Usually my special editions come after fun times. Beating Southern Cal. ESPN College GameDay fun. Signing Day. Now I bring you the during and after losing at WSU for the first time in 20 years, or basically, longer than the freshmen on our team have been ALIVE. Yeesh.
Did UCLA win the bball game?— Caleb Benenoch (@CalebBenenoch79) March 7, 2013
No. Not even close.
Ben Howland, Shabazz Muhammad, any #UCLA name you want: you just got clowned by 2-14 Wazzu team. Be proud! Walk tall!— Brian Murphy (@knbrmurph) March 7, 2013
Some of you may be wondering who the heck Brian Murphy is. He hosts the morning drive show on KNBR, a sportsradio station in the Bay Area. He spends a lot of time talking up UCLA, as an alum (although he's said a few things I don't agree with) and he can reach the Bay Area masses.
For anybody who wonders why Ben Howland's future as #UCLA coach is in doubt, study this masterpiece of turdness tonight in Pullman.— Brian Murphy (@knbrmurph) March 7, 2013
A true Ben Ball Warrior was mad.
Really @uclambb ???? Wow get it together!!!— Lorenzo Mata(@RealMataLo) March 7, 2013
Come on Bruins... Problem inconsistency. No toughness.— Lorenzo Mata(@RealMataLo) March 7, 2013
NO MATTER WHAT... IM ALWAYS A BRUIN FOR LIFE. BUT THEY CAN'T GET IT TOGETHER. SEEMS LIKE PLAYERS THINKING NBA ALREADY. NO PRIDE FOR UCLA.— Lorenzo Mata(@RealMataLo) March 7, 2013
@realmatalo you need to show these Ucla young bloods how to get a board— Wilson Lee (@BonesWL) March 7, 2013
The players have mostly stayed off of Twitter and refrained from saying anything. The only comments that popped up:
Pride hurts— Nick Kazemi (@Nick_1K4z) March 7, 2013
Everything happens for a reason...— Sooren Derboghosian (@Sooren44) March 7, 2013
And now that reason appears to be shipping us off to the East Coast for the tournament. Of course as I write this, it appears the teams at the "top" of the Pac-12 are playing a game of hot potato with the regular season title.
UCLA: "Here, we have plenty, you take it."
Arizona: "Ok sure!"
Cal: *ignores Arizona... * "We like fighting better. Look, Mark Madsen was ejected. GO DANCE IN THE LOCKER ROOM MAD DOG. You take it, Duck. Go do some push ups."
Arizona: "No really, we'll take it. We just play ASU this weekend."
Oregon: "WE'RE A FOOTBALL SCHOOL QUACK QUACK"
Arizona: "We're not. Hey we're still in this thing! Can everyone keep losing?"