Longest vacation ever

After a hiatus of thirteen years, Steve Harvey's The Bottom Ten has returned to the Times sports pages. He singles out the Crummy Game of the Week and the Rout of the Week, and of course ranks the losers in college football and the pros. From today's entry:

Seven of the Bottom Ten teams won over the weekend, a catastrophe that would ruin the credibility of most rankings of losers. Luckily, the BT never had any credibility. to begin with.

Bucking the disturbing victory trend, the Fighting Rash of Notre Dame fell to 0-4, despite a pre-game pep talk by alum Regis Philbin, who once roomed with Knute Rockne.

Stumbling newcomers included No. 9 Louisville, which somehow lost to 37-point underdog Syracuse, and the No. 7 SMUs (1-3), who next must face the deadly University of Texas at El Intercepted Paso (2-2). No. 5 Penn and No. 19 Dartmouth face off in a must-lose game for both.

In real life Harvey is the Only in L.A. columnist for the Times' California section.

September 25, 2007 10:58 AM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

© 2003-2014   •  About LA Observed  •  Contact the editor
LA Biz Observed
2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
Native Intelligence
Ellen Alperstein | A documentary film opening today in Los Angeles shows a community struggling to understand how a sex abuser terrorized its children and recast its storied college football identity.
Don Shirley | From a theatergoer's point of view, "choices" are almost always more dramatically engaging than unchosen "orientations."
Iris Schneider | There is a lot to learn at the academy's costume exhibit in the old May Company on Wilshire, but after an hour I found myself seeking solace. There must be a way to create a more conducive environment.
Jenny Burman | He preferred the present. But that's not why they were here.
Gary Leonard | Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | In which columnist Jon Christensen apologizes for offending many dear readers and friends by telling the LA Times that John Muir's legacy "has got to go," while explaining what he meant, and hoping that in the process he is not digging himself a deeper hole.
Bill Boyarsky
One of the most fascinating elections of the year is still going on in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Unknown Patty Lopez is holding a narrow lead over influential Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
Yesterday the sun rose: The clouds were pretty nice: Some neighbors paddled: A dog waited: A garage near Point Dume...