The traffic around Los Angeles this summer has been, frankly, insane and it’s only getting worse.
You can no longer, as local man Art Fern used to suggest, “Take the San Diego Freeway to the Ventura Freeway, drive to the Slauson Cutoff, get out of your car, cut off your Slauson…”
Our lanes are clogged, our Slausons slogged, potholes needed filled and when it comes to fuel efficiency and emissions, well, we’re all just exhausted.
Nothing better personifies, amplifies and\or exemplifies the endemic situation around town than the backfield logjams at our local training camps.
Six combined quarterbacks at USC and UCLA are competing for two open parking spots. For the next three weeks desperate young men will circle the block looking for the chance to run over granny to make a bank deposit.
It’s complicated, but also exhilarating.
Here’s the situation: After two relatively stable seasons in the huddle, with Sam Darnold at USC and Josh Rosen at UCLA, the stable gates have now been flung wide open.
Darnold and Rosen have fled (early) to the NFL as first-round draft picks for the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. We thank them for their dedication, service and sportsmanship even if they only met each other once on the field.
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