LA Times readers lament Rams and Lakers situations

Rams fans should be ashamed of themselves. At least 60% of the stadium for the 49ers game was red.


Jim Estes
santa monica


As a lifelong Rams fan and season ticket holder since returning to Los Angeles, recent showings of so-called Rams fans selling their tickets to fans of opposing teams such as the 49ers, Cowboys and most likely Raiders fans, are mostly out of greed. It’s understandable if you can’t attend a game because you’re sick or out of town or something, but when more than 55% of another team’s fans are in SoFi, it affects us all, in especially the team you are supposed to support.

Craig Weiss


Sean McVay was “kicking” himself for calling a third pass to Cooper Kupp when he was leading by 17 points with 90 seconds left. The bigger question is, “Why were Kupp and Stafford on the court at that time?”

Duane Gomer

AD’s days are numbered?

Bill Plaschke says the Lakers should trade Anthony Davis for a few first-round picks. Oh good? He thinks they can get two first-round picks for “Delicate Davis?” I don’t think they can get even one first-round pick for him. He will be on the injured list more days than on the active list this season.

Sherwyn Drucker


Does a building have to fall on the collective heads of Lakers management before they realize the Lakers won’t win anything with Anthony Davis on the roster? His talent is undeniable, but he’s so injury-prone that he’s basically useless to this team in the long run. And of course, this season is no different. It took six games to see Davis have a back problem that will likely persist all season. Trade him now for a package including shooters and future draft picks and begin the rebuilding this team desperately needs.

Bruce Olson

series scandal

I rarely agree with Bill Plaschke, but I celebrated every word of his column on October 27. The Astros cheated the entire 2017 season and the World Series is unforgivable and must never be forgotten. And especially since MLB commissioner Robert Manfred meted out no consequences for such a blatant insult to the game. The scandal should be chronicled in every baseball file in perpetuity. A hundred years from now, fans should know about Astros cheating, just as we know about the White Sox scandal of 1919. If the cheating Astros had any integrity, they would have nullified the victory.

Diane Jenson


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

Lance, you and your teammates aren’t booed because you’re someone, you’re booed because you’re cheaters who haven’t honestly admitted this and apologized.

Until that happens, the boos you’ll hear are justified.

Kevin McDaniels
St. Barbara

Clipped coverage

I’m used to seeing the Times cover the Lakers and barely mention the Clippers, but Tuesday’s print edition was ridiculous. You put a column about the Lakers (who didn’t have a game on Monday) on the front page of the Sports section, with the article about a real Clippers game inside.

Mary Byrd
St. Barbara

Sports vs Games

Why is a story about video game players in the Sports section? They’re not athletes and it’s not a sport (even if you add an “e”). This article properly belongs to the Calendar section.

Kirk Norenberg
Redondo Beach


You know esports are just video games, right?

Steve Horn

Equal game for women

I picked up my morning paper hoping to see the NWSL championship game on the front page of the sports section. The only mention of this match was a sentence in The Day in Sports. Give women’s sport its due. Your readers are interested and shouldn’t have to go online to find out how this group of athletes excelled, failed, triumphed, struggled and competed. The women, men, daughters and sons of Los Angeles and the nation deserve better than your current coverage.

To quote Hayley Wickenheiser, four-time Olympic gold medalist: “People would say, ‘Girls don’t play hockey. Girls don’t skate. I would say, ‘Look at this.’ How about The Times so its readers can watch it through their pages?

Susan Berg


I am increasingly discouraged and disappointed by your lack of coverage of women’s sports. In particular, last week’s historic NWSL Championship – the first primetime broadcast of an NWSL Championship game. A sentence???? Is that all you give?

And instead you have an entire article featuring a male LAFC player on the cover. Where is the logic behind this decision?

Millions of people watched NWSL regular season games, and attendance records were broken in nearly every playoff game. There’s an audience and we’re not going to continue to subscribe to newspapers that don’t recognize what we want to see.

Donna Schwartz
St. Gabriel


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