How San Diego Changed the Super Bowl Experience 35 Years Ago

February 8, 2023 | By: Dan Holmes

Visitors to San Diego enjoy the downtown and Gaslamp Quarter. Both amenities make the downtown area a joy for locals and tourists. San Diego also frequently tops list of best places to live or vacation in the US. But here’s a little-known fact: Many of the great attractions in San Diego wouldn’t exist if it […]

Ranking the 9 Super Bowl-Winning California NFL Teams

November 22, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, a state that takes pride in being bigger and better. But when it comes to Super Bowl champions, California is supreme. Nine California-based teams have won the Super Bowl, the most for any state. The Super Bowl has a tight bond with the Golden State: The […]

Ranking the 14 World Series-Winning California MLB Teams

November 21, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Some day when “The Big One” tears California from North America and sends it hurtling into the Pacific Ocean, all that may be left of “The Left Coast” could be a few letters from a famous sign (“HO WOO” everybody!), buoyant surfboards, and a few shiny World Series trophies. Good riddance, high rent districts in […]

Meet the California Players on the USMNT 2022 FIFA World Cup Roster

November 16, 2022 | By: Brant James

Four players from California made the final US Men’s National Team roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, tying New York for most. When the Americans open play 2 p.m. Monday against Wales, Aaron Long, Luca de la Torre, Cristian Roldan, and Haji Wright will pull on red, white, and blue with a […]

How the Rams’ Fearsome Foursome Changed the Way We View Pro Athletes

November 16, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

What’s better than being a famous athlete? Being a famous athlete in Los Angeles. The proximity of Hollywood opens the lid to a treasure chest of opportunity for celebrities in Southern California. That opportunity was not wasted on Rosy Grier and his multi-talented teammates who comprised arguably the NFL’s greatest defensive line in the 1960s […]

Report: Most & Least Expensive NBA Arenas to See a Game

November 16, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Watching basketball at home or at a bar is an experience, but there’s nothing like watching a slam dunk in person or hearing a crowd of thousands cheer on their favorite NBA team. However, going to a sports game comes at a price, and it’s not always cheap. Our new report uses data to determine […]

How the Chargers’ Air Coryell Passing Attack Changed the NFL

November 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

So you like modern football, with the quick, precision passing, well-orchestrated TDs through the air, and quarterbacks firing for 4,000-plus yards a year? Love perfect crossing routes and multiple downfield targets? Thrilled by 55-yard touchdown strikes? If so, each Sunday you should thank Air Coryell. What is Air Coryell? A defunct airline? An old Nike […]

Which California MLB All-Time Team Would Win the Most Games?

October 25, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Over the past few months, we’ve published all-time team articles for the five MLB franchises in California: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, and Oakland A’s. In those articles, we selected the best players in the history of those baseball teams while they’ve been in California. Three of […]

Here’s Our Oakland A’s All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

October 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

When Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley sold his team in 1980, he said, “No one loved owning a baseball team as much as me or was hated by so many in the game.” Finley was bombastic, cheap, and a born showman. He once suggested MLB use orange baseballs, and he advocated for free substitution like […]