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January 22, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
During a TV interview, Keith Jackson, the leviathan tight end of the Philadelphia Eagles, elected to hold the earpiece used to hear his questioner by pressing his enormous fingers against his ear.
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June 12, 1990 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Channel 13 has hired Channel 2 sportscaster Tony Hernandez, news director Jeff Wald said Monday. Vic (the Brick) Jacobs' Channel 13 contract, which expires at the end of the month, will not be renewed. Jacobs has been at the station since the summer of 1988. Hernandez will remain at Channel 2 until June 30, and begin at Channel 13 July 2. Jacobs, who came to Channel 13 from Fresno, is expected to remain at the station until Hernandez takes over. Hernandez, reached in Portland, Ore.
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SPORTS
March 3, 1989 | Larry Stewart
When Vic Jacobs, billing himself as Vic the Brick, came to Channel 13 from Fresno last summer wearing loud tuxedo jackets, bolo ties, spiked hair and tennis shoes, the general reaction was: Send this guy back to the San Joaquin Valley. The Brick was hammered in print, but he didn't crumble. The station later asked Jacobs to change his look to conventional coat and tie, which he agreed to do.
NEWS
December 27, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER
"I've had some really lousy predictions," admitted Vic "The Brick" Jacobs, KCOP-TV's colorful, outspoken sportscaster. "And, then, of course, the crystal ball has been very clear. For the year, roughly, I missed every other one. Don't go to Vegas with me--I'm dangerous."
NEWS
December 27, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER
"I've had some really lousy predictions," admitted Vic "The Brick" Jacobs, KCOP-TV's colorful, outspoken sportscaster. "And, then, of course, the crystal ball has been very clear. For the year, roughly, I missed every other one. Don't go to Vegas with me--I'm dangerous."
SPORTS
June 12, 1990 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Channel 13 has hired Channel 2 sportscaster Tony Hernandez, news director Jeff Wald said Monday. Vic (the Brick) Jacobs' Channel 13 contract, which expires at the end of the month, will not be renewed. Jacobs has been at the station since the summer of 1988. Hernandez will remain at Channel 2 until June 30, and begin at Channel 13 July 2. Jacobs, who came to Channel 13 from Fresno, is expected to remain at the station until Hernandez takes over. Hernandez, reached in Portland, Ore.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1988
I think Channel 13's Vic Jacobs is great. Larry Stewart should lighten up. Jacobs is bright and innovative. Should all sportscasters wear blazers and striped ties, have their blow-dried hair perfectly parted and deliver sports news as if it contains the most important issues of the day? Doesn't Stewart understand that Jacobs' cliches are a put-on? It's too bad he can't stand anything but the conventional. JEREMY EVANS Studio City
SPORTS
June 19, 2010 | Mark Heisler
Everybody supposedly gets everything they deserve and so, at last, did Kobe Bryant. That's for better and worse. His excesses and mistakes were pure Kobe, as was the disconnect with the media. Nevertheless, you'd have to be some hard case to miss the fact he's one of the all-time greats, with a career arc and audacity that make him the high-wire act of all time — and was for years while being accused of tanking big games or pouting, as recently as the Oklahoma City series in April.
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June 9, 2000 | VALLI HERMAN-COHEN, TIMES SENIOR FASHION WRITER
With dozens of limousines in the parking lot of Staples Center, fans with bigger diamonds than a basketball and more celebrities than a movie premiere, a Lakers game is no ordinary sporting event. It's no wonder Indiana lost the first game of the NBA finals. Teams need every advantage, including the power of personal style. What has Indiana ever contributed to style, anyway? Sansabelt slacks and the Studebaker. The Lakers boast some of the most fashionable players in the NBA.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
KCOP Channel 13, for years a mere 98-pound also-ran in the local news wars, is planning to adorn itself with the electronic trappings of a heavyweight contender and vows to slug its way to the top. To say the station is bucking a trend is an understatement. The combined audience for the well-financed and heavily promoted newscasts at the three network-owned stations has been declining steadily for more than year.
SPORTS
March 3, 1989 | Larry Stewart
When Vic Jacobs, billing himself as Vic the Brick, came to Channel 13 from Fresno last summer wearing loud tuxedo jackets, bolo ties, spiked hair and tennis shoes, the general reaction was: Send this guy back to the San Joaquin Valley. The Brick was hammered in print, but he didn't crumble. The station later asked Jacobs to change his look to conventional coat and tie, which he agreed to do.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1989 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
During a TV interview, Keith Jackson, the leviathan tight end of the Philadelphia Eagles, elected to hold the earpiece used to hear his questioner by pressing his enormous fingers against his ear.
SPORTS
February 28, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
Back in December, before an ESPN telecast involving the University of Connecticut, Jim Valvano came up with a pretty good statistic on the studio segment he calls his "interesting brochure facts." He noted that Connecticut, playing without a coach, was 45-44 from 1900 to 1915. Then, after hiring a coach, the school went 25-37 over the next six seasons, which might tell you something about Valvano's former profession.
SPORTS
February 24, 1999 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"It's amazing, I'm not going to never win in the game of basketball, right?" --Dennis Rodman at Planet Hollywood * Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Dennis who was born in the most humble of circumstances but grew up to be rich and famous. . . . Dennis Rodman's life is a fairy tale, all right, only not a happy one. It's the story of an outcast who becomes a star, only to find he has brought his troubles with him.
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