Who are your heroes?


My wife and I were on a date night in 2006 when we learned about NBC’s “Heroes,” a superhero-based show that wound up lasting four seasons. The show got off to a strong start in its first season, but was crippled by the writers’ strike of 2007-08, and never recovered. I stuck with the show as it hobbled along after the strike ended, hoping it would regain its composure and become a good show again. It didn’t and NBC cancelled it in 2010.Read More »

Los Angeles Clippers stat crew recollections



I usually like to write blog posts that uplift and inspire, but today, I’m going to get personal.

One of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve ever had was the four seasons I spent as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers’ game night stat crew. This was back when the Clippers were, well, you know, the Clippers. A successful season back then (1995-99) was if the team finished in the neighborhood of .500—usually on the losing side of that fence.Read More »

What’s your story? Why getting to know each other is a good thing

Host Todd Hansen interviews one of many everyday people on BYUtv’s “The Story Trek.” (used by permission of Todd Hansen)

“What’s your story, Martinez??!!”

I figured the coach’s question was motivated by something I’d done wrong and not because he wanted to get to know me better. My failure to pick up the backside linebacker or something or another was the “story” he was wondering about so intensely.Read More »