Steve left his hometown of Santa Maria on the central coast of California in 2008 to finish his bachelors degree in communications at Cal State Fullerton and pursue a career in radio broadcasting. Shortly after beginning classes at Fullerton, he found the campus radio station and began hosting his own sports talk show and made it a goal of his to bring the schools top ranked baseball program to the station. After being one of the voices of the Titan basketball, and baseball, teams for two seasons, Steve got an internship on the Petros and Money Show in the Summer of 2011. Now, Steve works as a member of the AM 570 Fox Sports Radio promotions team and can be spotted all over southern California repping the brand.
It's amazing to me that one word can still be the root of so much drama surrounding our society. A word that has made people millions of dollars, and a word that has cost people millions of dollars. In the case of Riley Cooper, who made the ever more common mistake of opening his alcohol influenced mouth in front of a hundred amateur TMZ photographers at a Kenny Chesney concert earlier in the week, it's going to cost him at least a few thousand. It didn't take his employer long to react and I am so glad to see that the Eagles organization is jumping very far out in front of this. After Riley has finished his sensitivity training, and scratching out a nice fat check, the ugly six letter word surely will never leave his mouth again.
Seriously Chip? This is how you are going to start off your season as the new head coach? Fining one of your only healthy wide outs for using a word that you hear a hundred times a day walking in and out of the training facility? Now I am sure the Eagles organization has an honor student staff working in their PR department, but nothing they can do in this situation is ever going to assure me that no player that puts on the green and white jersey will ever utter that nasty racial slur again. Maybe that's not what they are trying to convince me of, but it sure seems like it.
Fining Riley Cooper for using that word is wrong, and I don't care how offensive that seems. Why would you fine a white player for using the word, and not a black player? How is that not offensive? I heard one particular radio host this morning claim that word should be banished from our language and dictionaries. How is that even possible when we enable the use of it? Society has basically been saying for decades that using that word is OK for one particular race, and I am getting sick of it.
I am not black, and I do not use that word. If someone else wants to use it, then fine. I treat it like a curse word. For example, I wouldn't go in to a church and start screaming out curse words to the choir. I generally don't like to swear in front of my mother, either. My point is, there is a time and a place. If an Asian man grew up in a neighborhood where the "N" word is used openly and freely, then he will probably have a hard time erasing that word from his vocabulary. This man should also know, or have a good idea, when it may be in-appropriate to use certain words. Common Sense is all it takes and Riley Cooper didn't show much of it at the Kenny Chesney concert. But for the Eagles organization to fine him and then act like they are some sort of crusaders for equality in this country is just bogus. What the hell is sensitivity training anyways? A nice way of saying don't say stupid things in front of cameras anymore if you ask me.
We all just need to grow up a little more, including myself, no matter how big or old we already are.
There is no doubt in my mind that Serena Williams is the most dominant female athlete of all time. Fifteen grand slam titles by herself, and another thirteen when she was paired up with her sister Venus, and two titles in mixed doubles, should be enough to cement her as the greatest of all time. With an 84% career singles winning percentage, 51 titles, and a number one world ranking on six separate occasions, there aren't many arguments that can be made against the most dominant women's tennis player of all time. She has also earned more than $44 million dollars in prize money, which by far is the most by any female athlete, fourth all time in professional tennis. Oh by the way, she just won her 4th consecutive title of the year by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the of the Italian Open women's final.
Now, is Serena the most dominant female athlete of all time?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is always going to be the most recognized name in the history of female athletes, but her impact off the field out-weights what she accomplished during her time in competition. Three gold medals in an Olympic career is nothing to be ashamed of, but is that true dominance?
Olympians have several years to prepare for their respective disciplines, tennis players are under the constant pressure to compete in major tournaments every single year. Serena won her first singles title in 1999 and never looked back. Sure, along with every other successful athlete, she has had her share of setbacks. After 30 grand slam victories however, the occasional withdraw because of an injured hamstring doesn't seem so dramatic. The youngest of the Williams sisters always seems to find herself at the top of the leader board when she is healthy enough to compete, and competing in a professional match is no cake walk by any means.
If you haven't watched a professional tennis match lately, you really don't know how hard it is to come out of it with a victory. Another great feature of watching tennis on television is seeing the emotion in high definition on the face of each and every player. One common theme when watching a Serena Williams match is seeing the raw fear in her opponents face.
True dominance knows when you have an opponent beat before the match even starts. Serena has proved that as long as she has her name entered in the tournament, there is a good chance that she will end up with a trophy, and another big paycheck.
The French Open starts in less than a week. My money is on Serena, the most dominant female athlete of all time.
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Do the Kings really make up for all of the other sporting negativity surrounding the City of
It was pretty amazing watching the Kings breeze their way to Stanley Cup last year and being a part of that parade downtown was really special. As great as last year was, I am afraid there are still people in this town that aren't even sure if
The Lakers have a lot of questions to answer this off-season and the Clippers have issues of their own. As of today, neither of them have the pieces in place to win a championship next year. Now, that may change in a month, but
The time is now to fully embrace the Kings and the band wagon has plenty of room. The boys in silver and black are back and I am not talking about the Raiders. Game two of the western conference semi finals are tonight at
They said it wasn't going to be flashy, but here are five reasons why I loved the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
1. Joe Namath: Why not? I honestly don't know why we don't let Joe host the whole damn thing! I have know idea what he said at the beginning to open the event, or if it even made any sense at all, but I do know that I loved every second of it!
2. Star Lotulelei: Most people probably couldn't tell you where this kid went to school, but if this big defensive tackle from Utah can live up to his name and put the ball back in Cam Newtons hands, the headline writers in Carolina will make easy money this Fall.
3. Jon Gruden and Mel Kiper, Jr: It's always must see TV when a superstar draft analyst and a Superbowl winning, former NFL head coach, go head to head in New York at the first round of the draft. It was a close fight, but I think Gruden found a way to grind out the victory.
4. Draft Jewelry: Did anyone happen to notice the ice that some of these guys were sporting? In particular, from the players' in the top 10? That is some serious bling being flashed on players that have yet to play a meaningful gave under a professional contract. I'm not trying to hate at all, I love diamonds. Superbowl rings look really nice, too.
5. Draft fans: Let this be a lesson to all draft fanatics: Do your proper research before making a fool of yourself. Thanks to our friend Ben Maller and his Twitter account for this little nugget: http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/cold-hard-football-facts-blog/live-from-radio-city-reporter-punks-nfl-draft-fans/22404/
Seriously though, if you did take four hours out of your Thursday evening to watch 32 NFL teams decide their future, you most likely witnessed the birth of two or three future superstar careers. By the way, can anyone tell me who was the first pick?