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Sports Stars

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Uh, Tiger, About That Congressional Gold Medal ...

    ​U.S. Representative Joe Baca (D-Rialto) is dropping his effort to honor Tiger Woods with a Congressional Gold Medal.Baca had proposed legislation in March that would single out the Cypress native's promotion of good sportsmanship and breaking down of barriers in golf.Hmmm, wonder what could have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Screw Who Tiger Woods Screws, And Pay Attention to Chevron!

    By now, everyone knows of the scandal involving Cypress' own Tiger Woods, involved in a mysterious car crash near his Orlando-area home this past Thanksgiving holiday supposedly caused by his philandering ways (our favorite rumor: that he told a pal he needs a "Kobe Special," also known as a Zales r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Alex Rodriguez Hotel Quiz Time!

    So your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim lost the American League Championship Series to the New York Yankees because of a shocking loss of their trademark sharp play (seriously, guys: that error in the bottom of the eighth?). Whatever--let's move on to meatier issues.SO...at a carne asada Sunday event, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    SportsNation Loves Angel Nation!

    If the Angels are America's Team, does that make Barbara Coe the new Sarah Palin?​What is going on with America? Forget about the economy, the Know Nothings, the garbage-dwelling Linda Ackerman campaign and refry this: in an ESPN SportsNation poll that I can't find online but was just broadcast on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    Time for Boston To Give Us Their Crown as the Kings of Bigotry

    OC founding father Henry W. Head: Could take on a Bostonian any day​Let the baseball pundits obsess over whether your Angels will finally beat the Boston Red Sox in the playoffs next week--I care about stripping from Beantown what's now rightfully ours: the title of most-racist 'burb in America. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2009

    Kobe Bryant Breakfast Time!

    Andrew Youssef​While recently eating wonderful baked beans at the Olde Ship, the following conversation happened with a nice chap:Him: So I saw Kobe Bryant getting breakfast at [RESTAURANT].Me: Why would he drive so far? I thought he lived in Newport Coast.Him: It's not that far! Typical Anaheim g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    The Smoking Gun Posts Lenny Dykstra's Bankruptcy Filing

    ​Lenny Dykstra, the pride of Santa Ana known as "Nails" during an illustrious Major League Baseball career with the New York Mets in the 1980s and Philadelphia Phillies in the 1990s, details his post-career, financial free-fall in bankruptcy documents just posted by The Smoking Gun, which notes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Two Local Young Boxers Go Golden (as in Golden Boy Promotions)

    Golden BoyAll grown up: Luis, Ronny and Carlos Molina, of Commerce, signed with Golden Boy yesterdayRonny Rios, whose quick ascent from little known high school boxer to surprise national phenom we've documented in these pages, and Luis Ramos Jr., another local star who has boxed at TKO Boxing gym i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    More Michael Jackson! Memorial Participants, Plus Coverage Tomorrow

    Michael Jackson: still dead. If he wasn't, there wouldn't be that public memorial tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Staples Center, and we wouldn't be here talking about it. In fact, we're going to be able to do more than just talk about it. Our guy Gabriel San Roman (check his story on new Nekromantix d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    What If You Threw a Lakers Parade and Only Kobe Showed Up?

    Photo by Andrew YoussefM-I-C . . . See you in the paint . . . K-E-Y . . . Why? Because we OWN you!Disneyland Resort media types had said it would be Kobe Bryant and other unnamed Lakers visiting the Anaheim theme park today for a victory parade down Main Street USA. But just like the name on the MVP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Lakers Victory Parade Keeps Chugging to OC Thursday A.M.

    The Orange County version of the Lakers victory parade above is tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. on Main Street USA at Disneyland. The Anaheim resort issued a media advisory saying that MVP and Newport Coast resident Kobe Bryant and other unnamed players will participate in the event.Perhaps the deje ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Orange County May Become the Avis of Municipal Bankruptcies

    Since 1994, Orange County has held the . . . um . . . honor of having achieved the . . . erm . . . distinction of the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, a $1.64 billion financial fuck-up that has managed to stick like Roger Maris' single-season homerun record.But the seemingly unbeatable alway ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Manny Ramirez is Latest on Scott Boras' 'Roid Roster

    BorasJeffrey Anderson's 2007 Weekly story "The Boras Factor" made great hay out of ways Newport Beach-based baseball super-agent Scott Boras gives his clients "the competitive edge" through high technology, physical trainers, psychologists, player profiles and even a "war room" he has at his--and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    The Man Who Never Was: Surfing Naked, Football & Drugs

    Sports fans (and recovering drug addicts) definitely should checkout a copy of this month's Esquire with George Clooney on the cover. Journalist Mike Sager, formerly of the Washington Post and Rolling Stone, has written a fascinating article about the struggles of a onetime local star football star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Tiger Woods Wants to Hook Kids on Gatorade

    Am I the only one who thinks Cypress boy Tiger Woods' latest corporate gig below goes too far? Sure, Gatorade is good for people who strenuously work out, but whatever happened to a water hose?

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Magic Johnson Dribbles Into Irvine for Earth Day Chat

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be among the speakers participating in an Earth Day Summit in Irvine.Sodexo, a global food services company that runs chow lines everywhere from military bases to UC campuses, is bringing together local farmers, leaders and "forward thinkers" Wednesday, April 22, at Park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Tiger Woods: Corporate Stooge?

    One of my favorite columns is "Edge of Sports," written by Dave Zirin. The man combines the best of sportswriting and progressive politics, disproving those asshole hipsters who say sports means nothing in this world. When Zirin's People's History of Sports arrives later this year, y'all crazy lefti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises: Dana caught a wave!

    Where Do Broken Hearts Go? Orange County, it seems. This week singer Robert Barisford Brown—better known as Bobby Brown--filed suit against his wife, Whitney Houston, in OC Superior Court. His grievance? She won’t let him see his 14-year-old daughter. Why file in OC? Brown, 38, claims Houston, ... More >>

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    King of the Chaff

    Keven Federline makes a case for the American Chav

  • Columns

    August 24, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Aug. 16 - Aug. 22

  • Columns

    July 27, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    July 19 - July 25

  • Columns

    December 1, 2005

    Diary of a Mad County

    Awwww hell. Angels owner Arte Moreno tells Bill Shaikin...

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    The Splendid Pocho

    The Latino Legends baseball team is neither Latino nor legendary. Discuss

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    The Splendid Pocho

    The Latino Legends baseball team is neither Latino nor legendary. Discuss

  • Columns

    December 16, 2004
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    He Really Is Like Mike

    Kobe and adultery

  • News

    May 22, 2003
  • Columns

    May 15, 2003
  • Columns

    January 16, 2003
  • Columns

    November 7, 2002

    Heavenly Creatures

    Gene Autry, meet Paul Wellstone

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Jocko Homo

    Tony Hawk and Devo: Lets whip it again!

  • Unknown

    July 18, 2002
  • Features

    September 14, 2000
  • Columns

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    June 24, 1999

    The Shaq Trap

    The Lakers are not going to win with Shaquille ONeal

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Kill Your Idols

    But let them play until they embarrass themselves first

  • Columns

    February 4, 1999
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