NBA Finals: a wrinkle in time

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(Disclaimer: The following story was born in the writer’s imagination and has been performed by a trained professional. Do not try this stunt at home. If you experience dizziness, become lethargic, or have a sudden desire to say “live long and prosper” while attempting to travel through time, consult a doctor immediately.)Read More »

Los Angeles Clippers stat crew recollections

 

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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 »

Hey, buddy, ya got a light?

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When I lived in the Los Angeles area, I covered high school and junior college football for a couple of local newspapers. From a professional standpoint, these assignments are some of the highlights of my journalistic career. Not only did I enjoy writing game summaries and keeping statistics, but I actually got paid to watch football—which was something I’d been doing for free for most of my life!Read More »

A sad winter tale in the summer

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Since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed of a college football playoff. While yesteryears’ BCS bashing and post-New Year’s Day debating about who should be named the national champion was fun, I yearned for the clarity and closure a playoff would bring. In 2014, the NCAA finally implemented a college football playoff, a four-team, single-elimination playoff format that’s not without fault, mind you, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. It’s surely better than what’s been used in the past.

So, there I was, on Jan. 12, 2015, ready to Read More »