Pete Holby was born into Red Sox fandom, and willingly came to love the New York Jets. He loves bicycle riding as both an activity and a sport, and is systematically developing a rooting interest in all sports. An east coast transplant, he resides in California and believes the presence of good, cheap Mexican food to be worth the sacrifice of good, cheap pizza. He writing can also be found at Progressive Boink, as well as at On Sandwiches.
Matt Kemp's recovery from shoulder surgery is progressing, with the outfielder now able to do upper body workouts, but whether he will be ready for opening day is unclear.
The Los Angeles Clippers' win over the Lakers keeps them at the top of the standings, but Oklahoma City is tied there with them. They're in control of the Pacific Division, but two January games against Golden State may change that.
The Clippers beat the Lakers for the second time this season, holding off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt. In other scores that might interest LA fans, Oklahoma City won again and the Spurs fell to the Knicks.
Stepfan Taylor has been key to the Stanford Cardinal offense, and if they lean on him in their 2013 Rose Bowl matchup with Wisconsin, he could easily go home with the MVP trophy.
Zach Ertz has found his niche in the Stanford offense, leading the team in receptions and making 39 of his 66 catches for first down. If he can hit his stride in the 2013 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, he could find himself holding the MVP trophy.
Montee Ball has set FBS records and driven the Wisconsin Badgers to the 2013 Rose Bowl. If they upset the Stanford Cardinal, there's a good chance Ball is in line for the MVP trophy.
If Wisconsin picks up the win in the 2013 Rose Bowl, Jared Abbrederis is likely to play a big part. He accounts for a big chunk of the Badger offense, and a breakout game could see him get his hands on the MVP trophy.
Kevin Hogan helped transform what could have been a middling year for Stanford to one in which they won a Pac-12 Championship and have a good shot at victory in the Rose Bowl. If they can pull it off, the freshman could easily earn MVP honors.
Wisconsin's James White has shown that Wisconsin's running attack is more than Monttee Ball. If he can make that point in the 2013 Rose Bowl against Stanford, he might find himself the MVP.
The Los Angeles Angels held a press conference to announce the signing of Josh Hamilton, and as you might expect most of the questions asked centered around the risks of injury and addiction that come with Hamilton.