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WatchdogHere is my Tuesday newspaper column on Billy Packer. The guy had a heck of a run, is a unique character and remains a valued trove of college basketball history who no doubt will resurface soon with other hoops-related ventures.......
Tags: Politics, Education, Sports, Basketball, Billy Packer
WatchdogA laurel and hearty handshake to News 12's own Bob Wolff for being honored with the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame. Wolff and long-time USA Today hoops scribe David DuPree will be recognized during the......
Tags: Football, Radio Industry, Education, Sports, Chick Hearn
WatchdogYes, I heard Mike Francesa's monologue this afternoon regarding the "Mike and the Mad Dog" saga, and yes I plan to blog about it. Give me some time. Our blog system has been very shaky all day. One of Mike's......
Tags: Lou Gehrig, Football, Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Dolphins
WatchdogYou are reading the 4,000th post in WatchDog's 20-month history. Thanks as always for your loyalty, support and contributions. To mark the occasion we link to Tom Hoffarth's post on the top 50 sports broadcasters of all time, as per......
WatchdogSpeaking of Al Michaels (see post below), the post earlier this week about the American Sportscasters' Association list of the top 50 sportscasters ever created so much interest I thought I would share my top 15 to promote further discussion......
Tags: Vin Scully, Howard Cosell, Marty Glickman, John Madden
WatchdogThe highest-rated basketball game ever - college or pro - was played 30 years ago next Thursday. The Michigan State-Indiana State NCAA final on NBC attracted 24.1 percent of U.S. households, almost double what last year's Kansas-Memphis game averaged........
WatchdogOn May 6, Dick Enberg will be honored - along with non-sports people Paul Simon and Jim Lehrer - at WFUV's spring gala at the Puck Building. Enberg will receive the second annual Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in sports......
Tags: Vin Scully, Paul Simon
WatchdogEven when you're Dick Enberg, hearing Vin Scully on the other end of the phone is an attention-getter. "It was a month ago," Enberg said. "I was driving into my garage, and I hear that mellifluous voice: 'Dick, this is......
Lincoln Park's bar scene is about as edgy as a pair of pleated Gap khakis. So when a new pub comes along that ups the ante, it's worth taking note. What sets the Gaslight Bar and Grille apart from the predictable pack of pubs is its tasty bar menu--think...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThere had to be a way to finish this electric night with grace and elegance, a charming touch that wasn't some forced gesture. Surely there was something to punctuate this celebration of Pete Sampras' marvelous career, a pitch-perfect memory to be...
Sun ColumnistGrowing up in the Baltimore suburbs was an occasion for Michael Flanagan to watch John Unitas from a seat in the stands and applaud his achievements. He finally met him, via a rather circuitous route, having to go to Indianapolis from his office in...
Sun ReporterThe 39 people found dead in a mansion near San Diego carefully planned their suicides, meticulously timing their deaths in three waves and following a "recipe" -- which they believed would lead to a rendezvous with a UFO trailing the Hale-Bopp comet. San...
Tags: Gaming, Nike, Inc., Eyewear, Death, Unexplained Phenomena
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