Earlier this week, the video of an abbreviated press conference with UCLA head coach Jim Mora made the rounds on the internet. While addressing the death of 20-year-old redshirt freshman receiver Nick Pasquale, a media member in the session answered a phone call. Mora rightly left the session following the interruption. He later addressed the […]

“I never had the proper guidance,” he said. “Nobody showed me the way.” Shabazz Muhammad’s father has been on a mission to guide his children to big-time athletic success since birth. The L.A. Times offers a fascinating review of Ron Holmes’ drive and the series of maneuvers, meetings and conversations required to get the UCLA […]

In a week where sports radio hosts and fans debated the merits of giving his son, Cordell Broadus, a scholarship to play football at UCLA, Calvin Broadus was stopped at the Oslo airport. That’s right. Snoop Dogg was reportedly detained briefly when entering the country to play at a music festival in Kristiansand. Snoop was […]

Anybody who has watched an evening newscast or spent five minutes on a financial website has heard of the state of the economic infrastructure in California. If you haven’t, then I’ll give you the one-word summary: dire. While battling a bit of insomnia this evening, I spent ample time bouncing around and catching up on […]

Los Angeles has been the sports capital in recent months, but certainly not for anything positive. I take that back. Who would have ever expected that the pride of Los Angeles would be wearing a Clippers jersey? The Lakers were dumped from the playoffs unceremoniously by the Mavericks and went out with several cheapshots from […]