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Entries from January 2021

In Search of Author’s Resting Place

January 30th, 2021 · No Comments · Books

One of my favorite authors is Patrick O’Brian, creator of the “Master and Commander” sailing series. All 20 books of it. He was a bit of an eccentric who left his family before World War II, seemed to have a government job that perhaps pertained to military intelligence and who legally changed his name after […]

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A Blog Post — On Deadline

January 29th, 2021 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Let’s see how this works. I am going to post to my blog in 10 minutes. And one minutes is nearly gone. People who do blogs in their spare time may not grasp how much time it takes to populate a blog. The scary part of it is that a blog has no deadline that […]

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Five Events I Regret Not Seeing

January 23rd, 2021 · No Comments · Olympics, Uncategorized, World Cup

The other day I was walking around the little French town where we live and thinking about things I covered during 40 years in sports journalism. I reflected on events I really enjoyed — just sorta free-associating. As often occurs in one of these reveries, eventually I shake my head and concede, “I got to […]

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Rams Left Out in the Cold?

January 16th, 2021 · No Comments · Football, Los Angeles Rams, Rams

I wish I had the time and energy to look this up, or call some agency that would look it up for me, and pay them to do it, but … … I don’t and I don’t. So, I will own up to cherry-picking these NFL stats from The Athletic pertaining to the Rams playoff […]

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L.A. Still Alive in Tri-Championship Chase

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Dodgers, Football, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Rams, NBA, NFL, Rams

The Lakers, kingpins of the National Basketball Association. The Dodgers, top of the heap in Major League baseball. The Rams, still in competition for the Super Bowl. Thus, it is possible, if still improbable, that the champs of the three most popular American professional sports leagues could all be found in Los Angeles.

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Tommy Lasorda: 1927-2021

January 8th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Dodgers, Olympics

Everyone who covered the Los Angeles Dodgers for any amount of time during Tommy Lasorda’s 20 years as the club’s manager has a Lasorda story. Probably dozens and dozens of them. My Lasorda moment happens to rank as one of the best-known. I was one of a couple of dozen people in his office, post-game, […]

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More Wolford, Please

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments · Football, NFL, Rams

I might have suggested the Los Angeles Rams would take a page from the “psyching ourselves up” playbook and lecture fans and the media about “how nobody believes in us,” ahead of their game against Arizona on Sunday. But we couldn’t go there because Rams fans, perhaps more enthusiastic than informed, apparently helped bet a […]

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