October 30, 1999
Everyone should get off T.J. Simers' back. He was right about Ryan Leaf, he was right about Cade McNown and he was right about the Chargers, even before the exclamation point against the Packers. Simers is one of the reasons that, even though I live in San Diego County, I get the L.A. Times. I can read about the reality of sports, not the pretty face put on by the local nice guys. And Simers' version is soooo much funnier. EDWARD SAADE Poway
September 29, 2000 |
TOP 5 1. ST. LOUIS The Rams have added a new element: defense. That's scary. 2. MINNESOTA Dennis Green erases doubts, owners smartly erase his old contract, give him a longer one. 3. MIAMI Has anybody ever won a 2-0 victory in the NFL? The Dolphins might. 4. NEW YORK JETS Still not impressive, except for their record. 5. TAMPA BAY The Buccaneers were impressed. BOTTOM 5 27. NEW ORLEANS Saints back in familiar territory. 28. PITTSBURGH Even the officials are beating the Steelers. 28.
September 23, 1996 |
One of the things UCLA sought when it brought in offensive coordinator Al Borges was to put in the ball-control, short-passing game, and one of the thing Borges sought was to keep the Bruins from having to depend on the running of quarterback Cade McNown. "You run for yards, but you pass for miles," Borges said. In two games, McNown, who completed only 49.8% of his passes a season ago, is 29 for 44 for 394 yards, a 65.9% completion rate.
November 7, 1998
It seems that loyal Daily Bruin writers Bill Plaschke and Chris Dufresne are disappointed that UCLA dropped out of the critical top two poll positions after narrowly escaping from Oregon and lowly Stanford. Perhaps this is not all bad, in that UCLA will be spared the annual embarrassment of only having a few hundred fans willing to spend money to attend out-of-town bowl games, and having to resort to begging for ticket welfare again from the Pac-10. These cheapskates apparently wouldn't even buy gas for the long trip to Pasadena for the last Rose Bowl, and didn't buy their allotment for that game, although the loyal Wisconsin fans, who exceeded their allotment, would gladly have bought them.
August 7, 1999
Maybe I'm the one who "Just Doesn't Get It" [Aug. 4]. Cade McNown is featured in front-page headlines because, as an amateur athlete, he used a handicapped parking space and won't discuss it with a sportswriter (acting as an investigative reporter) while stories of professional athletes involved in minor infractions such as rape, burglary, dope dealing and even murder are relegated to the Jurisprudence section of the Newswire column, generally on the back pages of the sports section. C'mon, T.J., if you want to cover subjects other than sports, join your colleague, Mike Downey, in the vast outback of the voluminous Times.
September 29, 1997 |
Part of the pregame preparation for Saturday's 40-27 victory over Arizona involved some UCLA players watching videotape of the Bruins' last Rose Bowl team, the 1993 edition. Similarities are becoming evident. "They lost their first two games, to Cal and Nebraska," safety Shaun Williams said. "And they got a lot of turnovers." The Bruins lost to California, 27-25, and to Nebraska, 14-13, that season before winning seven games in a row and eight of their last nine.