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Hometown: San Diego, California

Second favorite city: Boise, Idaho

College: San Diego State

Major: Journalism

Favorite Ballpark: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas

Favorite NFL Stadium: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Favorite College Stadium: The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

Favorite College Arena: The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Favorite Food: Pizza

In-N-Out or Five Guys: In-N-Out

Favorite Nephew or Niece: Six-way tie

Best Vacation Ever: Attending games at eight different ballparks and visiting Pro Football Hall of Fame in an eight-day span

Surprise Vacation Spot: Flathead Lake, Montana

States Visited: 37

Super Bowls Covered: Three (Two in San Diego, one in Glendale, Ariz.)

Bowl games covered as San Diego State beat writer: Zero

Biggest Upset: Spending three days in Hawaii covering 2003 Maui Invitational

Biggest Upsets I covered: Denver Broncos over Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII and New York Giants over New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII

NFL rushing-yardage record games covered: Vikings’ Adrian Peterson 296 yards versus Chargers in 2007

NCAA tournaments covered: Boise (1998), Tucson (2000), San Diego (2001), Chicago (2002), Salt Lake City (2006), Boise (2009)

World Series covered: New York Yankees vs. San Diego Padres, 1998

No-hitters witnessed: Bud Smith (St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres, Sept. 3, 2001) and Tim Lincecum (San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres, July 13, 2013)

Career stolen bases record witnessed: Lou Brock passes Ty Cobb, 1977 in San Diego

Baseball All-Star Games Attended: San Diego (1978, 1992, 2016)

Olympic Events Covered: USA  swimming trials, Long Beach (2004)

Olympic Events Attended: Men’s and women’s basketball, Los Angeles (1984)

Rose Bowls covered: Northwestern vs. USC, Jan. 1, 1996

Total bowl games covered: 12 (8 Holiday, 2 Poinsettia, 1 Rose, 1 Potato)

U.S. Opens covered: Torrey Pines, 2008

Famous trophies met: Stanley Cup, 2007 (Anaheim Ducks at Camp Pendleton); Commissioner’s Trophy, 2016 (All-Star FanFest at San Diego Convention Center)

Famous NBA debuts witnessed: Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers against the San Diego Clippers at the San Diego Sports Arena on Oct. 13, 1979 (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar drains skyhook at buzzer to give Lakers a 103-102 victory)

Coolest of all the famous people I have interviewed: Meadowlark Lemon

Favorite Roller Derby team: Los Angeles Thunderbirds

Coolest Side Trip While On Assignment: Visiting Niagara Falls while in Buffalo, New York

Hotter Than Lava While On Assignment: Once made four straight 3-point shots on the basketball court of North Carolina’s Dean Smith Center while waiting for San Diego State to start practice

Times I have written about Novak Djokovic on this website: None

Coolest male rock star I’ve met: John Waite – The Babys, Bad English and solo hitmaker

Coolest female rock star I’ve met: Martha Davis, The Motels

Favorite exercise area in Boise: Camel’s Back Park

Favorite exercise area in San Diego: Lake Murray

Favorite pizza place in San Diego: Mona Lisa

Whatever Department: Don’t understand South Carolina’s infatuation with the Confederate Flag

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