Answer Thursday! (Football Forum)

There’s a full segment here of football questions. OK, mostly football questions, but at least they are interesting ones.

Q: Gordon said:
If the albino girl in Girls Aloud also moves to Southern California like the Irish girl already has, do you think she would actually get a tan and stop being an albino?

A: Only if she stops using her pale powder that I explained about in the previous post.

Q: TROJANS32 said:
Scott, what do you think our chances are of getting Robert Woods? Thanx.

A: I think the chances are very good. But he is one of the most sought-after recruits in Southern California and I know colleges from around the country have visited Serra this month. I wouldn’t be surprised if he committed somewhere in the summer, however, and I would be surprised if he went somewhere else.

Q: Pop Goes The Weasel said:
Scott, if by sheer great chance you saw an agent give five thousand in one hundred dollar bills to a star player[say from UCLA or SC] in October of their junior year, and you captured the whole thing on your cell phone camera, would you feel a strong obligation to report it, and, if so, who would you report it to, first and second? I’m just wondering what the responsibilities of a newspaper reporter are here. Thank you very much for the forums.

A: If this happened, my first call would be to my editor to tell them about the story. My second call would be to the football for his reaction to what I saw and I’d probably show them the pictures/video so they would know what I had and could make a fair comment about it.

Q: The Promenade said:
The over/under on Cheryl Cole’s marriage to Ashley Cole lasting?

A: 3 years. But it’s already survived longer than the London tabloids expected.

Q: Trojan in Redondo said:
Are you able to address the rumors going around that Jeremy Bates supports Matt Barkley to be the starting quarterback whereas Pete Carroll supports Aaron Corp and has overruled Bates?

A: I haven’t heard this one but I don’t really buy it. For one thing, Bates is an NFL guy and NFL coaches are notoriously anti-risk. So making a high school senior the No. .1 QB after four weeks of practice makes no sense.
The bottom line is it really was not in anyone’s interest to make Barkley No. 1 at the end of spring. Imagine the media attention and fan pressure on him all summer if he were No. 1. Not to mention that Aaron Corp actually had the better spring, something some fans probably do not want to accept right now.

May 25, 2009 7:22 AM

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