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Bruin Bites: Mazzone's Promotion, Women's Hoops Rolls, Jack Goes to Visit

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It's Monday morning and we get this work week started with Ben Howland's Farewell Tour squad fresh off a pair of conference wins against a depleted Cal squad and a mediocre Stanford squad the Bruins were able to squeak by. To kick off the week, we begin with the usual round-up of the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse.

Raise your hands if you think Chianti Dan should be fired.  Well, okay then.
Raise your hands if you think Chianti Dan should be fired. Well, okay then.
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We're through the first week of 2013 and the first weekend of conference action for Ben Howland's Farewell Tour team. So far, 2013 has been okay for UCLA, at least on paper. In fact, it's only taken UCLA one week to match the total number of national championships won during 2012. Oh, that's right: because 2012 was the year that UCLA did not win a single national championship in any sport, all during the reign of error of our pathetic, clueless athletic "director" Chianti Dan Guerrero. Only in America can you fail miserably at your job, undermine your corporate brand, and manage to alienate a large portion of your consumer base, at manage to not get fired. And we wonder why the Chinese are racing ahead of us?

In any event, turning away from the total incompetence that is Chianti Dan's regime, let's take a look at the various bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse as we mark the end of our first week of 2013, the week that was on par for UCLA NCAA titles as all of 2012:

Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to start the work week with. Fire away with your thoughts, takes, and additions in the comments thread.

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