The Dodgers announced this week that they will be playing an exhibition game against Red Sox next Spring at the Coliseum as part of their “move to Los Angeles” 50 year anniversary celebration. (No word on matching protests in Brooklyn.) The Coliseum was legendary for its shallow left field – 250 feet from home plate – and the giant screen that marked where they outfield ended.
Interestingly enough, the USC Trojans are doing some saber-rattling over leaving the Coliseum in favor of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena after disagreeing with the City over building improvements and lease terms. (Ed. Note – Why some sad sacks think that building can still be improved enough to be a modern NFL facility is beyond me.) This of course leading up the big game this week against UCLA at – you guess it – the Rose Bowl. With a win, USC can clinch a spot in… wait for it… the Rose Bowl.
We need some Booty to show us where to go.
(Speaking of Bowl games, UConn accepted an invitation to the Meineke Bowl, where they will face off against either GordonShumway’s Wake Forest Deacs or Maryland.)
LeBron James scored 38 points in the OT win over the Celtics, handing Boston only their second loss of the season. Drew Gooden tacked on 24 of his own and Zydrunas Ilgauskas went for 14 points and 15 rebounds, giving the Cavs top threesome a 77-64 edge over the seemingly unstoppable Garnett, Allen, and Pierce.
And finally, Ricky Williams is out for the season after his one game back with the Dolphins with a chest muscle tear. Say what you will about Williams, but I’ve always felt a little sad for Ricky. The man struggles with depression and crippling shyness and openly admits it – hell was the former spokesperson for Paxil – and yet continues to come back for more physical and mental punishment just to play a game. The Dolphins were idiots rushing him into play just days after he was re-instated by the NFL, especially in a field as wet and dangerous as Heinz Field was on Monday.