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Newbie Walker
Member since: December 18, 2006
Last visit: June 05, 2011

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MLB- Los Angeles Dodgers

NBA- Los Angeles Lakers

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College Football Donor Wants $3 Million Back

Not every multi-millionaire booster can make it work like Phil Knight.

posted by Newbie Walker at 10:00 PM on January 28, 2011

Fitness Legend Jack LaLanne Dies

You tend to be remembered for the endings not the beginnings. Because of this many people are going to think of him as "the juicer guy," just one more infomercial pitchman.

LaLanne was far more than that, fearlessly pushing exercise and proper diet long before Americans caught up with the concepts. I say fearlessly because I'm sure lots of guys in the Mad Men era made fun of this guy wearing tights and doing jumping jacks on morning TV.

Eat more unprocessed foods and keep sugar to the minimum if not zero. Everybody gets it now even if they don't practice it. R.I.P. Mr LaLanne.

posted by Newbie Walker at 09:56 PM on January 28, 2011

NFL Postpones Eagles/Giants Due to Blizzard

Alex Karras's 1991 novel "Tuesday Night Football" finally has real meaning.

posted by Newbie Walker at 12:40 AM on December 28, 2010

LeBron Chooses Miami

Re Jim Gray: how different was this from the 90's when NBC's Ahmad Rashad was Michael Jordan's go to boy for interviews? Gray has done an interview in which he denies receiving payment from Lebron. The Lakers Derek Fisher to meet with Pat Riley in Miami Saturday.

posted by Newbie Walker at 03:41 AM on July 10, 2010

LeBron Chooses Miami

Miami trades Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 2011 2nd round pick, freeing up even more capspace.

posted by Newbie Walker at 01:56 AM on July 09, 2010

LeBron Chooses Miami

One year from now, I'll bet we still won't know how much money the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greenwich, CT received for tonight's program. By dollars or percentages. Maybe the show ends with Gloria Estefan singing "Do The Conga" Now that I'd tune in for.

posted by Newbie Walker at 04:13 PM on July 08, 2010

Record-Seeking Teen Sailor May Be Lost at Sea

CNN is reporting that Australian search crews have made contact with missing teen sailor Abby Sunderland. This according to a family spokesperson. I hope the Australian goverment bills the parents for use of the Quantas Airlines A330 Airbus they chartered for the search.

posted by Newbie Walker at 02:59 AM on June 11, 2010

USC hit hard by NCAA sanctions

$300,000. A bit more than Reggie Bush's mom would've made working as a Sheriff's Deputy at the San Diego County jail. The decision on taking away Bush's Heisman Trophy would be made by the Heisman Trust. The Trust is committee made up of nine members of the Downtown Athletic Club.

posted by Newbie Walker at 02:39 AM on June 11, 2010

Dodgers Paid Psychic to Channel Positive Energy to Team

Hiring a psychic? The McCourts may be from back east, but it looks like they embody the worst stereotypes of Southern California.

posted by Newbie Walker at 02:15 AM on June 11, 2010

Colorado To Pac-10

I can see it being called the Pacific Southwest Conference. Will the Pacific-10 take the Texas schools if they demand the right to create their own TV network.?

posted by Newbie Walker at 02:06 AM on June 11, 2010

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden has died

Worked with college students in the late 60's - early 70's and did very well.


posted by Newbie Walker at 04:23 AM on June 07, 2010

Jose Lima Passes Away

Jose Lima threw a complete game shutout for the Dodgers against St. Louis in the 2004 NLDS. Gave Dodger Stadium and the fans a blast of energy and (ultimately) short lived hope.


posted by Newbie Walker at 09:26 PM on May 23, 2010

Greatest Grudge Game Ever

Two books have been published about this game. "Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner, and the Forgotten Story of Football's Greatest Battle," by Lars Anderson (2007). Also "The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation," by Sally Jenkins (2007).

posted by Newbie Walker at 04:38 PM on April 29, 2010

Among job interview questions I'd hate most,

I'd expect to see more of this in and out of sports in the coming years. After all, what's a job interview without a curveball being thrown at prospective employees?

posted by Newbie Walker at 07:11 PM on April 28, 2010

Player Rejects NFL Offers Because He Wasn't Drafted

"He's committed to not being committed. " His fiancee might disagree.

posted by Newbie Walker at 06:57 PM on April 28, 2010