I was born and raised in Granada Hills, CA and studied psychology at UC Riverside. I have held a number of jobs including ride operator at Six Flags Magic Mountain, pizza delivery guy, waiter, gopher and then ultimately office manager for an accounting firm, and various other odd jobs. I even used to sell my blood for malaria research. I have always had a love of sports and developed a love for radio after spending hours in the car listening to local sports talk. It is this passion that inspired me to go back to school to study broadcasting. I started with Fox Sports Radio Network in 2004 while still in school and am now the Senior News Producer -- the guy in charge of making sure we have play-by-play and post game sound bytes to play on-air for our shows and updates. Many of the guys you hear on RAW have worked in my department in some capacity.
I am generally frustrated with how people treat each other, especially those they love the most. I hope to spread the gospel of tolerance and respect for each other, which I believe is the cornerstone of healthy relationships. I believe that in order for a relationship to succeed, all one needs to do is follow the “Golden Rule” by doing unto others as you would have done to you and treating people how you would like to be treated. I believe life is what you make of it, and everyone deserves to find somebody to share that life with.
I know I am supposed to be letting my hair grow but I had a unique photo opportunity and needed to look good. I did request permission from Mr. Anders and we agreed that I could shave my head so I look good for the photo, but we’ll add time on the back end. I won’t shave my head again until July 21st. Stay tuned.
I’m on vacation for a week so I will talk at you fools after the 4th. Have a safe holiday and enjoy the fireworks.
Just a few notes on betting with your friends. Firstly, make sure you bet something you can afford to lose. I highly recommend against betting money with friends. There are plenty of legitimate gambling establishments that will be happy to take a monetary wager, but losing cash to your friends can foster resentment. Bet a lunch at your favorite restaurant, or public humiliation, or something creative. One of my college buddies and I have a yearly bet on the Dodgers/Padres season series. The loser takes the winner to a game the next season in the winner’s ballpark (he lives in San Diego). It gives us an excuse to hang out and watch a game together every year so we both end up winning. And make sure you always pay up. Nothing will sour a friendship quicker than reneging on a bet.
That being said, I sometimes I make silly bets anyway. In fact, for some reason I can’t explain (umm…I mean roped into it by “Raider” Ryan Payne) I was dumb enough to bet the Thunder over the Heat and clearly have lost. It was a hair bet with my boy Chris Anders which is always fun. A little public humiliation never hurt anyone. Most hair bets run to the shave or color variety. But I already shave my head due to my continually receding hairline, and have been generally bald for about a decade, so…what to bet? Well, since we haven’t had a good hairline check in a decade, I am going to let it grow so I can either look like Friar Tuck or “comb-over” guy, and I’m honestly not sure how it is going to turn out. Check back with this blog and I will give you updated pictures as we go along. I will get to shave again on July 16th so we will post the final picture, which will be taken in the RAW studio, on the 14th of June.
Now that we have made it past Memorial Day Weekend, it is time to look forward to summertime! Although for me, as a lifelong Angelino, the start of summer has always been marked by the end Lakers playoff run. Whether it ended in a Championship or ended too soon, I have always put away my sweatshirts and long pants when they were done. Basketball is a winter sport, played indoors. The end of their season means it is time for shorts and t-shirts, water parks and
This year, however, I am confused. Confused in a way I haven’t been since 1993. I will not be putting my sweatshirts away yet. I will be heading to
But the Cup has been here before. Strangely enough it was at Dodger Stadium. Back in 2002, after Luc Robitaille got his name on the Cup as a member of the Red Wings, he brought it to Dodger Stadium and displayed it at home plate before the game. I was at that game and since that day my love and respect for Luc, which was already pretty high, went up another couple of notches. I thought to myself; here’s a guy who loves this city like I do and wants to share his joy with me and as many LA fans as he can find in one place. Now, if you don’t know already, it is tradition for each member of a Stanley Cup winning team to take the actual Cup for a day and do whatever he wants with it (as long as it does not damage the Cup). Luc chose to share it with all
And now the Kings have an opportunity to bring it here legitimately. A great opportunity. I have been pulling for this team all my life and have been continually shocked and amazed at their playoff run so far this year. I am pulling for this franchise to finally get off the schneid. And I am pulling hard for Lucky to be a part of that championship in the city he obviously loves so much. We are the lucky ones; lucky to have a guy like Luc Robitaille call