September 18, 2010 |
The press box in the Rose Bowl sits two floors up, the same area that's home to the UCLA chancellor and the school's big donors, this year the muckety-mucks walking to their seats after passing a table loaded with booze. From left to right, it's Seagram's gin, Smirnoff vodka, Bacardi rum, Ketel One vodka, Grey Goose vodka, Blanco tequila, Tanqueray gin, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jose Cuervo tequila, Jim Beam bourbon, Maker's Mark bourbon, Black Label Scotch, Hennessy cognac, Jack Daniels, Crown Royal whiskey, Amstel Light beer, Heineken, Corona, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Chardonnay wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
March 25, 2013 |
Reality check for UCLA. Bruins' basketball fans do have a coach shopping list. But it's going to take more than Athletic Director Dan Guerrero saying, “The UCLA basketball job is open.” Consider … The three high-end names that make UCLA fans salivate: Florida's Billy Donovan, Louisville's Rick Pitino and Michigan State's Tom Izzo. Donovan makes $3.5 million per season; Pitino $4.5 million (including a $600,000 annual retention bonus); Izzo makes $3.49 million and gets use of a private jet for 25 hours per year.
November 16, 1991
I was unable to take my wife and two sons to the UCLA homecoming game last week because of a conflict caused by the last-minute postponement of the kickoff from 12:30 to 3:30. UCLA subsequently refused to refund our money or substitute tickets to a future game. Through this scheme, UCLA got to keep the price of our tickets in addition to reaping the benefits of a TV appearance. The UCLA athletic department obviously feels that a lucrative television appearance is more desirable than keeping a scheduled commitment to thousands of dedicated fans.
January 11, 2007 |
Will the first capacity crowd in the history of the Galen Center go down as a sellout for USC or UCLA? While the cross-town rivalry game Saturday is officially sold out, there has been speculation that Bruins fans have gobbled up sizable chunks of tickets considering the Trojans' spotty attendance record in their new building. USC has averaged only 4,026 spectators for home games in the 10,258-seat facility.
October 9, 2010 |
Just unbelievable. It has to be the first time every computer owned by a UCLA fan malfunctioned at the same time. I hope everyone is all right. I can't imagine any other reason why so many people haven't taken the time to e-mail an apology. Page 2 went out of its way early in the week to tell everyone UCLA is no good, but so far not a single "thank you. " The electricity go out back at home? I'd hate to think it's something worse ? like everyone dressed in blue giving up. Listen, I don't care what others say, you are not stupid.
October 11, 2010 |
I've been pulling legs for more than 10 years beginning with paragraph one, column one. I've been doing the same at home for 38 years, which probably explains why the wife walks so funny. I call my granddaughter "Mary. " Her name is Mackenzie . She got very upset initially, insisting her name was Mackenzie and so I would tell her, "Whatever, Mary. " She now answers to Mary without complaint, my dream to live long enough to hire a plane to fly over her graduation pulling a "Congrats Mary" banner.