Random Pro of the Week: Al Pedrique

Random Pro of the Week: Al Pedrique

I have this red shirt that I’m quite fond of and all that’s on it is a picture of an old Nintendo system. I was wearing it the other day while sampling some new brews at Mammoth Brewing Company and the worlds of nerds united. The guy behind the counter just looks at me after pouring the Golden Trout Pilsner and says “R.B.I. Baseball.” That was it. We shared two common bonds through those two words – a fondness for...

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Random Pro of the Week: Al Pedrique

Random Pro of the Week: Al Pedrique

I have this red shirt that I’m quite fond of and all that’s on it is a picture of an old Nintendo system. I was wearing it the other day while sampling some new brews at Mammoth Brewing Company and the worlds of nerds united. The guy behind the counter just looks at me after pouring the Golden Trout Pilsner and says “R.B.I. Baseball.” That was it. We shared two common bonds through those two words – a fondness for...

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Javaris Crittenton Reminds Us of Tony Phillips

Javaris Crittenton Reminds Us of Tony Phillips

For some reason, the news on Javaris Crittenton – wanted for attempted murder – made us think of some of the worst people who happen to be extremely talented in the world of athletics. But it didn’t remind us of O.J. Simpson, currently in jail. Or Tiger Woods, who led a secret life. Or Ray Lewis, who might have gotten away with murder. Or Kobe Bryant, who might have raped a woman. Or Michael Vick, who killed dogs. Or Jose Lind,...

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No NFL in Los Angeles? No Problem

No NFL in Los Angeles? No Problem

As we are about to start on another season without a National Football League franchise in Los Angeles – its 17th – should we really be concerned about having a team in the second largest market in the nation? In the 16 seasons since the Raiders and Rams left, the NFL has exploded, new teams have popped up and despite the most recent lockout, the game is as popular as ever. It is easily the No. 1 sport in America. Since Christmas...

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Fantasy Football and Tecmo Bo

Fantasy Football and Tecmo Bo

Most American sports fans, whether they are football fans or not, play fantasy football. It’s one of those “things” that we do – like eating cheeseburgers and drinking Bud Light and talking about cars and dissecting your weekend around the water cooler. But let’s take it a step further. If we’re drafting football players to score points based on arbitrary numbers in a multi-billion dollar industry, why...

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