January 16, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - For Seattle fullback Derrick Coleman, the Seahawks' home field is the loudest stadium he's never heard. Coleman is legally deaf, and has been since he was 3, so he won't have need for earplugs Sunday when the Seahawks play host to San Francisco in the NFC championship game. "I feel it, I don't exactly hear it," he said of the noise at CenturyLink Field, where twice this season the Seahawks "12th Man" set Guinness Book records for being the world's loudest crowd at a sporting event.
January 8, 2014 |
Her first name describes the refinement and polish figure skater Grace Elizabeth Gold embodies at her best, enhancing her huge, difficult jumps and the luminous smile she outlines with her trademark red lipstick. Her last name says what she's pursuing this week in Boston at the U.S. figure skating championships: her first senior-level national title and a place on the U.S. Olympic team at the Sochi Games. The women's competition will begin Thursday with the short program and will end Saturday.
November 13, 2013 |
Charles Dickens meets Lewis Carroll, literally, in “A Perfect Likeness” at Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. This beautifully appointed two-hander about the authors of “Great Expectations” and “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” isn't exactly deep-dish, but it should appeal to those seeking a pleasantly literate 90 minutes in the theater. Written, directed and produced by Daniel Rover Singer of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” renown, “Likeness” draws its premise from one historical fact -- that Rev. Charles Dodgson, alias Carroll, once requested Dickens' mailing address.
November 3, 2013 |
After guiding USC to an upset victory at Oregon State, Ed Orgeron is 1-0 as the Trojans' interim coach in games played in November. On Sunday night, Orgeron said he learned from working under former Trojans coach Pete Carroll how important it was "to get better in the month of November. " During his nine seasons from 2001 to 2009, Carroll's USC teams were 29-1 in November. The only blemish: Stanford's 55-21 rout of the Trojans at the Coliseum in Carroll's final season.
October 31, 2013 |
An unabashed love letter to all things motorcycle, the documentary "Why We Ride" will surely warm the souls of bike enthusiasts while prompting many nonriders to join the fold. It could in fact be one of the best movies-as-sales-tools to speed down the pike in some time. Director Bryan H. Carroll, with an invaluable assist from cinematographers Andrew Waruszewski and Douglas Cheney, takes an all-embracing look at motorbiking (including a nice bit of history on the subject) enhanced by testimony from a wide array of its enthusiasts - men and women, young and old, able and disabled, hobbyists and record-holders.
October 23, 2013 |
The former Marina del Rey headquarters of automotive legend Carroll Shelby was sold along with two office buildings for $10.7 million. Santa Monica investment firm Luzzatto Co. bought the properties on Princeton Drive from a limited liability company, real estate brokerage Lee & Associates said. The previous owners acquired them in early 2012 for $6.7 million and set out to remodel the buildings and reposition them as offices for creative firms. The buildings at 1038 and 1040 Princeton are still vacant, but the former Shelby headquarters at 1042 Princeton is fully leased to online vendor Blowfish Shoes, architecture firm Mix StudioWorks and film production company Kennedy Marshall Co. Built in the 1950s, the buildings are made of red brick and have high ceilings, Lee & Associates said.
October 4, 2013 |
SEATTLE - A chrome football helmet, shiny as a polished trailer hitch, sits on a round table in Coach Steve Sarkisian's office. The University of Washington debuted the alternate headgear in a home game against Arizona last Saturday. "I love it," Sarkisian said. "Looks a little bronze in here, but it's silver under the lights. " Considering the state of football in this city, a reflective helmet is appropriate. For Sarkisian, looking across Lake Washington is a little like looking in a mirror.
October 1, 2013 |
Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll addressed USC's firing of Lane Kiffin, who succeeded Carroll with the Trojans. “That's been a real tough time,” Carroll told reporters Monday in Seattle. “It's been a hard time for the Trojan family, a hard couple of years. This is difficult too. “It's getting a lot of interest for obvious reasons. It's a huge program and all of that. I've known Lane since he was a little kid, so I feel for him in this situation. But they've made a decisive move and they're going to move forward.
September 30, 2013 |
The final night of Lane Kiffin's USC head coaching career began in beauty, desert temperatures dropping, the sky above Arizona State's Sun Devil Stadium shimmering, the excited murmurs of fans hurriedly filling the stands dressed in shorts and flip-flops. It looked as if the only person not bathed in hope was Pat Haden. As the Trojans jogged through their pregame routine, Haden stood forlornly on the sidelines with his USC cap tucked low on his head and his hands stuck deep in his pockets.