While Nestor and the other guys might be too modest to share, I couldn't resist the chance to post a swipe at the "newspaper" known as the L.A. Times and the "journalists" who work there. As Nestor pointed out earlier, there was a very good write-up on the expectations for this football season in the New York Times, which was in line with our own expectations and those of other commentators.
However, the best part of that write-up in the New York Times for me was this:
Ouch. Kind of embarassing, considering BN is a collection of Bruin alums, students and fans, who are paid nothing to follow and write on UCLA sports, and the L.A. Times is staffed with "professional journalists" who are paid a good sum to cover UCLA sports, provide analysis and commentary, and serve as the greater Los Angeles area's source of print news. If I owned the L.A. Times, I'd be seriously considering a major staff overall, but that's just me. I mean, maybe some "newspapers" are cool with their peers calling them out as a joke.
But this shouldn't come as a surprise, since they hired losers like Bill Splashme, who writes like a moronic high school sophomore when his lips aren't planted on Cheatie Petey's rear.
As much as this is a pat on the back for the BN crew, this is also a huge shout-out from "The Gray Lady" to all of you. While Nestor, Achilles, Ajax, Rye, et al. are busy throwing up the content, it's all of you who fire up the discussions, throw ideas around, and keep BN buzzing. So BN readers, keep it up.
And Fox 71, I know you love any post blasting the L.A. Times, so, as one of BN's resident geezers, enjoy.