Thursday, February 12, 2009

UCLA Bruins Evoke Memories of Past Legendary Greatness

Tonight, UCLA plays at Arizona State in a nationally televised game that not only has huge tournament seeding implications, but will also go a long way towards validating their generous standing in the ESPN/USA Today rankings. Despite not having a win over a top 25 team yet this season, the coaches have voted UCLA as the #6 in the country. This lofty status is the result of a very successful four game homestand in which the Bruins absolutely dominated everyone that ventured into Pauley Pavilion, winning by an average of more than 20 points and putting each team away by halftime. With their excellent team defense, quick transition offense, and overall unselfish play over the last two weeks, they've certainly given the appearance of one of the best teams in the country. In fact, with John Wooden looking on from behind the bench, one couldn't help but think of their great teams from the 1970's:



Ok, so maybe UCLA doesn't have anyone that's going to go 21 of 22 from the floor. But still, being in attendance this past weekend, I had to admit that there was something happening on the court which was reminiscent of UCLA's brilliance in the early 70's.

Then:



Now:




Now that is championship caliber. No wonder UCLA's looking so good in the polls.

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4 Comments:

At Thu Feb 12, 06:03:00 PM PST , Anonymous Navgator said...

Aagh, that Bill Walton pic brings back baaad memories for me - a Memphis State grad...lol

Navgator

 
At Thu Feb 12, 06:04:00 PM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

Sorry about that Navgator. The Bill Walton pic was not intended to be the focus of this post.

 
At Sat Feb 14, 03:43:00 AM PST , Blogger beebs said...

Nothing like a good dose of cheerleading goodness for Valentine's day.

 
At Wed Mar 18, 06:05:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, what happened to all the tasty bruingirl booty shots from last year?

Looks like you bought a better quality camera too....

holding out hope.
anon.

 

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