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Don Markham: 1940-2018

May 15th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Football, Sports Journalism, The Sun

Where to begin? Don Markham. Rebel, loner, iconoclast. Admired, loved, loathed. One of the great football minds to stride across the sport’s stage in the history of Inland Empire prep football, as well as one of the most polarizing personalities. Markham died at age 78 yesterday, and anyone who saw his teams play will remember […]

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Ten Years of Blogging at Oberjuerge.com

March 10th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Abu Dhabi, Beijing Olympics, France, Hong Kong, Journalism, LANG, Newspapers, Olympics, Paris, Sports Journalism, The National, The Sun, UAE

This blog commenced on March 10, 2008. Ten years ago today. It was four days after I had been fired by the Los Angeles News Group, and I wanted to let co-workers and other journalists know what had happened, with as many specifics as I could recall pertaining to the (then mostly novel) concept of […]

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Chasing Bad Air Around the World

February 17th, 2018 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, The National, The Sun

This dawned on me the other day. Even before we made the drive up (and back) through California’s Central Valley. I have spent nearly the whole of my life breathing bad air. Polluted air. Sometimes thick enough to taste. Sometimes particulates so tiny they never come back out a person’s lungs. Didn’t plan it that […]

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PST: The Perfect Time for Watching Sports

January 20th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Basketball, College football, Football, France, NBA, NFL, The Sun, UAE

Here are the kickoffs for the NFL’s conference championship games tomorrow. That is, if you live under the umbrella of Pacific Standard Time. New England at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 3:40 p.m. Convenient, as a viewer, no? Well, yes, and you should know it is not like that everywhere. If you have lived […]

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A Fond Farewell to the Boeing 747

January 19th, 2018 · No Comments · The Sun, tourism, Travel

The Boeing 747 was the first jumbo jet, and it forever changed the experience of flying. For the better. No one under the age of 50 can have a personal recollection of this, given that the first commercial flight of a 747 was made on January 22, 1970 — from New York to London. It […]

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Rich Dauer and a Close Call for a Hometown Hero

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · Baseball, The Sun

Rich Dauer has made plenty of news during his lifetime in baseball. He was part of NCAA national championship teams at USC in the 1970s and the second baseman for the 1983 World Series-champion Baltimore Orioles. On a local-local, hometown level the Colton native was the oh-so-cool young (35) field manager of the attendance-record-smashing 1987 […]

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Watching Army and Thinking of Inland Empire Teams

December 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · College football, Sports Journalism, The Sun

We don’t see much college football, in France. Our TV package includes stations with college matchups, but the West Coast games rarely begin before 10 p.m., Paris time, ending at 2 a.m. or so … and night games on the West Coast? Well, it’s an up-all-night thing, over here. But we happened to find Army […]

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Press Credentials from a Simpler Time

September 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Football, Golf, Sports Journalism, Tennis, The Sun, World Cup

For all I know, journalists covering major sports events these days have an ID chip in their arms. Nobody gets into the media areas unless the sensor picks up your biometric data. At minimum, credentials for an Olympics or World CupĀ  or French Open, over the past decade or two, have featured increasingly sophisticated and […]

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Two Close Calls, but I Missed Out on a Final Four

March 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Basketball, The Sun, UCLA

We return to the Wayback Machine of NCAA basketball today, recalling two close calls between my journalism self and the Final Four. It is the one annual sports event I regret never covering in my 40 years in print journalism. To be sure, there were other big events staged annually that I never covered. The […]

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Speaking with Star of Oregon’s 1939 NCAA Champions

March 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Basketball, The Sun

On March 27, 1939, the University of Oregon won the first NCAA basketball championship — actually, the first NCAA team championship of any sort — 46-33 over Ohio State. That has been mentioned a time or two this week as the Ducks prepare for their Final Four game Saturday with North Carolina — 1939 being […]

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