I grew up in the South Bay Area in the middle of Silicon Valley and grew up learning about sports at Candlestick Park and Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. When I married the love of my life and moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I quickly became enamored with the lovable, and often frustrating Seattle Mariners.
how it all started
I have a vivid memory playing basketball with my father in my driving when I was a young boy. I had to be 6 or 7 years old. I remember asking my dad “What’s the greatest comeback in the history of sports?” I don’t remember what prompted my to ask that question, but the answer started me on a life long love/hate affair with California Golden Bears. He recounted for me the the day of November 20, 1982. He was sitting in the south end zone of Memorial Stadium in Berkeley and witnessed live what would come to be known in the sports world simply as “The Play”.
It was then I began to learn how exciting, fun and memorable sports could be; and how they can bring people together.
My father and I would go (and continue to go) to many Cal football games and sports keeps us in contact a lot of the time, catching up on the Mariners or the Giants, or talking about new recruits for Cal. And those conversations lead to conversations about life, love and everything in between. It’s more than stats, it’s sharing life.