Talking Points: Vin Scully stars at Rose Parade




Vin Scully rang in the New Year with a full day. The legendary Dodgers broadcaster served Wednesday as grand marshal of the Rose Parade.

Scully had once co-hosted the television broadcast of the Rose Parade in the late 1960s. In 2008, he rode on a Dodgers float that celebrated the team’s 50th year in Los Angeles. But traveling down Colorado Boulevard as grand marshal was a new experience.

“Anyone who’s heard me do a ballgame — I love the roar of the crowd,” he said. “So you can imagine, today, going down Colorado, it was a field day just to hear the roar of the crowd.”


Specialized license plates tailored for Seattle Seahawks and Sounders fans go on sale Thursday.

The state Department of Licensing has said demand will determine how many plates, which feature the 12th Man flag for the Seahawks and a team scarf for Sounders FC, will be sold.

Plates will cost $67.75 for passenger vehicles, $49.75 for motorcycles or small trailers, and $55.75 for a large trailer.

Those costs include standard plate fees plus a $40 special license plate fee.

Proceeds will benefit three nonprofit organizations.


Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has announced that he will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft.

Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater passed for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season, including a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday’s 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Bridgewater said in a release that the decision “was extremely difficult,” but said that attending Louisville “was one of the best decisions I could have ever made.”