Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Letters to Sports: Inglewood’s 106-0 victory lacked class

I graduated from Inglewood School in 1971. I know the history of the rivalry with Morningside High. I am totally confused by the total lack of athletic prowess demonstrated by my alma mater in the recent 106-0 fiasco against the Monarchs. These are the boys … and whoever the coach at IHS is sending the wrong message.

Bud Chapman
Northridge

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The biggest loser in Inglewood’s “win” over Morningside High was Inglewood’s coach. The rudeness and classless example that he set for his team, I am sure, undermined the selfishness of everyone who participated in this work. In fact, it was as if the prize-winner had knocked out his opponent in 30 seconds of the first round, and then he was allowed to continue hitting and kicking the recipient while he was down. The head coach deserves to be relieved of this position.

Steve Bass
Bakersfield

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Like any real football fan, I was shocked and disgusted when I read about the outcome of the game between Morningside and Inglewood. Inglewood coach Mil’Von James mocks what football should be at all levels and humiliates good coaches everywhere.

Playing football should teach values ​​such as hard work, dedication, discipline, fairness, sportsmanship and dignity in both victory and defeat; characteristics that will be relevant in all areas of life – for the rest of your life.

Displays like this only include a dimmer on Friday Night Lights.

Michael D. Johnson
Angels

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It is hypocritical for the Morningside football coach to criticize Inglewood for boosting the score when Lisa Leslie of Morningside scored 100 points in the first half of a basketball game 30 years ago.

Inglewood was punished by the CIF for playing undefeated Saint Bonaventure away in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs.

Darryl Thomson
La Cañada

Bruins battle

On Monday, Ben Bolch really wowed Chip Kelly in his column. He pointed out all the reasons why Kelly did not live up to his expectations. Kelly can save her job by getting a new Defense Coordinator and saving UCLA a lot of money on a new coach.

Bialek salt
Van Nuys

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Ben Bolch’s comment that Chip Kelly is far from the elite is pertinent, especially when it comes to the UCLA heist. I just think the talent of Marcus Mariota and his teammates in Oregon, along with the funding of Phil Knight from Nike for the great sports department premises, made Kelly a “genius.” His real genius is his ability to use his short-lived success in Oregon on three subsequent failures for high-paying coaches. Outwitted us all.

J. Mark Rosen
Kaneohe, Hawaii

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While UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond described athletics as the elite, Chip Kelly’s football program turned out to be very different, with one glaring exception: the money the university pays to Kelly and his staff of underperforming assistants. So what if Kelly was successful in Oregon? Past success does not guarantee future results! At least $ 23.5 million over five years. Kelly’s “trial,” referred to in a previous Times article, has failed since he left Oregon. It’s time for Jarmond to wake up and clean up the football program.

Lawrence Cates
Angels

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Dear Mr. Bolch,

Thank you for saying it right. Now let’s hope UCLA does the right thing.

Janet Leighton
Seal Beach

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The only joy UCLA football brings is the daily injuries Ben Bolch brings to Chip Kelly. As for Kelly’s blind loyalty to incompetent defense coordinator Jerry Azzinaro, this guy would have been fired from Pee Wee’s soccer team by now.

Jim Fredrick
Manhattan Beach

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As the Bruins fall into ruins, Jerry Azzinaro continues his defensive magic, finding ways to abuse talented players. If our new AD even has a suspicion of leaving Chip Kelly, he should demand the immediate elimination of this Defense Wizard. Heck, for $ 700,000 a year, he could hire a gang of school defense coordinators who couldn’t do anything worse.

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Felipe Hernandez
Glendale

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I gave Chip Kelly an attack for landing a 6-foot-9 five-star rookie, Adem Bona, until The Times clarified that Bona had been selected for the basketball team. Sorry Chip, just trying to help.

Eddie Daws
Hacienda heights

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A note to strong supporters of Bruin: Stop spending millions of dollars buying a head coach every five years. Start buying five star players, a lot of them. As unpleasant as it sounds, welcome to the brave new world of NIL college football. The brave little Bruins are working their asses every day to earn more W, but the fact is Nick Saban will be struggling to make it to the cup with UCLA squads over the past five years. As John McKay put it in his inimitable and reserved manner: “Usually the team with the best players wins.” Coaching is important, but in college football, it is not the fives and the cons that are most important; this is Jims and Joe.

Dave Sanderson
La Cañada

Packed with deception

“I am immunized” = “I did not inhale.”

Howard Cohen
North hills

Bravo braves

As I watched the Atlanta Braves crush the cheating Astros in Game 6 of the World Series to win the title, I thought, as a lifelong Dodgers fan, I would be happier with the redemption it had to bring. Instead, I continued to feel even more disgusted that Commissioner Rob Manfred let it drag on years later. Instead of severely punishing Houston and banning then-manager A.J. Hinch and trainer Alex Cora for life, taking away their 2017 title and banning Altuve, Correa, Bregman, and more, he single-handedly allowed the Astros to escape punishment. Well at least the good guys won this title. Congratulations, Braves.

Bruce Laracuente
Whittier

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Congratulations to the underdog Braves for a well-deserved World Series title. After our beloved Dodgers dropped out, after a great season to congratulate the players, coaches and front office, and the AL rep was determined to cheat on the Houston Asterisks, I was an Atlanta Braves fan for a week. If Rob Manfred had had the courage, there would have been an asterisk next to the names of the “2017 champions” in the record books. I propose to call this team “Stars” at all times!

Donnie Moore
Redondo Beach

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I hope Dave Roberts and the Dodgers front office members were comfortable at home watching a team that doesn’t rely on analytics to succeed. The Atlanta Braves and manager Brian Snitker played a game as close as possible to the old school baseball you will encounter today this year and won it all.

Congratulations to the Braves and the Dodgers … get smarter!

Kent M. Paul
Costa Mesa

Fantastic photo

Excellent photo of Jalen Green and LeBron James collision in Wednesday’s Times. The photograph by Robert Gaultier made them look like they were balancing Cirque du Soleil.

Vaughn Hardenberg
Westwood

Filled with hope

I know USC paid a lot of money to buy out Clay Helton’s contract, but honestly, can’t they afford to get Donte Williams a new SC cap instead of the one he wears with a hole in the hem?

Bill Pearcy
Long beach

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