Themantid

MANTIS9

  • joined Jul 22, 2008
  • last login Aug 18, 2013
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Currently producer of national syndicated radio program..
Broad journalism, editing and entertainment industry background,
Widely published from Rolling Stone, Performance, L.A. Times, NME, etc.
Co-Author of Book "Shoot the Stars"..
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First writings in sports and entertainment appeared in Daily Bruin.
Member of California State Bar and SAG
UCLA winning is exultation. UCLA losing is death.

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Has Craig Lee Finally Broken Through the UCLA Academic Line of Scrimmage?

There is a report out, fragmented on http://ucla.scout.com that elite running back recruit Craig Lee has finally cleared UCLA admissions, which would fill the last hole in Jim Mora's bountiful...

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Per L.A. Times: Alleges Guerrero Lied to UCLA Administrators re: Vetting Alford on the Pierce Scandal. Source: ALFORD

In 1996, National Championship coach Jim Harrick was fired for lying to UCLA administrators about a $900 dinner check at Monty's. The offense was in the "lie." Per this Article today by Chris...

LA TIMES: New UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford's honeymoon was very short

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Per L.A. Times: Guerrero Lied to UCLA Administrators on Vetting Alford Re: the Pierce Scandal. Source: ALFORD! In 1996, National Championship coach Jim Harrick was fired for lying to administrators about a $900 check at Monty's. Per this Article today by Chris Foster, Guerrero, per his own impulse buy hire Steve Alford "Guerrero was also questioned — about whether UCLA had properly vetted its new coach and investigated what happened at Iowa. He said he "clearly discussed" the Pierce situation with Alford before hiring him. However, when Alford was asked a similar question, he said the topic never came up." http://www.latimes.com/la-sp-0519-steve-alford-ucla-20130519,0,3881395.story If there ever was a "Smoking Guerrero Gun" mandating his firing, this should be the trigger....

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There Should Be a Bell City, CA Styled Money Probe into How DanG Collects a $750K Bonus

These people are going to jail for misappropriating about $100K each for "work they didn't do" in a cash strapped economy, where prosecutors said they awarded themselves inflated salaries for bogus...

VISION OF THE JOHN R. WOODEN STATUE AS COMMISSIONED BY DUNKIN' DAN ON AN 80% BUDGET? DG might...

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VISION OF THE JOHN R. WOODEN STATUE AS COMMISSIONED BY DUNKIN' DAN ON AN 80% BUDGET? DG might actually try to pick-up this up at discount to adorn his Nu Pauley Glass Job. This recently installed JRW sculpture in Indianapolis, characterized as "creepy" by some local observers, appears to depict JRW as the Greatest Coach in the History of Prosthetic Legs. Seems the "cost efficient' element as indicated hereinbelow might momentarily distract a certain atheltic director from his three hour lunch: In answer to the question, "But why not have more of the players' bodies in view?" in the Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/sports/article/Sculpture-of-coach-John-Wooden-draws-mixed-reviews-3396534.php ) came this comment from the sculptor, Jeffrey Rouse, likely to warm the cockles of Dan Boy's wallet and notions of Athletic Department 80% Solutions: "Cost-prohibitive," the sculptor said. ,,,"I wanted clarity about what it was I was trying to do. And I consider those legs as pillars of an academic institution." Also ." Dates on the sneaker heels highlight crucial points in Wooden's career." Not a misplaced riff on JRW's "shoelaces and socks" tutorial? Seems these would fit right in with the vision of a guy who dressed the football team up as Q-Tips with Skid Marks for the sc game last year...

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Re: Once Upon A Tme, In a Universe Far Far Away Long Long Ago, a #2 UCLA Team Went to Rice

via o.seattletimes.nwsource.com One of the towering UCLA teams of all time featuring the dream backfield of Gary Beban & Mel Far, a team that had crushed Pittsburgh 57-14, destroyed Syracuse...

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Mora Was Accurate: 'SC Player Caught a Bullet on Howard Jones Field in '92

Mora Spoke the Truth...Player Caught a Bullet on Howard BlowHole Field in 1992

YOUR DG ATHLETIC DEPT. DOLLARS AT WORK: CAN'T EVEN COMPOSE A FACTUALLY ACCURATE BLURB HONORING...

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YOUR DG ATHLETIC DEPT. DOLLARS AT WORK: CAN'T EVEN COMPOSE A FACTUALLY ACCURATE BLURB HONORING UCLA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE JACK HIRSCH WITH THE CORRECT RECORD, 30-0, FOR JOHN WOODEN'S FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.. JACK HIRSCH (Men's Basketball) Hirsch co-captained UCLA's first NCAA Men's Basketball Championship team in 1964. That season, the UCLA senior led the 34-0 Bruins in field goal percentage (.528) . ..UCLA athletic department crack pr dept researchers just took a wild hair guess about the total wins for UCLA's perfect season of ascension, fabricating 4 extra wins to the pile just for the hey of it..Will this as is, be carved as iis into the HoF Wall?.Blurb also fails to mention Hirsch was actually a hoops assistant coach at UCLA under HoFamer Walt Hazzard... Nice Work...!

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Awaiting the Lords of the Doormats Bowl, Some Historic UCLA-AZZides:

via images-partners-tbn.google.com     These two teams have "had their Dizzneyland moments"over the years: 1980- An undefeated #2 UCLA heading for a #1 ranking at halftime @ AZ (with the...

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Time For UCLA To Cut To The Chase w Forcier

Given what's on the table, if Forcier can digest enough of Chow's playbook through his arm and toss with average Pac 10 proficiency, he's got to be the guy. Why? With a string cheese OL,...

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