Shaq VS

In NBA on October 14, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Press Conference for Shaq Vs. in Santa Monica, CA

After watching a few episodes of Shaq VS this past summer—the sports based, ABC reality series—I’ve come to one conclusion—Shaquille O’Neal is an extraordinary athlete. He has obviously proved his dominance on a basketball court but after watching him lob 30 yard spirals to the end zone, pass and spike on a sand volleyball court, and swim (yes, just the fact that he swims impresses me), I boldly suggest that he may be one of the greatest athletes of all-time.

Washington 16, USC 13

In college football on September 21, 2009 at 9:38 pm

USC v Washington

I saw the last 12 or so minutes of Washington’s pulsating defeat of USC this past Saturday. Quarterback Jake Locker did a solid job leading the Dawgs to victory. The last time I saw him play was in 2007, when the Huskies visited Hawaii and lost to the Warriors, 35—28. In that game, Locker made several big plays, but he looked a lot steadier versus the Trojans. The West Coast’s answer to Tim Tebow appears to be throwing with much more confidence and accuracy. With momentum on their side, 24th ranked Washington now travels to Stanford for a very winnable game.

Ninth Island Warriors

In college football on September 18, 2009 at 10:56 pm

September 19th, 2003, had been circled on my calendar for months. It was the day that the Hawaii Warrior football team would play the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium. I remember calling the UNLV ticket office a month before the game to purchase tickets, specifically asking for seats in the Hawaii section. The man on the phone nonchalantly said, “I’ll take care of it.” The tickets were bought, the hotel was booked (sort of, but that’s another story), and the date was here. I packed up my family and made the four hour drive from Flagstaff, AZ to Las Vegas, NV.