In this week's edition of Headlines in the Bruin Twitterverse, we start with the Justin Combs scholarship "issue."
We've heard from LAWeekly, a quick blurb on Huffington Post with a snarky comment about his car, and the Daily Mail starting the discussion over the weekend because news sites in the UK had nothing to post about over the weekend, but most of the tweets in support say that Justin earned the scholarship and he's doing his best NOT to be dependent on his father's wealth. You know, like how we teach our children to learn on their own.
Many Bruins jumped into the fray, defending the scholarship. Jerry Neuheisel in two parts -
The fact people are complaining about Justin Combs getting a scholarship is ridiculous...regardless of who his dad is he earned his...— Jerry Neuheisel (@jerryneuheisel) May 30, 2012
scholarship in the classroom and on the field. I cant wait to have him as a teammate next year. Go Bruins!— Jerry Neuheisel (@jerryneuheisel) May 30, 2012
You have to love this kid. I know some may argue that Jerry received his scholarship due to his father being the Coach at the time, but he's still out there fighting for UCLA, and that's all we ask of our fellow Bruins. (Plus his dad made a good chunk of change as coach, where was that uproar?)
By the way, MSM, you're only picking up on this "story" now?
ICYMI back in November: Diddy's son Justin Combs to play UCLA football espn.go.com/los-angeles/nc…— Peter Yoon (@PeterYoonESPN) May 30, 2012
Furthermore, he signed his letter back in February. California has been broke this entire time. This is not a new issue.
Justin also had a response:
Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD.— Justin Dior Combs (@JDior_) May 31, 2012
Justin's mother Misa supports her son for earning his way through life. His father has stayed silent, which is probably a good idea at this time.
Incoming freshman Simon Goines is also supportive of his soon to be teammate:
@JDior_ idk why they hating on you bro I know you been grinding you worked for it!— UCLA BOUND GOINES!(@goines_simon) May 31, 2012
As of 8:30 this morning, Justin was trending on Twitter, so this issue is not going away quietly. At least we're not Vanderbilt, who requires assistant coach applicants to send a resume and a picture of their wife.
It's graduation season for all the semester schooling people. Former Bruin punter and Twitterer extraordinaire said exactly what I have thought at many a graduation.
Just sweated through my sister's graduation in Virginia. Luckily, brownies were provided afterwards, else I fear I would've caused a ruckus.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 25, 2012
Note to all graduations: if you provide snacks, you will have happier attendees, instead of people in the stands, dying from the heat, and bored to death through speech number 5.
By the way, Chris Kluwe has a new business venture that fits his mindset perfectly:
So our hobby game store in Costa Mesa, Mercenary Market, is having its grand opening June 15th. Come play Warmachine and MtG with me there!— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 29, 2012
It is located at 2263 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa, and Kluwe will be there the 15th and 16th.
The best kind of love is Bruin Love. In your Bruin gossip edition, Jrue Holiday and Lauren Cheney are still an item.
So proud @Jrue_Holiday11 - you'll be back.— lauren cheney (@laurencheney8) May 27, 2012
@laurencheney8 is hands down the best Girlfriend in the world. I love you baby. twitter.com/Jrue_Holiday11…— Jrue Holiday (@Jrue_Holiday11) May 27, 2012
By the way, Lauren Cheney is being sponsored by Chobani this year and will appear in their advertisements along with five other Olympics hopefuls from the USA.
The Solid Gold Sound is preparing for next year's season, and their gear has started to trickle in from adidas:
There's also been a new shoe arrival! Look out for Band staff and members sporting these next season! #adidas #bruins twitter.com/UCLABruinBand/…— The Solid Gold Sound (@UCLABruinBand) May 30, 2012
Finally I love watching "Hard Knocks" every year. You get precious comedy bits such as Antonio Cromartie trying to name all his children or Chad Ochocinco coining the phrase "Child please." In my final Kluwe tweet of the week...
Didn't Miami already do Hard Knocks? It was called "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective". #finklewasreallyeinhorn, #oriseinhornfinkle, #lacesoutdan— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 29, 2012