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ROSEN GOES FIVE-0 ON HAWAII

Book ’em, Josh-o — Josh Rosen leis out FIVE Touchdowns with 0 Interceptions as Hawaii takes it on the Chin Ho, 56-23; Darren Andrews catches 3 of those 5 TD passes

No man is an island (not even Maui from “Moana”), and no one player wins a college football game all by himself.  But there is no doubt that UCLA Quarterback Josh Rosen is the LEADER of the Bruins, and he and his squad hit Hawaii like a tidal wave, putting up eight touchdowns in a 56-23 romp.

Rosen threw 5 TD passes, 3 of them to Wide Receiver Darren Andrews, as UCLA dominated the game from the outset.  Hawaii’s Defense had no answer for Rosen, who went a remarkable 22-for-25, for 329 yards.  The Bruins also did a little better on the Ground than they had been doing during the previous dozen games or so, tallying 132 yards, which was an average of 5.1 yards per carry.  There were holes to run through that have been hard to come by recently. Continue Reading »

NIGHT SHINING IN ARMOUR

Damsels in dis dress — Whether or not you are a fan of Under Armour’s new Football and Cheerleading uniforms that were unveiled on Sunday night, you’ve gotta admit:  These girls would look great even in suits of ACTUAL armour

Personally, I don’t have a super-strong opinion about Under Armour, or their new UCLA uniforms and apparel.  It’s kind of a mixed bag:  I like the more traditional shoulder stripes on the Football jerseys; I like the blue on the jersey;  I’m not that crazy about the new hue of the Football pants; I do NOT like the lighter shade of blue on the helmets (because the contrast is lower); I wish the ROAD uni’s had more blue and gold and less white;  I like that the UA deal brings in a lot of money for UCLA; I think the new Cheer outfits are fine, but I like the look of last year’s uni’s a little better, I think.  But it’s not that much of a difference, and I think I will get used to the new ones.

Sometimes when something is so iconic to me, I don’t like seeing variations.  Just like a great song.  I loved, let’s say for example, the studio version of “Stairway to Heaven.”  Then I heard the “LIVE” version, and I was not as pleased, because it differs from the studio version that was ingrained in my mind.  But the more I heard the Live version, the more okay I was with it.  So as far as the Spirit wardrobe, it’s the Heaven-ly Angels wearing it that help make it iconic and satisfying, and I’m guessing that with time, I will grow accustomed to the new versions, BECAUSE of the beauty and grace emanating from within.

On Sunday there was no pregame rally, due to fear of lightning, and then during the game, there was a cloud cover.  Due to this unfortunate confluence of events, I did not get the best-quality photos.  No close-ups, and the shots from afar were just not very crystal clear in resolution because of the paucity of direct sunlight.  Hopefully this Saturday will be better.  But in the meantime, here are 41 more Cheer shots from the A&M game, to see the uni’s and the girls who make them special. Continue Reading »

PLEASANT RALLY SUNDAY (2ND HALF OF 100 PHOTOS)

If you are just now coming to this site, please view the article below this one first.  That is where you will find a recap of the miracle COMEBACK, and the first 50 photos from the event.  Then COME BACK to THIS article, for the SECOND 50 shots. Continue Reading »

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