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October 17, 2017

     In 2015-2016, the Sacramento Kings featured DeMarcus Cousins, Seth Curry, Vlade Divac, George Karl, Rajon Rondo, and Peja Stojakovic! So, my 279th video features them.

October 10, 2017

     From 2002 to 2008, Lito Sheppard was an outstanding cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles! He even earned two Pro Bowl selections. Whenever Sheppard made a great play at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, Philly fans then heard Boz Scaggs' song, "Lido Shuffle." So, my 278th video features his superb song.

October 3, 2017

     In 2002, when the Oakland A's won 20 games in a row, three of their starting pitchers were Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, and Barry Zito. They were known as Oakland's "Big Three." So, my 277th video features them.

September 26, 2017

     Tony Danza is an amazing actor and a marvelous musician! Also, Tony is a Tommy Lasorda fan, and he appeared in a Philadelphia Eagles movie, The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon. Therefore, my 276th video features him.

September 19, 2017

     Both KCBS' Stan Bunger and the Oakland Raiders' John Madden were inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame! So, my 275th video features them.

August 29, 2017

     In Berkeley, home of the California Golden Bears, you can visit Telegraphy Avenue. As a matter of fact, my 274th video features Mark Knopfler's superb song, "Telegraph Road."

August 22, 2017

     When San Francisco won the 2014 World Series, they featured third base coach Tim Flannery and pitcher Jake Peavy! So, my 273rd video features their musical performance of a Grateful Dead song.

August 15, 2017

     Outfielder Andres Torres helped the San Francisco Giants win the 2010 World Series! Therefore, my 272nd video features him.

August 8, 2017

     When the San Francisco Giants won three Fall Classics, their third base coach was Tim Flannery! So, my 271st video features Tim Flannery's "Three Ring Circus."

August 1, 2017

     Pitcher Jake Peavy helped the San Francisco Giants win the 2014 World Series! Also, he is a marvelous musician. For my 270th video, Jake Peavy performs "Guitar Town," "The Weight," "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad," and "Truckin'"!

July 25, 2017

     "Wavy Gravy" has worked with the Seva Foundation for a long time. Their mission is to preserve and restore sight. So, my 269th video features him.

July 18, 2017

     Ted Hendricks was a Pro Football Hall of Famer! As a linebacker, he helped the Raiders win all thee of their Super Bowls. Therefore, my 268th video features a question to him.

July 11, 2017

     Evgeni Nabokov was a great goalie for the San Jose Sharks! Currently, he is a goaltending coach for the Sharks.
     The Sharks have a fabulous front office featuring GM Doug Wilson. Also, Joe Will is San Jose's asssistant general manager.
     So, my 267th video features a question to the three of them.

June 27, 2017

     For the San Jose Sharks, Joel Ward effectively plays at right wing! Therefore, my 266th video featuers a question to him.

June 20, 2017

     In 2015-2016, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski, and Ben Smith played for the San Jose Sharks! Therefore, my 265th video features them.

June 13, 2017

     Hall & Oates is a fabulous band from Philadelphia! Some of their superb songs are "Maneater," "Out of Touch," "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)," "You Make My Dreams," and "Kiss on My List." So, my 264th video features them.

June 6, 2017

     San Francisco's Juan Marichal effectively implemented a high left-leg kick to pitch! Therefore, my 263rd video features him.

May 30, 2017

     Pitcher Juan Marichal won many contests at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, like his 16-inning shutout against the Braves on July 2, 1963. Also, he set many S.F. records, like his 7 consecutive strikeouts, which occurred at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium on September 6, 1964. Therefore, my 262nd features him.

May 23, 2017

     A superb Spanish broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants is Tito Fuentes! So, my 261st video features him.

May 16, 2017

     When the San Francisco Giants won three Fall Classics, their hitting coach was Hensley Meulens! Therefore, my 260th video features him.

May 9, 2017

     MLB outfielder Roberto Kelly was a two-time All-Star. Also, he was a San Francisco Giants coach when they won three Fall Classics. Therefore, my 259th video features him.

May 2, 2017

     My 258th video features two Hall of Famers: Mickey Hart and Bill Walton. Mickey Hart was a dynamic drummer for the Grateful Dead. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Also, superb center Bill Walton was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Halll of Fame.

April 25, 2017

     Moonalice performs marvelous music! The band members are Roger McNamee, John Molo, Pete Sears, and Barry Sless. Also, Steve Parish is Moonalice's superb storyteller, and Chris Shaw is their amazing art director. Therefore, my 257th video features all of them.

April 18, 2017

     Pat Burrell played with the Philadelphia Phillies for nine seasons. He helped them win the 2008 World Series! So, my 256th video features Pat Burrell's induction speech into the Phillies Wall of Fame.

April 11, 2017

     Pat Burrell was a fabulous Philadelphia Phillie and a super San Francisco Giant! Therefore, my 255th video features a Phillies' tribute to him, which includes complimentary words by San Francisco's Tim Flannery.

April 4, 2017

     The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame honors legends from the Philadelphia Athletics and the Philadelphia Phillies! My 254th video features the following 16 Phillies Wall of Famers: Bunning, Carlton, Schmidt, Bowa, Allen, Luzinski, Maddox, Taylor, Boone, Green, Samuel, Daulton, Kruk, Lieberthal, Manuel, and Burrell.

March 28, 2017

     The best mascot in sports is the Phillie Phanatic! Therefore, my 253rd video features the Phillie Phanatic.

March 21, 2017

     Like John McEnroe, the Bryan Brothers played tennis at Stanford University! For my 252nd video, they perform a song with The Chris Paterno Band.

March 14, 2017

     The Bryan Brothers are the most successful tennis duo in history! Also, Philadelphia features The Chris Paterno Band. So, for my 251st video, they perform a song.

March 7, 2017

     For the Philadelphia 76ers, Julius "Dr. J" Erving was the only player to ever appear in four NBA Finals: 1977, 1980, 1982, and 1983! Therefore, my 250th video featuers him.

February 28, 2017

     In 1982-1983, Bobby Jones won the inaugural NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. Also, he helped the Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA championship! So, my 249th video features him.

February 21, 2017

     Matthew Dellavedova, Chris Mullin, and Steve Nash played basketball in the San Francisco Bay Area! Also, Alessandro Del Piero helped Italy win the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Therefore, my 248th video features them.

February 14, 2017

     Billy Cunningham, Darryl Dawkins, World B. Free, Allen Iverson, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, and Marc Zumoff are Philadelphia 76ers legends! Therefore, my 247th video features them.

February 7, 2017

     Ron Jaworski was a terrific quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles! Therefore, my 246th video features him.

January 31, 2017

     Matt Stairs played for the Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies! Therefore, my 245th video features him. Thanks to Barry Shapiro for filming the poem.

January 24, 2017

     The MVP of the 1989 National League Championship Series was the San Francisco Giants' Will Clark! Therefore, my 244th video features a question to him.

January 17, 2017

     From 1987 to 1989, Will Clark and Dave Dravecky played for the San Francisco Giants! So, my 243rd video features them.

January 10, 2017

     "Murph & Mac" have an excellent morning radio show on KNBR. As a matter of fact, the San Francisco 49ers' Ronnie Lott and the San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo have appeared on their superb show! Therefore, my 242nd video features them.

January 3, 2017

     The San Francisco Giants' Bengie Molina and Joan Ryan wrote an informative book about the Molina family! Therefore, my 241st video features them. Thanks to Scott Werner for filming the question.

December 27, 2016

     Steve Kimock, Bill Kreutzmann, Reed Mathis, and Bob Weir are marvelous musicians! So, my 240th video features their performance of two Grateful Dead songs.

December 20, 2016

     Drummer Bill Kreutzmann performed in every Grateful Dead concert! Therefore, my 239th video features him. Thanks to Michele Hampton for filming the sports question.

December 13, 2016

     Fabulous Franco Finn is known as the Golden State Warriors' "Hype Man," and Stan Lee is a wonderful writer! Therefore, my 238th video features them.

December 6, 2016

     When the Oakland A's won the 1989 World Series, their general manager was Sandy Alderson. As a matter of fact, Steve Kettmann wrote an informative book about Alderson, Baseball Maverick. Therefore, my 237th video features Kettmann. Thanks to Scott Werner for filming the question.

November 29, 2016

     Captains are the leaders of sports teams. Also, in Star Trek, there were many marvelous captains. For instance, when Kate Mulgrew starred as Kathryn Janeway, she became the first female captain of this series. So, my 236th video features her.

November 22, 2016

     San Francisco's superb safety is Antoine Bethea! Therefore, my 235th video features him. Thanks to Jaime Gonzalez for filming the poem.

November 15, 2016

     Dave Stewart pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletics. In 1989, when Dave pitched for the A's, he was named the World Series MVP! Therefore, my 234th video features him.

October 18, 2016

     When the Golden State Warriors won the 1974-1975 NBA championship, they featured Al Attles, Rick Barry, Clifford Ray, Joe Roberts, and Jamaal Wilkes! So, my 233rd video features them along with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Thomas Henderson.

October 11, 2016

     In the 1975 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors defeated Washington. The MVP of that series was the Warriors' Rick Barry! Therefore, my 232nd video features him.

October 4, 2016

     In 1974-1975, Jamaal Wilkes was named the NBA Rookie of the Year, and he helped the Warriors win the title! So, my 231st video features him.

September 27, 2016

     When the Golden State Warriors won the 1974-1975 NBA championship, their starting center was Clifford Ray! Therefore, my 230th video features him.

September 20, 2016

     In 1971, Vida Blue won the American League's Cy Young and Most Valuable Player Awards. Also, from 1972 to 1974, he helped the Oakland A's win three consecutive Fall Classics! Therefore, my 229th video features him. Thanks to Tyrone Weems for filming the poem.

September 13, 2016

     Like John Taylor, Dwight Hicks attended New Jersey's Pennsauken High School (just outside of Philadelphia) and helped the San Francisco 49ers win Super Bowls! Therefore, my 228th video features Dwight Hicks.

September 6, 2016

     Bobby Weir is a marvelous musician! For my 227th video, I ask him two sports questions: the first one is about Bill Walton and the other one is about singing the national anthem. Thanks to Theo Poppe for filming the questions.

August 30, 2016

     For the Grateful Dead, John Perry Barlow wrote many superb songs, like "Cassidy," "Estimated Prophet," and "Just a Little Light!" Therefore, my 226th video features him.

August 23, 2016

     Gerald Nicosia is a wonderful writer! So, for my 225th video, he discusses one of his books, Night Train to Shanghai. Thanks to Katrina Hayes for filming the question.

August 16, 2016

     Scott Kazmir was an awesome pitcher for the A's when his coach was Curt Young! Therefore, my 224th video features questions to them.

August 9, 2016

     From 2012-2014, General Manager Billy Beane and Manager Bob Melvin led the Oakland A's to three consecutive playoff appearances. For my 223rd video, I asked them a question about the Philadelphia Athletics!

August 2, 2016

     Sacramento's Greg Vaughn was a four-time MLB All-Star! Therefore, my 222nd video features him.

July 26, 2016

     My 221st video features the Rowan Brothers' "Circle of Friends." As a matter of fact, circles of friends appear in most championship teams!

July 19, 2016

     From the Jersey Shore to the California Coast, fans follow sports! As a matter of fact, "East is east and west is west" is a magnificent line in the Rowan Brothers' "Cold War." Therefore, my 220th video features their super song.

July 12, 2016

     My 219th video featuers the Rowan Brothers' "Winkleman's Farm," which is a superb baseball song!

July 5, 2016

     Not only is William Fichtner an amazing actor, but also he is a sports fan! Fichtner even appeared as Captain Knauer in the 2005 movie, The Longest Yard. So, my 218th video features him. Thanks to Kirsten Nobel for filming the question.

June 28, 2016

     My 217th video features Raiders Hall of Famer Jim Otto! Thanks to Mia McCray for filming the poem.

June 21, 2016

     From 1977 to 1988, an outstanding Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders linebacker was Rod Martin! Therefore, my 216th video features him. Thanks to Mia McCray for filming the poem.

June 14, 2016

     For my 215th video, Carlos Santana discusses his national anthem performance before Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park! Thanks to Cheryl Jennings for asking my question to him.

June 7, 2016

     A superb center for San Francisco and Oakland was Jeremy Newberry! Therefore, my 214th video features him. Thanks to Richard Carrera for filming the poem.

May 24, 2016

     My 213th video features a question about Veterans Stadium to the Raiders' Napoleon McCallum and Derrick Ramsey! "The Vet" was the home of the 1980 Phillies.

May 17, 2016

     A dynamic defensive end on the 1976 Oakland Raiders was Otis Sistrunk! So, my 212th video features a question to him.

May 10, 2016

     Derrick Ramsey was a tight end for the 1980 Oakland Raiders! Therefore, my 211th video features him.

May 3, 2016

     My 210th video features San Francisco's Ron Wotus, and Philadelphia's Curt Schilling correctly predicts Game Five of the 2014 World Series! In addition, Bill Madden discusses 1954, his book.

April 26, 2016

     Nnamdi Asomugha was a dynamic defensive back for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, and San Francisco 49ers! Therefore, my 209th video features a question to him.

April 19, 2016

     Two offensive linemen on the 1996 Oakland Raiders were Robert Jenkins and Lincoln Kennedy. Therefore, my 208th video features a question to them about "The Autumn Wind." Steve Sabol, a Philadelphia legend, wrote "The Autumn Wind," a poem, which became the Raiders' anthem!

April 12, 2016

     Not only are The Blüchunks a Berkeley band, but also they are hockey fans! So, my 207th video features their song, "Sinister Minister."

April 5, 2016

     Last night, in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game, Villanova University defeated the University of North Carolina! They clinched the contest when Kris Jenkins made a buzzer-beater three-pointer.

     Not only did the University of California at Berkeley produce amazing athletes, but also an entertaining band, The Blüchunks! Therefore, my 206th video features their superb song, "Brown Shoe."

March 29, 2016

     For wide receivers, Tim Brown's 1,070 receptions for 14,734 yards and 99 touchdowns set Raiders records! Therefore, my 205th video features him.

March 22, 2016

     Not only is Michael Franti a marvelous musician, but also he is a San Francisco Giants fan! Therefore, my 204th video features his super song, "Say Hey (I Love You)."

March 15, 2016

     In my 203rd video, you will learn that Michael Franti is a "Dr. J" fan, and listen to his superb song, "The Sound of Sunshine."

March 8, 2016

     In 1995-1996, Colorado's Mike Ricci earned a Stanley Cup ring. In addition, Ricci played for the Flyers and Sharks! Therefore, my 202nd video features him.

March 1, 2016

     Currently, Larry Robinson is a San Jose Sharks coach! When Larry was a player, his Montreal Canadiens won six Stanley Cups. He was a dynamic defender. In additon, when Robinson was a coach, his New Jersey Devils won three Stanely Cups. Therefore, my 201st video features him.  

February 23, 2016

     Todd McLellan set a San Jose Sharks record for a head coach with 311 career victories! Therefore, my 200th video features him.

February 16, 2016

     Doug Wilson is a great general manager for the San Jose Sharks! So, my 199th video features him.

February 9, 2016

     Since 1980, San Francisco's leadership and spirit have been recognized with the annual Willie Mac Award! Therefore, my 198th video features a ceremony of it.

February 2, 2016

     My 197th video features my "Beat L.A." poem along with a question to author Joe Konte!

January 26, 2016

     Joe Konte wrote a baseball book entitled, The Rivalry Heard 'Round the World: The Dodgers-Giants Feud from Coast to Coast. Therefore, for my 196th video, he discusses the long rivalry between the Giants and Dodgers.

January 19, 2016

     When the Raiders won Super Bowls XV and XVIII, their starting nose tackle was Reggie Kinlaw! So, my 195th video featuers a question to him.

January 5, 2016

     Charlie Garner was an outstanding running back for the Eagles, 49ers, and Raiders! Therefore, my 194th video features a question to him.

December 29, 2015

     For my 193rd video, Orlando Cepeda, Marty Lurie, and Ed Montague discuss Philadelphia's Steve Carlton!

December 22, 2015

     Ed Montague was an amazing umpire, and Larry Baer, Orlando Cepeda, Marty Lurie, & Ron Wotus are members of San Francisco's superb staff! Therefore, my 192nd video features them.

December 15, 2015

     Mike Scioscia attended Springfield High School in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Not only did he win two Fall Classics as a catcher with the Dodgers, but also he won the 2002 World Series as the manager of the Angels! Therefore, my 191st video features him.

December 8, 2015

     Not only is a Brett Dennen a baseball fan, but also he supports Lara Mendel's nonprofit organization! Therefore, my 190th video features their performance of "The Mosaic Project Theme Song."  

December 1, 2015

     My 189th video features Brett Dennen's "San Francisco." In his superb song, he acknowledges both Bay Area baseball teams!

November 24, 2015

     For my 188th video, watch the ceremonial first pitches that were thrown by Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, and listen to Trixie Garcia and Bill Walton! As a matter of fact, Bill Walton's son, Luke, is the interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors.

November 17, 2015

     Steve Parish and Moonalice perform at many benefit shows. Thus, they support many worthwhile causes. Therefore, my 187th video features them at San Francisco's AT&T Park.  

November 10, 2015

     In 1974, football fans watched The Longest Yard. In this marvelous movie, an amazing actor was Richard Kiel! So, my 186th video features him. Thanks to Kyle Hinman for filming the question.

November 3, 2015

     My 185th video features Cirroc Lofton. In Star Trek's Deep Space Nine, his character is Jake Sisko. Also, Cirroc's relative is Kenny Lofton. Kenny was a superb San Francisco Giant and a fabulous Philadelphia Phillie! Thanks to Stephanie Nielsen for filming the question.

October 27, 2015

     In team sports, the leader of each team is their captain. In the original Star Trek series, Sean Kenney's character was Captain Christopher Pike! Therefore, my 184th video features him.

October 20, 2015

     Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek. For my 183rd video, Roddenberry's son discusses his foundation and San Francisco! Thanks to Ali Butner for filming the question.

October 13, 2015

     Not only does Billie Jean King own the Philadelphia Freedoms, but also she was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame! Therefore, my 182nd video features her.

October 6, 2015

     In 1976-1977, my family had season tickets for the Philadelphia 76ers. During one of Philadelphia's games, I received a wristband from Darryl Dawkins!  
     Recently, Darryl Dawkins passed away. He was a super Sixer! So, my 181st video features him.  

September 29, 2015

     When the Los Angeles Kings won two Stanley Cups, their nickname was "Flyers West." Therefore, my 180th video features two of its members: John Stevens and Justin Williams.

September 22, 2015

     Bill Lee is a Bay Area baseball legend! So, my 179th video features him. Thanks to Gary Eng for filming the poem.

September 15, 2015

     From 1987 to 1989, Dave Dravecky and Mike LaCoss were teammates on the San Francisco Giants! Therefore, my 178th video features them.

September 8, 2015

     Not only did Reggie Jackson attend Pennsylvania's Cheltenham High School, but also he helped the A's win three Fall Classics! So, my 177th video features him.

September 1, 2015

     Oakland's Josh Reddick is an outstanding outfielder! As it turns out, Josh throws a baseball with his right hand, but he is a left-handed batter. Thus, Reddick is unique. Therefore, my 176th video features a question to him.

August 25, 2015

     Recently, Richmond's Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Park was renovated, so a ceremony was held. Fortunately, Shooty Babitt was the emcee! Therefore, my 175th video features him.

August 4, 2015

     In the 1970s, John "Blue Moon" Odom was a fantastic pitcher for the A's when they won three Fall Classics in a row! So, my 174th video features him.

July 28, 2015

     During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Team U.S.A. featured Coach Klinsmann and Chris Wondolowski! In 1990, Germany featured Klinsmann when they won the World Cup. Also, Wondolowski grew up in the Bay Area. Therefore, my 173rd video features them.

July 21, 2015

     Both Bay Area baseball teams have honored the band, Journey! In the 2010 playoffs, due to Ashkon Davaran's video, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" became the theme song of the Giants. Also, in 2014, Journey's Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon performed the national anthem at an A's game, which is my 172nd video.

July 14, 2015

     For my 171st video, Bob Weir sings "Not Fade Away," which is a song that has been sung by many bands! Recently, Bob Weir and other marvelous musicians celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead by performing three concerts at Soldier Field, which is the home of the Chicago Bears.

July 7, 2015

     My 170th video features Bob Weir's "Sugar Magnolia," which was one of Bill Graham's favorite Grateful Dead songs! As a matter of fact, the San Francisco Giants host an annual Bill Graham Tribute Night. Also, New York was the birthplace for the Giants, Bill Graham, and Mickey Hart.

June 30, 2015

     My 169th video features Bob Weir's "Jack Straw." This superb song was written by Robert Hunter. As a matter of fact, Hunter was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Also, Bob Weir and other Grateful Dead members just played at Levi's Stadium, which is the home of the San Francisco 49ers!

June 26, 2015

     On Tuesday, Philadelphia's Harvey Pollack passed away. For the NBA, he was a statistical genius! May his soul rest in peace.

June 23, 2015

     Not only did Dennis Eckersley help the A's win the 1989 World Series, but also he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame! Therefore, my 168th video features him. Thanks to Ray Murillo for filming the poem.

     
June 17, 2015

                                                       "Nine Oakland Titles"

     Baseball, basketball, and football are America's most popular team sports. Yesterday the Warriors won the NBA Finals. Due to their victory, the city of Oakland won its ninth professional title!
     Since the ABA produced many marquee players, like Rick Barry and Julius Erving, the 1968-1969 Oaks represented Oakland's first championship. The other Oakland titles were the 1972 A's, 1973 A's, 1974 A's, 1974-1975 Warriors, 1976 Raiders, 1980 Raiders, 1989 A's, and 2014-2015 Warriors.  
     Congratulations to Oakland, the home of the wonderful Warriors!
     

June 16, 2015

     The greatest Giant ever was Willie Mays! Therefore, my 167th video features him.  

June 9, 2015

     Before the Giants moved to San Francisco, they won five Fall Classics in New York. Their last New York championship occurred in 1954. So, for my 166th video, Willie Mays discusses his 1954 team with Marty Lurie!

June 2, 2015

     Gary Soto is an amazing author! As a matter of fact, one of his books is entitled, Baseball in April. Therefore, my 165th features him. Thanks to Paul Haxo for filming the question.

May 26, 2015

     Not only did Maurice Jones-Drew attend Concord's De La Salle High School, but also he was an amazing running back in the NFL! Therefore, my 164th video features him. Thanks to Melissa Bruno for filming the poem.

May 19, 2015

     Not only did Lorenzo Alexander play fabulous football for the University of California at Berkeley, but also he earned a Pro Bowl selection in the NFL! Therefore, my 163rd video features him. Thanks to Melissa Bruno for filming the poem.

May 12, 2015

     Steve Molitz produced the music for Shaquille O'Neal's newest video game! Currently, Steve is Particle's keyboardist. Also, O'Neal is an entertaining analyst, and he is a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings.  
     My 162nd video features Steve Molitz. Thanks to D'Ann Whitehead for filming the question.

May 5, 2015

     G. Love's "I-76" is a superb song because he mentions 76ers' legends! Therefore, my 161st video features a question to him.

April 28, 2015

     Earl Cooper helped San Francisco win their first two Super Bowls! During his NFL career, he was a running back and a tight end. So, my 160th video features him.

April 21, 2015

     Susan Slusser is a wonderul writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. She writes about the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, my 159th video features her. Thanks to Anne Baker for filming the question.

April 14, 2015

     Ray Fosse and Glen Kuiper are amazing broadcasters for the Oakland Athletics! So, my 158th video features them. Thanks to Arturo Fortanel for filming the question.

April 7, 2015

     Billy Beane is a marvelous general manager! As a matter of fact, his superb story is told in a best-selling book, Moneyball. Therefore, my 157th video features him. Thanks to Steve Spilman for filming the question.  

March 31, 2015

     Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum, and Hunter Pence helped the San Francisco Giants win three Fall Classics within five seasons! Therefore, my 156th video features them. Thanks to Rebekah Solis for filming the questions.

March 24, 2015

     Brian Sabean is a brilliant general manager because his San Franciso Giants won three Fall Classics! Therefore, my 155th video features him. Thanks to Rebekah Solis for filming the question.

March 17, 2015

     Happy St. Patrick's Day!
     Not only did Leigh Steinberg earn two degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, but also he is a superb sports agent! So, my 154th video features him. Thanks to Mike Dotterer for filming the question.

March 10, 2015

     Not only did Steve Sax attend high school in Sacramento, but also his Los Angeles Dodgers won two Fall Classics! Therefore, my 153rd video features him.  

March 3, 2015

     In Sacramento, the Lee family produced three fabulous baseball players: a pair of brothers named LeRon and Leon along with Leon's son, Derrek! From 1978 to 1982, LeRon and Leon superbly played for the Lotte Orions in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League. In additon, in 2003, Derrek's team, the Florida Marlins, won the World Series. So, my 152nd video features LeRon Lee.

February 24, 2015

     When Bill Cartwright played basketball for the University of San Francisco, he was a two-time, consensus All-American! In addition, as a player and a coach, Bill became a five-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls. Therefore, my 151st video features him. Thanks to Kellene Kozub for filming the poem.

February 17, 2015

     On December 23, 1972, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Oakland Raiders in an AFC divisional-round playoff game when South Jersey's Franco Harris scored the game-winning touchdown with his "Immaculate Reception."
     For my 150th video, Oakland's Marv Hubbard and Jim Otto analyze Harris' historical 60-yard touchdown reception.

February 10, 2015

     Not only did Julius "Dr. J" Erving lead the New York Nets to two ABA titles, but also he was the captain of the Philadelphia 76ers when they won the NBA championship in 1982-1983. Therefore, my 149th video features him. Thanks to Nadia Pandolfo for fliming the poem.

February 3, 2015

     Not only did Phil Villapiano help the Oakland Raiders win their first Super Bowl, but also his fabulous foundation is Save the Jersey Shore! Therefore, my 148th video features him.

January 27, 2015

     The greatest second baseman in the history of the Philadelphia Phillies is Chase Utley! He was clutch in the 2008 and 2009 Fall Classics! Therefore, my 147th video features him. Thanks to Chris Brennan for filming the poem.

January 20, 2015

     Gary Snyder is a terrific poet. For my 146th video, he reads his poem, "Night Song of the Los Angeles Basin." This poem appears in Snyder's book, Mountains and Rivers Without End.

January 13, 2015

     Not only did Raymond Chester earn a Super Bowl ring with the 1980 Raiders, but he also played for the USFL's Invaders. Therefore, my 145th video features him. Thanks to Damone O'Nan for filming the question.

January 6, 2015

     Overbrook High School's Wilt Chamberlain won two NBA championships, and he set many Association records. In 2005, Gary Pomerantz published his book, Wilt, 1962. Therefore, my 144th video features a question to Mr. Pomerantz about Mr. Chamberlain.

December 30, 2014

     Adam West and Burgess Meredith appeared in Batman, the TV series. Also, in the first three Rocky movies, Meredith starred as the character Mickey Goldmill, "Rocky's" manager. As a matter of fact, Philadelphia's favorite son is Rocky. So, my 143rd video features a question to Adam West about Burgess Meredith. Thanks to Michelle Gallina for filming the question.  

December 23, 2014

     Jeff Kinney has written many children's books. He is an amazing author! Therefore, my 142nd video features a question to him.

December 16, 2014

     On January 25, 1981, Oakland's Rod Martin set a Super Bowl record with three interceptions. Also, in Super Bowl XVIII, Martin's Raiders defeated Washington. Therefore, my 141st video features Super Bowl questions to him.

December 9, 2014

     For the 1996 Oakland Raiders, Jeff Gossett was a punter, and Kenny Shedd was a wide receiver! Also, Gossett earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections in 1991. Currently, Shedd is a San Leandro police officer. So, my 140th video features them. Thanks to Chuck Alonge and Cameron Jones for filming the questions.

December 2, 2014

     The Philadelphia Warrios won two titles, and the Golden State Warriors earned a championship. Therefore, the Warriors have won three times!
     So, my 139th video features the Warriors' Harrison Barnes, Kent Bazemore, Andrew Bogut, and Klay Thompson. Thanks to Noam Benoni for filming the questions.
     Currently, Barnes, Bogut, and Thompson play with the wonderful Warriors, but Bazemore plays with the Atlanta Hawks. Also, in today's San Francisco Chronicle, there is an article about Thompson, entitled, "Dogged pursuit of his down time." In addition, there are two Berkeley photos of Thompson and his English bulldog!

November 25, 2014

     The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team won two FIFA World Cups and four Olympics! Therefore, my 138th video features them.

November 18, 2014

     Mike White was a fantastic football coach! In 1975, Mike was Cal's head coach when his club shared the Pac-8 championship with UCLA. Also, White earned a Super Bowl ring when he was an assistant coach with the 1999 St. Louis Rams. Therefore, my 137th video features him.

November 11, 2014

     Happy Veterans' Day!
     Bill Romanowski played with the 49ers, Eagles, Broncos, and Raiders. During his amazing career, he earned four Super Bowl rings! Currently, he is an awesome analyst. Therefore, my 136th video features him.

November 4, 2014

     Today is Election Day, so vote!
     Not only did Larry Allen attend Sonoma State University, but also his Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. In addition, Allen was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame! Therefore, my 135th video features him. Thanks to Saeed Mazloom for filming the poem.

October 28, 2014

     Since the National Basketball Association begins their 2014-2015 season today, all four of America's leagues (NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB) are active! 
     When Lincoln Kennedy and Otis Sistrunk played for the Oakland Raiders, each of them earned two All-Pro selections. Therefore, my 134th video features questions to them.

October 21, 2014

     Like Dwight Hicks, John Taylor attended New Jersey's Pennsauken High School, which is near Philadelphia. When there were 34 seconds left in Super Bowl XXIII, San Francisco scored the game-winning points due to Taylor's ten-yard, touchdown reception! Therefore, my 133rd video features John Taylor.

October 14, 2014

     John "JT the Brick" Tournour is a superb sports talk radio host. For my 132nd video, I asked him a question about Pete Rose. As a matter of fact, John wrote a chapter about "Charlie Hustle" in his book, The Handoff.

October 7, 2014

     Not only did Boston's Bill Lee attend San Rafael's Terra Linda High School, but also he pitched in Games Two and Seven of the 1975 World Series! So, my 131st video features him. Thanks to Mike Whitten for filming the question.

September 30, 2014

     Matisyahu is a marvelous musician. In my 130th video, Matisyahu sings, and he answers a sports question!

September 23, 2014

     My 129th video features the San Francisco Giants' Grateful Dead Night! In this video, Moonalice sings, and Bill Walton, an NBA Hall of Famer, superbly speaks! In addition, the Giants' Tim Flannery and his brother sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir.

September 16, 2014

     My 128th video features "Bud" Selig and Pete Rose! In the first part of the video, I asked Selig a question about Rose, which was filmed by Nicholas Ramos. In the second part of the video, I read two stanzas of my poem to Pete, which was filmed by Sheena Taylor. 

September 9, 2014

     Orlando Cepeda was a superb San Francisco Giant! So, my 127th video features him. Thanks to John Bobish for filming the question.

September 2, 2014

     Curt Schilling was a clutch pitcher! When the Philadelphia Phillies won the 1993 pennant, Curt was named the NLCS MVP. Also, when the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 Fall Classic, Schilling and Randy Johnson shared the World Series MVP Award. In addition, the Boston Red Sox won two Fall Classics when Curt pitched for them in 2004 and 2007. Therefore, for my 126th video, I asked an educational question to his wife, Shonda Schilling.

August 26, 2014

     Not only were Jack Morris and Frank Thomas fantastic players, but also they are Major League Baseball analysts. So, my 125th video features them. Thanks to Matt Soblick for filming the question.

August 19, 2014

     Not only was Gaylord Perry a superb San Francisco pitcher, but also he was inducted into the National Baseball of Fame. Therefore, my 124th video features him. Thanks to Kris Holtzer for filming the question.

August 12, 2014

     Bert Campaneris was a superb shortstop, and his Oakland Athletics won three Fall Classics! So, my 123rd video features him. Thanks to Geoff Bassett for filming the question.

August 5, 2014

     Dave Kingman played for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants! Learn about Kingman's four MLB records by watching my 122nd video! 

July 29, 2014

     Rollie Fingers was an outstanding pitcher for the Oakland A's when they won three consecutive Fall Classics! As a matter of fact, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Therefore, my 121st video features him. Thanks to Aaron Goldstein for filming the question.

July 22, 2014

     Juan Marichal was San Francisco's greatest pitcher! As a matter of fact, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. So, my 120th video features him. Thanks to Fred Rosenthal for filming the question.

July 15, 2014

     Not only is Sharon Robinson a wonderful writer, but also she is the daughter of Jackie Robinson! As a matter of fact, there have been many books written about Jackie Robinson. Therefore, in my 119th video, Sharon Robinson recommends two of them. Thanks to Anthony Maldonado for filming the question. 
    
July 8, 2014

     In 2006, Frank Thomas hit 39 homers, and he drove in 114 runs for the Oakland Athletics. Therefore, my 118th video features him. Thanks to Anthony Capone for filming the question.

July 1, 2014

     My 117th video features a question about "Tug" McGraw to Art Shamsky. Art won a World Series with the 1969 New York Mets, and he played in eight games for the 1972 Oakland Athletics. Thanks to Anton Rosner for filming the question.
     Tug McGraw is just one of the many sports connections that exist beween New York and Philadelphia. In Major League Baseball, Tug McGraw, Richie Ashburn, and Lenny Dykstra played for the Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. In basketball, Billy Cunningham, Julius Erving, and World B. Free attended high schools in New York, and they played for the Philadelphia 76ers. In football, Herman Edwards played for the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was the head coach of the New York Jets. Also, Joe Klecko attended Temple Univeristy, and he played for the Jets. In addition, Sean Landeta punted for the Philadelphia Stars, New York Giants, and the Eagles. In the NHL, Mike Keenan and Fred Shero coached the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. Also, Mike Richter attended Pennsylvania's Germantown Academy, and he played for the Rangers.  Finally, Philadelphia's favorite son is "Rocky" Balboa! Sylvester Stallone, the creator of the six Rocky movies, was born in New York City. Those are some of the many sports connections that exist between the "City of Brotherly Love" and "The Big Apple!"

June 24, 2014

     My 116th video features Ed Charles. Ed played for the Kansas City Athletics, and he won the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets. In the first part of the video, Charles recites a poem about Jackie Robinson! In the second part of the video, I asked him about the origins of his nickname, "The Poet." Thanks to Catherine Kosturski for filming the question.

June 17, 2014

     Bernie Parent led the Philadelphia Flyers to consecutive Stanley Cups! Thus, he was a great goalie. So, my 115th video features him. Thanks to Brighid McCloskey for filming the poem.

June 10, 2014

     My 114th video features Philadelphia's Harvey Pollack. Harvey discusses his shirt record, and he mentions Bill Walton!

June 3, 2014

     Philadelphia's Harvey Pollack created many NBA statistical categories. In addition, he is the NBA's longest and only original team employee. As a matter of fact, his Warriors and 76ers each won two titles, so he is the only person with four championship rings of Philadelphia basketball! Therefore, my 113th video features him. Thanks to Cody Erb for filming the poem.

May 27, 2014

     In 1980, all four Philadelphia teams reached the finals! First, the New York Islanders defeated the Flyers for their first of four consecutive Stanley Cups. Second, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Sixers for their first of five championships in the 1980s. Third, the Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals for their first World Series win. Finally, the Oakland Raiders defeated the Eagles for their second Super Bowl victory on January 25, 1981. Thus, it was an amazing year for the "City of Brotherly Love!"
     When the Phillies won the 1980 Fall Classic, their marvelous manager was Dallas Green! So, my 112th video features him. Thanks to John Anthony De Leon for filming the poem.

May 20, 2014

     In September 1980, Sharon Jones became the first African-American woman executive in Major League Baseball when Oakland's Walter Haas hired her! Also, in 1987, Sharon spoke out against an MLB owner's racist remark! So, my 111th video features her. Thanks to Gary Eng for filming the poem.

April 29, 2014

     Javier Lopez is a superb relief pitcher! Not only did Lopez win two Fall Classics with San Francisco, but he also won a World Series with Boston. Therefore, my 110th video features him. Thanks to Julia Bringans for filming the poem. 

April 22, 2014

     Elijah "Pumpsie" Green attended El Cerrito High School! Also, on July 21, 1959, he became the Boston Red Sox's first African-American player. So, my 109th video features him. Thanks to Ben Jacobs for filming the poem. 

April 15, 2014

     From 1972 to 1974, the Oakland A's won three consecutive Fall Classics! In the 1973 World Series, Reggie Jackson earned the MVP Award. Also, in the 1974 Fall Classic, Dick Green earned the Babe Ruth Award. So, my 108th video features them.

April 8, 2014

     Like Manny Trillo and Joe Morgan, Darold Knowles played for the Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies. When the A's won their three consecutive Fall Classics, Knowles effectively pitched for them. So, my 107th video features him. Thanks to Kathi Williams for filming the poem.

April 1, 2014

     From 1972 to 1974, the Oakland Athletics won three consecutive Fall Classic. One of their superb, starting pitchers was Ken Holtzman! So, my 106th video features him.

March 25, 2014

     Mike Krukow pitched for the Cubs, Phillies, and Giants! Currently, he is an amazing Giants' broadcaster. Therefore, my 105th video features him. 

March 18, 2014

     Not only was Y.A. Tittle a superb San Francisco quarterback, but also he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So, my 104th video features him.

March 11, 2014

     Not only was Jim Bunning's uniform number fourteen retired by the Philadelphia Phillies, but also he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. So, my 103rd video features him.

March 4, 2014

     Not only was "Lefty" O'Doul from San Francisco, but also he was a fantastic Phillie! So, for my 102nd video, I read a poem about Lefty to his cousin, Tom. Thanks to John Phillips for filming the poem. 
    
February 25, 2014

     During his NFL career, Jimmy Johnson played on San Francisco's offense and defense! So, my 101st video features him. Thanks to Stephanie Simon for filming the poem.

February 18, 2014

     There were some awesome public address announcers. My favorite one was the Philadelphia 76ers' Dave Zinkoff. His introduction of Julius Erving was specatacular! Also, an outstanding Oakland Athletics' public address announcer was Roy Steele.  
     Currently, there are three amazing public address announcers. In Philadelphia, the fabulous Flyers feature Lou Nolan, and the Eagles & Phillies feature Dan Baker. Finally, a spectacular San Francisco Giants' public address announcer is Renel Brooks-Moon.
     So, my 100th video features Renel Brooks-Moon! Thanks to Derek Mirabueno for filming the question.

February 11, 2014

     Not only was Orlando Cepeda a 1967 World Series champion and a Hall of Famer, but also the San Francisco Giants retired his jersey number thirty. So, my ninety-ninth video features him. Thanks to Derek Mirabueno for filming the poem.

February 4, 2014

     Not only did Tommy Lasorda attend Pennsylvania's Norristown High School, but also Eric Karros played with the 2004 Oakland Athletics. So, my ninety-eighth video features them. Thanks to Steve Jenkins for filming the question.

January 28, 2014

     Not only is Larry King an amazing journalist, but also he is a sports fan! Therefore, my ninety-seventh video features him. Thanks to Steve Jenkins for filming this video.

January 21, 2014

     On January 9, 1977, Super Bowl XI occurred in Pasadena, California. In that contest, the Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesoata Vikings. Due to Fred Biletnikoff's four receptions for 79 yards, he earned the MVP Award. In addition, Oakland's starting strong safety was George Atkinson. So, my ninety-sixth video features them. Thanks to Matt Tadevich for filming the question. 

January 14, 2014

     My ninety-fifth video featues the Mickey Hart Band's "Jersey Shore." Not only is this spectacular song dedicated to The Shore, but also to its people. As a matter of fact, Greg Roman, the San Francisco 49ers' offensive coordinator, is from the South Jersey Shore!
    
January 7, 2014

     My ninety-fourth video features a question about hockey to San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong. As a matter of fact, hockey players will soon compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Thanks to Bryan Hewitt for filming the question.

December 31, 2013

     When San Francisco won their two titles, "Buster" Posey earned an award in each of those seasons. In 2010, he was named the NL Rookie of the Year. Then, in 2012, Posey earned the NL MVP Award. So, my ninety-third video features him. Thanks to Bryan Hewitt for filming the question. 

December 24, 2013

     My ninety-second video features San Francisco's Jeremy Affeldt, Dave Dravecky, and Pablo Sandoval. In 1989, Dravecky's Giants won the NL pennant. Also, in 2010 and 2012, Affeldt and Sandoval won Fall Classics with San Francisco. As a matter of fact, Pablo earned the 2012 World Series MVP Award. Thanks to Bryan Hewitt for filming the question. 

December 17, 2013

     Not only was Bruce Bochy a catcher, but also he is a marvelous manager for the San Francisco Giants. In 2010 and 2012, his Giants won the World Series! So, my ninety-first video features him. Thanks to Bryan Hewitt for filming the question. 

December 10, 2013

     In Game Five of the 2002 World Series, which I attended, "Dusty" Baker's son, Darren, was San Francisco's batboy. In the seventh inning, Darren was almost run over at home plate. Fortunately, the Giants' J.T. Snow picked Darren up, so he was safe. Since Darren was only three years old, Major League Baseball then required batboys to be at least fourteen years old. Thus, the "Darren Baker Rule" was established. So, my ninetieth video features Darren and "Dusty" Baker. 

December 3, 2013

     Kevin Johnson was an amazing basketball player for the Cal Bears and Phoenix Suns. Currently, he is Sacramento's mayor. As a matter of fact, due to his extraordinary efforts, the Kings didn't move to Seattle, so their basketball team will remain in Sacramento! Thus, my eighty-ninth video features part of Johnson's induction speech into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame.

November 26, 2013

     From 1972 through 1974, the Oakland Athetics won three consecutive World Series! 
     Sal Bando played third base. Like Philadelphia's Julius Erving, Sal wore uniform number six. As a matter of fact, both Bando and Erving were captains when their teams won titles. 
     Also, for two of Oakland's championships, Billy North played center field. 
     So, my eighty-eighth video features Bando and North. Thanks to Eric Hanson for filming the question.

November 19, 2013 

                                                     "Two World Series Trophies"

     From 1901 through 1954, there were two baseball teams in Philadelphia: the Athletics and Phillies. During this era, the Athletics won five Fall Classics. Also, from July 4, 1938 through 1954, the Athletics and Phillies shared a stadium. Although the Phillies didn't win a World Series while the Athletics played in the "City of Brotherly Love," they later won Fall Classics in 1980 and 2008.

     Since 1968, there have been two baseball teams in the Bay Area: the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. Before San Francisco won their two World Series titles, Oakland won four Fall Classics.

     On January 25, 2013, I attended Tim Flannery's concert in Mill Valley, California. Not only is Tim a super San Francisco coach, but also he is a great guitarist. During "Loser," he played marvelous music with the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir while both of San Francisco's World Series trophies were displayed on the Sweetwater Stage. So, my eighty-seventh video features this historic moment!  

     Even though the Athletics won more Fall Classics than their previous neighbor and current one, the Giants and Phillies possess superb stadiums. At Citizens Bank Park, you can see Ashburn Alley, the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame, and the Phillie Phanatic. At AT&T Park, you can see spectacular views, McCovey Cove, and the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame. For a franchise that has won nine championships, the Athletics deserve a new or renovated stadium!


November 12, 2013

     In 1968, The Band released "The Weight." It became one of their well-known songs. For my eighty-sixth video, Tim Flannery and Bob Weir sing this spectacular song.

November 5, 2013

     The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia spectaculary sang "Friend of the Devil," which was written by Robert Hunter. For my eighty-fifth video, Tim Flannery and Bob Weir sing this super song.

October 29, 2013

     In The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, David Dodd writes about the history of "Peggy-O" on page 217. For my eighty-fourth video, Tim Flannery and Bob Weir sing this song.

October 22, 2013

     San Francisco's Tim Flannery and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir are great guitarists! For my eighty-third video, they performed "Catfish John." Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds wrote this hit song, which was released by Johnny Russell in 1972.

October 15, 2013

     Currently, Jerry West works for the Golden State Warriors!
     In 1971-1972, the Los Angeles Lakers featured Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, and Jerry West. Due to their extraordinary efforts, Los Angeles won a record 33 games in a row and an NBA championship. Therefore, my eighty-second video features Jerry West. Thanks to Peter Lee for filming the question.

October 8, 2013

     Currently, the Oakland Athletics face the Detroit Tigers in the ALDS. Fortunately, the A's feature two amazing analysts: Shooty Babitt and and Bip Roberts. Therefore, my eighty-first video features a question to them.

October 1, 2013

     My eightieth video features Oakland's Derrick Ramsey. Not only did Derrick win a Super Bowl with the Raiders, but also he attended New Jersey's Camden High School! Thanks to Chad Welch for filming the question.

September 24, 2013

     My seventy-ninth video features Oakland's Tony La Russa. As a matter of the fact, the Athletics clinched the AL Western Division on Sunday! Thanks to Daniel Gonzalez for filming the poem.

September 17, 2013

     Not only did J.T. Snow hit a homer from each side of the plate in one game, but also he hit three home runs in a different contest. So, I asked him to compare and contast those two performances for my seventy-eighth video. Thanks to Pat Quinlan for filming the question. 

September 10, 2013

     Not only is Tim Flannery San Francisco's third-base coach, but also he is a great guitarist! In my seventy-seventh video, Tim talks about Bryan Stow, and he sings "21 Days." Thanks to Ariana Sanchez for filming the question.

September 3, 2013

     Eddie Money is a magnificent musician, and he likes sports! Not only did Eddie perform at a benefit concert for Barry Zito's nonprofit organization, but also he sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" before an Oakland Raiders game. In my seventy-sixth video, Steven Rundle filmed my question to Mr. Money. In addition, I filmed his spectauclar song, "Two Tickets to Paradise." 

August 27, 2013

     In Super Bowl XI, Oakland's Willie Brown earned a touchdown due to his 75-yard interception return! Brown was an amazing cornerback, so he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Therefore, my seventy-fifth video features him. Thanks to Amber Goodwin for filming the question.

August 20, 2013

     My seventy-fourth video features Star Trek's Denise Crosby. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Crosby's character was Lieutenant Tasha Yar. Thanks to Aaron Ohlen for filming the question. 

August 13, 2013

     Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry. The capital of this television and movie series is San Francisco!
     My seventy-third video features Star Trek's Michael Dorn and Brent Spiner. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dorn's character was Lieutenant Worf, and Spiner's character was Lieutenant Commander Data. Their roles were very entertaining! Thanks to Najeeb Jarrar for filming my question.

August 6, 2013

     My seventy-second video features Steve Bartkowski. He was a superb quarterback for the Cal Bears and Atlanta Falcons! Thanks to Paul for filming the poem.

July 30, 2013

     Greg Townsend set the Raiders' record for most career sacks! Also, he played on the Eagles. So, my seventy-first video features him. Thanks to Lori Edgar for filming the poem.

July 23, 2013

     Jim Otto was a superb center for the Oakland Raiders! For my seventieth video, Otto discussed 00, which was his jersey number.

July 16, 2013

     My sixty-ninth video features Oakland's Raymond Chester! He was a terrific tight end. Thanks to Christian Lyness for filming the poem.

July 9, 2013

     My sixty-eighth video features Cal's Kevin Moen! On November 20, 1982, Cal defeated Stanford because he scored the game-winning touchdown, which became known as "The Play." Thanks to Mark Moen for filming the question.

July 2, 2013

     After attending the University of California at Berkeley, the following four quarterbacks started Super Bowls:  Joe Kapp, Craig Morton, Vince Ferragamo, and Aaron Rodgers.  As a matter of fact, that is a record for the most quarterbacks from one college to start a Super Bowl.
     My sixth-seventh video features Joe Kapp.  Thanks to Kevin Cooper for filming the poem.

June 25, 2013

     Not only did Al Attles play for the Warriors, but also he coached them to a championship in 1974-1975! So, my sixty-sixth video features him. Thanks to Tyler Iwamura for filming the poem.

June 18, 2013

     Not only did Tony La Russa win three World Series, but also he has a nonprofit organization called the Animal Rescue Foundation. So, my sixty-fifth video features him. Thanks to Michael Woodley for filming the poem.

June 11, 2013

     Another amazing Bay Area poet is Michael McClure! So, my sixth-fourth video features one of his poems. In Michael McClure's poem, he used repetititon, which is a writing technique that is also used by many songwriters.

June 4, 2013

     Robert Hass is an amazing poet. As a matter of fact, he was a United States Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997. In my sixty-third video, Robert read a stanza about basketball, and he discussed this superb sport!

May 28, 2013

     Tony Serra is a terrific lawyer! Also, he played baseball. So, in my sixty-second video, Tony talks about baseball!

May 21, 2013

     My sixty-first video features San Francisco's Bubba Paris. Paris is poet, too! So, in this video, he read his poem entitled, "Happiness Within." Thanks to Sharisse Stauss for filming the poem.

May 14, 2013

     My sixtieth video features Guy McIntyre. Not only did Guy win Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers, but also he played with the Philadelphia Eagles! Thanks to Sharisse Stauss for filming the poem. 

May 7, 2013

     Jim Barnett played for the Warriors and 76ers. Currently, he is a wonderful Warriors' analyst!
     In 1977, Jim's teammate was Julius Erving! So, my fifty-ninth video features a question to Barnett about "Dr. J."

April 30, 2013

     Tom Meschery wrote a poem about Wilt Chamberlain. So, for my fifth-eighth video, I asked him a question about his poem.

April 23, 2013

     Tom Meschery played for the Philadelphia and San Francisco Warriors! He is only one of six Warriors to have his number retired.
     Tom is also a terrific poet. As a matter of fact, his book, Nothing We Lose Can Be Replaced, contains basketball poems. Fortunatley, I filmed Meschery reading three of them, which were about Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed, and himself. Thus, my fifty-seventh video features Tom Meschery's poetical performance. 

April 16, 2013

     From 1965 to 1995, Phil Lesh effectively played the bass for the Grateful Dead. His "Box of Rain" was a superb song!
     Currently, one of Phil's bands is called Furthur. Also, in San Rafael, he has a wonderful restaurant and music venue called Terrapin Crossroads.
     Not only is Phil a magnificent musician, but also he published a best-selling book. In addition, Lesh is a baseball fan. As a matter of fact, he sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before MLB games. Therefore, my fifty-sixth video features him. Thanks to Brian Lesh for filming the poem.

March 26, 2013

     Dick Vermeil has northern California and Philadelphia connections. Not only did Dick attend Calistoga High School, but also he was the head of the Eagles!
     Then, Dick won a Super Bowl with the 1999 St. Louis Rams.
     Coach Vermeil worked many hours, so his extraordinary efforts deserve much praise. Therefore, my fifty-fifth video features him. Thanks to Carol Anderson for filming the poem.
    
March 19, 2013

     My fifty-fourth video features Meadowlark Lemon. As a kid, I saw his Harlem Globetrotters perform at The Spectrum. Not only were their skills amazing, but also they were very entertaining! 

March 12, 2013

     My fifty-third video features Philadelphia's Pete Rose. Thanks to Sheena Taylor for filming the question.
     Major League Baseball should reinstate Rose because he deserves induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

March 5, 2013

     My fifty-second video features Wes Chandler. Not only was Wes a wonderful wide receiver, but also he coached at Cal in 2012. Thanks to Leo Baligad for filming the poem. 

February 26, 2013

     My fifty-first video features Oakland's Cliff Branch. Cliff calls me, "Professor," which is a very nice compliment. Also, he should be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame!

February 19, 2013

     My fiftieth video features San Francisco's Brent Jones. He was a terrific tight end! Thanks to Randy Sanders for filming the poem.

February 12, 2013

     My forty-ninth video features San Francisco's Dave Dravecky! Like "Rocky" Balboa, Vince Papale, and Ryan Vogelsong, his story is inspirational. Thanks to Steve Bowerman for filming the poem.

February 5, 2013

     My forty-eighth video features Philadelphia's Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Hunter Pence, and Vance Worley! Thanks to Barry and Sara Shapiro for filming the Phillies Phestival.
     The greatest third baseman ever was Michael Jack Schmidt! In the 1980 Fall Classic, Philadelphia defeated Kansas City because Schmidt earned eight hits, seven RBI, and six runs! So, he was named the World Series MVP.
     In the 1980 NLCS, Philadelphia defeated Houston because Greg Luzinski earned five hits, four RBI, and three runs!
     In 2012, Hunter Pence played for Philadelphia and San Francisco. Before Game Three of the 2012 NLDS, he made a magnificent motivational speech, so his Giants defeated the Reds. Then, in Game Seven of the 2012 NLCS, his third-inning, two-run double was extraordinary because the baseball hit his bat three times. Finally, in Games Two, Three, and Four of 2012 World Series, Pence scored a run in each of those Giants' wins!
     Vance Worley is from Sacramento, and he pitched for the Phillies. In 2011, he won eleven games, yet only lost three contests!

January 29, 2013

     My forty-seventh video features Chris Evert. In tennis, she won eighteen Grand Slams! Currently, Chris an amazing analyst, and she teaches at the Evert Tennis Academy. Thanks to Lisa Lassoff for filming the question.

January 22, 2013

    My forty-sixth video features Philadelphia's Bob Rigby. Bob was a great goalie for the Atoms because he led them to the 1973 North American Soccer League championship. Also, on September 3, 1973, he became the first soccer player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Thanks to Benjamin Horrow for filming the question.

January 15, 2013

     My forty-fifth video features Philadelphia's Seth Joyner. He was an outstanding, Eagles' linebacker! Thanks to Lorig Nalbantian Buckley for filming the poem.

January 8, 2013

     My forty-fourth video features Philadelphia's Milt Thompson. In 1993, Milt was an outstanding outfielder when his Phillies won the NL pennant. Then, as a hitting coach, Thompson won a World Series with the 2008 Phillies! Thanks to Carol Thompson for filming the question.

January 1, 2013

     Happy New Year!
     My forty-third video features Philadelphia's Sam Chapman. Not only was Sam an amazing Athletic, but also he was an incredible football player for the California Golden Bears!  
     On June 8, 2012, I attended the Sam Chapman Dedication in Tiburon, California. During the ceremony, I read a poem about Sam Chapman.  

December 25, 2012

     My forty-second video features Oakland's Josh Reddick. In 2012, Josh hit 32 home runs, and drove in 85 runs. Also, since Reddick was an outstanding outfielder, he earned his first Gold Glove! Thanks to Stacy Miller for filming the question.

December 18, 2012

     In the 1970s, New York featured two basketball teams. Erving's Nets won two ABA titles, and Bradley's Knicks won two NBA championships.  
     So, on May 17, 2012, I asked Bill Bradley, "Which team was better?" His response can be viewed at www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4026607. Thanks to C-SPAN for filming my question. Also, thanks to Michael Marcus for creating the clip's title.

December 11, 2012

     My forty-first video features Scott Armstrong! I read a poem to him about marathons. Not only did Coach Armstrong qualify for the Boston Marathon, but also he wrote a magnificent, motivational book entitled, Boston Marathon or Bust: a proven step-by-step program to help you achieve your life, sports, and business goals in record time. Thanks to Jason Brown for filming the poem.

December 4, 2012

     My fortieth video features a question to San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong. Like "Rocky" Balboa and Vince Papale, he never gave up! Thus, his story is inspirational. In the 2012 postseason, Ryan earned three wins and a 1.09 ERA, so his Giants won the World Series.
     Also, San Francisco's Freddy Sanchez appears in this video. In 2010, he became the first player to hit doubles in his first three World Series at-bats! Then, in Game Five of the Fall Classic, Sanchez's Giants clinched the World Series when they defeated the Rangers.

November 27, 2012

     My thirty-ninth video features a question to San Francisco's Tim Lincecum. Not only did Tim earn two Cy Young Awards, but also he won two World Series titles with the Giants!  

November 19, 2012

     My thirty-eighth video features a question to San Francisco's Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, and Jon Miller. Not only are they amazing announcers, but also their 2012 Giants won the World Series!

November 13, 2012

     My thirty-seventh video features former members of the Oakland Athletics. At the 2012 Athletics Fan Festival, I met Scott Hatteberg, David Justice, Ray Fosse, Joe Rudi, Vida Blue, and Gene Tenace.  
     The 2002 Athletics featured Scott Hatteberg and David Justice. They won twenty consecutive games, which set an American League record!
     In 2003, Michael Lewis published Moneyball, which became a best-selling book. In this book, there is an entire chapter about Scott Hatteberg, and David Justice is discussed, too. Then, in 2011, Moneyball became a magnificent movie.
     In the 1970s, Ray Fosse, Joe Rudi, Vida Blue, and Gene Tenace led the amazing Athletics to five consecutive divisional titles and three World Series championships. As a matter of fact, those four champions just appeared in Comcast SportsNet California's documentary entitled, Legends: Oakland A's, The Forgotten Dynasty.  

November 6, 2012

     Today is Election Day, so vote!
     My thirty-sixth video features San Francisco's Keena Turner. He was a fantastic 49er and a four-time Super Bowl champion! Thanks to Herman Schwarz for filming the question.

October 30, 2012

     My thirty-fifth video features a question to Oakland's Tony La Russa. He was a magnificent manager! In 1989, La Russa's Athletics won the World Series.  

October 23, 2012

     My thirty-fourth video features Oakland's Jacoby Ford. He is a very fast football player! Thanks to Jason Gruwell for filming the poem.  

October 15, 2012

     My thirty-third video features Jerry Robinson. He was an outstanding linebacker for the Eagles and Raiders! In Super Bowl XV, Robinson's Eagles faced the Raiders. Thanks to Ellen Binkley for filming the poem.  

October 8, 2012

     My thirty-second video features Jon Miller. He told an entertaining story about Richie Ashburn! Thanks to Anne Stricherz for filming it.
     Not only was Richie Ashburn a fantastic Philadelphia Phillie, but also he was the New York Mets' first-ever All-Star in 1962. As a matter of fact, Jon Miller's story is about Ashburn's Mets.  
     Since 1997, Jon Miller has been an amazing analyst for the San Francisco Giants! Also, Jon Miller and Joe Morgan broadcasted baseball games on ESPN for 21 consecutive years.  

October 1, 2012

     Many professional athletes have been given second chances. Yet, Pete Rose has not received one. Not only should MLB reinstate Rose, but also he should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame! So, my thirty-first video features another poem about Pete Rose. Thanks to Sheena Taylor for filming it.  

September 17, 2012

     In the 1987 NLCS, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants in seven games. However, San Francisco's Jeffrey Leonard was named the MVP! As a matter of fact, he attended Overbrook High School, like Wilt Chamberlain. So, my thirtieth video features a poem about Jeffrey Leonard.  

September 11, 2012

     In the 2002 World Series, the Anaheim Angels defeated the San Francisco Giants in seven games. The Giants' manager was Dusty Baker, and his son, Darren, was a bat boy. In the seventh inning of Game Five, J.T. Snow prevented a collision at home plate by picking up Darren. Therefore, my twenty-ninth video features J.T. Snow. He was a fantastic first baseman! Thanks to Mark Kelley for filming the poem.  

September 3, 2012

     In the 1997 World Series, the Florida Marlins defeated the Cleveland Indians in seven games. In that close Fall Classic, the following eleven players had connections to the Bay Area or Philadelphia: Darren Daulton, Jim Eisenreich, Livan Hernandez, Orel Hershiser, David Justice, Robb Nen, Edgar Renteria, Bip Roberts, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, and Matt Williams.  
     Not only did Darren Daulton earn a World Series ring, but also he was a fantastic Phillie! Therefore, my twenty-eighth video features a poem about him. Thanks to Barry Shapiro for filming it.

August 28, 2012

     In each of America's four fabulous leagues, there was an unbeaten streak led by a Bay Area or Philadelphia legend!
     Recently, the Oakland Athletics celebrated the tenth anniversary of their twenty-game winning streak, which set an American League record. Their streak occurred from August 13, 2002 to September 4, 2002. Also, the amazing A's featured the "Big Three," and some of Billy Beane's Athletics were featured in a magnificent movie, entitled Moneyball.
     Second, from November 5, 1971 to January 7, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain's Lakers set an NBA record with a 33-game winning streak.
     Third, from October 5, 2003 to October 24, 2004, Tom Brady's Patriots set an NFL record with a 21-game winning streak, which included a Super Bowl victory.
     Finally, from October 14, 1979 to January 6, 1980, the fantastic Flyers set an NHL record with a 35-game unbeaten streak. As a matter of fact, Brian Propp played on that terrific team. So, my twenty-seventh video features a poem about him. Propp was a playoff performer!
     
August 21, 2012

     My twenty-sixth video features Villanova's Chris Ford. He made the NBA's first three-point field goal! Thanks to Ed Miersch for filming the poem.

August 14, 2012

     My twenty-fifth video features Philadelphia's Vince Papale. His inspirational story is told in a magnificent movie, entitled Invincible. Thanks to Desiree Carlin for filming the poem.

August 7, 2012

     My twenty-fourth video features a question to Philadelphia's Larry Bowa and Greg Luzinski. In 1980, they helped the Phillies win their first World Series!

July 31, 2012

     My twenty-third video features Philadelphia's Larry Bowa. He was a superb shortstop!
     Also, Larry is from Sacramento, which is the home of the Kings. Like Mayor Kevin Johnson, I hope their basketball team remains in Sacramento.  

July 24, 2012

     Al Attles moved with the Warriors from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and he still works with the team today! My twenty-second video features a question to him. Thanks to Mott Schweitzer for filming the question.

July 16, 2012

     My twenty-first video features San Francisco's Tim Flannery. Not only is Tim a terrific third-base coach, but also he is a great guitarist! Recently, Flannery organized two benefit concerts, which raised funds for Bryan Stow. Thanks to Sylvia Melero for filming the poem.

July 3, 2012

     My twentieth video is about San Francisco's Bay to Breakers. I read a poem about this costumed race to a primate prop!   

June 26, 2012

     Running is a terrific type of exercise! Plus, it is so much fun running on the beach and trails.
     My nineteenth video features Dean Karnazes. He is an amazing endurance runner! Thanks to Clay Van Batenburg for filming the poem.

June 19, 2012

     The San Francisco Giants have produced many incredible pitchers. Therefore, my eighteenth video features San Francisco's John Montefusco. He was also known as "The Count!" Thanks to Kevin Fitzpatrick for filming the poem.

June 12, 2012

     Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann are dynamic drummers. When they played with the Grateful Dead, they were known as the "Rhythm Devils." As a matter of fact, the New Jersey Devils have won three Stanley Cups. However, the Los Angeles Kings, also known as "Flyers West," clinched their first Cup last night when they defeated the Devils in Game Six of the NHL Finals.
     Mickey Hart is a magnificent musician. In 1991, Hart's Planet Drum won a Grammy for the Best World Music Album.
     Like hockey, basketball is a superb sport. So, enjoy watching the 2012 NBA Finals, which begin tonight.
     Bill Walton was a two-time NBA champion, and he was the MVP of the 1977 NBA Finals. Not only was Walton a fantastic center, but also he was an amazing analyst.
     My seventeenth video features a Philadelphia question to Hart and Walton. On that special, Sacramento evening, they raised money for the Rex Foundation!

May 28, 2012

     My sixteenth video features a question each to Pat Burrell, Cody Ross, and Bruce Bochy.
     "Pat the Bat" helped the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies and 2010 San Francisco Giants each win a World Series. So, at the Bryan Stow Benefit Concert, I thanked him for the two championships!
     In 2010, the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series! Cody Ross was a Giants' playoff hero, and Bruce Bochy was their magnificent manager.
      

May 21, 2012

     My fifteenth video features San Francisco's Bubba Paris. He won three Super Bowls with the 49ers!

May 14, 2012

     It's very entertaining to watch college basketball, especially the NCAA Final Four. On April 1, 1985, Villanova upset Georgetown in the NCAA Finals! As a matter of fact, I attended Harriton High School, which is near Villanova.  
     My fourteenth video features Villanova's Harold Pressley. He also played for the Sacramento Kings. Thanks to Bryce Pressley for filming the two poems.

May 8, 2012

     My thirteenth video features San Francisco's Dwight Clark. Currently, he is an amazing analyst for the 49ers. Thanks to John McEwen and Julie Hilton for providing a prop of "The Catch." Also, thanks to Bill Reeves for filming the poem.  

May 1, 2012

     My twelfth video features San Jose's Joe Pavelski. He is playoff performer, like Philadelphia's Danny Briere and Claude Giroux! Thanks to Mike Hengelmann for filming the poem.

April 23, 2012

     I have also written poems about cities, the environment, and musicians. For instance, my eleventh video features Wavy Gravy. He is a Berkeley legend! Thanks to Amanda Henderson for filming the poem.

April 16, 2012

     In 1975, my father, Dr. Auday, was the doctor of the Philadelphia Wings. Their home games were played at The Spectrum, so I attended some of them. 
     Also, I saw many 76ers & Flyers games and concerts at The Spectrum. My former soccer team, the Penn Valley Mustangs, even played a game there.
     My tenth video features a poem about The Spectrum, which I read to Lou Scheinfeld. Not only did Lou name the building, but also he came up with the idea for Kate Smith to sing "God Bless America" before Flyers games.

April 10, 2012

     My ninth video features San Francisco's "Dusty" Baker. Not only did Dusty win a World Series with the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers, but also he managed the 2002 Giants to an NL pennant. Thanks to Robert Auday for filming the poem.

April 2, 2012

     My eighth video features the great Greg Luzinski. He helped the Philadelphia Phillies win the 1980 World Series. Greg is a fantastic Phillies' ambassador. Also, he has a concession stand at Citizens Bank Park called Bull's BBQ. Thanks to Rich Wilcox for filming the poem!

March 26, 2012

     My seventh video features Philadelphia's Bernie Parent. In 1974 and 1975, Bernie won the Conn Smythe and Vezina Trophies when he led the Flyers to their only two Stanley Cups. Thus, he is the greatest goalie in Flyers' history.  
     Since the video is blurry, I would like to film the poem again. Plus, I have revised it.

March 19, 2012

     As an eight-year-old, I attended Games One and Two of the 1977 NBA Finals at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. There were three NBA Hall of Famers in that spectacular series: Julius Erving, Dr. Jack Ramsay, and Bill Walton.
     I also saw the Grateful Dead at The Spectrum in the 1980s. In that decade, they featured six magnificent musicians: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bobby Weir. On January 19, 1994, the Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
     Bill Walton and Bobby Weir support many organizations, like the Rex Foundation. Thus, they have raised much money for many worthwhile causes.
     My sixth video features a question about The Spectrum to Bill Walton and Bobby Weir. Thanks to Jeffrey Thomas Ryerson for filming the question.  

March 13, 2012

     My fifth video features Dan Millman. He is an amazing author. For instance, his Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a best-selling book. Also, Dan was a great gymnast at Cal. Thanks to Nanci Buckingham for filming the poem!

March 6, 2012

     My fourth video features a Bay Area legend named Gordon Gravelle. In the 1970s, he won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Gordon was a terrific tackle!   

February 27, 2012

     The 1997 World Series featured five legends with connections to the Bay Area or Philadelphia: Darren Daulton, Orel Hershiser, Robb Nen, Edgar Renteria, and Bip Roberts.   
     My third video features San Francisco's Robb Nen. He was a great closer! Thanks to Diane Hunter for filming the poem!

February 20, 2012

     In 1987, I moved to Berkeley, California, so I became a Bay Area sports fan. While attending Cal, the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Athletics won championships!
     In 2002, the San Francisco Giants won the NL pennant. Fortunately, I attended Game Five of the World Series.
     My second video features San Francisco's Kirk Rueter. He was very appreciative and polite. Thanks to Diane Hunter for filming the poem!   

February 9, 2012

     I grew up in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, so I attended many Phillies games at Veterans Stadium. In 1980, Pete Rose led the Phillies to their first World Series championship!   
     On Valentine's Day, I will release a filmed poem about Pete Rose. I made a mistake, so Pete corrected my error. Also, carefully listen to the last stanza. Thanks to Robert Auday for filming the poem! Enjoy the first of four, Rose videos.   

February 2, 2012

     As an educator and upcoming author, I love to write. In my blog, I will write about my filmed poems & questions and current events in sports.   

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