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This is what a hero (Mark Scutaro) looks like.
Just the other day, the redoubtable Pietro Benoit (who just happens to be the publisher of this fine electronic fishwrap) suggested I do an end-of-the-year column on the best sports stories of 2012.   Good idea, I said.   Which I have amended, slightly, to focusing on just one. Anyway, here’s how I employed the wonderful tool […]
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Either democracy is dead in La Verne or our elected officials are doing such outstanding jobs keeping our potholes filled and streets clean that there’s no need to hold elections. The city was supposed to hold an election in March 2013 for three seats – the seats currently held by Mayor Don Kendrick and Councilmembers […]
They awarded the Heisman Trophy last weekend. Did everybody watch it? The ceremony I mean? Because it’s kind of a big deal. In fact, the Heisman Trophy—awarded every December to the best player in college football—is generally considered by just about everyone in sports the greatest and most prestigious award in all of Sports. The […]
People often ask me (I wonder why people always think I have all the answers….) why we Americans are so deeply in love with and so fanatically fervent about our favorite professional sports teams. Well, after thinking about it for about 40 years, I’ve decided that it has to do with self-esteem.   The average meat-and-potatoes […]
The San Francisco Giants rule baseball. Feels weird to type it, feels weird to say it, even feels weird to think it.   But it’s true.   After winning last night’s clinching game which wrapped up a dominating 4-game sweep of the Tigers the G-men have now won two of the last three World Series titles, which […]
The San Francisco Giants rule baseball. Feels weird to type it, feels weird to say it, even feels weird to think it. But it’s true. After winning last night’s clinching game which wrapped up a dominating 4-game sweep of the Tigers the G-men have now won two of the last three World Series titles, which […]
     Well, we’re about a third of the way through the current NFL season, and it’s already been a great year.   Who’ll lose more games, the Packers or the Saints?   Does Michael Vick really own a dog now?   Is it Tebow Time yet?      Yeah, football’s great.      But it’s not baseball.      Hey, I […]
     My late mother had a saying.      It had to do with how she was always worried that the world was coming to an end.   It was some sort of Biblical mumbo jumbo.   Revelations, I think.   To wit, she was often wont to proclaim, “We’re all going to hell in a handbasket!”      Egad. […]
     I know it’s no big deal.   I know it’s just business.      But seeing Peyton Manning in a Broncos uniform was just plain weird.      Nothing else about Opening Day Sunday (oh, ‘scuse me, I’m referring of course to the NFL, as if you didn’t know) struck me as particularly earth-shaking.   Sure, I’m glad […]
There are a lot of things I’m upset about right about now.      No, not in real life.   That would take too long.      I mean in Sports.   Just a bunch of relatively minor yet irritating things that have gotten my goat.   I just feel like mentioning them.      Like Rafael Nadal pulling out of […]