L.A. Times readers lament Rams and Lakers conditions

Rams followers ought to be ashamed of themselves. At the very least 60% of the stadium within the 49ers sport was purple.


Jim Estes
Santa Monica


As a lifelong Rams fan, and season-ticket holder since they returned to L.A., latest showings by so-called Rams followers who promote their tickets to opposing groups followers such because the 49ers, Cowboys and really probably Raiders followers, is generally for greed. It’s comprehensible when you can’t attend a sport as a result of being sick, out of city or one thing else, however when 55% plus of one other groups’ followers are at SoFi it impacts all of us, particularly the workforce, you supposedly assist.

Craig Weiss


Sean McVay was “kicking himself” for calling a third-down move play to Cooper Kupp when trailing by 17 factors with 90 seconds to play. The larger query is, “Why were Kupp and Stafford on the field at this time?”

Duane Gomer
Coto de Caza

AD’s days are numbered?

Invoice Plaschke says that the Lakers ought to commerce Anthony Davis for a few first-round draft picks. Actually? He thinks they’ll get two first-round picks for “Delicate Davis?” I don’t suppose they’ll get even one first-round choose for him. He’ll be on the injured checklist extra days than on the lively checklist this season.

Sherwyn Drucker


Does a constructing need to fall on the Lakers administration’s collective heads earlier than they understand the Lakers won’t win something with Anthony Davis on the roster? His expertise is simple, however he’s so damage susceptible that he’s principally ineffective to this workforce long run. And naturally this season isn’t any totally different. It took all of six video games to see Davis has a again drawback that may in all probability linger all season. Commerce him now for a bundle together with shooters and future draft picks and start the rebuild this workforce so desperately wants.

Bruce Olson

Collection scandal

I hardly ever agree with Invoice Plaschke, however I celebrated each phrase of his column on Oct. 27. The Astros dishonest your complete 2017 season and into the World Collection is unforgivable, and may by no means be forgotten. And particularly so since MLB commissioner Robert Manfred meted out no consequence for such an egregious insult to the sport. The scandal ought to be associated in each document about baseball in perpetuity. 100 years from now followers ought to know concerning the Astros dishonest, identical to we all know concerning the 1919 White Sox scandal. If the dishonest Astros had any integrity they’d have vacated the win.

Diane Jenson


Dusty Baker “hoped the fans would forget the past.” Lance McCullers stated, “It doesn’t matter to us, a lot of great teams, a lot of great players got booed even if they don’t deserve it, Reggie Jackson said they don’t boo nobodies.”

Lance, you and your teammates aren’t being booed since you’re somebodies, you’re booed since you’re cheaters who haven’t truthfully admitted such and apologized for it.

Till that occurs, the boos you’ll hear are warranted.

Kevin McDaniels
Santa Barbara

Clipped protection

I’m used to seeing The Times overcover the Lakers and barely point out the Clippers, however Tuesday’s print version was ridiculous. You set a column concerning the Lakers (who didn’t have a sport Monday) on the entrance web page of the Sports activities part, with the article on an precise Clippers sport inside.

Mary Byrd
Santa Barbara

Sports activities vs. video games

Why is a narrative about online game gamers within the Sports activities part? They aren’t athletes and this isn’t a sport (even when you add an “e”). This text correctly belongs within the Calendar part.

Kirk Norenberg
Redondo Seashore


You do know esports are simply video video games, proper?

Steve Horn

Equal play for girls

I picked up my morning paper hoping to see the NWSL championship sport on the entrance web page of the sports activities part. The one point out of this match was one sentence in The Day in Sports activities. Give girls’s sports activities their due. Your readers have an interest and shouldn’t need to go to the web to learn the way this group of athletes excelled, failed, triumphed, struggled, and competed. The ladies, males, daughters, and sons of Los Angeles and the nation deserve higher than your present protection.

To cite Hayley Wickenheiser, four-time Olympic gold medalist: “People would say, ‘Girls don’t play hockey. Girls don’t skate.’ I would say, ‘Watch this.’” How about The Times step it up in order that its readers can watch it through their pages?

Susan Berg


I’ve been more and more disheartened and disillusioned in your lack of protection of ladies’s sports activities. Specifically, final week’s historic NWSL Championship — the primary primetime exhibiting of an NWSL championship sport. One sentence???? That’s all you give?

And as a substitute, you might have a complete article that includes one male participant from LAFC on the entrance cowl. The place is the logic behind that call?

Tens of millions of individuals have been watching the NWSL regular-season video games and attendance data have been damaged in nearly each playoff sport. There’s an viewers, and we’re not going to proceed subscribing to newspapers who don’t acknowledge what we wish to see.

Donna Schwartz
San Gabriel


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