USC fires noted douche bag

Lane Kiffin is one of the worst coaches I can recall. So it is not surprising he got the ax at USC. What is surprising is that Tennessee then USC ever gave this tool the time of day. Good riddance to Lanie!

What felt inevitable finally happened Sunday morning: Head coachLane Kiffin was fired at USC. 

The team issued the following press release:

Lane Kiffin has been relieved of his duties as USC’s head football coach, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced early today (Sept. 29). Haden informed Kiffin of his termination upon the team charter’s arrival back in Los Angeles early Sunday morning following USC’s 62-41 loss at Arizona State.

Kiffin’s Trojans have lost 7 of their past 11 games. USC is 3-2 this year and has lost both of its Pac-12 games. His overall record in 4 years at USC is 28-15.

Haden will hold a press conference at USC on Sunday afternoon at a time and place to be announced. 

So, who replaces Kiffin? Jack Del Rio? How about Bobby Petrino? I mean since USC obviously cares squat about character. If they hired an idiot like Kiffin, why not Petrino? Yes he is an idiot, but unlike Kiffin he can coach!

 

Kings edge Sharks advance to West Finals

LA 2 San Jose 1

Justin Williams figures he gets his knack for Game 7 heroics from the same source as the Los Angeles Kings’ resilience throughout their grinding seven-game victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Williams thinks the Kings all drew their inspiration from that Stanley Cup championship banner hanging over the Staples Center ice and that it carried them through to the Western Conference finals.

“It comes from the hunger of winning one and having that drive for another one,” Williams said. “You don’t want anyone else to raise the Cup but you.”

 

Sharks bite Kings in OT trail series 2-1

San Jose is not ready to go away yet

The Los Angeles Kings are now the team bemoaning a late penalty while the San Jose Sharks celebrate a dramatic win.

With the script being flipped from Game 2 in Los Angeles, the Sharks have played their way back into this second-round series against their Southern California rivals.

Logan Couture returned from a second-period injury to score a power-play goal 1:29 into overtime that helped the Sharks bounce back from two losses in Los Angeles to beat the Kings 2-1 in Game 3 on Saturday night.

 

Kings edge Blues in OT take 3-2 series lead

The LA Kings looked like a beaten champion when the St. Louis won the first two games, but, three games later, it is the Blues who look headed to an early Summer

The Los Angeles Kings had every reason to be deflated.

Instead, they’re going home with a chance to wrap up their first-round series against the St. Louis Blues because they refused to let it a letdown linger.

Defenseman Slava Voynov scored on an odd-man rush eight minutes into overtime and the defending Stanley Cup champions, after surrendering the lead in the final minute of regulation, beat the Blues for the third straight time with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

“We are a resilient group,” said Jeff Carter, who had the Kings’ other two goals. “A lot of guys have been through a lot of different experiences over their careers and I think we all kind of draw off that.

“We don’t get too high, we don’t get too low, and that’s a big thing for us.”

 

Grizzlies Rip Clips series even at 2-2

After LA won two at home, Memphis returned the favor

Marc Gasol had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-83 Saturday to even their first-round series at 2-all.

Zach Randolph finished with 24 points and nine rebounds as the Grizzlies won their second straight to ensure another stop in Memphis for Game 6. Mike Conley had 15 points and 13 assists, and Tayshaun Prince scored 15.

 

Pacers too much for Hawks, Spurs whip Lakers

Indiana pulled away late to rout Atlanta 107-90

Paul George insisted a little rest and a new focus would make change everything for the Indiana Pacers.

He made sure that prediction came true Sunday.

Following the best season of his three-year career, George opened the playoffs by producing the first postseason triple-double of his career — 23 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists — and led the Pacers out of their late-season funk and past Atlanta 107-90 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Spurs 91 Lakers 79

Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker scored 18 points each as the San Antonio Spurs led from early in the first quarter and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-79 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series.

Tim Duncan added 17 points and 10 rebounds, Matt Bonner had 10 points and Kawhi Leonard had eight points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio.