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UCLA hoops' toughest opponent? Apathy

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07:28 AM ET 12.06 | Pauley has its makeover, though not many are turning out to see it host UCLA men's hoops. There are moments during this UCLA basketball game when the place is so quiet, you can almost hear the banners flap. Then, suddenly, a brief commotion on Nell & John Wooden Court causes the crowd to stand, cheer, and break into the evening's most rousing eight-clap. Yeah, the football team just showed up. "When you're in a situation like this, two things are paramount," Steve Alford says. ... Barely a month into his first season as the UCLA basketball coach, Alford is dealing with bad starting times, a weak schedule, an infamous nearby freeway construction project that has made fan attendance a chore, and the growing perception that Wooden's monument is becoming a football school.

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Steve Alford, Icon Sports Steve Alford, Icon Sports
December 6, 2013  08:02 AM ET

This guy never met a jump shot he didn't like.

December 6, 2013  08:33 AM ET

"an infamous nearby freeway construction project that has made fan attendance a chore"

And we all know how the residents of greater LA have been spoiled by brilliant traffic planning and easy traffic.

December 6, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And we all know how the residents of greater LA have been spoiled by brilliant traffic planning and easy traffic.

Ding, ding, ding...Tinny wins today's sarcasm award.

Well done.

December 6, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Go Kentucky Go

Beat Baylor tonight!!!!!

December 6, 2013  10:18 AM ET

apathy wins 3 out of 4 times.

December 6, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

apathy wins 3 out of 4 times.

Ennui for the remainder.

December 6, 2013  12:33 PM ET

didn't care enough to read the article...

December 6, 2013  01:44 PM ET

Having Alford as a coach doesn't help.

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December 6, 2013  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

didn't care enough to read the article...

LOL, but yet you found the time to comment.

December 6, 2013  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Having Alford as a coach doesn't help.

Why not???

 
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