Apparently the Pac-12 network carriage agreement with satellite provider DirecTV is
getting closer to fruition. See Jon Wilner's column.
I've subscribed to DirecTV since its inception (1994), and send them an
e-mail once a day urging them to carry the Pac-12 network. I do get a
discounted subscription rate because of my longevity as a customer, but
that's it. (That's me pictured in the cowboy hat that I wore at the urging of my
then future son-in-law who is from Ridgecrest).
Here's a link to Bob Condotta's unofficial
depth chart. Bottom Line: The Huskies need to run the ball and stop the run.
Where have you heard that before -- same old hat, as in the photo
new kicker and punter (Travis Coons and Corey Durkee, respectively) should be fun to
watch, along with freshman phenomenon Shaq Thompson, who Condotta has penciled in as
What's wrong with the Los Angeles Angels?
The problem with the Angels involves a tough schedule, a beat up pitching
staff, the assimilation of new players and the constant negativity from
LA Times' columnist T. J. Simers, which is demoralizing to the players and insulting to
Angels' owner Arte Moreno, who has provided us fans with an exciting team.
Playing in the same division as omnipotent Texas is a tough hurdle to
overcome. Dealing with a needling columnist heightens the problem.
Simers' criticism of Moreno and the Angels
written under the guise of humor is becoming as threadbare as the seat of Simers' tattered
britches. To settle their rift, Simers needs to apologize to
Mr. Moreno for his part in their dustup that spawned the alliteration "Angry
Arte," a cheap shot that has become vacuous over time. Then maybe he can get
some quotes from Moreno to buttress his stuff and be more credible. See "Our
goals can still be achieved."
Here's a link to Simmer's
on the Angels, and his use of that worn-out pejorative.
Richard Linde can be reached at