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Podcast | USC Overtime: USC defines its season in the Pac-12 championship game

Zach Helfand and Bill Plaschke break down USC's 31-28 win over Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game.

Bill Plaschke: What is UCLA supposed to do with the basketball players who were detained in China?

The three UCLA freshman basketball players detained in China are finally coming home, but the embarrassing story isn’t over. What do the Bruins do with them now? LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were on a flight back to Los Angeles on Tuesday after being confined to their Hangzhou hotel...

Reaching World Series is a must for Dodgers — and so is winning it

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Sorry, I must have missed the memo. When did finishing second suddenly become acceptable in Los Angeles? What are we, Tampa Bay? Bill Plaschke is right — to a point. The Dodgers have no excuse to not reach the World Series this year. Only I’ll take a step further: They have to win it. I wouldn’t...

Podcast | USC Overtime: A thrilling (and somewhat concerning) USC win over Texas

The USC Overtime Podcast hotline is a little conflicted after USC’s 27-24 double-overtime victory over Texas. Is there more or to be happy about? Or concerned about? Bill Plaschke and Zach Helfand take you inside the crazy game. Plus: What happened to USC's run game? Sam Darnold just had a Heisman...

This Week In Hot Takes: Bill Plaschke calls 2006 Rose Bowl “greatest game never”

4 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Welcome to the one-year anniversary of This Week In Hot Takes! Here’s a look at the hottest sports media takes from September 8-14. 5. Skip Bayless says Le’Veon Bell “has too much of that Tinker Bell in him”: Undisputed‘s Skip Bayless...Show More Summary

Podcast | USC Overtime: A win but many questions after USC's opener

USC won its opener but left unanswered major questions heading into a crucial Pac-12 Conference game against Stanford on Saturday. What’s the foremost concern? Bill Plaschke and Zach Helfand break it down on the USC Overtime postgame podcast call-in show. Then it’s time for your calls on the USC...

Letters: They believe in Yu, but not in us

5 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

I read Bill Plaschke's column after the the Yu Darvish trade and realized that the baseball season was over. The Dodgers won the World Series, Friedman and Zaidi were executives of the year and Roberts the manager of the year. Bill disregarded Darvish's struggles this year as " trade distracted...

Letters: Dodgers fans weigh options as trade deadline approaches

It’s nice to see that Bill Plaschke has once again decided to become the general manager of the Dodgers. Even though Dave Roberts stated that despite Clayton Kershaw’s injury, the team would continue winning games, Plaschke concluded that Roberts was really yelling, “Help!” As usual, Bill wants...

Letters: Dodgers fans weigh options as trade deadline approaches

6 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It’s nice to see that Bill Plaschke has once again decided to become the general manager of the Dodgers. Even though Dave Roberts stated that despite Clayton Kershaw’s injury, the team would continue winning games, Plaschke concluded that Roberts was really yelling, “Help!” As usual, Bill wants...

Letters: Lakers fans relatively happy with their week

Bill Plaschke had such a great opportunity on draft night to take attention off LaVar Ball and give it all to Lonzo, but no, he did the exact opposite. He decried all the attention-grabbing while giving him exactly that! Lonzo will be the star of the game and as a Bruins fan, I am thrilled beyond...

Letters: What will the Lakers do with No. 2?

7 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Careful what you wish for, Bill Plaschke. If Lonzo Ball does indeed have NBA-ready skill sets (probably wishful thinking) and if he is coachable and possesses necessary leadership ability (at best unproven) and if a neophyte coach with one disastrous season under his belt can actually coach him,...

This Week In Hot Takes: Bill Plaschke says Strickland’s pitch was “sickening” because of camo hat

7 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Hot Takes! This time around, we’re looking at the hottest takes sports media members dropped from May 26-June 1. Let’s get to it. 5. Domonique Foxworth makes tortured argument about LeBron’s greatness: Foxworth filled in for Stephen A. Show More Summary

Letters: Plenty of Madness to go around

My wife attended the University of Arizona. So you can imagine my disappointment upon reading expert prognosticator Bill “It Just Feels Right to Pick the Falcons to Win the Super Bowl” Plaschke's choice of U of A to win the NCAA tournament. Too bad, Wildcats, there's always next year. Konrad Moore...

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