Monday, April 29, 2013

What does someone have to do to get some respect in this town?

The Lakers suck this year.  Last night they were eliminated in four games.  The Clippers are far better, more exciting, and yet, this photo I took over the weekend tells you all you need to know about LA.  The Clippers are the Rodney Dangerfield of Los Angeles.

8 comments:

Brent said...

Ken, you can't erase the years and years of bad teams and mismanagement in one fell swoop. The Lakers have won multiple titles; five in the last twelve years. Clippers? Um, no. Put it in a baseball perspective. Even though the last Dodger title team was 1988, and the Angels won it in 2002, if they shared a facility who do you think would get top billing? I grant you the size disproportion would likely not be so pronounced, but I guarantee you the sign at the top would be blue, not red.

Orioles versus M's tonight. A game that cries out for the voice of Ken Levine.

Tom in Vegas said...

Friday Question: On M*A*S*H, we never see the PA announcer, even though the microphone is located in the company clerk's office. Was this a running joke, a conceit of the show, or a plot device of some sort? Also, did any of the actors who did these announcements ever appear on the show in person, and do you have any idea where they are now?

benson said...

What does someone have to do to get some respect in this town?

Are not the LA Kings, for at least another month or two, the defending Stanley Cup champions? Their logo should be above both those pictured.

Ah, you Los Angelinos!

Mike Barer said...

The Clippers are more than welcome to relocate to Seattle where they would be treated like kings (no pun intended).

Charles H. Bryan said...

A few more years of Dwight Howard and I think the situation might change.

Tom Quigley said...

The Clippers' name and legacy are basically cursed by the fact that they originated in Buffalo (where every major pro sports team seems to be cursed) as the Buffalo Braves, a team that once traded league MVP Robert McAdoo to another team in their own division just to save a few bucks.

Back in the 90's, I once ran into Bob Weiss, then coach of the Clippers, in the commissary at the Culver Studios lot where he and his family where attending the taping of a show I was working on. The team had just suffered a 49-point drubbing the night before. I asked him how the team was holding up in light of the defeat. As he nonchalantly grabbed another load of food off the buffet and piled it onto his plate, he replied "They're fine," as if this was what he expected to happen on a regular basis -- which back in those days, it did. I was thinking of telling him "You know, we only give out the food here on a performance-based basis. I'd appreciate it if you put that back," but kept my mouth shut.

Gary said...

To Tom Q,
You hit it right on the head about the Clippers' ties to the Buffalo Braves. As a LONG-suffering fan of the Bills, Sabres and yes, the Braves, I can assure you there is definitely a sports curse on the city of Buffalo. And oddly enough, Bob Weiss played for the Braves when they were still here!

swedishfish said...

My friend has season tickets to the Clippers. Great seats, unaffordable for Lakers games. He's having a great laugh this year.