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180 results for 'football'

Monorail To Tie Together L.A.'s Gems

By dodgerjon, published on Oct 11, 2006

...Town in Pasadena. The three movie palaces -- along with the stores lining the street -- could be rennovated with the same sensitivity as that of the El Capitan in Hollywood. Think of it: A family could park their car somewhere along Broadway, take a safe & fast trip to the coliseum, attend a football game (or visit one of the museums), and then return to downtown to have a fun stroll and a meal along one of L.A.'s historic streets. Football's not your game? Fine. Take-in a show at the Ahmanson, and then have dinner on Broadway. Same goes for our out-of-town visitors. Imagine the positive ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, football, disney, nfl, movie, hollywood, music, traffic

Kicking It With the Homeless

By J. La Mont, published on Oct 6, 2006

In 2003 the Homeless World Cup began with five teams as a way to promote awareness to the plight of the homeless and a way to motivate them off the streets. This week 500 players from 48 countries are competing in Cape Town, South Africa in front of thousands of adoring fans. This isn't your normal futbol. The pace is fast with each team having four players on the field playing seven-minute periods. The fields are makeshift in a large parking lot with each pitch the size of an average tennis court. The only familiar part is that the U.S. has failed to finish in the top three. At first I thought... (more)

Tags: baseball, football, santa monica, homeless

John L. Sullivan - The last champion

By M. Alan Gibson, published on Oct 1, 2006

...argue in favor of the positive contributions that pro athletes have made to society, ( and yes, they do exist) but they seem to be far outweighed by the negative aspects of the "pay for performance" legacy.

Red Grange, the "Galloping Ghost" once said, and I paraphrase," I don't like football well enough to play for nothing". This may be sort of a poetic psalm that can be sung for this sorry sports epiphany. God bless Grange for his honesty. Now let's cut to the chase. Who the heck is John L. Sullivan, and why should I, the caring, indolent sports fan, give a damn? I'll now... (more)

Tags: football, fame, champions, sports champions, what makes someone a champion

Ray Bradbury is Alive!

By J. La Mont, published on Sep 27, 2006

...attendees including 4 family members. He started as a writer in Venice selling newspapers and getting published in pulp magazines like Super Science Stories. From there he learned to write on Muscle Beach experimenting with new forms and ideas. At the age of 42 he was paid to write for Pro Football Magazine an 8 page poem. This was the turning point in his career that he spent the previous forty years doing out of love. Bradbury claims, “Writing is not about the intellect, it is the about the ganglion.” This was the reoccurring theme of his speech. Do what you love and do it ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, football, santa monica

Bruins, Trojans kickoff season victoriously

By Marquis McClure, published on Sep 4, 2006

...Nor did Olson have to do so in hostile environs. But Booty proved himself equal to the task, leading the Trojans to a 50-14 win over host Arkansas Saturday night. Over 76,000 raucous fans packed Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in one of the most anticipated matchups in Arkansas football history. And the Arkansas faithful all had one thing on their mind: revenge. Revenge for the 70-17 roasting the Razorbacks suffered one year ago in Los Angeles, and they were hoping to return the favor Saturday. They didn't, nor did the Trojans repeat their performance of a year ago, where... (more)

Tags: los angeles, football

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