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Who would you pick? — Fantasy Football drafts abound this weekend, and virtually no Bruins will be selected, unless someone takes a flier on risky Rosen or fair Fairbairn, but next year, Rosen may be a hot ticket item, and expect Chip Kelly to develop some better prospects in the near future

There are some great Bruins in the NFL, but since the three best are Defensive players and 99% of Fantasy Leagues don’t use individual Defensive players, you probably won’t see many Bruins get their numbers called at your draft.  When people snag the Vikings’ Defense, it will be a nod to Bruin Linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, and when the Jaguars’ D is grabbed, it will, to a lesser extent, be due to the prowess of another Bruin LB Myles Jack, but that’s not the same as when a QB, RB, WR, TE, or K is chosen.

The Bruins that have a slight chance to get picked include Quarterback Josh Rosen and Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.  Rosen is NOT starting for the Cardinals, so it is a risky pick.  A back-up QB is pretty worthless.  You are gambling on starter Sam Bradford to get injured or to be bad.  That’s not improbable, given his track record, but there are plenty of QB’s (about 32) in the draft who are guaranteed playing time, so only a Bruin homer like me might take a chance on Josh.  Ka’imi is an average kicker for an average team, so he may get scooped up in the final round of a draft or two.

Also appearing on draft boards are Brett Hundley and Marcedes Lewis, but even a super-homer Continue Reading »


More “hunny” than Winnie the Pooh could handle — With “Christopher Robin” in theaters making Pooh fans teary-eyed with joy, I give you the sweetness of the last 64 UCLA Spirit Squad photos from last Fall’s Cal game

Did you grow up reading Winnie the Pooh or having it read to you when you were too young to read it yourself?  If so, and you were a fan of Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and the rest, you should enjoy Disney’s emotional “Christopher Robin” now playing in a theater near you.  With great cgi for the animals, Brad Garrett voicing Eeyore, and the same voice actor that you already know as Pooh, not to mention Ewan McGregor as adult Christopher Robin, there is a lot to pull on your heartstrings.  You know they are doing something right when they do a slow push-in on the face of an un-animated (for the moment) stuffed animal, and it still makes you cry.

If you DIDN’T grow up with Pooh, and want something a little more politically relevant, try “BlacKKKlansman.”  Produced by Jordan Peele, Directed by Spike Lee, and Staring Adam Driver, John David Washington (Denzel’s son), and Topher Grace (as KKK Grand Wizard David Duke!), this true story about the infiltration of the KKK is more important than ever right now, and the most “current” movie you could see, even though it is set in the 1970’s!  It is a very funny film, but Lee insists it is NOT a comedy, and you are not laughing as you watch the movie come to its conclusion.  It is a very well-made film, Continue Reading »


Will you still need me, will you still feed me? — The Hit Parade continues and the Beat goes on, with 64 more photos of the UCLA Spirit Squad

Nothing pressing going on in the UCLA Sports World, so not much to talk about today. u$c did add Bernard Schirmer, a Juco transfer, to their football roster, and  Schirmer IS the kid who got arrested, and suspended from Football for 5 years, for punching and knocking unconscious a Referee.

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On a hot roll — As the heat wave continues, the waves of UCLA Spirit Squad photos keep on coming, with 63 more today

Triple-digits in the Valley, not that much better in Westwood — The Bruins don’t have to practice in San Bernardino to feel the heat.  They are sweating away right here in town, or so we must believe, since for the first time in years, practice is closed to the public.  There isn’t even a Fan Appreciation Day this Fall, or the usual annual chance for kids to get autographs from the players.  I’m not thrilled about missing out on this photo op, but if it helps Chip Kelly get this program to the elite level, FINE.

Without being able to see practice, there are only a couple of things I want to mention in relation to UCLA Sports today.  First of all, Shaquille O’Neal’s son Shareef just officially became a part of the UCLA Basketball team, after some technical issues concerning academics.  The Bruins now have, according to some sources, the 6th-best recruiting class in the Country coming in for this season.  That’s crucial, and gives hope to this year, because the returning players are not enough, on paper, to compete at a Championship level.  But with several immediate impact players joining the roster, expectations can be high.

Speaking of great expectations, it would be nice to see Josh Rosen win the starting job for the Arizona Cardinals in this, his rookie season.  They are saying good things about Josh in the early stages of practice.  However, there are three negatives: Continue Reading »


Everything is (August) Awesome — Welcome to the month of August, which I will fill with about 600 photos of the UCLA Spirit Squad, as we converge on the new season

Let’s take a break from news, fake news, collusion, porno payouts, taped conversations, and indictments.  Let’s not even focus on the now THREE HUNDRED sexual abuse claims targeting u$c and their Creepy Gynecologist Cover-Up.  Let’s just relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy 55 more Bruin cheer photos from Continue Reading »


That’s a lot o’ ‘stings — As I Roast in this heatwave, watching the Bruce Willis Roast, I lift my glass in a Toast to the UCLA Spirit Squad, for whom I Host this site, Post their pics, and Boast about their eminence, while we Coast through the last month before Football season begins, and I get Ghosted by some people about whom I care the Most.

People are so busy these days — So much multi-tasking.  People think nothing of disappearing from a text exchange mid-conversation, without so much as a word of goodbye, gtg (got to go) or even ttyl (talk to ya later).  Then they never get back to you, and you don’t want to be a pest…  I hate this, and just can’t get used to it.  It may not be true “ghosting,” as in a significant other that is purposely terminating a relationship cold turkey, but I have a couple of Continue Reading »


Just ‘Cause — Today starts a tidal wave of Cheer photos from the 11/24/17 Cal game, as we celebrate the disgraced former u$c Dean of Medicine being stripped of his license to practice medicine

The medical patients of California just caught a huge break:  In 30 days, Dr. Carmen Puliafito will no longer be allowed to practice medicine in the State of California.  The former Dean of the u$c Keck School of Medicine just had his license stripped by the Medical Board of California.  The agency’s main reason:  Puliafito’s “appalling lack of judgment.”

Puliafito is the trojan who was exposed by an L.A. Times investigation, which uncovered drug use including heroin and METH, and prostitution, as staples of his personal life.  Allegedly, he smoked meth just hours before seeing patients, and he gave hard drugs to hookers and to UNDERAGE users.  Some of this decadence with drug addicts and criminals occurred ON Southern Cal’s own campus.

OF COURSE, Puliafito is NOT TAKING FULL RESPONSIBILITY for his repugnant behavior, which is typical for trOJans.  According to the Board, he is still making bogus excuses, Continue Reading »


Lewis not on the loose any more — Trojan Wide Receiver Joseph Lewis gets arrested for domestic abuse AGAIN, just two weeks after getting released from jail

So much for rehabilitation.  I guess 21 days of incarceration wasn’t enough for trojan football player Joseph Lewis to learn his lesson.  Just 14 days after being turned loose from the Greybar Hotel, Lewis has been checked in again.  Apparently, Domestic Abusers Gonna Domestic Abuse.

Lewis was on PROBATION when this SECOND charge of Domestic Battery with an Injury was levied against him, so chances are good that his next stay in the pokey will be longer than three measly weeks.  His bail has been set at $100,000.  I’m sure some trojan booster can fork that over, since it is just chump change for those chumps.  That being said, they better start saving their money in order to pony up for the upcoming judgment against U$C for aiding and abetting the trojan gynecologist who abused hundreds of u$c students while the administration knew about it but turned a blind eye to it.  They may owe $500 million to the victims when Continue Reading »


You want some tries with that shake? —  This is my final collection of photos from the 2018 UCLA Spirit Squad (Dance Team) Try-outs, with a shout out to people who have persevered, auditioning more than once before making the team

The competition is fierce, and the feeling of rejection is devastating.  That is why I have immense respect for the people who have overcome that temporary dejection, and come back again to try out the following year(s).  It is heartwarming to know that at least one person has succeeded on their third attempt, inspiring everyone to stick to it, and never surrender.

That’s right:  Follow your dreams, and don’t quit.  This year there were several finalists that seemed (to me) quite worthy, and I hope they participate in the 2019 auditions.  The rewards are totally worth it.  I have spoken to dozens of Spirit Squad Alumni, and they ALL cherish their experience on the Squad.

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Afternoon Delight — Let the explosive holiday celebration continue, with these Sparklers from the UCLA Dance Team Auditions

I hope everyone had a fun, exciting, and SAFE 4th of July.  I hope none of you pulled a Nick Young and held onto a lit firework and have it explode in your hand like the ex-trojan did.  Because you’ll want you have all your fingers to navigate through these 59 photos Continue Reading »


Ball Protection — As foretold, Magic Johnson has succeeded in luring LeBron James to the Lakers and now has his sights set on Kawhi Leonard, but must not ransom the future by letting Lonzo Ball roll away

Ringtime for Lonzo… unless the Magic – Jeanie team rubs the wrong lamp and lets the Ball lad go (Ja)far away.  Last night, the Lakers signed Free Agent Supreme LeBron James to a 4-year, 154 million dollar contract.  It is being reported that Laker President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson’s Saturday night meeting with James sealed the deal.  This coup makes Jeanie Buss’ Lakers instant Championship contenders, and could give Bruin Point Guard Lonzo Ball an opportunity to earn a Title in just his second year in The League, with the key word being “could.”

There is a chance that Lonzo could be used as trade bait in order to get LeBron a pre-existing all-star teammate.  Kawhi Leonard is reputed to be unhappy in San Antonio, seeking a trade to the Lakers.  The Lakers have a core of 4 young potential all-stars for whom San Antonio is allegedly clamoring.  It would be a travesty if the Lakers let Ball get away.  Some people think that LeBron needs the ball in his hands in order to run the Offense.  I think that is an insane theory.  With defenses keying on LeBron, what is really needed is a separate, True Point Guard with uncanny court vision, who can spread the ball around, create movement like that of the (current Champs) Golden State Warriors, and find LeBron in good position, or find the open men that LeBron will consistently create by drawing so much defensive attention. Continue Reading »


Everyone knows it’s Indy — The Indiana Pacers select UCLA’s Aaron Holiday in the 1st Round of the NBA Draft with the 23rd overall pick, giving them FOUR BRUINS on their roster;  The Denver Nuggets grab UCLA’s Thomas Welsh in the 2nd Round

When the best player in your franchise’s history came from UCLA, you have a tendency to try to recapture that thunder.  Perhaps that’s what’s going on in Indiana.  The Pacers, whose fans still consider Bruin Reggie Miller to be a local legend, used their 1st Round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft to scoop up UCLA’s Aaron Holiday.  Holiday, who was the 23rd overall pick, will back up fellow Bruin Darren Collison as the Indy Point Guard this coming season.  He also joins former Bruin teammates T.J. Leaf and Ike Anigbogu, both of whom were selected by Indiana in last year’s draft.  I don’t know if any NBA team has ever had 4 Bruins at once, but I doubt it.

I have been a Laker fan since they had Bruin Gail Goodrich (and Bruin Keith Erickson), except for when ex-trojan Nick Young infested the roster.  But they jettisoned that hot dog last year when they added Bruin Lonzo Ball, allowing me to return to the Purple & Gold brigade.  I will continue to pull for the Lakers, unless they give up Lonzo in their upcoming efforts to snag LeBron James, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard.  I would “understand,” as that trio would make them instant contenders, but it would still be unwise to let Lonzo go, as he could still be Continue Reading »

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