Friday, January 29, 2010
Thanks for you continual excellent coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open by Tod Leonard.
Regarding your sub headline concerning the Scott Piercy: "Ex-Aztec Piercy has the first-round lead"
FYI there are no Ex-Aztecs. We are all Aztecs for Life!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
You tell us: Is his left pinky toe hidden beneath his robe as is asserted by SDSU alum and architect Jeremy Blake, or does our beloved Montezuma suffer from a digital deficiency?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Today's UT reports that the "Big 6 BCS conferences expect pay outs from bowl games of either $22 or $17 million per school. Meanwhile the Mountain West and the WAC lead the have-nots with around one million per school. This payday due to the great seasons from Boise and TCU.
Eventually some powers that be will figure out that every game played requires one loser. And that long term, the schools with no chance of competing for victories with a 20 million dollar handicap will elect to invest their scarce dollars into educating students.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I know this because I like Ken Kramer and I have enjoyed his show ever since I moved to San Diego in 1984 and listened to it on the radio. Since then, of course, Ken moved to television and for many years and 600 episodes on NBC 7/39 we were regularly treated to truly powerfully positive heart-melting vignettes about San Diego and our eclectic denizens. These stories were always delivered with Ken’s great voice, comfortably paced presentations and, most importantly, his ability to cajole us towards a prideful place.
I know I am sounding like a media critic who has been wined and dined and wooed and bamboozled into drinking Ken’s Kool aid.
Yes, I have.
I think as we age we get the ability to truly know the things we appreciate. We actually understand what makes us feel good. For me, one of those things is Ken Kramer’s “About San Diego.”
And I understand why we regularly get bombarded with bad news, scandal, treachery, crime, disaster and malfeasance. But to get it occasionally punctuated with stories about goodness is essential to my well being. Perhaps yours, too.
So last night Ken Kramer announced his new partnership with KPBS. This only happened, he told us, because of the “underpinnings which define the character” of the principles from NBC 7/39 and KPBS which agreed to allow Ken and KPBS to use all of the material from his previous 600 shows aired on NBC 7/39. Wow. Hats off to NBC former general manager, Phyllis Schwartz, (SDSU ’77); current General manager, Jackie Bradford; KPBS GM Tom Karlo, (SDSU ’75) and, obviously, Ken himself (SDSU ’74, and current SDSU Alumni Association board member) for putting the public good ahead of the usual corporate agenda.
Here is when you can see Ken’s new show on KPBS. Enjoy some happy time!