Don't Be Afraid of Betting on UCI's Men's Basketball Tomorrow

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Zot, zot!

One of my Twitter followers is Jason Weingarten, one of the founders of Spreadapedia, a muy bueno website that helps out people looking to place sports bet. He's also a writer, and early last year, he pitched me a story on UC Irvine men's basketball phenom Mamadou Ndiaye, a 7'6" badass. I rejected the story, though, because Ndiaye's story has been covered ad naseum in the local press--hell, I still remember the first pieces on him when he had just entered Brethren Christian High in Huntington Beach.

Weingarten didn't take it too kindly, saying that Ndiaye would take the Anteaters to their first-ever NCAA men's basketball tournament, and that the Weekly should be ahead of the curve and cover the team. I said that would not happen that year, just like it had never happened--hell, I remember the days of Rod Baker, and how it seemed every year UCI was going to make it...and didn't.


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Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Offer Screaming $99 Deal on Spring Season Pass

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Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Springing into spring.
We're supposedly getting a temperature break today from this hot-ass winter we've been experiencing, but either way the ski resorts of Big Bear claim to still have plenty of snow coverage--and they are offering a screaming deal to get you back up there.

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Top Sports Moments List Honors Mike Trout While Disrespecting Him and Orange County

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Mike Trout at No. 9? WTF?
If the UC Irvine men's basketball team, which won the Big West Tournament title game Saturday and the Anteaters' first NCAA bid since becoming a Division I program 38 years ago, continue their dream season by knocking off heavily favored Louisville this Friday, perhaps that will crack the top 10 list of 2015 greatest sports moments in the Los Angeles/Orange County region.

Because it sure ain't easy to make the list from this side of the Orange Curtain.

For 2014, we're represented by only one major shining moment--waaaay down at No. 9.

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Jason "Mayhem" Miller's Latest Production is His Laguna Beach Arrest Video

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From the Jason "Mayhem" Miller Booking Mugshot Collection
Mixed martial arts fighter-turned-jail inmate for life Jason "Mayhem" Miller is in trouble with the law again, and this time there is video.

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We're Coming Back, Bitches! Raiders Moving Freeway Close to Carson (with the chargers)

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In the very near future it may be safe to wear my silver and black Bo Jackson jersey in public as the Raiders announced they are most definitely moving to Carson ...

... with the chargers, into a new nfl stadium, if they don't strike deals to stay in their respective cities. [Writer's note: If there was a way to make that type even smaller I would.]

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Big Bear Ski Resorts Offer Valentine's Day Lift Ticket Deal; Mammoth Digs Out of Snow Dump

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His or her Valentine shot the picture?
Big Bear Mountain Resorts is allowing couples to ditch the flowers, chocolates and prix-fixe menus by offering two-for-one lift tickets on Valentine's Day at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain.

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Michael Goodwin "Relieved" His Conviction for Mickey Thompson Murders is Upheld?

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Danny Thompson (left) with his late father Mickey Thompson.
UPDATE, JAN. 29, 5:30 A.M.: The leader of a Nevada-based nonprofit advocacy organization, which is dedicated to assisting the wrongfully accused and is currently working on behalf of Michael Goodwin, says he and his followers are not "surprised or disappointed" by the appellate ruling that keeps the defendant in prison for the murders of Mickey and Trudy Thompson and that Goodwin is actually "relieved" to have lost the appeal.

Wait ... what?

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10 Things to Know About the Upcoming Matches of OC-Based UFC Fighters

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With a new generation of mixed martial artists making names for themselves in the UFC, some of OC's might not be household names just yet. While more common names such as "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz are still fighting, the prime of their careers has been over for quite some time.

The county, as usual, is a hotbed of talent for rising and current (but not yet mainstream) MMA stars. With many of them scheduled for matches in the coming weeks, here are 10 things to know about their fights.

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Anti-Slavery Campaign Brings Author to Santa Ana and Life-Like Dolls Outside the Super Bowl

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The name of this anti-human slavery campaign is "Children Aren't Playthings."
January is "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month," which continues Thursday with an author at Santa Ana Public Library sharing her memoir about being a modern day child slave. The commemoration also continues in and around the site of the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix, where stark, seven-foot-tall pink doll boxes are popping up.

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Kobe Bryant Suffers Injury and Real Estate Setbacks, But at Least Kobe Inc.'s Doing Fine

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Budding Newport Beach business mogul suffers some setbacks.
Yeah, undergoing the knife Wednesday for season-ending shoulder surgery blows, but what really sucks for Kobe Bryant is lowering the asking price on one of his (or is it Vanessa's) home in Newport Coast to $6.995 million. That's down from $7.599 million. Poor mamba!

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