WBS – Ep 174 – LA Times’ Ben Bolch

The boys are finally back together for a pre-season WBS in which they interview LA Times UCLA Beat Writer Ben Bolch!

We talked to Ben about his new book coming out this fall:

“100 Things UCLA Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die” Preorder on Amazon NOW!

We also talked to him about the difficulty of covering UCLA Football when the practices are closed, the transition to the Kelly era and his thoughts on the outlook of the team.

We also get some GoJoeBruin headlines from Mike, and we answer some twitter questions about football and basketball.

All that and a very combative What’s Bruin on this week episode.

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Episode 152 – Chip Chip! – Chooray!!!

Bill, Jake, Mike and Jamaal talk about UCLA’s victory over Cal and the arrival of Chip Kelly.

Alicia de Artola also joins the show to talk about the Pac-12 Title game and the USC fan reaction to UCLA’s new head coach. . . . and we make fun of ASU. Lot’s of fun is had by all.

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WBS 142 – The Memphis Loss

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This is a weird one… Mike is late, Bill is sick and Jamaal is in the house and Jake awkwardly tries to walk us back through the wild loss to Memphis that dropped the Bruins to 0-3 at the Liberty Bowl and 2-1 on the season.

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The last time the Bruins beat Stanford, Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana …

Then we look ahead to the Game That Will Be against the Stanford Cardinal. The last time the Bruins beat the Cardinal was all the way back in 2008, so we play a game of “the last time UCLA beat Stanford … “.

We wrap it up by letting Jamaal talk about Cal and quick “What’s Bruin”.

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