Thursday, July 12, 2007

Beach Boy nephew chooses UCLA over MY BELOVED OREGON DUCKS

I am sipping coffee, listening to T.Rex's "The Slider" album and waiting for (Oregon native) KERSTIN to wake up so I can wish her a HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY.
I also reading the LOS ANGELES TIMES online.
Today there is an interesting feature that touches on two of my loves: music and MY BELOVED OREGON DUCKS.
KEVIN LOVE (pictured) is by all accounts one of the best high school basketball players to come out of Oregon.
In the TIMES feature today, Love (6-10, 250 pounds)
discusses what it means to prepare for a college basketball career at UCLA after winning plaudits as essentially a "big fish in a small pond."
Love attended high school in Lake Oswego, Ore., and his decision to forsake MY BELOVED OREGON DUCKS for the big, bad Bruins created quite a stir up and down the Willamette Valley.
It's not just that a prized recruit chose to head south. One of the main reasons that so many people wanted Love to wear green and gold while playing college hoops is because his dad starred at Oregon.
A University of Oregon athletic hall-of-famer, Stan Love led the 1970 Duck team that upset No.1-ranked UCLA -- back in the days when the Bruins rarely lost. Southern California native Stan Love later played in the NBA.
OK... so what's the music connection?
It's a big one: Stan Love's older brother Mike got together with their cousins Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson to form the Beach Boys.
We'll have fun, fun, fun 'til the Bruins take our recruit away.


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