Category Archives: College Football

UNC and the Myth of the “Student” Athlete

Watch any NCAA sports programming and you are bombarded with tributes to the noble, valiant STUDENT ATHLETE, the scholar who sacrifices his or her study time and physical and emotion well-being by giving up any and all free time to … Continue reading

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Pac-12 Network Still Screwing Fans, Students and the Community

With college football now in full swing and with basketball coming soon, an amazingly little-discussed travesty continues to mar the otherwise great play of Pacific-12 schools – the inability of fans across the conference to watch their school’s teams play. … Continue reading

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NCAA Rewards Mediocrity

This coming College Football Bowl season will see fans rewarded with the Foster Farms Bowl, the Quick Lane Bowl and the Cure Bowl. Participants in those bowls include the University of Nebraska, the University of Minnesota and San Jose State … Continue reading

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New Era Set to Start for UCLA Bruins’ Sports Broadcasts

Three decades ago, I used to listen to Ken Minyard and Bob Arthur on KABC radio’s Ken and Bob Company weekday morning show. The show, basically news, features, and comedy, included a few sports news breaks and commentary, reported by … Continue reading

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UCLA Puts it Together Behind Brett Hundley, 62-27

On an evening when the UCLA Bruins’ defense allowed an opposing quarterback who had completed exactly 14 passes over a three-year college career to complete 42 passes and throw for 488 yards, it was still the Bruins who dominated almost … Continue reading

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College Football Note of the Day – August 28, 2014

Barely a few hours after I posted about how the ESPN guys have called usc a “Clown College” and then described some of the litany of transgressions emanating from that sterling institution of “higher” learning, they are back in the … Continue reading

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ESPN: The “Real” university of southern California – a “Clown College”

John Ireland, Steve Mason, and other local LA commentators and reporters, most with a significant trojan brain surgeon bias or who just work for their local outlet, may say it’s all a bunch of bull, but ESPN sees it for … Continue reading

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What SHOULD Be the Future of College Athletics?

Time was, back when I was in college, lo those many, many years ago, sports were extremely important to me. As a UCLA student when Lew Alcindor (later to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) was about to begin his varsity basketball career … Continue reading

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Jim Rome – Is He Serious?

I’ve never been a big fan of Jim Rome. Years ago when there was not much else on local sports radio I would listen to him occasionally, but I have seldom if ever watched any of his tv shows. I … Continue reading

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