With all the "buzz" about Steve Alford's contract, it's good to see he's out there, earning that $150k/year for holding basketball camps.
Nothing like first day of camp. Great seeing all the kids in Pauley. pic.twitter.com/xp2seTjPX4— Steve Alford (@UCLACoachAlford) July 9, 2013
In case you couldn't tell, that first line was dripping with sarcasm. Much like how our athletic department is dripping with incompetence and broken hearts and hurt feelings over people turning them down.
Plus this guy with the hair is getting a private jet. Lavin must be disappointed jets didn't show up for him during his time.
Our committed donors have also ensured @UCLACoachAlford recruits across the country the most efficient manner possible...via private jet.— Josh Rebholz (@JoshRebholz) July 9, 2013
NEWSFLASH: You don't need a private jet to sign the best players in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. How about those players?
The players were a bit nervous about Alford and social media:
UCLA's players were nervous about Alford's social media rules. Jordan Adams: "We thought he was going to make us delete our Twitters."— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) July 9, 2013
If he can (allegedly) cajole a campus ministry to try to force a rape victim to change her story, twitter is the least of your problems Jordan.
And don't take twitter away from the players! What will we do for material?!
NCAA Football '14 is out, if you haven't picked up your copy and downloaded your rosters, but the freshmen are excited to be in the game.
I'm in a video game y'all ..... pic.twitter.com/7ZoQZKgXYw— Caleb Benenoch (@UCLA_CB74) July 10, 2013
My overall is 78 and my speed is 86 on NCAA '14! Pretty cool being in a video game! #UCLA— Asiantii Woulard (@Asiantii2_) July 11, 2013
Still can't believe I'm in a video game😳#UCLAFOOTBALL— Thomas duarte (@thomas_duarte18) July 11, 2013
Congratulations to Jrue Holiday and Lauren Cheney:
Hey, laurencheney8.. You were absolutely beautiful! Congrats to you and Jrue! http://t.co/nLhcsMvLGu— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) July 8, 2013
Ah yes, another basketball player marrying a soccer player. Lauren's soccer club has already updated her jersey to say Holiday on the back.. and now there are two Lauren Holidays, as Jrue's younger sister Lauren plays basketball for UCLA.
TAKE OFF THAT RED SHIRT.
If I see another person with an SC shirt on this damn campus imma lose it— Caleb Benenoch (@UCLA_CB74) July 8, 2013
Marques Johnson's twitter was on FIRE over the past week, as he took Dwight Howard to task for running off to Houston:
Hey Dwight your reputation is who others think you are. Your character is who you really are.You cant run from you... pic.twitter.com/KGx7bZwXCs— Marques Johnson (@olskool888) July 6, 2013
I'm convinced the In-n-Out in Westwood has the slowest drive-thru of any In-n-Out in America.
In N Out lines be worse than Chic Fil A lines in Memphis x6— C.Mo #⃣6⃣0⃣ (@Big__CMo) July 6, 2013
And the man doesn't gain a pound, either.
Welcome home, Darren Collison!
Best wishes to Brandon Ayandabejo and to his son Amadeus:
Thank you for the love and positive energy. Amadeus is now recovering in ICU after a successful open… http://t.co/j8D1bumDhQ— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) July 9, 2013
The rest of the tweet says "successful open heart surgery." The full breakdown of the medical issue:
He suffered from a ASD which is a small hole in his heart. He also had to have a couple veins rerouted which is normal with this congenital heart defect. The pericardium (a sack that the heart sits in) was used as organic material for his 2 patches. For the first time in his life his heart is working 100% efficiently. Titanium wires will anchor his chest plate back together making it stronger than any humans could naturally be.
He's thankful they were able to catch it at a young age and Amadeus can go on to live a normal life.
This week's Happy Birthdays: Jordan Adams.