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Jan.27.2014
I am not one of those many Marinites who grew up with Pete Carroll, like Jim Peters, Skip Corsini, even my pal Jim Peters, the ball boy on Carroll’s Redwood High football champions. Carroll was way ahead of me at Redwood, but the boys’ locker room in those days had photos of all the football,...
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Jan.27.2014
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The quest for an unprecedented third straight title begins   The Trojans returned home amid as much glory and hoopla as any sports team in L.A. history, including the 1931 team met by some one million fans in a city hall parade.           ...
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Jan.26.2014
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"You're a Bruin for four years. You're a Trojan for life!"   When I entered the University of Southern California, my next-door neighbor remarked that I "would be able to call my own shots," a reference not only to the first-class education I would receive at USC, but also to the fact I would...
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Jan.25.2014
    Nobody embodies the magic, the charisma, the spirit and the excitement of What It Means to Be a Trojan more than head coach Pete Carroll. This is quite a statement, because the likes of John "Duke" Wayne, Rod Dedeaux, Frank Gifford, Bill Sharman, Jesse "Big Daddy" Unruh,...
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Jan.25.2014
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  Dear Pete, In 1970 Bear Bryant asked John McKay to take over at Alabama so Bear could go to the Miami Dolphins. McKay asked Bear why, and he said that he was being sued about not recruiting black players; the team lost four games; and he's just ready to put it all behind him.   McKay...
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Jan.25.2014
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Agent: Ian Kleinert/(212) 431-5454 Objective Entertainment, New York City   PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (1994-2013)   POLITICAL COLUMNIST – WorldNetDaily, Washington, D.C. SPORTS COLUMNIST - San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, Calif. SPORTS COLUMNIST - StreetZebra Magazine, Marina Del Rey...
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Jan.25.2014
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    The recent deaths of Joe Di Maggio and Wilt Chamberlain are sad reminders that our greatest sports heroes are mortal. This spurred me to try and interview the great Ted Williams. My attempts, via the Boston Red Sox and the Ted Williams Museum in Florida, were fruitless. That is...
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Jan.25.2014
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Bibliography   Adams, Bruce. "Cal sees the old USC swagger." San Francisco Chronicle. November 13, 2005. Adande, J.A. "Return Could Mean Back-to-Back-to-Back." Los Angeles Times. January 5, 2005. ____________. "L.A. Gets a Double Treat With Bush and James." Los Angeles Times. Dember 4, 2005....
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Jan.25.2014
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Marv Goux and the University of Southern California recruited Charles "Tree" Young out of Fresno's Edison High School in 1969. He was a member of USC's famed 1970 team, which traveled to Birmingham, defeated all white Alabama, and thus helped to effectuate integration in the American South. He was...
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Jan.25.2014
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. www.rowman.com  Copyright by Steven Travers (2006)FRONT INSIDE COVER   Praise for Steven Travers   Steve Travers is the next great USC historian, in the tradition of Jim Murray, John Hall, and Mal Florence! - USC Head Football Coach Pete...
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Jan.25.2014
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  "Dwight Chapin and Jeff Prugh are legends, all-time greats," says Bill Walton, managing to sound like he is endorsing a Cadillac dealership.   "He didn't talk to us for a number of years after the book came out," says Prugh.   "The book" was "The Wizard of Westwood", written by...
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Jan.25.2014
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In the aftermath of the 2001 baseball season, Barry Bonds’ incredible performance was viewed as the Great Distraction from the events of 9/11. He had done for America what Joltin’ Joe did during World War II, the Sultan of Swat after the Black Sox scandal. He had turned himself into as big a Bay...
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Jan.24.2014
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Dave Allen talking to former Redwood standout Steve Travers about his upcoming book "The Duke, the Longhorns, & Chairman Mao."    To view the interview . . .    http://www.tout.com/hashtags/marinbaseball
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Jan.24.2014
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Bruce MacGowan is one of the most respected veteran radio sports journalists on the West Coast, as well as being a heckuva nice guy. If everybody in the world were just like Bruce, we would not need police, the military or a court system. He is honorable and ethical, and wears his opinions on his...
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Jan.24.2014
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Russ Bertetta is the director of alumni relations at Serra High School, and he knew Barry well when Bonds was a student there.             "I was the U.S. history and English teacher, and I also coached the `B' basketball team, although Barry...
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