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L.A. Still Alive in Tri-Championship Chase

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams

The Lakers, kingpins of the National Basketball Association. The Dodgers, top of the heap in Major League baseball. The Rams, still in competition for the Super Bowl. Thus, it is possible, if still improbable, that the champs of the three most popular American professional sports leagues could all be found in Los Angeles.

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More Wolford, Please

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

I might have suggested the Los Angeles Rams would take a page from the “psyching ourselves up” playbook and lecture fans and the media about “how nobody believes in us,” ahead of their game against Arizona on Sunday. But we couldn’t go there because Rams fans, perhaps more enthusiastic than informed, apparently helped bet a […]

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Goff Catches a Break

December 29th, 2020 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, NFL

If ever the timing of an NFL injury could seem propitious, Jared Goff and his broken right thumb would be in the discussion. Until he sustained the injury, late in a 20-9 loss at Seattle on Sunday, the leading post-game topics were going to be about the Rams quarterback, who had another lousy performance, and […]

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Rams Over Shock Loss to Jets?

December 26th, 2020 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Has Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay gotten over that 23-20 home defeat inflicted last week by the previously winless New York Jets? I haven’t. Last Sunday, kickoff was a bit after 1 p.m. The Rams, however, didn’t show up until about 2, when a field goal got them to 13-3. (That score again!) What […]

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McVay, Rams Confront ‘Belichick Test’

December 10th, 2020 · No Comments · Los Angeles Rams, NFL, Rams

How good are these Los Angeles Rams? Check back at about 8:30 (PST) tonight. By then, we should have the results of the Rams versus the New England Patriots in the NFL’s Thursday night game. This is a big game for both teams. The Rams are 8-4, atop the NFC West, and are pursuing a […]

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Where Would Rams Be with Prescott at QB, Instead of Goff?

November 25th, 2020 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

Why aren’t more people talking about this? Is it just me? “Stuck” over here in France, getting a limited amount of NFL in my TV diet? The Los Angeles Rams moved heaven and earth (and six high draft picks, to Tennessee) so that they could make Cal quarterback Jared Goff the first pick of the […]

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Up All Night with ‘My’ Teams

October 9th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, France, Lakers, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams, Sports, Sports Journalism

I need the Lakers to close out the NBA Finals tonight. Because I have money on them? Because I have become a fan of LeBron James? Because I can’t stand to see them lose? Nope. I need them to win so I can get a little sleep. A downside for an American living in France? […]

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Championships at Stake This Month for L.A.’s Two Favorite Teams

October 1st, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Chargers, Clippers, Dodgers, Kobe, Lakers, NBA, NFL, Rams

Well, here we are. A city, a metropolitan center that had to be content (in terms of the Big Four professional sports leagues) with a couple of Stanley Cup championships over the previous decade. Now, L.A. finds out if its favorite two clubs can win titles in the same month. Los Angeles is overrun by […]

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Football 2020 Looks Like a Lost Cause

July 11th, 2020 · No Comments · College football, coronavirus, Football, NFL

The dominoes are falling now. Nearly every day over the past two weeks has brought news of some other school or conference or league announcing reduced schedules, with the reductions going all the way down to not playing football this season. At all. Back in the spring, noted U.S. immunologist Anthony Fauci was asked about […]

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Big League Sports to Return? Ask the Virus

June 25th, 2020 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, coronavirus, Football, NBA, NFL, Sports Journalism

Baseball is on the way back, we were told this week. “Spring” training camps will open on July 1, a 60-game mini-regular-season will begin play on or about July 24, and the World Series will finish no later than October 28. The NBA’s plan for a return-to-play “bubble” in Orlando was made public on June […]

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