T.J. Simers


T.J. Simers' provocative sports commentary has been entertaining readers since 2000.

Named 2000 California Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, he has been with The Times since 1990.

He was formerly the professional football writer for The San Diego Union, the Denver Broncos beat writer for the Rocky Mountain News; a college football beat writer for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.; sports editor for the Morristown (N.J.) Daily Record, the Beloit (Wis.) Daily News and the Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Press, and assistant sports editor for the DeKalb (Illinois) Chronicle.

He attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.

Recent Articles

  • Giving the masses what they want: Lakers hype

    The last few days much of the e-mail has been the same, but written the best in concise exasperation by Dustin Knackstedt: "The Lakers are No. 1 in the Western Conference and you are writing about NASCAR?" My mistake, and I certainly won't do that again. But then I thought we were all up to date...

  • The Party's Already Over for an Old School Buddy

    Here's what we know so far about the new Dodger general manager. The former PR guy talks a good game, as you might expect, so instead of Ned Colletti being fired after two years or so, he might make it three before the McCourts sour on him. The Boston Parking Lot Attendant said he felt "immediate...

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