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More evidence that the LA Times might be pro-U$C/ anti-UCLA

Today's LA Times Sports section REALLY goes over the top in its one-sided portrayal of the Trojans yesterday.

Nope, that's not a misprint.  I said their portrayal of the Trojans.  You say they didn't play yesterday?  That hey ahd a bye?

Apparently nobody told the editors and writers at the Times.

Column 1 of the front page of the Sports section is Bashke’s column on the game.  (Check out Nestor's morning briefing on that piece of work.)

However, Columns 2 through 6, both above and 3 inches below the fold, are dominated by pictures of former $C receiver Sam Dickerson and his alleged “game-winning catch” in the 1969 game.

Let me get this straight — we become Bowl-eligible yesterday, $C has a bye, and the majority of the front page is taken up by $C colors on a player who “won” a game FORTY FREAKING YEARS AGO??? 

We WON our game, improved by 2 wins over last year with arguably our biggest game still to be played, and there isn't a single pciture of a CURRENT Bruin player on the Page C1 of the Sports section?!?  Unbelievable.

BUT WAIT!!! THERE’S MORE!!!

If that weren’t even ENOUGH, so-called UCLA beat writer Chris Foster starts his article on the game with this effing gem:

There are college football programs that have fired coaches for six-victory seasons. There are coaches who have a lot of explaining to do if merely achieving bowl eligibility is a season highlight. there players who view the "Fill-In-The-Sponsor-Bowl as a minor consolation prize.

Not around Westwood. Not at UCLA. Not this morning.

I am NOT posting a link to the article, as I do NOT want to give this hack any more traffic and bolster his backhanded-with-brass-knuckles smack at UCLA, never mind that some football programs would fire a coach for suffering the worst loss in school history on its home field on national television.

Foster also claims that Rahim Moore “stood on the podium and promised victory next week … over USC,” without providing a quote of the supposed promise.   All he has is a supposed quote by Rahim, ’People remember November."    Doesn't sound like a promise to me.

Funny, Ms. M and I were AT the game. Stayed to hear the post game announcements by CRN and the players. Granted, we couldn’t hear everything said by the players, as we sit on the west side of the Rose Bowl.  Still, we REALLY don’t remember any guarantees or promises like that, either from Coach Neuheisel, Reggie Carter, or Rahim Moore when they stood on the podium.

Ms. M,  a lifelong Bruin — even more rabid than me — is actually asking if we should just cancel our 10+ year subscription to the Times at this point.

I hereby move that we only refer to any stories/ quotes/ reports by the Times as “alleged,” because it is now painfully clear that these guys do not value positive news about the Bruins of the past 24 hours to be anywhere nearly as important as Trojan trivia, whether it be from 24 hours or 40 years ago.

What a freaking joke.  

M


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