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Kobe Bryant on 81-point game: ‘This is what I’m supposed to do’

The 10-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point explosion falls on Jan. 22, 2016, and ESPN’s Arash Markazi assembled a tremendous oral history of the performance. Bryant shared that he didn’t feel like he was in some sort of “otherworldly” zone. Rather, the Los Angeles Lakers legend expected to do that because of work done in practice. “Those same shots I took during...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Rams have already collected over 45,000 season-ticket deposits

Magic Johnson was the first to put down a deposit for Los Angeles Rams season tickets, and it appears over 45,000 people have already joined him in the campaign’s first 48 hours: The Los Angeles Rams have collected more than 45,000 season-ticket deposits ($100) in the first 48 hours of sales campaign. One deposit per. — Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 21, 2016 It’s...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams cite ESPN reporter’s Twitter poll in relocation filing

On Monday, the St. Louis Rams (along with the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers) filed applications to move to Los Angeles. Located within the Rams’ filing was a note about a poll on ESPN LA regarding which of the three teams fans would prefer to move to Los Angeles. There was no source for the poll aside from “ESPN LA”, and some were questioning where the results came...
Via Awful Announcing
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Mets Face Punishment For Excessive Champagne Celebrations?

While this is one of the last things I want to discuss on the verge of what has just happened, it might be something to keep in the back of our minds. Arash Markazi of ESPN wrote a nice piece about the evolution of celebrations in baseball, detailing the progression from beer to the champagne that we commonly see used today. Markazi discusses some points that might bring joy to...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

USC president expresses support for AD Pat Haden

Whomever USC’s next football coach is will be hired by Pat Haden, it appears.  The Trojans’ athletic director, who has been the focal point of much criticism in recent days due to the Steve Sarkisian controversy and firing, has “unwavering support” from USC’s president.  Many have called for Haden to be fired, though it doesn’t look like that will happen.  Like...
Via College Spun
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A look at the Las Vegas Arena, the potential home of a future NHL team

All signs are pointing to Las Vegas becoming the newest home of NHL hockey at some point in the next few years. Should that come to fruition, the team would call the Las Vegas Arena home. The arena isn’t finished quite yet, but it’s ahead of schedule and should be ready to host a a new franchise by 2017. ESPN writer Arash Markazi toured the arena and offered a look at the progress...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Coolhaus Created Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches For Every Team At Pac-12 Media Days

Other conferences may get more attention for their media days, but we think the Pac-12 has the most fun. Last year, Mike Leach dressed up as a pirate, and there was a snocone station with 12 custom school-based flavors. This year, the special desserts are back, but they’re being handled by Coolhaus, which has created ice cream sandwich flavors for the 12 conference members. Well...
Via College Spun
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Clips set to unveil new logo, uniforms

Everyone seems to hate the new Clippers logo and uniform. Well, soon will be the world's chance to hate on it for real.From ESPN's Arash Markazi:Click here to see the logo.(H/t to ESPN's Arash Markazi.)Photo Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Carson City Councilman Wears Combination Chargers/Raiders Jersey

With news breaking that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders reportedly have plans to build a joint stadium in Carson, California, this collaborative two-team jersey was born. Carson councilman Albert Robles with a custom Chargers-Raiders jersey. #NFLtoLA — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 20, 2015 Already excited for the joint landmark...
Via Sportsnaut
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

adidas Unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘The Blueprint’ Crazy 8 For The People

On October 27th, 1969, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his 4th of 22 total appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The topic of the feature article was focused on Kareem’s transition from being arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time to stepping into the pro game. Per Arash Markazi, the man formerly known as […]The post adidas Unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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