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And How Did He Get Them To Play Zone?
2007-03-03 11:33
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

In that insurance commercial where the youth basketball coach's SUV is robbed and his team's uniforms are stolen, how come the insurance agent couldn't stay with the car while the coach went with his team to the game?

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2007-03-03 11:38:07
1.   Greg Brock
Because that story is a dramatic recreation. In the real life story, the real coach was Steve Lavin.

Everybody wanted the insurance agent at the game.

2007-03-03 11:40:00
2.   Bob Timmermann
The coach had to talk to the police and give all the particulars of the crime and show his driver's license and describe what was stolen. The insurance agent wouldn't know that.

The headline is the bigger question. From my experience as a youth basketball player, it's nearly impossible to play man-to-man defense as a kid. Kids get too lazy on defense. They work better in a zone.

When my 8th grade team played the only team in our league that played a man defense, we lost. And we had a significant height and speed advantage over them. But we couldn't run a halfcourt offense.

2007-03-03 12:01:25
3.   LAT
Because in reality insurance companies are not very helpful.

And with that there goes LAT's livlihood.

2007-03-03 12:01:46
4.   bhsportsguy
2 But that is a great line.
2007-03-03 12:20:16
5.   LAT
Two Es today by La Roche.
2007-03-03 12:26:44
6.   trainwreck
I love how those commercials claim to be true stories.
2007-03-03 12:36:03
7.   trainwreck
How come that basketball team only has like 5 players?
2007-03-03 12:45:51
8.   LAT
The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Last week: "He'll be held back for the next few days, but it isn't expected to be an issue for long."

This week: "Anderson apparently will be out longer than originally indicated, as the club is concerned that the flare-up of his surgically repaired right elbow could recur with overuse."

It nice to know some things don't change.

2007-03-03 12:48:13
9.   caseybarker
8 might be good news for Loney, though.
2007-03-03 13:08:51
10.   thinkblue0
he had a case of explosive diarrhea?
2007-03-03 13:24:53
11.   Jon Weisman
New thread up top.
2007-03-03 14:18:44
12.   Hallux Valgus
my question was always "how come one of the kids' parents didn't coach?"
2007-03-03 20:57:23
13.   underdog
I don't know the answer but I know the actor who played the coach in that ad. He's a local (to SF) guy, comic actor. Good to see hin getting work even if the ad makes little sense.

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