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Bruins In or Heading to Tampa? Organizing Open Thread

An organizing thread for Bruin fans who are heading to Tampa to watch UCLA take on Michigan State in 2011 March Madness.

Brandon Willis to Transfer Back to North Carolina

Inside Carolina is reporting that UCLA DT Brandon WIllis has been released from UCLA and will be trnasferring back to UNC to be closer to his ailing grandmother. Willis transferred from UNC to UCLA after signing with UNC in 2010 and sat out last season. This will hurt UCLA's depth at DT.

Lunardi is Starting to Tick Me Off

UCLA has been an 8 or 9 seed in his Bracketology for 3 weeks now (and, as such, would be matched up against a 1 seed in the second round). UCLA has gone 6-0 during that time but hasn't moved up. What gives? Is Lunardi waiting for the Bruins to lose to drop them down? Meanwhile, St. Johns is now a 6 (lost to us during that stretch and was off the bubble in some projections), Washington is a 7 (notwithstanding its relatively recent 3 game losing streak and behind UCLA in the Pac 10 race), and Tennessee is a 6 (16-10 with some bad losses, including to 10-15 Charlotte). I know that these are only projections but I don't think thge MSM is paying attention to how this team has improved this season, and I am starting to be bothered by it.

Andy Glockner of SI Now Projects UCLA as an 8 Seed.

He has us in Cleveland against Utah State, with the winner taking on Ohio State to get to the Sweet Sixteen.

Finally, framed Coach Wooden's SI cover! Check it out. (Yes, the mat is textured basketball.)


Finally, framed Coach Wooden's SI cover! Check it out. (Yes, the mat is textured basketball.)


More Sad and Embarrassing Numbers Behind UCLA Football

More disconcerting numbers concerning UCLA's football program.


Why the Bruins Are Still Young and Inexperienced

Analysis of experience level of the 2010 UCLA football program under third year head coach Rick Neuheisel.


The Difference Between Drive By Trolling and Constructive Criticism on BN

Some have raised issues about perceived negativity regarding what I believe to be fair criticisms leveled at our beloved Bruins, both after the WSU game and going back a few weeks to Stanford. ...


UCLA's Worst Home Loss Since 1941 and Other Points

Analysis of UCLA's 0-35 loss against shutout against Stanford, the Bruins' worst shutout at home since 1941 (0-41 loss against Washington).

Stewart Mandel Picks Bruins Over 'Furd in Upset Special

Interestingly, despite most of the MSM, Mandel actually is looking at the Pistol as "glass half full," much like many of us on BN.


Same old, same old . . .

I watched the game with friends so I didn't post a lick here yesterday and haven't read any posts or stories about the game yet.  I wanted to do my "brain dump" before I got other perspectives....

Brian Cushing Blames Positive Steroid Test on Reasons Beyond "The Regular Medical Doctor."

Maybe the tooth fairy made Cushing test positive. Typical U$C* arrogance. Thinking people will believe what they are shoveling.

With Minimal, Inaccurate, and Shallow Analysis, Bleacher Report Predicts UCLA to Go 4-8.

Worth the read only if you want to get your dander up. Woefully thin analysis and inaccurate "facts." For example, the article states that UCLA's D was average last year, when, in fact, it was a top 20 defense nationally. Average would be around 60th in the nation. Another example, the article states that UCLA leaving Norm Chow's West Coast Office for the Pistol. Even Norm has stated that the offense really hasn't changed, and that the Pistol is just a new wrinkle.

Another Well-Written Piece by a Bruin

MJD has taken over Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column this week since King is in South Africa for the World Cup. As expected MJD represents UCLA in an outstanding fashion, with a well-written article about how determination, perseverance, and unflinching commitment separate the good from the great in the NFL. This is on the heels of Taylor Embree's post linked from Nestor's post earlier today.

Is the IRS chasing Reggie Bu$h for his improper benefits?

This article implies that the IRS is looking into whether the Bu$h camp may owe back taxes on the $300,000 in extra benefits he received while at Just $C*.

NCAA Hoops Only Expanding to 68 Teams

Thank God they did not go to 96. I guess there will now be four play in games on Tuesday.

Fanhouse Article - Kiffin Ignored UT Traditions & Forced U$C" Traditions on Vols

Very interesting read on one player's perspective of the "change" Kiffin brought to Tennessee.


UCLA's Updated Bowl Prospects

Breakdown of UCLA's Updated Bowl Prospects


Other games affecting UCLA's bowl chances as the season winds down.

I have been reading over and over (mostly on other Bruin boards) about how $UC losing this weekend hurts UCLA's bowl chances because $UC* will not go to a BSC game, meaning only the top 6 Pac 10...

3 UT Players Arrested for Armed Robbery

Figured I'd FanShot this since we played UT earlier in the season. I am thankful that we do not have this type of thing going on within our program.


21 Random Thoughts About UCLA Football

More (frustration filled) observations from UCLA's loss against Arizona: 21 Random Thoughts about UCLA Football


The Big Uglies on Both Sides of the Ball.

I wanted to quickly comment on the state of the O and D lines as we end the non-conference schedule.  I think that it is safe to say that both lines have exceeded expections.  First, the D line.W...


Maurice Jones-Drew has his own sandwich.

Lifetime Bruin and former UCLA running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, has partnered with Winn-Dixie (a popular supermarket chain in the south) to create the GoMoJo sandwich, a submarine sandwich to...


Bruin Matt Barnes to Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have apparently signed former UCLA forward Matt Barnes.  See story: The Orlando Magic were on the verge of another bold acquisition late Monday, reaching an agreement in...



This take is solely based on what I have read about the game last night from the MSM, other Bruin boards, and the comments on this site. Due to difficult family circumstances, I am in rural West...

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