LaMelo Ball’s Shoe Video: A Critical Examination

By Spencer Bowen The Ball Family features one actually-proven-to-be-good basketball player, yet they’ve entered the national mainstream through a combination of hubris, boorishness, and ridiculous business ventures. Marketing mastermind LaVar Ball decided that his 16 year-old son LaMelo needed a signature shoe and came up with this monstrosity. Besides probably forfeiting LaMelo’s amateur status, Big…

A Night with Bill Walton

By Spencer Bowen As I settled in to watch Cal men’s basketball lose in frustrating fashion once again, I thought to myself: Hey, it’s a Bill Walton game. Why not keep track of how many times the well-documented crazy dude says ‘Conference of Champions’ in reference to the Pac-12 Conference? What began as an innocent…

One of the Boys? A Female Perspective on Being a Sports Fan

By: Rosemary Schandelmier It’s no coincidence that I grew up loving sports. My dad is a former Gonzaga basketball player and my mom is a Cal Alum who guided my family into becoming avid Cal fans. Throw in the fact that both my parents are Giants, Forty-Niners, and Warriors fans, it makes perfect sense that…