Today in Sports History: February 28

By Jonah Sharf On February 28, 1987, legendary broadcaster Chick Hearn called his 2,000th consecutive game for the Los Angeles Lakers, a streak that spanned 22 years up to that point. His streak would end on December 16, 2001 at 3,338 consecutive games—it started November 21, 1965. In addition to his streak, Hearn was known for coining…

Today in Sports History: November 29

By Jonah Sharf On November 29, 1927, legendary sportscaster Vin Scully was born. Scully began his career in 1950 calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and remained with the team through everything—including a move to Los Angeles—until 2016. He had an incredible 67-season run with the Dodgers, and has been earned many awards and honors,…

The Future of The Mamba Mentality

By Michael Romanelli Before and since his retirement in 2016, Kobe Bryant and his Mamba Mentality has been inspiring athletes around the world. Kobe defines the Mamba Mentality as “a constant quest to find answers. It’s that infinite curiosity to want to be better, to figure things out. Mamba Mentality is you’re going, you’re competing,…

Leigh Steinberg: Superstar Agent, Superstar Philanthropist

By Jonah Sharf One of the first big-time sports agents and still perhaps the most famous of all time is Leigh Steinberg—indicated best by the fact that he was the inspiration for Jerry Maguire. His first client was Steve Bartkowski, the first overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft. Steinberg helped pioneer the sports agent…

Today in Sports History: October 2

By Jonah Sharf On October 2, 2016, the legendary Vin Scully called his final Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast, a regular season game against the San Francisco Giants. Scully is known for being one of the greatest baseball broadcasters of all time, his friendly attitude, and his soothing voice. He had an unprecedented run in broadcasting,…

A Career in Sports Photography through the lens of John McDonough

By Jonah Sharf John McDonough never wanted to become a sports photographer—he wanted to be a sports writer—until he was handed a camera by a staff photographer during one of his assignments early in his career. Not long after that, McDonough got a job with the LA Times in San Diego after graduating from Arizona State….

How Jerry Colangelo Converted a Love for Basketball to Success

By Jonah Sharf Jerry Colangelo has taken on numerous roles in ensuring the success of the sports teams he has been involved with. He has been  around sports, especially basketball, his entire life, and as much as he has had fun with it, he admits that he owes almost all of his success to basketball….

Today in Sports History: September 7

By Jonah Sharf On September 7, 1979, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, known primarily as ESPN today, debuted with its first airing of SportsCenter. Since then, ESPN has become known as one of the most successful sports channels, websites, and magazines, and SportsCenter has been its flagship program since the beginning. It has also…

Peter Guber’s Two Passions: Innovation and Education

  By: Jonah Sharf Peter Guber is perhaps best-known as the co-owner of the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as for being the CEO and Chairman of Mandalay Entertainment. He has been a producer for numerous blockbusters such as Rain Man and 1989’s Batman, respectively, but despite all of his success,…