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Barnes2JJ

  • joined Sep 16, 2008
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Class of 1991

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Lame Robs the Cradle

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I don't know about you, but this guy Lame seriously makes my skin crawl. Forget about Lame being a Trogan. There is seriously something wrong with this picture.

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Barkley's in love again

While you all probably thought that Barkley was crushed that his, um, "special friend" (Cheat Carroll) broke up with him and moved out of state, it appears that young Matt has quickly found a new...

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Corp leaves $C but Cheatey pimps Barkley (again)

As Nestor recently reported, backup QB Aaron Corp is leaving $C.  Cheatey Carroll (in today's LAT, no link, emphasis mine) had this to say: “He’ll get a chance to play right now,” Carroll said. “I...

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Going to South Bend/Notre Dame

I know that Notre Dame defeated UCLA in South Bend, Indiana on October 21, 2006.  I will always remember this date for two reasons: 1.  I originally had tickets to the game but was not there. 2. ...

It's official: Pete Carroll is a no-class lowlife.

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N found this first but it deserves as much attention as possible. Seth Davis says what we have all known: It's official: Pete Carroll is a no-class lowlife. Does he have any notion he is supposed to be an educator? Carroll is not a humanitarian (the name he gave himself on his own site before he took it down). He is not an educator. He is a "no-class lowlife." Don't be fooled. Look at his players. Look how they act on the field and off the field (and in the judicial system, etc.). And look how Carroll acts. His players follow his lead. Yes, they got the win. But I'm really glad I'm not one of them.

Don't Miss This Quote

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We know that Harrison Barnes chose North Carolina over UCLA and that's too bad for us. But how about this quote from the young man? From the LAT: 'Of UCLA, Barnes said, "They have an unbelievable market for players, as well as one of the richest traditions in college basketball. Coach Howland's pursuit of excellence is only matched by Coach Wooden."' Nice one, huh?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Leukemia

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But his attitude is great and the prognosis is encouraging. Yet another sobering reminder that there is much more to life than what happens on the field or court. Go get 'em, Kareem.

Richard Bergman on Pauley's Renovation

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An opinion/column in today's LAT from Richard Bergman about Pauely's renovation and the financial challenges relating to it. Bergman's opinions are important because, as the LAT indicates, he served as chairman of Pauley Pavillion's Campaign of Champions Executive Committee from 2006 until March 2009 "when he was asked by the university to step down after he voiced his objections to the new design and financing plans."

The LA Times is Pure Garbage

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Go ahead and click the link. It won't take you to the miserable LAT and I won't give you the link to the Times, either. There is a method to my madness. As you know, Ed O'Bannon recently filed a class action suit (he is the lead plaintiff, I believe) against the NCAA because he believes that they are raking in millions of dollars without compensating college players who are the "stars" of the old games they show on TV. This topic, as well as the suit against EA Sports, has generated, IMHO, some extremely interesting discussions here on BN and elsewhere. It's a truly interesting topic and I think a lot of us are interested in how these suits turn out. The LAT recently reported on Ed O's suit and published a letter today which followed the story. Here's the letter, in full (again, no link for you, my friends): Game over, Ed Ed O'Bannon is just another washed-up athlete looking for a free ride. Maybe if O'Bannon had studied and earned a degree, instead of using UCLA to hone his mediocre basketball skills, he might have a high-paying job instead of selling used cars in Nevada. But I guess it's easier to file a lawsuit and hope the NCAA will settle than get up every morning like the rest of us to go to work. John Mark Newport Beach Let's get the obvious out of the way first. First, the author is likely a Trojie (note the privileged NB address) and he's also ignorant (sorry for the redudancy). Second, Ed O didn't have "mediocre basketball skills." My memory is fading but I seem to recall he did pretty well in a certain NCAA tournament in 1995 and was recognized for somethinig mroe than "mediocre" skills at the conclusion of the final game of that tournament. Third, I believe Ed eventually obtained his degree from UCLA. Fourth, I am pretty confident he does "get up every morning like the rest of us" and goes to work. He has a job, Mr. Totally-Off-the-Mark. But why, in the name of God, would the stinking LAT publish a letter which doesn't comment on the merits of the suit (which is an interesting topic) and instead it elects to publish a letter attacking Ed O personally by someone with no command of any facts? I've given you the link to the Rivals.com column for a little balance and relief here. This idiotic letter literally ruined my morning and made me write this rant. And I am writing the LAT over this and you should, too. Normally, I let the crap in the paper roll right off of me. But this is outrageous.

UCLA (Football) to play Rutgers in 2016 and 2017

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You've got to scroll about halfway down for the short blurb. Nice to see us branching out and playing some different (football) programs. I'd like to see us continue the Notre Dame series at some point, and maybe Boston College, but that's just a couple of teams on my long wish list. Happy 4th everyone!

Coach Neu in Iraq (today's LAT)

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I believe BN has previously mentioned Neu's visit to Iraq but this is a new column out today in the LAT about his trip. No snarkiness, no nastiness about Neu or UCLA, just a good story and a good read.

And the rats keep jumping ship

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Quality playing time next year for Lil Romeo will no longer be a fantasy or a joke (well, it will still be a joke). It is now a necessity with virtually the entire recruiting class gone. Good luck with your gap-closing team next year, SC*. See you at Pauley East.

And the hits keep coming for SC*

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This is from this morning's paper. The LAT has finally taken notice of Timmeh's increasing troubles across town. In fact, Timmeh may actually be forced to use Lil Romeo as a player next year. He was recruited for his playing skills, right? Good times.

The Times Sorta Kinda Follows Up on OJ Payogate

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I'm not too impressed by the hard hitting journalists doing all the digging with shovels at the Times. I think the shovels are being mainly used to bury something or to shovel something usually left in the yard.

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The LAT Finally Jumps Back Into OJ Payogate

Yeah, right.  You bought that one? As you know, after Yahoo! Sports scooped everyone (including the LAT) on the OJ Payo story, the Times wrote a short summary of the story on Wednesday. There was...

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Trouble Brewing at SC

Apparently, the NCAA (yeah, I know) is possibly taking a harder look at the numerous alleged violations over at South Central. Here's the link and excerpt from my favorite paper, the Incredibly...

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[UPDATE: Petey Gets Exposed As An Ungrateful/Ungracious Jerk] Sanchez turning Pro

Bumped. The world finding out what we already knew about Pom Pom. GO BRUINS. -N I was tempted to entitle this post, "Dirty" Sanchez, but I just couldn't do it. Here's the blubbering QB giving his...

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SUC Runs it Up

Pat Forde of ESPN wrote a good column the other day as to how and why running up the score (although, supposedly, not a factor in the BCS computer mishmash) pays off.  Here is the link. The entire...

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Norton and Recruiting Questions

Ken Norton, Jr. claims that CRN is telling prospective recruits that if Walker leaves, Norton will be the new DC.  Much as a I hate to link to the Toejam Times, here is the story.  Norton is...

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New Book Exposes Reggie Bush

Yes, Bruins Nation, there really is a Santa Claus.This new book does not come out until January 2008, but let's just consider this an early Christmas present anyway, shall we? "Nearly two years...

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Dorrell Won't Coach LV Bowl

From  Dohn's Blog: "KARL DORRELL WILL NOT COACH IN PIONEER LAS VEGAS BOWL Karl Dorrell has decided not to coach the UCLA football team in the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22."I appreciate the...

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Walker to Wazzou?

This is not my rumor and I am just posting it because it may be of interest.From today's LAT: "Bruins defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker is on the short list for the head coaching job at...

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Take Your Medicine

Guys and gals, what I say here will not affect Saturday's game one bit.  Try and remember that if you feel your blood pressure start to rise.First, a quick recap of this past Saturday's game: Can...

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Kurt Streeter Has the Problem

By now, we have all read Kurt Streeter's original column.  You may have also seen Streeter's follow-up blog-response and his near-hysterical email response to someone who commented on his column.As...

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Dear UCLA

Bumped from the diaries. GO BRUINS. -N Dear UCLA,The forecast called for rain in the morning, but no one I know felt a drop.  It was another perfect day for football at the Rose Bowl.  You do have...

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Who should backup OR?

As you know, OR will be our starter on Saturday.  While I have horribly mixed feelings about which team I would like to see win (not the focus of this diary, please), I am very excited about...

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To the Lizard of Westwood: Take THAT

Maybe in about 3-4 years we can expect the same lines from MJD, the other Davis, or other guys who wasted their careers going coachless during last 4+ years at Spaulding. GO BRUINS.-N It's always...

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"Lack of Focus"

Like Bluestreet, I agree that BN is more than just about Dorrell or UCLA football.  Lots of topics are discussed on BN, including the media's coverage of UCLA sports.  And if you don't care about...

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We stole Cal's song...and play it better

One of my favorite parts of the day after a Bruin football at the Rose Bowl. Catching up with these notes from Barnes2JJ. GO BRUINS. -N Your section 17 correspondent checking in...A few X's and...

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Journalism 101

Let me start off by saying that I don't intend to hold up Brian Dohn as a pinata for bashing.  Number one, it's too easy.  Second, although it disappoints me greatly that he is obviously afraid to...

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