1. Dodger Concerns: L.A. Might Be in Trouble

    It hurts me to say this, but the Los Angeles Dodgers could be in trouble in the coming weeks. I always knew it could come to this point. I was just hoping it wouldn't...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 5 years ago 230 reads 4 comments

  2. The All-Time UCLA Bruins Football Team

    UCLA has had more than its share of All-Americans, future All-Pros, and Hall of Famers perform on the gridiron for the True Blue and Gold...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 5 years ago 37,723 reads 31 comments

  3. UCLA Football 2009: Preview and Predictions

    After a dismal record of four wins and eight losses in 2008, most of the prognosticators are not expecting a huge improvement from the UCLA Bruins football team in 2009...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 5 years ago 1,898 reads 4 comments

  4. The All-Time Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers Team

    With the exception of a few years during my junior high and high school days, I have been a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout my life...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 5 years ago 23,696 reads 19 comments

  5. Dodgers Mid-Season Report

    Now that we are at the All-Star Break, I thought that a mid-season assessment of the Los Angeles Dodgers' season is in order: A 7-4 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee yesterday, with Orlando Hudson (who will be playing in the All-Star game in St...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 315 reads 4 comments

  6. The All-Time Los Angeles Lakers Team

    After the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic to win the NBA championship—their 10th in Los Angeles—and as I was watching the fans celebrate on TV in front of Staples Center ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 1,843 reads 8 comments

  7. Freeway Series: Dodgers & Angels Are Heating Up

    This weekend will see a renewal of a rivalry in Anaheim, as the first place Dodgers (by eight-and-a-half games as of this writing) take on the surging Angels. It's been a bit one-sided this year, as the Angels took two-of-three at Dodger Stadium in May...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 183 reads 5 comments

  8. No Manny? No Problem: Dodger Domination in the West

    When superstar Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for violating the drug policy, pundits and experts stated that the Los Angeles Dodgers would be fine...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 138 reads 4 comments

  9. Ten Ways That Softball Can Achieve Baseball's Popularity

    Before I commence with this, I would like to make one thing perfectly clear: This is not, in any way, shape or form, a diatribe against women's fast pitch softball or its players or coaches...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 455 reads 0 comments

  10. Play Ball!: 10 Must-See Baseball Movies

    Spring has always been my favorite time of year. This is the case not only because of the weather becoming nicer, but also because it's baseball season, still America's National Pastime - despite the popularity of the NFL...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 485 reads 11 comments

  11. Baseball's All-Time Greatest Players, By Team: American League

    In honor of the start of baseball season, I thought that it would be fun to compose a list of the greatest players of all time, according to team...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 1,521 reads 7 comments

  12. Baseball's All-Time Greatest Players, By Team: National League

    I was watching a video of Ken Burns' classic miniseries "Baseball" on the MLB Network the other day. As the film footage of various legends flickered across the screen, a thought came to mind...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 145 reads 16 comments

  13. Remembering Jackie Robinson: The Greatest Man In Sports History

    On this date in 1947, a young, muscular African American and former UCLA athlete named Jack Roosevelt Robinson stepped onto the baseball diamond at Ebbets Field, in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 5 years ago 522 reads 7 comments

  14. The Final Four: My Views On How It Will Go

    After watching the NCAA Basketball Elite Eight and reading all the analysis in the Los Angeles Times and on different websites, and after seeing how this tournament panned out, I have one conclusion: This NCAA Final Four will be most intriguing...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  15. UCLA Basketball: Now That They're Out of the Tournament, What Now?

    Back in November, when the college basketball season began, Ben Howland said that his UCLA basketball team wouldn't have the depth or experience that his previous three Final Four teams had...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 1,134 reads 2 comments

  16. UCLA and Pac-10 Basketball: The Home Stretch

    The biggest thing I can say about my UCLA Bruins basketball team this season is that they have been like a Phoenix. Twice now they have been given up for dead after disastrous losses, and twice ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 304 reads 0 comments

  17. Manny Ramirez Has Been Signed (finally!); Who The Dodgers Need Now

    I'm going to begin my first baseball article on this site by stating three little words pertaining to the Los Angeles Dodgers signing Manny Ramirez this week: IT'S ABOUT TIME!!! For the past ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 134 reads 0 comments

  18. UCLA Basketball: At the Crossroads

    Well, this is where we stand... After a disastrous trip through the Arizona desert this past weekend, losing to both Arizona and Arizona State, the UCLA Bruins face what is probably their biggest ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 450 reads 1 comments

  19. UCLA and USC's Signing Day Acquisitions: My Thoughts

    Watching Fox Sports Prime Ticket's signing day special last night and reading the Los Angeles Times this morning, I got a pretty big smile on my face...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 1,884 reads 6 comments

  20. 20 Reasons Why College Basketball Is Better than the Pros

    1. Cheerleaders in college actually lead cheers. Have you ever seen the Laker Girls or the Knick City Dancers lead a cheer? 2. $20 can get you a decent seat at most colleges. In the pros, $20 puts you behind the basket in the nosebleed section...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 282 reads 5 comments

  21. UCLA Basketball: A Midseason Report

    OK, a 13-2 record. Good. A 3-0 record in the Pac-10 conference. A good start. Ranked No. 10 in the latest AP poll. Again, good. A well-earned 64-60 victory over USC at the Galen Center in Los Angeles last night...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 862 reads 4 comments

  22. USC Football: What's Next?

    That was a mighty impressive performance that the USC Trojan football team gave at the Rose Bowl yesterday...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 565 reads 5 comments

  23. THE CROSSTOWN RIVALRY: Five Ways UCLA Is Better Than USC

    This Saturday at the Rose Bowl, the UCLA Bruins, suffering from a dismal 4-7 season where little has gone right, will face a No. 5 ranked USC Trojan squad which has the top-rated defense in the nation...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 3,199 reads 16 comments

  24. USC FOOTBALL: ALTERNATE LYRICS TO "FIGHT ON"

    In response to an article on this site that showed alternate lyrics to "Sons of Westwood", UCLA's fight song, here are some new lyrics to usc's "Fight On", that I wrote myself: CHEAT ON FOR ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 538 reads 2 comments

  25. UCLA Football: The Ten Greatest Wins Over Rival USC

    Despite the long, woeful season that the UCLA Bruins have had in football this year, this is still a big week for myself and all the other members of Bruin Nation. This Saturday at the Rose Bowl, our Bruins will play the No...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 5 years ago 2,484 reads 1 comments