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Sports Reporter — LA Times
Covers:  snail races, ping pong, horse racing, mlb, golf, basketball, nfl, college football, nba, marbles, frog jumping, table tennis, four-square, tether ball, olympic skiing, cake-walks
Doesn't Cover: yak racing

Thirty-33 year vet of LA Times but not as old as that sounds!

What was your first job as a journalist?

Technically Sports Editor Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan. Received $300 stipend. Then Fullerton Daily News Tribune

Have you ever used a typewriter?

You bet. I started on typewriter at the LA Times back in 1981 shortly before move to computers. Remember glue pots?

How is social media changing news?

By the second....

Ranking the college football bowls from 38 to 1

courant.com — The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: " Miami , Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock: "The 39 Steps."

Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

baltimoresun.com — The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: " Miami , Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking winners has become a title of a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock: "The 39 Steps."

College football: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman easily; J.T. Barrett is fifth

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — NEW YORK - Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Mariota gives Oregon its first Heisman winner

stltoday.com — Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy in a landslide

orlandosentinel.com — Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy in a landslide

chicagotribune.com — Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy in a landslide

latimes.com — Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Marcus Mariota becomes first Oregon player to win Heisman Trophy

orlandosentinel.com — Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Marcus Mariota becomes first Oregon player to win Heisman Trophy

chicagotribune.com — Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last few years, boring is just what the Heisman Trophy ceremony needed.

Mariota becomes first Oregon player to win Heisman trophy

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Dec 19, 2014

My annual "lose the family pool" bowl rankings and comments fw.to/SrtHbog

Dec 18, 2014

Remember @GenoEspn literally licking hundreds of envelops on letters we sent out to former NFL players based on address list from NFLPA?

Dec 18, 2014

Yes, @GenoEspn think story we did on retired NFL players in 1987??? one of most important in our careers...

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GenoEspn: Did story years ago at LA Times w/@DufresneLATimes Asked NFL alums if they'd trade years for play. Overwhelming yes. espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/st…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @jarthur47: This just in: #Sony will open "Interview" movie in Cuba.

Dec 17, 2014

RT @GottliebShow: —> RT @PaulMyerberg: Bo Pelini curses more in one paragraph than Mike Riley has his entire life.

Dec 17, 2014

Classic Bo RT @OWHbigred Bo Pelini insults A.D. Shawn Eichorst in expletive-filled talk with players bit.ly/1C0qTpk



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