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“Kike” Hernandez – And What If His Name Began With An “N”?

LA Dodgers utility player Enrique Hernandez chooses to use as his preferred nickname a disgusting religious slur, and no one cares. Throughout “polite”, i.e. “white” society, the use of the “N” word is universally vilified, finding a place in today’s … Continue reading

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“It’s Time For Dodgers’ Baseball” Only a Dream For Most

Unbelievably, another baseball season is on the horizon and still 60% of Los Angeles area Dodgers’ fans are shut out from the teams’ telecasts and the final year of play-by-ply from Vin Scully. The horror that is SportsNet LA, the … Continue reading

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LeBron, the Warriors, and Media Prejudice in Los Angeles

Years ago I wrote a lot of critical stuff about LeBron James. He has proven me wrong and today he clearly is basketball’s best player, and among the all time elite, perhaps on the way to ending his career as … Continue reading

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An Anthem of War at US Sporting Events

The playing of the national anthem before US sporting events can be traced back to the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, and an unplanned occurrence that led to the tradition, and now basically … Continue reading

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Baseball Note 6/7/15: The Elusive Stolen Base

The 2015 Dodgers, occupiers of first place in the National League’s West Division, and the darlings of local LA media, have not only the fewest stolen bases of any major league team, but they are the only team to have … Continue reading

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Boxing is a Societal Issue, Not a Sport

It’s been years since the alleged “Sport” of boxing has been as talked about and as newsworthy as it has been for the past few weeks, since the setting of the long-awaited bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. In … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Day and More UCLA Bruins in Baseball

Jackie Robinson changed baseball and changed America 68 years ago today, on April 15, 1947 when by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he became the first African-American to play major league baseball. As has been done in each of the … Continue reading

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Kobe Tries, But Cannot Do It All

The evening after the appearance of Henry Abbott’s ESPN the Magazine article trashing Kobe Bryant, he did his best to almost single-handedly pull his team to a victory against a much better Phoenix Suns team, doing yeoman work in the … 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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