Archive for the ‘I’m So Hideous’ Category

Flooding At UCLA Damages Past More Than Present

On Tuesday afternoon, a 30-inch water main ruptured under Westwood, creating a geyser that flooded the UCLA campus, trapped cars in parking lots overrun with water and effectively added to a water crisis that has been troubling all of Southern California in 2014. Earlier that day, Pasadena — about...
July 30th, 2014 | Basketball, Et cetera, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Giving Honor To God: Tony Wroten Unleashes A Disgusting Shammgod Crossover

Excluding the the handful of ball players competing in the two NBA Summer Leagues, July is essentially the official month of vacation for hoopers. As legendary tales from summer pro-am leagues pop up around the country, there will always be some schmuck on the other end of a 50+ point game. It happens. Brandon...
July 7th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The 300: Vinny Del Negro Could Re-Enter Our NBA Lives Soon

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 29th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, I'm So Hideous, Sports | Read More

The 300: Playoff Hockey Is A Gateway Drug

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 15th, 2014 | Columns, Hockey, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The 300: The Clippers Collapse Never Felt Like It Was Happening

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 14th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The 300: Derek Fisher’s 0.4 Game Winner Is A Decade Old

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 13th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The 300: Oklahoma City Struggles To Solve The Ever-Changing Spacing Puzzle

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 12th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The 300: The Raiders And Building A Culture Instead Of A Team

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 9th, 2014 | Football, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The 300: What Do We Really Want From These NBA Playoffs?

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on...
May 8th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Books And Brews: The Rivalry Heard ‘Round The World – The Dodgers-Giants Feud from Coast to Coast

Author: Joe Konte Book: The Rivalry Heard ‘Round The World What it’s about: Hatred and baseball. In that order. Brew of the week: Maredsous 6 Where it’s from: Belgium I love hating the Dodgers slightly less than I love my girlfriend, which I guess I’m obligated to say considering...
March 18th, 2014 | Baseball, I'm So Hideous, The Book Club | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2006 Sweet 16 – UCLA 72, Gonzaga 71

Watching the Gonzaga-UCLA Sweet 16 match-up was akin to watching Mufasa fall to his death in the Lion King. It looked bad, but you didn’t expect Adam Morrison to lay at halfcourt with tears in his eyes urging his boys: “You gotta get up, we gotta go home.” UCLA were grazing wildebeests...
March 14th, 2014 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

An Oakland Raiders Fan Feels Sorry For Cincinnati Reds Fans (And Johnny Cueto)

[Note: I am an Oakland Raiders fan. The Raiders have been the losingest football team in the NFL since 2003. Despite how bad things get for the Raiders, something always sucks for another team. I'm here to provide company for your misery.] “I really thought it started with the crowd, it started...
October 3rd, 2013 | Baseball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Racial Identity And Being True To Oneself

Between the eight and ninth inning in an otherwise meaningless baseball game, Hyun-Jin Ryu stepped back onto the field and walked toward the mound with South Korean pop sensation Psy’s “Gangnam Style” blaring through the speakers at Chavez Ravine. The Dodgers and the Angels, who are collectively...
May 29th, 2013 | Baseball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

East Coast vs. West Coast Beef, NBA Edition

A few weeks ago, I began tweeting about the dynamic in Los Angeles with the Lakers struggling and the Clippers playing the best basketball that franchise has ever seen. I opined that the dichotomy of the Lakers and Clippers has switched on the court, but it wouldn’t necessarily switch in terms of...
January 4th, 2013 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

2002 World Series: When Barry Bonds Was 1 Game Away From Championship Immortality

In 2002, some guy named Thomas Edward Patrick Brady found himself in the Super Bowl, ball in hand with 1:30 left to play on American sports’ biggest stage against Kurt Warner and the “greatest show on turf.” Instead of taking the great John Madden’s advice and running out the clock and trying...
October 19th, 2012 | Baseball, I'm So Hideous | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2012 USC Trojans

This is kind of a weird season to have a perspective on Southern Cal. Before even playing a game, the narrative about this team has about 304 backstories that link a Heisman hopeful, a high-powered offense and a championship contender to scandal, vacated wins and championships, one shady coach being...
September 1st, 2012 | Football, I'm So Hideous | Read More

VIDEO: Chris Paul, Cedric The Entertainer and Clippers Fans Shut Down the House of Hoops in L.A.

By Phillip Barnett / @imsohideous Last week, Chris Paul came through the House of Hoops Foot Locker in Beverly Hills to introduce his new shoe, the CP3.V to the public and fans. There was a line to catch CP3 up close and in person, a line that wrapped around the walls in the Beverly Center outside of...
January 19th, 2012 | I'm So Hideous, Kicks & Gear | Read More

TSFJ x Chris Paul x Jordan Brand Present: The Jordan CP3 V in Los Angeles

By Phillip Barnett / @imsohideous Late last week, I took the elevator up to the 11th floor of the Cooper Building in Downtown Los Angeles to check out the release of Chris Paul’s fifth signature shoe, the Jordan CP3 V. The event included a semi-gallery that highlighted different parts of the Point...
January 9th, 2012 | Basketball, I'm So Hideous, Kicks & Gear | Read More