November 27, 2006 |
We're at the point where any San Diego Chargers victory can be summarized in two words. This goes back to Nov. 19, when between updates I saw a 24-7 San Diego deficit against Denver turn into a 35-27 Chargers victory and I text-messaged a friend to ask what happened. My buddy's reply: "LT happened." Flash-forward to Sunday, when the Chargers had to deal with a strong Oakland Raiders defensive effort, a shaky performance by quarterback Philip Rivers and a 14-7 Raiders lead in the fourth quarter.
February 8, 2007 |
Beating anyone in February, even a hated rival, doesn't mean that much in basketball. If you're talking hoops, the conversation really starts in March, so the most relevant part of UCLA's 70-65 victory over USC is that Darren Collison played a big part in it. Point guards are essential to a team's NCAA tournament hopes and, after a shaky start, Collison, who led the Bruins with 17 points, looked ready to take on the responsibility.
June 13, 1998
I thought the article comparing USC baseball to UCLA basketball [J.A. Adande's column, June 8] was quite apt. There is one major difference. Rod Dedeaux never needed Sam Gilbert. GILBERT R. COLEMAN Reno
March 17, 2007
So Pete Carroll and USC are willing to let the "racist joke" slide ["Racism issue raised," March 9]. The fact that thoughts and images such as these are being put forth -- even in a joking manner -- is sad, scary and unfortunate. The fact that an institution of supposed higher learning essentially condones it by providing no discipline or consequences whatsoever is unconscionable! TONY REED West Hills J.A. Adande has redefined "racist" to include anybody who disagrees with J.A. Adande.
October 2, 1997
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