The Most Wonderful Place In San Diego

From San Diego, California

My first trip to San Diego was in 1979, covering the Pittsburgh Steelers and flying out of western Pennsylvania snow storm and landing in paradise.

There have been so many trips there in the 33 years since and so many memories of people, places and moments from Point Loma, to Pacific Beach, Mission Valley and La Jolla, Coronado to Hillcrest.

There’s a little place on the north edge of La Jolla on the road to Del Mar that is just about the most stunning place you can find in a major U.S. city. I’ve told my loved ones that when I go, I want my ashes taken there and released into the wind.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is 2,000 acres that sits on the top of cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. As the park’s promotional material says, it’s a wilderness island in an urban sea. It looks as the entire San Diego area looked when it was first settled. There are beautiful trees, flowers and plants that are growing in sand and dirt that filled with rocks and boulders. …Read More!

College Preview: Virginia Tech @ Miami

  • Virginia Tech @ Miami
  • Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
  • November 1st, 6:30 p.m. CDT, ESPN

Virginia Tech

#99 OLB James Gayle, Redshirt-Junior – 6-4, 268 pounds, 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 2nd-round prospect for the NFL Draft.

It was two weeks ago that Gayle was named the ACC defensive lineman of the week for his performance in the Hokies defense against Duke. He had a team leading 9 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack, as he helped hold Duke to 22 rushing yards. The Hampton, Virginia product is gifted physically and athletically, although he lacks ideal size to be a defensive end in the NFL. Raw as a pass rusher, he’s shown a flexibility that’s makes him hard to handle. So far this season in 8 games he has 29 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and 10 quarterback hurries. Through his 35-game career he’s rung up 80 total tackles and 15 sacks. A product of Bethel High School in Hampton, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his uncle Shaun Gayle who played for the Chicago Bears. At BHS he was not highly recruited even though he had 22 sacks in his junior and senior seasons. …Read More!

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