Former pro surfer Sean Taylor is Hollywood’s go-to water stuntman! I had the chance to catch up with him today for a unique magazine assignment. The SoCal native shared about his experience doubling for Oscar winner Leo DiCaprio in “The Revenant.” In case you’re wondering, the river scene was the most dangerous of his career. Apparently ocean currents are a piece of cake. Published piece to follow!
LeBron sure got my attention earlier this year when he posted on Instagram that Cryotherapy is part of his daily routine. As a fellow aging athlete with some aches and pains, and a nerve injury, I did a two month experiment. And I didn’t mind running into fellow members like boxing champ Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Check it out in San Diego Magazine>>> #cryotherapy #lebron #canelo #sandiego
The day I attended Dodgers spring training to interview Clayton Kershaw back in 2011, he was just coming onto the scene and hadn’t risen to the level of fame he holds today. That day was also skipper Don Mattingly’s first day on the job. I gathered with a handful of other reporters for the first casual diamond-side “presser” of spring training. And realizing the enormity of that moment, I decided to have the guts to ask this crusty fellow his…
There’s something quite special about the football program at Texas Tech. It’s known as “Quarterback U” because of the amount of quality QB’s coming through the system, and I had the privilege of covering the team for a season back in 2004. I was Graham Harrell’s first college interview when he entered his freshman year at Texas Tech, and was so proud that he went on to play in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. Now he’s being included…
I’ve never met 14-year-old athletes up for such a daring challenge! At midnight on Sept 12, they’ll begin swimming from Catalina Island to the California coast (over 20 miles), all for a good cause. This piece is for a local beach town magazine. Ocean’s Seven>>>
Looks for these two guys in the next issue of Sports Spectrum Magazine: Padres’ Ian Kennedy and Nationals’ Ian Desmond. We’re heading into the dog days of summer, sports fans. What better time to head to the ballpark! Go Pads. Go Nats.
I volunteered as the event writer at one of Tim Tebow’s special needs proms that took place across the US and overseas this past Valentine’s Day weekend. What a fun night getting twirled on the dance floor, enjoying hugs from these sweet kiddos, and stopping by the “Disney” photo booth! My pre-event tweet made the news (random?!) http://www.inquisitr.com/1771462/want-to-know-how-football-hottie-tim-tebow-is-spending-valentines-day/ Here is the short little piece I wrote for them to use: http://www.crossroadschurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/A-Night-to-Shine.pdf
“Write What You Love” (May/June 2015) by Jean Ann Cantore READ>>> I’m humbled that someone would ask to do a story on my sportswriting career. This month marks 10 years! My mom, a spelling bee champ in her tiny East Texas hometown, had to quit college to raise us three kids. She taught me how to read and write, and has always been there for a late night call when I was stuck on an article. This is for you,…
Look for Team Canada’s Sophie Schmidt to play big at this summer’s FIFA World Cup hosted by Canada! I interviewed the inspiring midfielder and 2x Olympian for Canada’s “Living Light News” May/June issue. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9…be strong and courageous! She is both. SOPHIE SCHMIDT>>>
Good luck at the NFL combine, guys! I didn’t mind having these fellas interrupt my photo shoot! The best of the best…training right here in Carlsbad at #ProlificAthletes. I don’t think Blake Bell has a shy bone in his body. Wishing good things for them in the future.