Category Archives: Sports and rec

Pin-a-Go-Go transforms Dixon into pinball paradise

Looking for something with a little pop or an idea to bounce off your friends this weekend? People can find endless hours of fun with unlimited gameplay on more than 100 pinball machines at Pin-a-Go-Go at the Dixon May Fair … Continue reading

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Sacramento may need lessons on cheering

These are exciting times for Sacramento, with the plans for a new Kings basketball arena moving forward and the attendance-record-shattering launch of a new minor league soccer team. After attending a Sacramento River Cats game over the weekend, I can … Continue reading

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The night I nearly tripped over Tony Gwynn

I’m still in shock that Tony Gwynn has died. He was one of those icons you thought would live for decades, sort of like fellow slugger Ted Williams, but Gwynn left us at age 54 after battling salivary-gland cancer. Gwynn’s … Continue reading

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Looking at the Sochi 2014 opening ceremony a week later

I finally got around to watching the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics last Saturday. I had the unique opportunity of watching it with my roommates, which made the experience more enjoyable and offered some insights that I … Continue reading

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#nbcfail: Complaints about NBC’s Olympics coverage reach new heights

During the Calgary Winter Games in 1988, I remember the announcer for ABC (I want to say Jim McKay) explaining to the audience watching at home how, even though the event was live, there could be brief seconds of delay … Continue reading

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In Hindsight: Number ‘Juanes’ fans, March 17, 2011

Photo via Facebook Number ‘Juanes’ fans By Jammie Salagubang – Buzz Editor A little over two weeks to go until the wedding. There are a thousand and one details to consider and do. The favors are one-half of one-half finished. … Continue reading

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Ligers, clouded leopards and coatimundis–oh my!

Photo by Bjorn Karlman The mighty Liger can be seen at the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Sanctuary. A liger is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger (not to be confused with a tigon – cross between … Continue reading

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Stadium games are nice, but NHL should go back to the pond

I’m watching the latest NHL Winter Classic on NBC. It’s been an enjoyable game between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers. While the annual New Year’s Day game has become quite the spectacle, I think the game only … Continue reading

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The worst Super Bowl ads of 2011

Apologies for being a little late on this post, but I’m still a little bleary eyed after watching 6+ hours of TV on Super Bowl Sunday. When I wasn’t gripping the arms of my chair while the Pittsburgh Steelers slowly … Continue reading

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No stinkin’ diet needed with ‘Bacon Explosion’

Going through old e-mail messages can be rewarding. For example, I was introduced to the meaty goodness that is the Bacon Explosion. The New York Times delved into the creation and publicity of the 4-pound roll of bacon and sausage. … Continue reading

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