Don’t ask what a room with a sun deck costs.
MORE UPDATES: I interviewed Steve Breaston, whose picture is on this site under my bowl pool thread. Good interview. The team finally showed up … they were delayed three hours by a storm. Also, I don’t quite know why, but there was some dude in a St. Paul hat and shirt hanging around the lobby. Again, I have no clue why. He didn’t talk to anyone. He looked like a coach, honestly. I caught him nodding off to the sleep a couple of times. I don’t get it. Chavez and I thought he might be an autograph seeker, but he never made a move. Strange.
UPDATE: Jim Mora just sat down 10 yards away from us and talked on his cell phone for 15 minutes. I hope he wasn’t close enough to hear me say “Playoffs?” to Keven. Welcome to the media, Coach. You have to kill time with the rest of us.
I’m at the Park Hyatt hotel in L.A. waiting … in the lobby sitting on a couch typing this. I’m here with SGVN columnist Keven Chavez, waiting for Michigan to arrive in L.A. for the Rose Bowl. Uh, they were supposed to be here at 4:30 … the rumor swirling is that it actually won’t be until 7 maybe 8.
A few of the players have already arrived, but it’s hard to ID them without jerseys. It’s funny, they walk around like the greatest thing since the Eggo waffle was invented … women love them, their schools put them up in amazing hotels, the attention is endless. And in two years, you’ll be asking Aram if you can string the Charter Oak vs. Bonita game. I digress.
Anyway, there are two weird looking dudes sitting in the hotel bar. One of them is a white dude with dreadlocks. The other is a poor man’s Tommy Lee. And of course, some chick is with them. I’m not very good with Westside style. In the SGV, these guys get looked at so hard that they feel uncomfortable and leave. OK, maybe not in Pasadena, but you get the point. Here, they get chicks.
Chavez and I are trying to guess what band they’re from. They’re both wearing shades. Uh, he said Korn. I said they’re Dino’s backups, blowing their last bit of cash since “Summer Girls” album. QCs anyone?
I’m not quite sure why I’m here. Chavez is the one doing the writing. He also got his big break, covering the blue arrival for AP, too. I will actually be covering this game and writing the advance for it. Maybe I’ll pull down a quote in a few. For now, we wait …