• Anonymous

    I think they were happy to see an actual, bona-fide tourist that wasn’t directly there for the games.

    LA has her problems, but I believe we’re the only town to host summer olympics that actually functioned without piles of government largesse and were genuinely successful on a commercial level.  Twice.

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    Breaking Bad offered some real Hell on Wheels tonight. 

    • Anonymous

      I never trusted Landry.

      • Anonymous

         I thought the Dodgers traded Landry.

        • Anonymous

          I thought Landry coached the Cowboys

          • Anonymous

            I thought Landry was a character on the TV show Friday Night Lights.

    • http://farinella.com/ David Farinella

      I was thinking Landry, still stung over his heartbreak, was going to be a cop.

  • Alex Chavez

    Hi Jon.  Have you ever put the link to the next story at the bottom of the page?  As of now, we have to scroll all the way back to the top to click “next” after we read your NPUT.  Can it just be placed down at the bottom close to the NPUT along with the top link?

    • Anonymous

      Better yet, why not put the link right beside the NPUT ? UltraConvenient !

      • Anonymous

        It wouldn’t require system software changes to simply include the link to the new topic in the post that announces the NPUT…

        • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

           As someone who is lazy, let me just say … you guys are really lazy. 

          • Anonymous

            There would never have been a single technological advance were it not for lazy people…

    • KT

      I like all the ideas ^_^

  • Anonymous

    Having spent the first week of the Olympics up in Manchester on research, it was hard to believe that the Olympics were actually only a few hours south. Most Brits were content to remain as far away from London as possible and I did too despite having a free hotel room in which to crash. Watching the opening ceremonies with friends in a Manchester pub, I was struck by their cynicism of Danny Boyle’s creation (“Oh, this’ll cost too bloody much!”) and they were probably just as dumbstruck with my admiration of its historical approach (I teach British history). London will always be one of my favorite cities because everywhere you look there is history and a story and Ye Old Cheshire Cheese is really an awesome pub, whether yo like Dickens or not. And I do.

  • Anonymous

    I know this is not Dodger, or even baseball related….but…..
    ….
    Smart, Smart, Smart, Smart….. I cannot say it enough!
    ….
    Andrew Bynum:  Immature, injury-prone, inconsistent, due for big pay-day (max deal) next season.
    Gone!
    ….
    He comes out in 2011…Manages to avoid major injury, makes the All Star team…
    ….
    Right when his ‘stock’ is the highest… Lakers sell !
    And, parlay his nice season into the acquisition of the best center in the game. 
    (that’s the way it’s done, gentlemen) :-)

    • Anonymous

      Every time Mitch and co. are blasted for being numbskulls whose best days are behind them they pull off a great deal. Go Lakers

  • Anonymous

    i don’t know if its possible to vicariously live thru other peoples experiences but for now it’s going to have to do, travel is an absolute must for me in my later years.

  • Anonymous

    I greatly enjoyed watching the Olympics for the past two weeks.  Yes, I know they are commercialistic and expensive, but the events themselves are often joyous.  What a pleasure to watch the unbridled excitement of someone who wins in judo, rowing, shooting or wrestling, events that receive little coverage in non-Olympics years when they are contested in relative obscurity.  As for the major events, have you ever seen a happier (and more relieved) group of Americans than the men’s basketball team after the victory over Spain yesterday?   My wife, mother, late father and I went to the Olympics in 1984 in Los Angeles, where I had grown up and where my parents lived.  It was a wonderful two weeks.  I purchased tickets for some rather eclectic events, including equestrian at Santa Anita, team handball at Cal State Fullerton, diving preliminaries at USC and track and field at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, where my dad and I saw Carl Lewis and Edwin Moses win gold medals.   And  I will never forget going to a men’s basketball game at the Forum with my mother in which China, with a pair of hot-shooting guards, stunned France, whose team acted arrogant.  Financial resources willing, I would love to make it to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, you forgot to mention the Dodger spouse!

      • Anonymous

        Misty May-Treanor!

    • Anonymous

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Antonio_Samaranch

      I think that guy’s legacy is a little mixed. 

      I enjoyed this year as an american, we had some great personalities on the podium.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Casey-Barker/100003908968118 Casey Barker

      I saw a few baseball games at the 1984 Olympics, most memorably the Italy-Dominican Republic game.  Italy dominated.

  • Anonymous

    0I thought the coolest Olympian was that 6’6″ Chinese swimmer who smashed the world record in the 1500 meters. He had this ferocity that was impressive. I wonder if he can play 1B?

  • Anonymous

    Program note for those outside the L.A. area: Two of the Dodger games this weekend in Atlanta will be shown on nationwide cable networks not requiring the MLB Extra Innings subscription.  Saturday night’s game will be shown on the MLB Network, and Sunday afternoon’s game will be on TBS.

  • Anonymous

    Any starting lineups yet?

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT