Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley’

Hey sports fans! Hope you’re having a great week! Just wanted to hit you with a quick update on why I’ve been slacking on blogging and podcasting as of late. The reason being that my schedule has been turned on its head. I went from working the 3-11pm shift to waking up at 3am to fill-in on the 5am-noon shift on KNBR! I’m having an absolute blast, but have had to put the TWSS blog and podcast on the back burner as a result. So, I – and Nick too! – just wanted to say that we promise to resume our regularly scheduled rants as soon as I get some sort of routine figured out. Until then, enjoy the rest of the NBA and NHL Finals and take a look and a listen to the best college sports call in a loooooong time.

Cal baseball. Regionals. Danny Fry at the mic. Two words: GO BEARS!

With the NFL Draft just hours away, Cameron Jordan isn’t the only ex-Cal lineman whose stock is on the rise. Donovan Edwards worked out for the Raiders last week and a source close to the team tells me that the Silver and Black love him as a player and a person and see the Pinole Valley product as an ideal center candidate. The former Bear met with the Niners a few days later and a league source says that San Francisco also liked him at center, but worked him at tackle as well.

Wanna know more about the big man? Well, you’re in luck. California Golden Blogs chatted with Edwards earlier in the week and posted the exchange to their site.

Here’s wishing a guy that’s been humble and hilarious every time we’ve talked the best of luck wherever he ends up!

Great news from down in the desert! Inside Bay Area is reporting that Bishop O’Dowd alum, Tyson Ross, is in the mix to be the Oakland Athletics fifth starter this season. The 6’6″ fireballer was a 2nd round draft choice of the A’s back in 2008, which had to be pretty exciting, seeing as Ross was born in Berkeley and played college ball at Cal.

I had the chance to interview the big man during his time with the Bears and he seemed like a great kid. Polite, humble, and one hell of an athlete. Here’s hoping he’s able to parlay a great spring into a regular spot in the Oakland rotation!

Wow. Just…wow. That’s all I can say after reading Jordan Conn’s story on Cal guard Jorge Gutierrez. Some background to help explain my response. During my three years with the Cal Sports Report, we profiled every basketball player on both teams during the spring except for Jorge Gutierrez. Why? Well, he’s quiet. Quiet doesn’t work on television. Okay, it works when you have ESPN flying you to Mexico and Colorado to get ridiculously good footage to support your story, but for Cal’s low-budget highlight show, Gutierrez was a no-go.

Lucky for Cal fans, a freelance print journalist in Berkeley finally found a way to bring Jorge’s journey to life. Regardless of your feelings about basketball, I encourage one and all to read this story. Read it and pass it along. In my opinion, it’s that good.