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rfirpo

  • joined May 05, 2008
  • last login Jan 26, 2013
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Beware: 2k Sports Coaches v. Cancer = Fake Tournament

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What ever happened to a legitimate pre-season basketball tournament? What I mean by legitimate is that, if a little school beats a big-bad host school, the little school advances and the host school goes home to lick its wounds. Well, the 2K Sports Coaches v. Cancer is no longer a legitimate tournament. Apparently, Cal, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Ohio St. are guaranteed to "advance" to the semi-finals of the "tournament" in New York. In other words, if Cal loses to Detroit Mercy tonight, Cal still goes to New York, and Detroit Mercy goes home and misses out on New York. This kind of fake tournament is bad for the game, and is ultimately a way to keep up and coming teams down and keep the money flowing to the big conferences. In other words, it sucks as much as the BCS. I'm sure its all driven by ratings, but it still renders the tournament a mockery.

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The Scariest Part About 0-5

The Scariest Part About our 0-5 record this year is, in my opinion, how good the other teams in the conference look.  We are battling WSU to stay out of the cellar, while the rest of the conference...

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Team

After another frustrating a blogger on BN writers about UCLA needing to play like a "team"

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Seems Like a Ways to Go

More Post Oregon Loss Reflections: Seems Like a Ways to Go

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Tourney Seed Comparison (Big East v. Pac 10)

The Big East has had a remarkable year, and has some great teams. But I am a little sick of hearing how the conference has proved to be even better than expected during the Tournament. For gods...

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From the Opening Tip

A blogger from Bruins Nation writes about UCLA and its fanbase going up against the entire world which is picking VCU to upset UCLA.

Photos - Preparations at Wachovia Center

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The link will take you to photos of the NCAA Floor as it is being prepared for the Tournament. [I'd prefer if I just had the images posted here, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to upload photos directly from my desktop into a post--because it seems to me that it wouldn't have a url. If anyone can help me with that in the future, thanks in advance]

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Streets of Philadelphia

A blogger on Bruins Nation implores UCLA students, alums and fans to head out to Philadelphia for UCLA's first round NCAA game.

VCU Players Soaking It Up

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Here is an article from the Richmond Times Dispatch. Apparently they are trying to create bulletin board material because not every UCLA player knew what VCU stood for. It's probably because we skipped that step and were already watching film. Go Bruins.

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Next Year

FYI: If you are someone who hates thinking about next year's hoops season or future years during the current season, you probably don't want to read this, because that is where this is going. ...

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Mental Toughness & Magic

Bumped. GO BRUINS. - N Frustrating. That was the word I kept coming back to last night.  Frustrating. Another close game, one we had every opportunity to win, but just couldn't pull out. I'm not...

Does anyone know what kind of shoes Shipp is wearing in this picture? I kind of like the electric...

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Does anyone know what kind of shoes Shipp is wearing in this picture? I kind of like the electric blue. Can you buy them?

For the Bulletin Board; Kindling for a Fire

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"Bruins Show Signs of Weakness" - S.F. Chronicle I love the timing of this article in the S.F. Chronicle. It's not that I disagree with much in it (except the part about 'everyone' expecting us to be unstoppable this year), it's just that I think the article provides the right amount of kindling to set off a blaze in Westwood. And it's timing is perfect. I was waiting to feel fired up, and this article has sparked a little inferno in me. We aren't the same team as last year, and there are question marks to be sure. But I can't say this more stongly: Never count this freakin' team out. We might not be the same as last year, but that doesn't mean we can't beat anyone on any day this year. The second anyone starts thinking UCLA is finished, is the second this team will bring down the hammer. And I'm not talking about a little household hammer. I'm talking about a Paul Bunyan sized piece, with a killer blue ox stadning by to eat the scraps of of the vanquished. Boom! Go Bruins Baby!!!

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"Obviously Good", and with Something to Prove

One thing I really appreciate about UCLA's basketball team is the sense of realistic expectations with the simultaneous down-to-earth drive for greatness.  This is a killer combination. On the one...

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Malcolm Lee

I saw something against FIU. It was hard to see at times, but it was there. Malcolm Lee is going to be a star. He was out of control at times, trying to do too much, and sometimes he was...

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UCLA's (and the Pac-10's) Position in the West

I ran into an interesting article in today's Idaho's Statemen Newspaper (Boise, ID).  The article purported to be a commentary on the state of college football in the west ("Super Teams:  Who are...

Bush, Mayo & NCAA Enforcement

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NCAA apparently gets the message--they won't be ignoring the Bush and Mayo scandals. Tick Tock, Tick Tock

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Pac-10 Coaches Circle Gets (even) Better: Mike Montgomery to California

The Pac-10 Conference has some really good players.  Great players actually.  But is there any question that one of this conferences strengths is its coaches?  I don't think so.  Howland has...

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Live From Phoenix - Sweet 16

I have been to the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds the last two years, and I had a blast each time.  It's great meeting other bruin fans, opposing fans, and traveling around with the team.  For die...

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M Bah a Moute to have MRI / Shipp sick with Strep Throat

Hopefully this is no big deal.  Hopefully it truly is "just precautionary."  However, the fact is that Prince Luc is having an MRI today. LOS ANGELES -- UCLA's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute was set to...

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Filthy Mangy Stray Dogs

Let me first say, UCLA didn't deserve to win.  How we were in the game in Seattle is beyond belief, because (a) we couldn't rebound, (2) we couldn't play defense, and (c) Collison just played...

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UCLA Student: Special to ESPN.com

Bumped. I was going to blog this tonight. But rfirpo beat me to it. Andrew if you are reading this: fantastic work. An epic article that everyone should read. Proud of you as a Bruin alum. GO...

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Crunch Time: Oregon on the Road

The loss to USC was very disappointing.  We suffered injuries at the wrong time, lost our composure, and lost the kind of game at home which could affect our seeding in the NCAA Tournament.  A...

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Memo to Kevin Love: Stop Apologizing; To Darren: Get Better

Two annoying stories out this morning in all the papers and on ESPN.com and cbssportsline.com.First, there is one of the biggest non-stories of the season--Kevin Love apologizing for missing a...

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Classic Clemens Headline - MUST SEE

I have seen some good headlines over the years.  Some really good ones.  However, this might be the best Sports headline I've ever seen.  Period. OuchNot only is the headline classic, but note the...

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MLB: Mitchell Names Names

Turns out the much anticipated Mitchell Report named quite a few names.  Very interesting.  I highly suggest everyone browse through the report when you get a chance (ESPN has pdf link to the...

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Petersen: Still In Denial

The Idaho Statesman is all over the UCLA opening, and seems to expect Peterson to be interested.  But so far Peterson is not saying a thing. Boise State football coach Chris Petersen said Monday he...

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The Perfect Fit

From the diaries. God the weather at home is amazing. GO BRUINS. -N UCLA will hire a new coach this year.  It's going to happen, and it means that UCLA is, or shortly will be, on the road to...

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How to Build a Great Conference by Lute Olson

Reading through the news coming out of Pac-10 media day, I was a little surprised, but nevertheless pleased to read this from cbssportsline.com's writeup: "It's far and away the best conference in...

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4th & 1

Bumped from the diaries. GO BRUINS. -N I am so pleased that KD's 4th & 1 call is getting the attention it deserves.  However, I can't resist adding my perspective to the deluge of warranted...

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