Why the sports blog that no one will ever read? Catharsis. To be a sports fan in Los Angeles means being held down and pummeled with "news" and gossip about the Lakers pretty much non-stop. Seriously, switch on sports talk radio here, no matter what time of year it is, and odds are they'll be talking about the Lakers. Speculating about what Kobe had for breakfast, did it give him the shits, and how will that affect their chances of landing LeBron James in 2015. Particularly ESPNLA. God they're awful. The Mason and Ireland-Max and Marcellus shows just kind of coalesce into one 6-hour long Lakers circle jerk. The Kings are in the middle of their historic first EVER Stanley Cup championship run? Doesn't matter, we're talkin' Lakers. The Dodgers are in first place, having overcome a 9-game deficit in the standings and are headed back to the playoffs for the first time in 4 years? Who cares, we're talkin' Lakers. The Clippers? Who's that? LULZ! UCLA football? Call us back when you have 16 rings!
I'm not a Laker fan, but I don't really hate them either. If anything I'm indifferent. I do hate the local media's goddamn obsession with them though. Never to be satiated. The constant ballwashing when they win, the endless whining when they lose. The Kobe era Lakers are like the Kardashians of sports teams, a constant shits show that just will not go away. They're the west coast yin to the Yankees/Red Sox eastern yang.
So here I am. To spew my stupid thoughts and opinions about only the teams I care about: the Dodgers, L.A. Kings, UCLA Bruins, Clippers, Raiders and Long Beach State 49ers. Yes, if you like winning, odds are you're gonna wanna go somewhere else. But if you like making if to the Final Four, only to lose in soul-crushing fashion to the same team in consecutive years.; if you're a fan of not making it to the World Series for 25 years, meanwhile watching the team you despise the absolute most in all of sports win the Commissioner's Trophy in the most exhilarating way possible...twice; if you've watched your team choke at the most critical times, while seeing smug assholes like Pete Carroll, Bill Belicheck, Kobe Bryant, Aarron Rodgers, Brian Wilson, Mike Kryzewski, Chris Pronger, Nick Saban and others win time after time after excruciating time; if you're used to having your heart ripped out through your butt by your favorite Los Angeles sports teams year after year, well then you're in luck, my friend! Grab a beer and sit a spell, we'll talk about the 2012 Stanley Cup run and this year's UCLA baseball team...the first bright spots in nearly 20 years.