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Entries from January 2019

Memories of Super Bowl Week

January 28th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

I’m not sure how many Super Bowls I covered. I could search it out, but let’s just say it probably was 12, over a three-decade period. From the time I was trusted to cover a major event, which commenced around 1980, I did any Super Bowl that was within driving distance from the office (250 […]

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My School and Winning an NCAA Championship

January 25th, 2019 · No Comments · Long Beach, Olympics

I graduated from Long Beach State. There. I said it. Not everyone is keen to let the world know they attended Long Beach State. It is a real school, for sure, with more than 31,000 undergrads. But it is not known for academic excellence. It is ranked 26th among “regional universities West” by U.S. News. […]

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Goff vs. Brees Will Determine Super Bowl Berth — Unfortunately for the Rams

January 19th, 2019 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are one victory from playing in the Super Bowl. If they defeat the New Orleans Saints tomorrow … they go to American football’s biggest game. However, I do not believe we will see that happen. Not this year. Because of one match-up where the Saints have a distinct advantage. At quarterback, […]

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A Jeopardy! Update

January 16th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

While in Southern California for these months now, we have been fortunate enough, on several nights, to be staying in a household that watches the game show Jeopardy!, as we do. We recently saw most of the five-day run of the semi-notorious Jackie Fuchs, former bass player for the Runaways, a 1970s girl group, which […]

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Half a Century Since Jets’ Super Bowl Upset

January 11th, 2019 · 1 Comment · Football, NFL, Rams

Just read a piece in the Wall Street Journal by a reporter noting today is the 50th anniversary of the New York Jets’ 16-7 upset of the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl 3. Most football fans who were over the age of 10 or 12, on January 12, 1969, remember the event. I fall into […]

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Soccer Goodbyes: ‘Till Next Time’

January 9th, 2019 · No Comments · Brazil 2014, Football, soccer

The championship tournament of Asian soccer is under way at the moment in the United Arab Emirates, and I sorta/kinda wish I were there. Asian teams are becoming more interesting, and perhaps a bit more competitive, in recent years, and to have a look at the top 24 of them, all playing this month in […]

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So Tired of Alabama and Clemson

January 7th, 2019 · No Comments · College football

The Alabama-Clemson game coming up tonight marks the fourth consecutive season those schools have met in college football’s final game. And many of us are sick and bloody tired of watching those two decide who will be national champion. Some have suggested it is a good thing, this repetition. “Would you rather see Notre Dame […]

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Marveling at an Apollo Space Capsule

January 6th, 2019 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Our Southern California sojourn has taken us to San Diego, where we found a rainy (!) day and were prompted to consider visiting an indoor venue. Such as the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. It was impressive enough that we were happy the day had turned rainy. The highlight was peering through the […]

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