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S3, Ep. 2: Edward Aschoff, ESPN/College Football

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Edward Aschoff of ESPN joined me on this week’s show to discuss college football, his move from the South to Los Angeles, how he would tackle some of the NCAA’s biggest problems, the differences between fans in the South vs. everywhere else in the nation, and what is the best tailgate experience in college sports.  (more…)

Ep. 8: Schea Cotton, High School Basketball Legend, Coach, & Mentor

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When you speak to Schea Cotton, he commands your attention. You can feel the experiences when the now 38-year old, former #1 High School basketball player in the country shares his life experiences.

Such is probably going to be the case when you talk to a man who, at 15, was already better than his older contemporaries at the time. Players such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce are just some of the names Schea was lauded over. Greatness on the basketball court was expected, almost a forgone conclusion. But things didn’t work out; and not necessarily for the reasons one might assume.

In today’s podcast I had the privilege of sitting down with Schea Cotton, the high school basketball legend, whose film “Manchild” will be premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. (PST). (if you’re in the Los Angeles area, click the link for details on how to get tickets https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/ )

I talk to Schea about his early life (4:00) and why he played basketball. His rise in the high school ranks while playing for Mater Dei and St. John Bosco (10:00). We also talk about what happened that kept him from playing basketball for two years before ending up in Alabama (15:00). We discuss his work today as an AAU coach and what he hopes people take away from the movie (20:00).

You can follow Schea on Instagram (@scheacotton) and Twitter (@ScheaCotton). Again, ticket information for the premiere in the Los Angeles Film Festival can be found here: https://tickets.lafilmfestival.com/Online/

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Major League Baseball Preview 2014: National League West

Madison Bumgarner (13-9, 2.77 ERA, 199 K's, 1.033 WHIP) has next level ability and will flourish in 2014

Madison Bumgarner (13-9, 2.77 ERA, 199 K’s, 1.033 WHIP) has next level ability and will flourish in 2014

Well call me crazy, but I’m thinking going against the national grain is warranted here.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were picked by 43 of 44 baseball analysts to make the postseason as the National League West champion. Count me among that minority in thinking they will get in some other way. (more…)

Major League Baseball 2014 Preview: Five Players Poised To Bounce Back

Corey Hart (microfracture surgery in '13) attempts a bounce back with the Mariners

Corey Hart (microfracture surgery in ’13) attempts a bounce back with the Seattle Mariners

With quite a few teams fortunes tied to players coming off of injury I felt it important to highlight a few I felt were primed for the biggest bounce back seasons in 2014. (more…)

Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs

Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves

Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves

I know it has only been a week, but how exciting is it to have baseball back? So many things happened opening week it will be hard to put it in one list. Lets give it a try, eh? (the “eh” is for all my Blue Jay fans out there) (more…)

The Locker Major League Baseball Preview 2013: National League West

The Dodgers have provided Clayton Kershaw enough help to surpass the Giants in 2013

The Dodgers have provided Clayton Kershaw enough help to surpass the Giants in 2013

The National League West has everything a baseball fan could want. The Dodgers, Giants and Diamondbacks will make this about as fun a race to watch all season. (more…)

Major League Baseball 2012: Stop Discrediting Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown Greatness And Recognize He Is The AL MVP

It isn’t often I am legitimately confused by a columnist or writers point of view.  (more…)

Major League Baseball Notes 5/3/2012: Jered “Dream” Weaver Throws No-Hitter

Jered Weaver used to be known as “the reluctant one.” There was nothing reluctant about his gem Wednesday night as he threw a no-hitter against the Twins and further solidified his place atop the rotation.  (more…)