Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…
1) Jon – NCAA women’s softball championship. Is it really a big deal? And if yes, then why did you not go and cover it in person? Please explain? – low caliber
Yes, it’s a very big deal. Did not travel because of budget reasons and other responsibilities. I’ll be traveling to Omaha if the Bruins make it though.
2) The long-standing rule is “no cheering in the press box.” So how is it that radio personality Vic the Brick Jacobs is allowed to attend NBA playoffs press conferences decked out in full Lakers regalia? – Anonymous
I just kinda think it’s an LA thing. No other way to put it really. It’s pretty comical. If you take him for what he is, I think he’s a hoot.
3) Do you think Masoli is really “kicked off” the team, or will Kelly keep him in the back pocket just in case the Ducks struggle (See Blount, LaGarrette)? – Peter
Oh, he’s off. For good.
4) Rank the following road trips: Austin, Norman, Stillwater, College Station, Lubbock, Boulder. I say Austin, Boulder, Norman, Stillwater, College Station, Lubbock. – Peter
Austin, Austin, Austin, Austin and then Austin. I’m a little excited for this year. But really: Austin, Boulder, College Station, Lubbock, Norman, Stillwater.
5) It took the LA Times three days after Wooden’s death to come up with an article attacking him, rehashing the Sam Gilbert insinuations. Appropriate timing?
I thought it was a very fair article to write, and Chris Dufresne is a fantastic writer. I would’ve waited a bit longer, but you cannot ignore that part of history. Sports fans like to think journalism is more than chronicling history, but it really isn’t. And Sam Gilbert, like it or not, is 100 percent a part of UCLA’s history.