The Fishwrap is running a poll today, which I brought over here for some opinions. Right now, it's running 72% to 28% in favor of UCLA. I wonder what kind of unbiased results we'll get here. Vote here and then go over to the fishwrap website and vote there.
Of course, the poll as it appears in the fishwrap is biased toward SC listing it first, but even on the heels of all of SC's recent "success" Bruins basketball is the acknowledged standard in L.A. Petey's program is on the edge of extinction given the dubious moral quality of his players and his program, while BB takes the high road and recruits players of quality and is a quality person himself. It will be interesting to see if the Bruins maintain their comfortable margin over at the fishwrap. I would encourage everybody to go over there and vote themselves.
In my opinion, there greatness of UCLA basketball is entering its third era. Of course, we have the never to be matched record of Coach Wooden. 10 championships in 12 years and seven in a row speaks for itself. That record is more untouchable to Joe D's 56 game hitting streak or anything in sports.
The '95 championship represents a triumph of one group of great players getting together and winning a championship despite their coach.
And what we're witnessing now is the dawn of another 20 years of basketball greatness. It is so very exciting to see this happening again. I was a wee lad when I listened to the Bruins first championship on my transitor radio. I will enjoy watching the rest of them on my 50 inch plasma.