Friday Q&A: Silicon Valley Takes on Pac-12 Football

A key component of the Pac-12's branding emphasizes its regional ties to Silicon Valley and Hollywood. The conference spotlights these ties at the beginning of each football season with media days at a major film studio lot, and at the end with the Championship Game held in Santa Clara. Ahead of the 2017 college football…

Throwback Thursday: The Evolution of NBA Summer League

Immediately following the final session of 2016 Pac-12 football media days, a friend packed into my Toyota Prius and we hit the road for Las Vegas. We're no rookies to the Southern California-to-Las Vegas drive, but this was the first expedition we were making specifically to see rookies. Basketball replaced the usual Sin City M.O.…

Tour De Pharmacy Shows Why We Need More Mockumentaries

Tour De Pharmacy, the latest mockumentary from Andy Samberg, Murray Miller and Jake Szmanski, debuted Saturday night on HBO. And like it's predecessor 7 Days In Hell, a Wimbledon spoof, this look at doping in the world of cycling was hilariously ridiculous and raunchy. It's the second installment of their Legends of Sport series and…

2017 NBA Draft is Full of Hidden Gems

NBA draft buzz hovers around the lottery names, which is to be expected. However, team success in the NBA is often the result of unearthing hidden gems from the latter-half of the first round, into the second round. The San Antonio Spurs built around such prospects, drafting Tony Parker No. 28; Manu Ginobili No. 57;…

Wrong NBA Draft Takes of Yesteryear

Each NBA draft brings with it a tidal wave of speculation, assertions and #TAKES of all shapes and sizes. The 2017 edition of this annual event is just a day away, and perhaps this year more than ever, the deluge of opinions has been overwhelming. Is an athletically gifted talent from a 2-16 Pac-12 team…