‘L.A. Live’ Is Spiffy, But Doesn’t Beat NFL Stadium

Thanks to My Boy Barry, I went to a Lakers game last week with SbB Girls Colene, Denise and Natasha.

SbB Girls Colene Denise Natasha Outside Staples Center

(Tash, Denise and Colene should’ve gotten the $5M instead)

It was kind of a blah game against the Wizards, but it was Colene and Natasha’s first Lakers game, and it gave me the chance to check out the new downtown L.A. development called L.A. Live.

SbB Girls Colene Denise Natasha Inside Staples Center

(For tickets to all Staples Center and Nokia Theatre events, use my source)

L.A. Live is an area just north of Staples Center that features shopping, restaurants and a new, badass Ritz-Carlton hotel. AEG was behind the build, and Tim Leiweke & Co. did a fabulous job.

SbB Girls Natasha Denise And Colene

(Photo Links To SbB Lovelies Natasha, Denise, Colene)

Initially I heard that L.A. Live was being modeled after Times Square, which of course had us all thinking the same thing: Tacky. (Just ask most New Yorkers.) Thankfully AEG thought upscale, with some high-end food outlets, an ESPN Zone, The Ritz, and the absolutely gorgeous Nokia Theatre. Read more…

SbB Roadie: Chicago, Kansas City, New York City

OK, time to catch up a bit. Here’s a new pic - from last week - of best friends and SbB Girls Denise and Colene at the Oasis concert at Staples Center in Los Angeleeeese:

SbB Girls Denise & Colene

Damn. Read more…

Brog: Now I Can Stop Stealing The Neighbor’s WiFi

Lots going on behind the scenes for the good ship SbB the past month or so. So here’s a State of SbB address of sorts…

Brooks Broadcasting in Los Angeles

(I’m back on ESPN 710AM in Los Angeles tomorrow at 3:25 PT)

I’m about to dive into dishing sports celebrity gossip via regular radio appearances. Tomorrow, I’ll kick it off by appearing on two flame-throwing sports radio stations - in Los Angeles and Milwaukee.

Mason & Ireland ESPN Radio 710am

At 3:25 PT I’ll appear in L.A. on KSPN-AM’s (710) “Mason & Ireland Show,” with Steve Mason and John Ireland.

Drew Olson 540 AM ESPN Milwaukee The D-List

And at 9:05 AM PT I’ll be on 540 AM ESPN Radio in Milwaukee, appearing on Drew Olson’s show, “The D-List.”

Whenever I’m doing radio live, I’ll have a front page link to the audio (when available) - and the show’s web page. And we’ll have a special radio page linked in the Brooks box that will detail all the stations I’ll be appearing on regularly. I’ll have more details on the additional shows and stations that we have lined up for appearances shortly. Probably get that page up tonight.

We’re not screwing around, we’re going on with the top personalities and stations in North America. Can hardly wait to get it rolling. If you want me on your show, or have a suggestion on where I should appear, email me at Brooks@SPORTSbyBROOKS.com.

From the SbB BizDev Dept.: We’ve signed a deal to join the Yardbarker.com network.

Yardbarker.com Logo

As you may know, Yardbarker is a sports blog network of over 600 sites (including SbB favorites AA and EDSBS), and hosts the official blogs of athletes like Baron Davis and Greg Oden, Donovan McNabb and Darren McFadden. The network is undergoing scary growth, roughly doubling its audience in the past couple months.

Yardbarker Nude Girl

(Yardbarker.com deal for SbB will help our bottom line. And our financials too.)

In case you’re wondering, the deal will not change the content or look of SbB one iota. I’m excited about the partnership as it should really help us grow SbB in more ways than one.

I’m also proud to present Barry’s Tickets and MyBoyBarry.com as the official ticket supplier of SPORTSbyBROOKS.com.

MyBoyBarry.com 888 820 8499 Buys And Sells Tickets Concerts Sports Theater

(Yeah, I know it’s an ad. And your point is?)

Like other countless Southern Californians, I’ve bought tickets on my own from Barry Rudin for years, many that I used for SbB events. So it’s pretty damn exciting to have him sponsoring the site.

Barry’s Tickets is the biggest ticket broker on the west coast, so you can count on him giving you the absolute best deal (and service) on tix to sporting events, concerts and theatre shows. And he’ll also buy your tickets. Just hit him at MyBoyBarry.com or 888 820 8499 (put that # in your phone, you WILL need it someday, trust me).

MyBoyBarry.com 888 288-9338 Buys And Sells Tickets Concerts Sports Theater

Again, I’ve been doing business with Barry’s Tickets for years now. He was my go-to well before I met him, and started doing business with him. Over the next 12 months, I will be attending some of the biggest sports events (and concerts) thanks to tickets from Barry - many times with the SbB Girls in tow (not a bad cargo, thank you very much).

In the case of the sporting events, I will live blog from the venue (like we did from the Final Four and the MLB All Star Game), and of course get plenty of pix for SbB posts. (Uh yeah, Barry rocks.) Read more…