Throwback: Three Days In LA – An ESPY Awards Adventure

2013 ESPY Awards

I knew it was going to be an interesting trip to Los Angeles when I met actor Colin Farrell at LAX baggage claim upon arrival. Minutes later, I bumped my shoulder into Olympic legend Michael Phelps’ tightly toned torso while wildly retrieving my luggage from the baggage carousel.

Here is the actual transcript of our meeting:

“Whoa. Hi Michael, excuse me. That bag kinda got away from me there for a second.”

“No problem, how are you?”

“I am good, nice to see you.”

Read more

Gatorade POY Awards Entirely In Social Media Embeds


There are lots of places on the internet you can go to read words. But this post isn’t one of them.

I attended the 2016 Gatorade Athlete of the Year Awards in L.A. </words>

Read more

#SmellEm If You Got ’Em! All-Access At ESPYS And After Party

Jonathan Ogden Used My Head As AN Elbow Rest

In the first 15 minutes at the official after party of the 2016 ESPYS, I shook Richard Sherman’s hand, met former Lakers’ player/coach Byron Scott and told him he got a raw deal after his recent firing, and got a selfie with former Detroit Pistons “Bad Boy” John Salley. “The Spider’s” body was MADE for selfies: … Read more

Adrian Peterson Handshake – I Tested His Grip At The ESPYS!

You've Heard About The Adrian Peterson Handshake But What Is It Like? Click The Link:

Adrian Peterson is so great, he gets taken for granted. Like Kobe Bryant putting up 40 points, LeBron James accumulating a triple-double or Tom Brady throwing for 300+ yards, a long TD run by AP where he sheds multiple defenders with apparent ease is something we’ve just become used to seeing. (Related – Frank Gore … Read more

Three Questions With Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor

However you quantify NBA greatness, Elgin Baylor’s name will always enter the equation. Baylor advanced the NBA style of play by about 20 years.  Without him, we may still be using peach baskets as basketball hoops and all of our phones may still have cords. Throughout your Hall of Fame career, you had a laundry … Read more

The ESPY Awards Starring D Wade, DeMarcus Cousins And Jimmy Butler

My first night in Los Angeles, I attended the BODY at ESPY’s Party which was a celebration of both the ESPY Awards the following evening, and also the release of the latest ESPN BODY issue. Related – Jimmy Garoppolo: Best Ball You Ever Threw, Weird When 40+ Year Old Dudes Fan-Girl Over You? The atmosphere … Read more