Answers, Part X

Here is the 10th set of answers:

Top 5 MLB pitchers of our generation in order?
Are our generations the same? Because I’m in a good mood, I’ll humor you and do it off memory of my generation. I feel like I should do a steroid and non-steroid list, but I won’t. I will just go with the top five: In no particular order, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera and Nolan Ryan.

How does Nick Crissman from Edison stack up against the other QBs? I never hear much about him (although that should tell me plenty, right?).
It tells you all you need to know. Plus, he is coming off shoulder surgery, and I’m not sure if he’s been cleared to throw.

Jrue said he thought he played good defense against WSU, which was quite a laughable statement. Why do you think his defense was so bad while Lee’s was much better?
I think his statement was more of a defense mechanism, because when I pressed him on it he said he had difficulty trailing the shooter. He had a bad game. He may be tired from playing so many minutes and using so much energy.

Once the basketball season ends, can you have a link to a page for each of the football road games where you and your readers can post tips on where to stay, eat, and what to in that city?
That sounds like a great idea. Maybe I will make it a week-long feature.

How much, if at all, do Russell Westbrook and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute have Coach Howland to thank for their success in the NBA?
They should thank him because both got markedly better during their time at UCLA and received plenty of publicity and attention for playing there. He made them better, but it is their talent and work ethic that got them to the NBA, and will keep them there.

Brian, I realize the basketball team is very young and they had unreal expectations placed on them at the beginning of the year. Do you think part of the problem this year is team chemistry? It seems like there’s a big lack of senior leadership outside of Aboya.
I don’t agree that they are young. They have three senior starters and a pair of juniors with plenty of Final Four experience. They have some youth, but they had youth in other years and played well. As far as leadership, I think they are lacking the tough, get-in-your-face type of leader that they had in the past.

Brian, you posed the question to us: are the Washington Dawgs dirty? I think we overwhelmingly answered yes. What says you? C’mon, admit they’re a dirty bunch!
From some of the things I’ve seen, I would say they are dirty. Either that, or a lot of unique things seem to happen to UCLA only when Washington is the opponent.

Does this team have the most seniors in the Howland program since Howland took over? If that is the case, is team chemistry, talent, or leadership the weaklink in this team’s ability to win the Pac10 tournament?
I don’t know what the weak link is. To be honest, it may be talent. Other teams had the ability to defend on the perimeter and shut teams down. This team doesn’t have that ability.

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  • BruinChick

    I love your response to the pitcher question. Thanks for indulging me Dohn.

  • Kevin Malone

    Can’t believe you left Kevin Brown off your top five…

    Word is you and he had a great give and take relationship when you covered the Azul

  • Burbank Bruin

    Closers just don’t do it for me. You can take a good, decent starting pitcher and make him a closing reliever and suddenly he’ll become an all star. eg. Gagne, Saito….and to a lesser extent Smoltz. Starting pitchers who can’t hack it are moved to the relief position for a reason. Mariano Rivera above Randy Johnson and Tom Glavine is preposterous Brian!

  • ucibruin

    Washington is dirty beyond compare. Hard to beleive Romar was once an assistant here. Dentman’s holding the arm of the defender late in today’s game was a pivotal and obvious cheating play in this AU game. Reminds me of some cheating NFL jerk receivers that pulled one over on refs. I haven’t even seen the trojans pull that same kinda junk in arenas, that shows the level of stooping WU will go to.