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Race and Leadership: Bears and Bruins Coaching Searches in NFL and the NCAA

January 28, 2013 by


if Lovie was named O’Whitey and had 10 wins at the Catholic School for the blind……he’d be an NFL head coach today! – Dufus McDillweed on the ESPN boards Its almost like fans want to believe in some coaches more than others.  I think that while it may be due in large part to track […]

Final Assessment of the 2012 UCLA Football Bruins

December 28, 2012 by


Didn’t have a good feeling about this game, particularly against the #1 ranked offense in the nation.  And of course, the box score confirms it. I saw only the first half, which seemed like the halftime of the 66-19 USC game in 2005, where the Bruins were simply down 42-7 or something similarly pathetic.  I […]

Are the 2012 UCLA Football Bruins for Real?

November 15, 2012 by


‘Meeeericaaaa Fuck Yeahhh! That’s what I think, the answer to my question. Yes. The UCLA Football Bruins are for real.  “For real” at this time, meaning capable of beating USC, and staying in the rankings.  The meaning of “for real” could change and that could mean playing for the national championship but I think were […]

UCLA-Oregon State Lessons from Losing

September 22, 2012 by


Yet another deflating loss after another hot start.  This is usually the part of the season where I throw in the towel on UCLA football, though this loss was a bit different.  But still, a loss.  I hope were still ranked tomorrow. What annoyed me most were the announcers who were celebrating the play of […]

UCLA Football Is Back? Nebraska-UCLA

September 8, 2012 by


Observations: After the game against Rice, which I did not see, I was excited to see what QB Brett Hundley could do.  From very early in this game, I didn’t get any feeling that he was panicked.  Took his time under pressure, made big runs.  The words that surged to my mind, “composed, cool, industrial.”  […]

Student Leadership: UCLA PTSP Bayanihan Project 6 Years Later

June 13, 2012 by


June 2005.  I probably gave the most incoherent acceptance speech of all time in front of friends, family, and school admins.  My sister pointed out how many times I said, “like.” At any rate, I was going to become the Student Director of a brand new outreach project, UCLA’s Pilipino Transfer Student Partnership (PTSP) Bayanihan […]

The Contested Leadership of Football Coaches of Color

October 29, 2011 by


UCLA Bruins Football. Every season without fail, I get excited and amped up for it.  We win a few games, even pull off a few upsets. Then the rest of the season happens.  Disappointing performances, punctuated by close and blowout losses seasoned with random wins against mediocre teams, just for effect. The fact that “we” […]