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West Coast Craig reports from Hollywood with an endearingly laid back style. A happily married father of two little boys, WCC has an avocado tree in his yard, plays the hot corner in a "Valley" hardball league and always manages to take cool sports-related mini road-trips, often with his immediate clan. He hails from Oneonta, NY but has been "So very L.A." for twenty years, so his sports teams are the Yankees AND the Dodgers, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the L.A. Lakers and the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques. WCC loves bacon-wrapped hotdogs and can touch his heel and his ear... with his hand.

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Super Bowl Losers: It’s All Fun and Games Until You Lose the Super Bowl

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – It’s rare when the Young -N- Fun team wins the Super Bowl; the ‘69 Jets, the ‘74 Steelers, the ‘81 Niners, the ‘85 Bears (though they did have the grand old Sweetness) and maybe that ‘01 Patriot team (though “fun” isn’t quite right). I’m sure I’m forgetting a couple, and while the Panthers were […]

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I Want to Believe in… NFL Conspiracy Theories!

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Last night marked the return to Prime Time of an old fan favorite…Peyton Manning.  It certainly makes for a great story…in fact, this is me quoting myself from two months ago:  “Manning torpedoed it right from the onset with a performance so bad even Chicken Parm sandwiches were embarrassed to be associated […]

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Minnesota, Cincinnati, Washington, Houston: Football God Hates You!

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – Poverbs 6:16-19:  “There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among […]

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Frank Sinatra the Sports Guy???

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PALM SPRINGS, CA – A couple of days ago marked the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra and while the late Chairman of the Board had more fluff pieces written about him last week than he had screaming bobby-socksers back in his crooning days, we here in the MTM Bullpen feel it’s better late than never to […]

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Creed: @WestCoastCraig Reviews Latest Rocky Balboa Chapter

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – The first movie review I read was for Rocky II.  For eleven-year-old me, the movie was a transformative experience; the iconic theme song; catching the chicken; Adrian’s saying, “Win,” punctuated by the dramatic toll of a bell. And in the end, the final fight defined the word visceral to me before I even knew there […]

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Failure is Just Part of the Hero’s Arc

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First off I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a shout out to my esteemed colleague Cheeseman on his beautifully considered words yesterday (as well as his picks!). Los Feliz Region 1567–The U-10 team I coach, the Redd Foxxes,  beat those big dummies in the first round of our playoffs last weekend but then got […]

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