August 30, 1995
Chris Jackson, expected to be Orange Coast's top receiver this season, has transferred to Washington State, OCC Coach Bill Workman said Tuesday. Jackson, who is on the cover of OCC's media guide, told Workman Monday before practice of his intention to leave. Jackson will join his brother Ray, a defensive back with the Cougars. * Kiyoko Miller, a Times all-county first-team basketball player last season for Brea Olinda, has enrolled at Cerritos Valley Christian.
July 11, 1994 |
Here's a tip: Trying to figure out which team sponsors offer which services? Tipstjanst is the major sponsor of the Swedish World Cup team, but what is it? Tipstjanst is Sweden's leading wagering company, with operations dating back to 1934. The company's advertising enjoys a prominent place in the team's media guide, along with this note: "Tipstjanst enjoys close cooperation with the Swedish Football Assn." Bet on it.
September 19, 1996
Melody Eckmier's favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Jane Ahn, Janete Chun and Tamara Lee love to sleep. Peggy Hongthong likes Van Nuys High volleyball because "everybody is really nice to one another." And Angela Eckmier likes to put things together--so she collected tidbits and produced a 28-page media guide for the Van Nuys girls' volleyball team.
September 18, 2009 |
On a Saturday night in New York, the sports world vilifies Serena Williams for raining threats upon a line judge. Yet a day later across the river, the same sports world celebrates a team whose nickname is considered a threat to an entire ethnic group. Redskins. A pro football season begins with two noted players banished to the sidelines for "conduct detrimental to the integrity of, and confidence in, the National Football League." Yet that same league supports a team whose entire identity is forged through a symbol of detrimental conduct known as racism.
January 11, 2006 |
In its first day without censors, "The Howard Stern Show" aired 740 instances of profanity, sexual terms, scatological references, verbal threats of bodily harm and sexual activities implied by sounds. That number is not an estimate; it's an exact accounting of Stern's inaugural show Monday on Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., according to the Family Media Guide, a free Web service that tracks media content and its suitability for children (at www.familymediaguide.com). The L.A.
March 18, 2000
Chris Dufresne's March 13 NCAA tournament profiles contained the interesting "Tidbit" that Gonzaga University was "founded in 1887 by Jesuit Saint Aloysius Gonzaga . . . " This is indeed a rather startling observation in view of the fact that the boy Saint Aloysius Gonzaga died in 1591. Perhaps the university's founding was by way of some remarkable apparition. But, as many know, the truth is that Gonzaga was founded in 1887 by Bing Crosby. CARLO WEBER Camarillo Editor's note: According to the school's media guide: "Gonzaga University was founded in 1887 upon urging from Spokane's city leaders who sought a major university in their town."
December 19, 1990 |
Cincinnati cornerback Rod Jones, who dragged Bo Jackson down from behind after an 88-yard run Sunday, did not win the NCAA 400-meter title in 1984, but you wouldn't know it reading his biographical information in the 1990 Tampa Bay Buccaneers' media guide, which states Jones " . . . also won individual NCAA championship rings for first-place finish in the 1984 400-meter race (44.94) and as a member of the 1986 NCAA champion 1600-meter relay team. . . ."
November 27, 1989 |
As the days dwindle down to a precious few . . . ? The Raiders drew the smallest crowd of their smallest attendance season here, 38,747, Sunday at the Coliseum., They distributed 41,349 tickets. The Raider media guide lists only tickets distributed for games in past seasons. On that basis, Sunday's was the second smallest Raider total in their eight seasons here, exclusive of strike games, larger only than their 43,086 in the season opener against the Chargers.
September 2, 2005 |
Cutdown day had a different meaning for college football programs this season, especially at the schools of the BCS, which in terms of media-guide production had long stood for "Bigger, Costlier, Super-Sized." A new NCAA ruling has set a 208-page limit on football media guides, which to the casual observer doesn't sound too stringent.