The most dangerous question is why. So, when David Taub shows up to a news event, politicians, fire chiefs and bad guys squirm. That curiosity has landed David producing The Bill Manders Program on Power Talk 96.7/AM 1400.
Growing up in the Bay Area as a die hard Giants fan, David often died hard with the heartbreak his beloved team. After graduating from Homestead High, the Los Altos native decided to become a Leader and Best, at the University of Michigan. He loved watching football games with 110,000 of his closest friends. The snow was a nice novelty. But, it was California where he longed to be.
Media and sports are Davids passions, and combined them while working in the media relation offices for Cal Poly and University of Detroit Mercy athletics. He also worked for a semi-pro baseball team, the San Luis Obispo Blues. He parlayed that knowledge into his first radio job at KVEC-920 in San Luis Obispo in 2002.
Producing and reporting for the news department, David slid over to the TV side of things in 2004, working the assignment desk at KCOY-TV in Santa Maria. After many stories and awards from the RTNDA, it was time to hit the big city: Fresno.
Working at the assignment desk at KSEE, David quickly learned what all native Fresnans know: it’s hot during the summer. Nevertheless, the Central Valley and all its affordability and beauty grew on him. After KSEE, David worked as a producer and writer at KMJ and KJWL before landing with a true winner, Power Talk 96.7.
Additionally, David works in TV sports production, as well as being a paralegal and certified process server. With his wife Michelle, the couple has three wonderful children, two girls and a baby boy.
This week, I attended Assemblyman Jim Patterson's fracking forum. Also attending was a group called Fresnans Against Fracking. I asked them why they are against the latest method to extract oil.
The Redskins nickname is once again a hot potato. Indian tribes increased their complains about the NFL team in
As loud as the voices calling for its removal are the defiant voice to keep the name.
Locally, two high schools continue to use the name “Redskins”: Tulare Union HS and Chowchilla HS. There have been plenty of state bills attempted to eliminate such Indian references in team names; all have failed for one reason or another of becoming law.
“We hold the Redskins name in high regard,” says Tulare Union athletics director Diana Nalbandian-Hatton. She says the name instills a sense of pride and means a lot to the alumni of the school. Records show the name has been in use since 1924.
When the controversy hit in
“We never felt it as a term of color of skin,” she said of the Redskins name. “We don’t look at it in that context.” The team has made one recent concession: the dance performed before games is referred to as a “spirit dance,” no longer a “war dance.”
Prominent critics, such as NBC broadcaster Bob Costas, have come out against the NFL team’s name. Even the
My solution, keep the name, but change the logo. Sure, a profile of a red-faced Indian, complete with Indian hair and feather may be offensive to some. But not the name itself. So, keep the name and change the logo to potatoes. Redskin potatoes.
The dream is over.
The Las Vegas Bowl has the first pick among MWC teams and does not necessarily have to pick the champion. I predict they will take
The rest of the
Here is the list of automatic qualifying teams based the latest poll (for this purpose, I’ll assume the highest ranked team for each conference is the conference champion):
Big Ten champion
As the top two teams in the latest
Pac-12 champion Stanford committed to Rose Bowl
Big 12 champion
Seven automatic qualifiers leave three at-large slots. In order to be an at-large team, it must be in the Top 14. Also, only two teams per conference can fill one of the ten
And, the order of selection to pick the remaining slots:
My bowl guesses:
The top two teams in the nation, for this week.
Sugar Bowl (
Orange Bowl (
Rose Bowl (
Assuming Stanford gets by
Fiesta Bowl (
With one week to go in the regular season, here is how the conference title breaks down:
ACC: Duke vs.
Big 12: No conference championship, but three teams are still alive
Pac-12: Stanford @